Other Projects

2020 Autonomous Vehicle Technical Report with Wevolver | 2019 - 2020

I was the managing editor for this publication. In this role, I:

  • Developed general outline for the report, and the style guide used by authors

  • Hire writing staff and communicate with expert to develop content for the report

  • Review outlines and written contributions from staff, providing feedback if needed

  • Write segments, edit, and proofread the report

The report may be accessed here.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with DRDC | 2019

In 2019, I worked with Defence Research and Development Canada as a subcontractor (via LDC Solutions) to support their Survivability and Lethality Analysis Modelling (SLAM) analysis on unmanned aerial systems (UASs).

As the system expert, I:

  • Developed CAD models of the unmanned aerial systems being studied. These models were used by the SLAM software.

  • Performed a fault tree analysis on the UAS systems, identifying their modes of failure

  • Put together several reports highlighting the findings of the analysis for each UAS, and the models developed in the process

  • Supported the import of the information to the SLAM software and performing the analysis

Skolkovo Foundation Space and Telecommunications Cluster | 2014 - present

Since 2014, I have been working with Skolkovo Foundation as a member of their Expert Review Board. I review grant applications submitted to Skolkovo, assessing the technical merit and business viability of the ideas.

TandemLaunch and C2RO | 2018

In 2018, I worked at TandemLaunch Inc. an incubator in Montreal for about two months.

During this time I worked with C2RO for a month, developing an android app to control a robot using data from its built-in simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) system including a LIDAR, infrared and sonar sensor system. I also developed a venture pitch around a technology I had identified.

NIT.RED | 2016

In 2016, I took part in the Innovation for Change, an entrepreneurship focused program organized by Politecnico di Torino, SAFM (Business School of Turin) and CERN.

My group was specifically tasked by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to work on a solution to raise awareness about the impact of nitrous oxides as an important contributor to global warming.

Working as part of a team of 8 individuals, we developed an online platform for visualizing and monitoring nitrogen oxides emissions, and linking it to equivalent carbon footprint. We also generated ideas on how this monitoring could form the basis of a nonprofit organization that promotes low nitrogen footprint products using a certification process.

Watch our presentation here.

Inclusive Innovation in the Asia Pacific Region | 2013 - 2014

In 2013, I took part in the Canada-Asia 2013 conference and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) General Assembly. As part of the student program, we were asked to develop a policy brief for the participants. My group focused on "Inclusive innovation in the Asia Pacific Region" and I was tasked with managing this project, which was finalized in April 2014.

Our main recommendations were:

  • PECC should identify priority areas for innovative focus in the region, helping entrepreneurs to focus their efforts on common needs of the region, with a focus on both the rich and the poor.

  • PECC should encourage the creation of a cross-regional online platform for idea exchange, crowd sourcing and crowd funding within PECC member states.

  • PECC should support the creation of a cross-regional incubator with branches in different PECC members member states providing SMEs in the region with services and an opportunity to connect with each other.

  • PECC should promote a cross regional competition and or conference focusing on innovation in the region.

Kajotec Inc. | 2012

In 2012, I worked for about a month at Kajotec as a U of T GEI Intern, Industrial Designer, contributing to the design of the following systems:

  • A waste water management system for residential buildings

  • Completion of the design of Eco-mousetrap, Eco-toilet, Eco-charger

This was a government funded internship which was supposed to last for 6 months. The GEI program terminated the internship due to the employer (Kajotec) being unable to pay its contribution to the salary.