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Dr. Gary Hasey
Chief Medical Officer

Gary Hasey, (B.Med.Sci., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C.), M.Sc) is a consultant psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Program at St Joseph's Hospital.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and a member of the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. His medical and psychiatric training began at the University of Alberta. Before coming to work at McMaster in 1997 he conducted research into the neuropathology and treatment of mood disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Toronto. He is the Director of the ECT program at McMaster University and founding director of the Lillian and Donald Mair Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) clinic.  His TMS laboratory was the first in Canada to offer this approved treatment for medication-resistant depression and schizophrenia. His main interest is in the biological causes of mood disorders. Most recently his studies have involved the introduction of mathematical methods and engineering principles to detect subtle biological features that may be used to enhance a clinician's ability to make accurate diagnosis and to choose optimal treatment.



Dr. James (Jim) Reilly
Chief Technical Officer

Jim received his Ph.D. from McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Canada in 1980 in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University in 1985 as an Associate Professor after a five-year term in the Telecommunications Industry. He was promoted to the rank of full Professor in 1992.  Prof. Reilly's research interests are in the field of signal processing. Most recently he has been working on the application of machine learning techniques. Previous to this he consulted with the pipeline inspection industry in the development of methods for detection of potentially hazardous defects in pipeline walls, and estimation of their severity.  He has also spent considerable effort in the analysis of EEG signals, particularly with regard to applications in psychiatry. Prof. Reilly is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario.



Bruno Maruzzo
Interim CEO

​Bruno has over 25 years experience working with small to medium size technology companies in medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and biotechnology fields as well as working in venture capital investing in technology companies. Previously he has provided general management, financing, start-up consulting, business development and technical services to a variety of technology companies through his consulting company, TechnoVenture Inc. Mr Maruzzo has a unique blend of expertise and experience in seeking funds for technology companies and making investments in technology companies. Being on both sides of a transaction at different times, has given him great insights into the company formation, financing and management. Mr. Maruzzo holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an MASc in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA both from the University of Toronto.



Dr. Hubert DeBruin
Vice President Biomedical and Instrumentation  

Hubert obtained his Ph.D in engineering at McMaster University in 1976, and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the School of Biomedical Engineering. He is a former Fellow of the Medical Research Council in the Department of Medicine.  Hubert has provided consulting services to a variety of biomedical companies including CME Telemetrix, Waterloo, Ontario (Advantage Medical Systems) and Magnos Technologies Inc, Guelph, Ontario. He is interested in the development of new computer-based systems and techniques for recording and analyzing physiological signals in basic neuroscience research and in clinical medical laboratories. 



Dr. Ahmad Khodayari
Vice President Product Development

Ahmad is a biomedical engineer specialized in machine learning, medical and clinical data analysis, and signal processing.  Dr. Khodayari received his PhD (2010) in electrical engineering majoring in biomedical signal processing from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Before studying at McMaster he worked for 9 years on various signal processing and electronic engineering topics including acoustic and array signal processing, target tracking, digital and analog electronic circuit and system design, from the engineering level to the team management level.  Since 2010, he has worked as a McMaster University post-doctoral fellow (PDF) analyzing clinical data collected at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, ON. His project involved analyzing EEG, laboratory and clinical data collected in various psychiatric treatment studies and designing models to predict treatment response and diagnosis. These mathematical models are the basis of our company's proprietary technology. Our digital signal-processing tool is intended to assist the clinician in selecting the most efficient treatment(s), thus personalizing management for each individual patient.



Dr. Duncan MacCrimmon
Vice President Electroencephalography
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Duncan MacCrimmon BSc , MDCM, FRCP(C) is currently an Associate Clinical Professor (part time) Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from McGill University and subsequent research activities have focused on exploring objective diagnostic measurements such as quantified EEG as applied to both diagnosis and psychopharmacologic treatments of the psychoses and clinical depressive syndromes. 



Dr. Sinisa Colic

Research Scientist (Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Sinisa Colic completed his PhD in 2016 in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research involved using machine learning and digital signal processing techniques to find ways to treat neurological disorders. In 2016 he accepted the position of post doctoral fellow under the supervision of Drs Hasey and Reilly. His algorithms have accurately diagnosed psychiatric illnesses and detected suicidal ideation (80% accuracy) in military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).