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Yevgeniy Vahlis

Yevgeniy Vahlis

Co-Founder & CEO

Yevgeniy Vahlis

Co-Founder & CEO

Yevgeniy is an experienced leader and entrepreneur in the artificial intelligence industry. Prior to establishing Shakudo, Yevgeniy built applied AI and machine learning product groups at Bank of Montreal, Borealis AI (RBC), Georgian Partners and worked closely with startups to introduce applied research into their products.

Christine Yuen

Christine Yuen

Co-Founder & Head of Platform

Christine Yuen

Co-Founder & Head of Platform

Christine is an experienced applied machine learning developer with a focus on NLP and semi-supervised learning. She has developed and delivered AI solutions into production at Deloitte and BMO, including automatic contract annotation, customer feedback analysis, and customer referral models. Christine has an MSc of Applied Computing from the University of Toronto, with a focus on statistics and machine learning.

Stella Wu

Stella Wu

Co-Founder & Head of Machine Learning

Stella Wu

Co-Founder & Head of Machine Learning

Stella is a machine learning researcher experienced in developing AI models for real-life applications. Stella has built machine learning models in natural language processing, time-series prediction, self-supervised learning, recommendation system, and image processing at BMO, Borealis AI, and several startups. Stella has a Ph.D. in geophysical modeling from the University of Münster in Germany.

Aki Kim

Aki Kim

Product & Special Projects Lead

Aki Kim

Product & Special Projects Lead

Aki is a product manager with experience in B2B web-based products. Prior to joining Shakudo, Aki has helped create EdTech solutions and built tools to process large amounts of data in the startup ecosystem. Aki graduated from University of Toronto with a bachelors in physics and economics.

Yulia Kim

Yulia Kim

Sales Development Representative

Yulia Kim

Sales Development Representative

Yulia is a sales development representative with experience in sales and marketing. Yulia graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor's in commerce and sustainability and social impact concentration.

Arshia Malekahmadi

Arshia Malekahmadi

Full Stack Software Developer

Arshia Malekahmadi

Full Stack Software Developer

Arshia is a full-stack software developer with experience in web development and design. Arshia has built several web applications focusing on user-centred design. Arshia graduated from Ryerson University with a bachelor in Computer Science

Yiran Wang

Yiran Wang

Backend Software Developer

Yiran Wang

Backend Software Developer

Yiran is a backend software developer who graduated from the University of Toronto. In his previous internship in AISPEECH, he improved and enhanced the performance of Baidu's and Xiaomi's AI voice assistants. In addition, Yiran has experience in several computer imagination and AI agents projects.

Ian Watt

Ian Watt

Applied Machine Learning Scientist

Ian Watt

Applied Machine Learning Scientist

Ian Watt earned his Masters of Engineering from McGill University for work in deep reinforcement learning for medical image registration and his Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering from Western University. Prior to joining Shakudo, Ian worked on projects in bioinformatics, robotics, and 3d printing.

Devon Hockley

Devon Hockley

Backend Software Developer

Devon Hockley

Backend Software Developer

Devon is a software developer who will graduate from University of Calgary with a BSc in Computer Science. He has experience in mobile software development and experimental toolchains such as Kotlin Multiplatform, and a strong interest in backend development. He also a has a strong interest in the design of programming languages and other development tools, and enjoys ice skating in the winter.

Mohamed El Mandouh

Mohamed El Mandouh

Machine Learning Engineer

Mohamed El Mandouh

Machine Learning Engineer

Mohamed is a Machine Learning Engineer with experience in backend development. Mohamed graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master's degree in physics.

Sabrina Aquino

Sabrina Aquino

Social Media and Community Manager

Sabrina Aquino

Social Media and Community Manager

Sabrina is a creative Software Developer who has managed to create a huge community by sharing her personal experiences with technologies and products. A great problem solver, an above average Age of Empires II player and a mediocre Linux user. Sabrina is currently an undergraduate in Computer Engineering at UFRN (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte).

Kayla Hopley

Kayla Hopley

Community Lead

Kayla Hopley

Community Lead

Kayla is a quantitative software developer by trade having graduated with an undergrad in Theoretical Physics and a Masters's in Applied math. Her career started out in the trading division as a crypto asset manager which exposed her to the global Web3 startup scene. She has since created, managed, and advised on multiple projects across different blockchains.

Chloe Wong

Chloe Wong

Sales Development Representative

Chloe Wong

Sales Development Representative

Chloe is a sales development representative with experience in Sales and Marketing. Chloe cut her teeth in the tech space by working as a Software Sales Consultant in Hong Kong. She graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a degree in English Language and Literature. Outside of work, Chloe enjoys spending her weekends in nature. You might also find her singing in karaoke bars.

Albert Yu

Albert Yu

Brand Design Manager

Albert Yu

Brand Design Manager

Albert is a graphic designer with experience in marketing and product visualization. In the past, Albert has had a wide array of experience in design, from creating the visual identity for a freelancing platform startup to product visualizations for an international home design company. Albert graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor's in Industrial Design with a Business minor.

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