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Naghmeh Ghafari

Naghmeh Ghafari

Alumna, MASc ’03, PhD ’09

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of Kardium,” says UWaterloo alumna, Naghmeh Ghafari, of the medical tech company where she leads safety and risk analysis. The Vancouver-based company is developing a groundbreaking medical device for the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation that can lead to stroke and heart failure.

James Hamilton

James Hamilton

VP and Distinguished Engineer, Amazon Web Services

James is currently VP and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services where he is focused on infrastructure efficiency, reliability, and scaling. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1997 with a Masters of Math, Computer Science.

Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson

Founder and President, Adaptive Asset Management Ltd.

For alumnus, Rob Jackson there was no question where he would go for graduate studies. “Waterloo is recognized as the top school in Canada for statistics, so naturally I wanted to be there.”

Ian MacKinnon

Ian MacKinnon

Alumnus, BMATH ’06, MMATH ’08

To alumnus Ian MacKinnon, hackathons are no laughing matter. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun.