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Dr. Mohammad Ali Almulla BSc’86, MSc’90, PhD’95


Dr. Almulla is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Kuwait University. His research interests are game playing programs, search heuristics and algorithms, parallel, distributed, and concurrent programming, automated reasoning and theorem proving. In addition to being a professor at Kuwait University, Dr. Amulla is currently serving as a consultant at Kuwait Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), and also is serving as an advisor for the Ministy of Defense. He has previously served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He received the Distinctive Teaching Award in the Faculty of Science at Kuwait University in 2002.

Mr. David Hoyeon Eu BSc’88, MSc’93, MBA’02


David is the president and founder of CodeMorphis Technologies Inc, a provider of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) software products and consulting services. David is also a co-founder of Vvvroom.com, a web site that allows users to create personalized and real-time news pages from RSS sources on the Internet. Previously, David was Director of Product Management at Absolute Poker where he helped the company advance to become the fourth largest online gaming site in the world. David has also held various senior positions at eNGENUITY Technologies, SoftImage, and Autodesk, producing cutting-edge tools for the computer graphics, film and gaming industries. He holds a BSc and MSc in computer science from McGill University and an MBA from Queen's University.

Dr. Paul Anthony Kruszewski MSc’94, PhD’96


Dr. Paul Kruszewski is the president and founder of GRIP Entertainment, a Montreal based video game developer. Prior to GRIP, Paul was the founder of BioGraphic Technologies, the creator of the artificial intelligence video game technology AI.implant which has been used by some of the world’s largest video game publishers including Electronic Arts and Vivendi Universal Games. In 2005, BioGraphic was acquired by Engenuity Technologies, a Montreal-based simulation company where Paul became CTO. Previous to BioGraphic, Paul was A2M’s first CTO, and there he managed the transition from PS1 to PS2 game development. He holds a BSc in computer science from the University of Alberta and was a winner of an NSERC 67 scholarship. Paul also holds an MSc and a PhD in computer science from McGill University.

Dr. Michael Alan Soss MSc’98, PhD’01


After receiving his PhD from McGill in computational geometry in 2001, Dr. Soss became a Scientific Researcher at Chemical Computing Group in Montreal, where he researched and implemented algorithms in the field of protein geometry. In 2003 he began modeling currencies and bonds and running automated trading systems at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York City. He now trades stocks using quantitative methods.

Dr. Catherine Guastavino, MSc’97


Dr. Guastavino is an assistant professor at McGill in the Graduare School of Information Studies and serves as Associate Director, Scientific and Technological Research for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) at McGill. She is also an associate member of the Schulich School of Music. She founded the Multimodal Interaction Laboratory in 2006, where she investigates how people organize visual, auditory and haptic information in virtual environments and in real-life situations. Her research interests include user experience in human-computer interaction, auditory perception and cognition, music information retrieval and spatial audio. She just received the European Acoustics Association 2008 Award for outstanding research.