Meet our team

Dr. Raina Olsen

Raina is our CEO – a quantum computing theorist and visionary. In addition to 5 years of full-time work experience as an engineer, she holds three degrees in engineering, including a MS in Electrical Engineering. She also has 5 years of full time work experience as a research physicist, and holds a Ph.D. in Physics. As a physicist, she led two projects, one of which she independently conceived and planned, and has worked in the fields of quantum physics, superconducting quantum computing, hydrogen storage, and structural materials. Raina discovered a new high temperature quantum phase of adsorbed hydrogen.

Dr. Mohammadreza Rezaee

Reza is our CSO, who turns quantum ideas into reality in the lab. His last position was at the Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he set up and operated a laboratory for quantum nanosensing. Reza has completed multiple design and build projects, including a Radio-Frequency (RF) excited CW waveguide CO2 laser. He has more than ten years of experimental physics experience in scientific instrumentation, laser spectroscopy, and laser scanning confocal microscopy. His degrees include a BS in Atomic Physics, an MS in Photonics, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics.

Dr. Peter Wittek

Peter is our Scientific Advisor. He is also an Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto and the Academic Director of the Quantum Machine Learning Program in the Creative Destruction Lab, and is affiliated with the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore and his research explores the synergies between artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum information theory, and quantum computing. He published the book "Quantum Machine Learning: What Quantum Computing Means to Data Mining", the first monograph on the subject.

Dr. Michael Harries

Michael is our Investor Advisor. He is a technologist, investor, and advisor focused on early stage-commercialization of deep technologies, particularly AI and robotics. Michael is currently a partner at the Robotics Hub, an early stage VC fund focused on emerging robotics and frontier technologies. Michael was formerly CTO of Kyndi Inc, a quantum-inspired natural language understanding company. Michael was also founder and CTO for Citrix Startup Accelerator, an industry-leading enterprise accelerator focused on discontinuous innovation in the enterprise infrastructure space. Michael earned his PhD in AI at the University of New South Wales in Australia

Jennifer Shelton

Jenn is our Business Strategy Advisor. She has over a decade of experience in market research, product strategy, planning and management. She has been Product Lead for the flagship product launch at LexisNexis Canada, developed portfolio strategy and evaluated business cases at Motorola Solutions, managed a six figure market research budget as well as analyst relations at Microsoft Canada, and been an industry analyst for system infrastructure software at IDC Canada. She holds an MBA (Dean’s List) from Rotman School of Management, as well as an M.Ed. in Workplace Learning and Change from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Hardik Dobariyapatel

Hardik is our intern – an Electrical Engineering undergraduate from the National University of Singapore. Currently under the NUS Overseas Colleges program, he takes up technopreneurship courses at the UofT while interning at QSpice Labs. His interests in quantum computing, data science and artificial intelligence matches the work he takes on at the company. His sense of curiosity has led him to be involved in various projects and seeks to explore even more. He has experience at MyRepublic, a tech startup in Singapore.