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Parham Aarabi has been a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto since 2001.  He obtained his Ph.D. (Elec. Eng.) from Stanford in 2001, and his M.A.Sc. and B.A.Sc. from Univ. of Toronto in 1999 and 1998, respectively.  He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, won several research/teaching awards including the IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award, the Gordon R. Slemon Teaching of Design Award, the University of Toronto Inventor of the Year award, four ECE Professor of the Year awards, the Premier's Catalyst Award for Innovation, the Canada Research Chair, and MIT's TR35 "Top Young Innovator" award.

Parham is also the founder and CEO of ModiFace, the world's leading beauty/medical augmented reality company, and one of America's fastest growing companies (Inc. 500/5000).  He is also an active angel investor having invested in various Toronto and Bay Area startups.

EMAIL: p (at) arh (dot) am



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ModiFace Invests $4M In UofT Students and Faculty

ModiFace recently committed to investing $4M over 2 years on UofT faculty research grants and student internships.

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Heuristically-Trained Neural Networks

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Deep Learning For Video Hair Segmentation

We recently developed a novel DNN architecture for mobile-optimized live video hair segmentation and coloration.

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