Meet The Team


Co-Founder & CEO

Behnam Javanparast

Behnam has worked in the Financial Industry for more than seven 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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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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Co-Founder & CTO

Estelle Inack

Estelle is the Francis Allotey postdoctoral fellow at the Perimeter Institute, and a 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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Hanna Martins Morilhas

Hanna is a Research Intern at the Perimeter Institute and 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 works  on applications of yiyaniQ's quantum intelligent algorithms in Finance.

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Our Alumni


Siddharth (Sid) Selva Mohan

Sid has managed his own business for four years, digitally transforming his company’s workflow.  He has proven experience cultivating relationships with industry partners, clients, and customers to drive market penetration and fulfill long term goals. Sid holds a MSc in Structural Engineering and a MBA from Rotman School of Business in Finance and Entrepreneurship. While obtaining his MBA, Sid collaborated with yiyaniQ.

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