Invent the Future Team

Dr. Angelica Lim
CO-DIRECTOR, INVENT THE FUTURE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE

Dr. Steven Bergner
HEAD INSTRUCTOR, INVENT THE FUTURE

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE

Dr. Ouldooz Baghban Karimi
CO-DIRECTOR, INVENT THE FUTURE

LECTURER, SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE

Mary Le
PROGRAM COORDINATOR, INVENT THE FUTURE

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, FACULTY OF EDUCATION

2019 Program Mentors

Kamila Bekshentayeva

Master’s student in engineering science with research interests in virtual network embedding and network security

Kamila is originally from Kazakhstan. She has 3 years of work experience at Samsung and IBM. Apart from work and classes, she loves spending time with her family, traveling, and discovering new things.

 

Neha Sharma

PhD candidate with research interests in multimedia networking, computer vision and machine learning

Neha’s current research focuses on Hyperspectral imaging using deep learning models for mobile applications. She enjoys travelling to different places with family and friends. In her free time, she loves to paint and watch movies.

 

2019 Project Mentors

Raquel Aoki

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.

 

Sachini Herath

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.

 

Liz Lockhart

Master’s student in engineering science with research interests in computer vision

Liz works in the Laboratory for Robotic Vision, where she is developing techniques to predict viable embryos for IVF treatment. She enjoys cooking and long walks along the ocean.

 

Pooya Moradi

Master’s student with research interest in natural language processing and machine learning

Pooya has 3.5 years of professional industry experience. He currently works in the Natural Language Processing lab working on Machine Translation. He is an experienced hiker and backpacker!

 

Yasaman Etesam

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.

 

Nishant Kambhatia

PhD student in computing science with research interests in natural language processing

Nishant is an avid Star Wars fan and has made numerous attempts to create his own C-3P0. He holds two Masters degrees in Software Engineering and Computer Science, and spends his free time solving Sudoku puzzles or playing video games on his Xbox.

Mahsa Maleki Abyaneh

Master’s student in computing science

Mahsa’s research focuses on Computer Vision. She enjoys painting during her free time!

 

 

Alice Yue

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.

 

Alumnae Mentors

Carolyn Chen

Carolyn is an alumna of the Invent the Future program from 2018. She is looking forward to beginning her undergraduate studies in the fall and has done volunteering at the Natural Language Processing lab.

 

Kimia Rostin

Kimia is a recent high school graduate and STEM enthusiast from Dr. Charles Best Secondary, where she was a Math & Science Peer-Tutor, and President of the computer science club. Besides programming, Kimia also enjoys volunteering at healthcare facilities and playing the piano.

 

Sarah Li

Sarah Li is attending university in the fall and hopes to use AI in conjunction with medicine to help tackle global issues and increase access to seek medical attention.

 

Melody Thomson

Melody is a previous Invent the Future alumna and intends to pursue computing science moving forward into post secondary. She loves trying new things and travelling.

 

Communications Lead

Sevil Baghban Karimi

Sevil is a SFU BSc Computing Science alumna, a photographer, and a novice filmmaker.