2018 Core Team
Alexandra Kasper, M.Sc.
Graduate Student, Educational Technology and Learning Design
Program Coordinator, Invent the Future
Professor and Director, School of Computing Science
Program visionary, Invent the future
Manager of Outreach Programs, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Program Visionary, Invent the future
2018 Project Mentors
PhD candidate in Bioinformatics
Alice’s research focuses on flow cytometry data analytics. She sorts cells into their respective cell types and uses this data to infer useful biological information. Alice loves anime and going for long walks by busy streets.
Originally from Iran, Bita studies computer science with a main focus in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).
PhD Candidate with research interests in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Maryam investigates the idea of using phylogenetic properties to predict influenza strains that would persist into the future. Her hobbies include painting, reading novels and watching movies.
PhD Candidate with research interests in computer vision, machine learning and human-computer interaction
Previously, Megha was a researcher with the Cognitive Industry Solutions team at IBM Research, Bangalore. Apart from work, she loves to travel and write poems in Hindi and Urdu.
MASTER'S STUDENT IN COMPUTING SCIENCE with research interests in combinatorial optimization
Murad has 1.5 years of professional experience in data science. A die heart Manchester United fan, he enjoys playing soccer and basketball.
Master's Student in Computing Science
Nadia works in the Natural Language Processing lab. She enjoys solving the Rubik's cube!
Master's Student in Engineering Science
Srishti works on implementing a robotics vision system to aid the elderly people in their day-to-day activities. She is also an Origami master!
Master’s Student with research interests in Computer Vision
Yasaman is working in VML lab. Her bachelor's degree was in Electrical Engineering, so she would be happy to help anyone in a dilemma between CS and EE.
2018 Program Mentors
PHD Candidate with research interests in Machine Learning and Bioinformatics
Raquel's research goal is identify genes that contribute to cancer development using Artificial Intelligence. In her free time, she likes hiking during the summer and reading during the winter.
Master's Student with research interests in Computer Vision
Sachini’s current research focuses on a data driven approach for inertial navigation. During her free time, she loves to bake, read and spend time among trees.
Undergraduate Student in Computer Engineering, Honours program
Siri is an international student from India who is passionate about Robotics. She also finds elephants to be really fascinating creatures.
Undergraduate Student in Biomedical Engineering
Tatenda is an international student from Zimbabwe who enjoys reading, volunteering, and spending time with friends when she isn't in the engineering labs or doing homework.
2018 Activity Leader
Student in Kinesiology
When she isn’t busy studying, Marie-Rose represents Canada in the sport of fencing. She is excited to teach you the way of the sword and how the tricks you play on your opponents can relate to the world of computational thinking.
2018 Communication Lead
Undergraduate Student in World Literature
Kitty enjoys skateboarding, writing poetry and serenading her mother with her ukulele.