Meet The Team


Co-Founder & CEO

Behnam Javanparast

Behnam worked in the Financial Industry for seven and half years. During this time, he assumed various quant and risk management roles in Capital Markets, built and led teams of quant developers, and delivered impactful solutions. Behnam holds a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from University of Waterloo.

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Co-Founder & CTO

Estelle Inack

Estelle is a Quantum Matter research scientist at the Perimeter Institute, and a former postdoctoral affiliate at the Vector Institute. She works at the intersection of quantum computing and artificial intelligence. Estelle holds a PhD degree in Statistical Physics from ICTP and SISSA.

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Our Advisors


Scientific Advisor

Juan Felipe Carrasquilla

Juan is a Research Scientist at the Vector Institute, and holds Adjunct Assistant Professorships at the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto. He is a Canada CIFAR AI Chair. His research interests are at the intersection of condensed matter physics, quantum computing, and machine learning. 

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Business Advisor

Cameron Schuler

Cameron Schuler is the Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation at the Vector Institute. He has founded numerous start-up companies and he is Chair & Co-founder of PFM Scheduling Services. Cameron spent 8 years in investment sales & trading. He attained an MBA from Queen’s University and completed numerous investment management programs. Cameron is working with yiyaniQ on a volunteer basis.

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Our Alumni


Siddharth (Sid) Selva Mohan

Prior to joining yiyaniQ, Sid managed his own business for four years, digitally transforming his company’s workflow.  He holds a MSc in Structural Engineering and a MBA from Rotman School of Business in Finance and Entrepreneurship. At yiyaniQ, Sid conducted experiments and research to validate the launch hypothesis and to gain market insights. He also developed various technology strategies to assess building and launching the product effectively.

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Hanna Martins Morilhas

Hanna is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Condensed Matter Physics at Universidade de São Paulo. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Hanna joined yiyaniQ as a Research Intern through a partnership with the Perimeter Institute Quantum Intelligence Lab (PIQuIL). She investigated the applications of yiyaniQ's quantum intelligent algorithms in Finance.

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