Payam is a computer scientist who has received his Master's degree in Computer Science at Simon Fraser University. During the course of his thesis, Payam developed the first fully automatic approach to finding cancerous lesions in 3D medical images. He was involved in one of the biggest projects for cancer treatment in Canada, in collaboration with the BC Cancer Agency and The University of British Columbia and Quantitative Imaging Network in the USA for the evaluation of responses to cancer therapies. He has published over 10 scientific papers and has won several awards during his study, including The SFU’s People’s Choice Award at the Faculty of Applied Sciences Heat of the Three Minute Thesis. He has 3+ years of experience in full life cycle Software development involving OOP design development, testing, documentation.
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The Programming Coordinator will help create program content, plan (virtual) events, and support communications for WWEST to achieve the program’s goals; this will include identifying potential topics (and speakers) for our Podcast, Blog and White Papers. The Programming Coordinator will also oversee the visual design and layout of presentations, posters, and white papers. The Program Coordinator will report to the WWEST Chairholder, Dr. Lesley Shannon. WWEST’s office is on SFU Burnaby Campus but due to the current pandemic restrictions we will be doing interviews and work remotely until restrictions change. The Program Coordinator will be provided a laptop for this position but will need to provide their own headphones, internet connection, and workspace. Learn more here.
The Operations Coordinator will oversee WWEST’s projects to make sure team members have what they need to complete their work. The Operations Coordinator will also track the program’s financial status and will prepare reports about the program’s progress. The Operations Coordinator will report to the WWEST Chairholder, Dr. Lesley Shannon. WWEST’s office is on SFU Burnaby Campus but due to the current pandemic restrictions we will be doing interviews and work remotely until restrictions change. The Operations Coordinator will be provided a laptop for this position but will need to provide their own headphones, internet connection, and workspace. Learn more here.
WWEST Software Developer - Payam Ahmadvand
Podcast Producer - Vanessa Hennessey
Vanessa Hennessey is the Podcast Producer at Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology for the Best of the WWEST podcast. She also helps with the many fun projects that WWEST is undertaking. She finished her post-baccalaureate in Communication at Simon Fraser University in 2019, co-hosts/produces a podcast on "the X-Files" (her favourite character is, of course, Dana Scully), and has 2 cats and a dog that she is crazy about.
WWEST Communications Coordinator - Kiko Kwok
Kiko is a Communications Coordinator at Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology where she contributes to WWEST’s website and social media channels.
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