Ouldooz Baghban Karimi is a recent PhD graduate from School of Computing Science, SFU. Her PhD work focused on resource utilization in advanced wireless networks for improvement of services for mobile users. Her PhD research publications include top-tier journals and conferences including IEEE JSAC and IEEE INFOCOM. She has received multiple awards and have been involved in research and product development projects including network, web-based, and data analysis products. She has founded Wifier Network, a new platform helping users gain access to shared WiFi resources while monetizing dormant value of their excess WiFi capacity. Ouldooz is a member of ACM and IEEE, and has served as a reviewer for many venues including Elsevier Ad-hoc networks, IEEE TVT, IEEE JSAC, and IEEE ICC and GLOBECOM. She also has served as secretary and president of Women In Computing Science (WICS), and president of Computing Science Graduate Student Association (CSGSA) at SFU. She is currently is a software engineer at Ciena Inc., provider of SDN, NFV, and packet optical solutions.
Maryam Sadeghi, CEO at MetaOptima Technology Inc, completed her PhD in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University in the Medical Image Analysis lab working closely with BC Cancer Agency and Skin Care Center at UBC Dermatology. She is interested in e-Health and m-Health applications and innovative patient-centric digital health solutions. Maryam has won many prizes and awards for her computer program that uses images to detect signs of skin cancer. In 2012, she founded the company MetaOptima Technology, developing intelligent technologies for health related real-life problems.
Maryam has a bachelor’s degree in software engineering and has been in the IT field for more than eleven years. She moved to Canada about ten years ago and started her career as a Junior Developer. At the same time she took some part time courses and finished the Web Application and Software Development program at BCIT. Being a wife and mother, Maryam worked hard to keep herself up-to-date in the IT world and advance in her career. She is a Dev Lead with PNI Digital Media now and has been with this company for almost six years.
Mina is originally from Iran. Thirteen years ago, she and her family moved to Vancouver. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and completed three different certificates at BCIT in Software Engineering, Information Systems and Database Administration. She has over twelve years of Software engineering experience: back-end service (C# & .Net), Mobile Apps (iOS, Android & Windows) and web application development. Two years ago, Mina joined Microsoft, as part of MSN Apps Team (Storefront). She was working on iOS apps as Lead developer, then later on worked on Windows 10 Weather App. She recently joined BigPark team working on 3D and HoloLens experience. You can learn more about her past experience from her LinkedIn profile.
Ariane is a Software Engineer and general fixer-of-things at Facebook. Graduating Princeton University in 2005 with an engineering degree in CS, Ariane embarked upon the software engineering world at Microsoft. Over the next decade, she worked on Windows CE, Windows Phone and finally Windows, spending her time on the file system and kernel, performance tuning and building pipelines for data and tools. Last year, she moved to a new company, Facebook, and has tried a little bit of everything; from product work in mobile apps and games to infrastructure work in mobile performance. Making the world more connected, regardless of device or connection type is an intriguing and fun challenge.