The LUCID Team
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
VP, People & Culture
Machine Learning Engineer
Music Production Specialist
Dr. Frank Russo
Dr. Frank Russo is a professor of Psychology at Ryerson University, where he holds the Hear the World Research Chair in Music and Emotional Speech.
He is also affiliate scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a core member of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (MIMM), and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Music and Health Collaboratory (MaHRC).
In his Science of Music Auditory Research and Technology (SMART) Lab at Ryerson, he conducts research on the biological, cognitive, and social-emotional bases of music and speech. He also engages in applied research assessing the potential for music-based interventions to contribute to health and wellbeing.
His work tends to be interdisciplinary in nature but is most closely aligned with the academic disciplines of perceptual science, cognitive science, emotion science, and neuroplasticity.
Beverly Dywan is an instructor at OCAD University in the undergraduate Industrial Design program, and the graduate Inclusive Design program. She is also on the University’s Senate.
Her Master’s degree is from the Strategic Foresight and Innovation program at OCAD University. During this time, Beverly performed research in the lab of Ron Baecher, at the University of Toronto, in assistive technology for reading by people with vision impairment.
She is the sole proprietor of Design in Three Dimensions. Starting in 1990, D3D has provided experience and three-dimensional design and strategic planning for cultural institutions.
She has worked extensively in Canada, the US, and in Hong Kong.
Additionally, she has been a consultant to the Toronto Rehab Institute, providing a window onto their research and innovation.