Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Waterloo medical artificial intelligence (AI) startup was named one of 2017’s 20 most innovative technology companies by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) earlier this month. Elucid Labs, a startup founded by three University of Waterloo researchers, uses AI technology in a small imaging device for the early detection of skin cancer. The technology helps dermatologists make better, faster decisions and reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies. The company’s co-founders are Alexander Wong, a professor of Systems Design Engineering, Farnound Kazemzadeh, a current postdoctoral research and PhD graduate from Systems Design Engineering, and Iman Khodadad, an Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD graduate.