Who we are

We’re an industry-leading, Toronto-based AI and machine learning research laboratory. Our team is comprised of academic researchers, highly-skilled application developers and experienced business executives.

We collaborate with businesses of all sizes, with clients spanning all categories and verticals. We pride ourselves on delivering best in class, data-driven solutions in a cost-efficient and timely manner.

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Our Leadership Team

Khalid Eidoo

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Khalid has over 20+ years of experience in successfully growing and leading software development teams. He has held senior leadership positions with some of North America’s leading technology-driven businesses, including PowerLOC and Terida Systems. Khalid has significant experience designing and developing advanced decision support and intelligence systems at scale. His work has been recognized throughout his career, including awards for “Best Systems” from the National Association of State CIOs, and by the WHO for the AIDS/HIV Disease Surveillance system developed for Trinidad and Tobago. Khalid holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto.

Khalid has over 20+ years of experience in successfully growing and leading software development teams. He has held senior leadership positions with some of North America’s leading technology-driven businesses, including PowerLOC and Terida Systems. Khalid has significant experience designing and developing advanced decision support and intelligence systems at scale. His work has been recognized throughout his career, including awards for “Best Systems” from the National Association of State CIOs, and by the WHO for the AIDS/HIV Disease Surveillance system developed for Trinidad and Tobago. Khalid holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto.

Alexei Gavriline

Co-Founder and President

Alexei has over 25+ years of experience, with past roles in senior leadership positions in publicly-traded and private companies. A strategic and creative entrepreneur, he has successfully co-founded and scaled several businesses. After receiving a Computer Science and Applied Mathematics degree from the Kiev Military Academy of Aviation Engineering, Alexei completed a postgraduate study in Design and Programming of Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence at the Moscow Institute of Radio-Engineering, Electronics and Automatics. He also holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

Alexei has over 25+ years of experience, with past roles in senior leadership positions in publicly-traded and private companies. A strategic and creative entrepreneur, he has successfully co-founded and scaled several businesses. After receiving a Computer Science and Applied Mathematics degree from the Kiev Military Academy of Aviation Engineering, Alexei completed a postgraduate study in Design and Programming of Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence at the Moscow Institute of Radio-Engineering, Electronics and Automatics. He also holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

Seyed-Parsa Hojjat, PhD, P. Eng

CHIEF SCIENTIST

Dr. Seyed-Parsa Hojjat has 15+ years of academic and industrial research and technology commercialization experience. Prior to joining Crater Labs, Dr. Hojjat taught advanced methods for image analysis at the University of Toronto, ranging from classical machine learning to deep learning practices. While at U of T, Dr. Hojjat conducted research on the application of computer vision and artificial intelligence in fMRI and brain perfusion studies at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He’s regarded as one of the top AI and machine learning experts, with his research published in multiple neuroscience journals. Dr. Hojjat received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from McMaster University and a PhD in Biomedical and Material Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Seyed-Parsa Hojjat has 15+ years of academic and industrial research and technology commercialization experience. Prior to joining Crater Labs, Dr. Hojjat taught advanced methods for image analysis at the University of Toronto, ranging from classical machine learning to deep learning practices. While at U of T, Dr. Hojjat conducted research on the application of computer vision and artificial intelligence in fMRI and brain perfusion studies at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He’s regarded as one of the top AI and machine learning experts, with his research published in multiple neuroscience journals. Dr. Hojjat received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from McMaster University and a PhD in Biomedical and Material Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Josh Langan

Director, Business Development

Josh Langan spearheads Crater Labs’ strategic business development initiatives and helps our clients on their AI/ML journey. He is a strategic thinker with a rare ability to see and recognize opportunities before they become apparent to many. Prior to joining Crater Labs, Josh worked in different business development and management roles at several technology start-ups, as well as ran his own environmental consulting practice. He holds a B.Sc. Degree in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. Josh is an active member of the Toronto tech community and is frequently asked to speak at industry events.

Josh Langan spearheads Crater Labs’ strategic business development initiatives and helps our clients on their AI/ML journey. He is a strategic thinker with a rare ability to see and recognize opportunities before they become apparent to many. Prior to joining Crater Labs, Josh worked in different business development and management roles at several technology start-ups, as well as ran his own environmental consulting practice. He holds a B.Sc. Degree in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. Josh is an active member of the Toronto tech community and is frequently asked to speak at industry events.