Dr. Azadeh Yadollahi is a Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, where she leads the SleepdB laboratory. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Biomaterial and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto and Adjunct Faculty Member in the Graduate Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Her research aims to determine the pathophysiology of sleep-related breathing disorders and to develop novel technologies for improved management of these disorders. She is particularly interested in developing innovative technologies for monitoring of physiological signals at home and implementing personalized treatments for older populations with chronic sleep-related respiratory diseases.
Jessie Ma is an IESO Distinguished Research Fellow at Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy and conducts research in the integrated delivery of electricity, gas, and water conservation programs. She co-founded the ALERT project, which encourages energy conservation in Toronto’s low-income apartment buildings. Jessie spent over a dozen years at Hydro One and launched their integrated corporate responsibility program. She was selected as a DiverseCity Fellow by CivicAction in 2013-2014. She graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Master in Public Administration program and the University of Toronto’s Engineering Science program, and she is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Ryerson University.