The LUCID Team
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
Jr. Machine Learning Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
Audio Engineer / Composer
Full Stack Developer
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.
Dr. Rebecca Kleinberger
Dr. Rebecca Kleinberger is a voice expert and a researcher at the McGovern Institute/Media Lab at MIT. Her work spans from assistive technologies to vocal experiences design. Her research connects various fields, including sensor technologies, wearable computing, design, HCI, neurology, clinical research, and psychology.
Kleinberger has developed unique expertise in the study, analysis, and understanding of the human voice. Her research aspiration is to create more healthy and meaningful technologies with and for the voice. She accomplishes this using approaches that include AI, virtual reality, rapid prototyping, projection mapping, real-time digital signal processing, wearable technologies, and robotics. See examples ranging from a projection ball gown to a memory music box to assistive devices for people who stutter on her portfolio.
She received a Masters in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT, a Masters in Virtual Environment and Computer Graphics from UCL in London, and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from ENSAM Paris.
Dr. Sageev Oore
Dr. Sageev Oore is an associate professor of Computer Science at Dalhousie University. He also serves as a faculty member at the Vector Institute and as the Artificial Intelligence Chair at Canada CIFAR. He previously worked at Google Brain on the Magenta Project.
Dan McClure is a financial industry veteran, spending over 20 years in the capital markets, and has executive experience in media. He is currently Co-founder and Principal at Blue Deer Capital and previously was the president of Bron Studios. He has held key leadership positions in investment management, including Head of Research at I.G. Investment Management, a $100B+ asset manager, and CEO & CIO of alternative manager, CQI Capital Management.
As a portfolio manager, Mr. McClure managed over $3 billion of private and public assets across a breadth of industries and mandates. He has designed and launched four separate investment funds, two of which were
Award winners, and is an active angel investor. Mr. McClure holds a M.B.A. from the Ivey School of
Business, and a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University.
Dr. Farooq Naeem
Dr. Farooq Naeem is the Chief of General and Health Systems Psychiatry at CAMH. He is also a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
He is known in the mental health space for pioneering CBT and digital CBT techniques.
Dr. Naeem obtained his PhD in Philosophy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the University of Southampton.