Chief Executive Officer
Matt co-founded Invenia, and has been CEO from the start. He started Invenia while at Microsoft, after majoring in political science and economics with additional studies in computer science and engineering. He has developed a deep knowledge of the electrical grid, complex networks, and machine learning.
Chief Financial Officer
Nick holds a M.Sc. in computer science, and an MBA specializing in finance from the University of Manitoba. He has more than 18 years of C-Level management experience, including work with employers Great West Life, and MTS Allstream.
VP of Technology
Christian completed his PhD under the supervision of Prof Sir David MacKay at the University of Cambridge (UK), and is a specialist in machine learning. He has led engineering projects in artificial intelligence, data compression and probabilistic programming. Christian believes that building intelligent technology is our best hope for making the world a better place.
VP of Research
Ali has extensive academic (Ph.D) and industrial experience in signal processing, pattern recognition, statistics, numerical methods and optimization applied to various problems including biomedical applications, renewable energy and electricity markets. He is responsible for our applied research, and directly oversees the research team.
VP of People Operations
Oksana attended the University of Manitoba and Red River College, where she studied Business Administration, and Anthropology as a post-graduate. She has been involved with Invenia on various projects since it began. She joined full time in the winter of 2016, and now heads up People Operations at Invenia.
Managing Director Invenia Labs / Co-Founder
Cozmin is a co-founder of Invenia, and is currently Managing Director of Invenia Labs in Cambridge. He received his PhD in the foundations of quantum theory from the University of Waterloo, and is still puzzling over the quantum world in his spare time.
Head of Operations
Dustin has been with Invenia since 2010. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (Honours) with specializations in Databases and Theoretical Computer Science from the University of Manitoba. He architects and develops Invenia's development workflow, data gathering, and financial systems. Dustin is an avid cyclist, ballroom dancer, board gamer, and a clarinetist who regularly performs with the University of Manitoba Concert Band.
Head of Development
Curtis works on managing, architecting, and developing the next generation of Invenia's EIS. He also is a contributor and advocate for the Julia programming language.
Head of Infrastructure
Mike has a degree in discrete and combinatorial mathematics and a computer and electrical engineering masters degree focused on computer network security. His Master’s degree involved developing a novel approach to detecting covert DNS tunnels that represented an improvement over existing methods. At Invenia, he manages the maintenance and evolution of the computing infrastructure supporting Invenia's operations and research.
Adrienne started at Invenia as a co-op student, then joined full time after graduting with her Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. In her spare time she can be found cycling, playing frisbee, or canoeing.
Aron finished his Computer Science degree at the University of Manitoba specializing in Machine Learning. Aron has been with Invenia since 2009, where he is responsible for the efficient application of the organization's Machine Learning algorithms.
Brendan is a developer and a documentarian at Invenia. Whether writing docs or infrastructure code, his goal is to make it easier for others to be able to do their work.
Chief Scientist / Co-founder
David is a co-founder of Invenia, and assistant professor in computer science and statistics at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. in machine learning from Cambridge University. He has also worked at Google Research, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and the Harvard Intelligent Probabilistic Systems group.
Eric received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (Honours) with specialization in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Manitoba. Eric architects and develops improvements to Invenia's data processing and machine learning pipeline while pushing for a faster, more capable EIS. Eric also contributes to the Julia community and helps lead the charge for new technologies at Invenia.
Senior Data Scientist
Evan received his M.Sc. in Mathematics from McGill University. At Invenia, he uses data science and machine learning to analyze energy markets and optimize EIS. In his spare time, he enjoys watching, playing, and compulsively analyzing sports.
Francesco's research focuses on statistical physics and complex systems, in particular complex networks, econophysics and agent-based modelling. He is a theoretical physicist, interested in quantum and classical systems and the application of techniques of statistical physics and complexity to other disciplines such as economics, engineering and finance. He is a Senior Researcher at Invenia Labs in Cambridge and a researcher at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
When not working on project management or system architecture, Gem can usually be found writing something in Python or Julia. Outside of Invenia, Gem serves on the board of directors for national science advocacy group Bad Science Watch and is the executive producer of the Life, the Universe & Everything Else podcast.
James completed his Masters degree in Mathematics at the University of McGill. At Invenia, he works on our machine learning and risk management programs. He is currently working on finishing his masters in Machine Learning, Speech and Language Technologies in the department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.
Lorenzo obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics from SISSA (Trieste, Italy) for the last 6 years has been a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam-Golm (Germany), working on statistical approaches to quantum gravity. His main interests are emergent phenomena in many body physics, gravitational physics and complex systems on random graphs.
Senior Data Scientist
Mike de Denus
While working on his Master's degree, Mike developed a robotics system for maintaining formation movement with varying numbers of robots without the use of a centralized controller. His teams have won awards at numerous international robotics competitions. At Invenia, he focuses on the analysis and exploration of nodal and spot electricity markets.
After completing BSc in computer science, Nick came to Invenia to work on building and maintaining machine learning systems and simulations. During his spare time, he can be found either developing, playing, or discussing games of all sorts.
Rory Finnegan joined Invenia as a Computer Science Co-op and Linux enthusiast with a background in Bioinformatics and Human Computer Interactions. Rory is currently completing a graduate degree in Computational Neuroscience.
Sam is a recent graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Computer Science. He started at Invenia as a co-op during the summer of 2015 and started working full time beginning in December of that year. He has been involved in a number of projects ranging from development to researching.
Cameron is fourth year Computer Science student from the University of Manitoba who joined Invenia for his second work term. During his free time, he enjoys reading sagas and completing Economics minors.
Nicole is a fourth year Computer Science student attending the University of Manitoba. She started her co-op term at Invenia this fall. Nicole also has a minor in Chemistry and enjoys playing board games and reading in her spare time.