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The iSono Health Team

Transforming breast cancer screening by combining automated ultrasound and artificial intelligence (AI) to empower women and physicians with accessible and personalized breast health monitoring. Stay tuned for our launch in 2020

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Maryam Ziaei, PhD

Founder & CEO

Maryam Ziaei has over 15 years of research and industrial experience in development of microscale devices and systems for high volume-consumer electronics. She has led engineering teams in design and manufacturing of piezoelectric transducers. Maryam completed an entrepreneurship degree at Stanford Business School. She has many peer-reviewed publications and patents in the area of MEMS/sensors and regularly serves as reviewer for journals, technical program committees, and as a reviewer for NSF and other government agencies. She holds a PhD from Stanford and a MS from UC Berkeley, both in Electrical Engineering
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Shadi Saberi, PhD

Founder & CTO

Shadi Saberi has over 13 years of research and industry experience in development of hardware systems, IC and PCB design, system  architecture. She has led iSono in development of ultrasound system and hardware architecture which includes the transmitter and receiver analog front-end, interface with ultrasound transducer array, as well as digital signal processing in FPGA. She has worked at Broadcom and Intel. She holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering both from Carnegie Mellon University.
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Ray Hu

Director of Software Engineering

Ray has over 20 years of experience in software engineering. Previously he worked for Microsoft, DOW Chemical, Tesla and NIO in various engineering and leadership roles. Ray holds a bachelor of engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University and MBA from BI Norwegian Business School. He is proficient on Web technology and dotnet cross-platform development. He also has experience on large scale AI data pipeline for autonomous driving cars.
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Ed Landau

Director of Hardware Engineering

Ed is an Electrical Engineer with over 25 years of broad ranging practical experience in research and development, product design, system design, ASIC design, manufacturing, supply chain, and test, and has a track record of delivering results. He most recently worked for Livongo where he managed all hardware development, firmware development, V&V, and documentation for a new Class II medical device.  He has experience both in detailed design work (PCB design, chip design, algorithm patents, etc.), and team-building / Management (he managed Microsoft’s XBOX silicon design team and built teams from the ground up to successfully deliver products). He has a background in leading cross-functional teams of 150 people and managing budgets of $30M, consistently delivering results, focusing on Medical Technology and Consumer Electronics (Hardware and Software).
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Navid Samavati, PhD

Machine Learning R&D Manager

Navid Samavati has over 12 years of research and industry experience in medical Image analysis and processing, machine learning, and computer vision. He is leading iSono's development of various ML solutions to enable fast, accurate, and effective interpretation of the automated US images generated by the ATUSA system. Prior to joining iSono, he worked and led major ML and CV projects at Arterys Inc. and Perimeter Medical Imaging. He holds an  M.A.Sc . in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McMaster University and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
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Amir Skandani, PhD

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Amir Alipouir is very well versed in different areas of machine learning and infrastructure layout. He has experience with different cloud platforms and worked as machine learning solution architect in different industries. He is currently involved in developing and deploying iSono's ML solutions as well as doing the backend and infrastructure design. Prior to joining iSono, he worked in the energy sector with GE Oil & Gas, Shell and Marathonoil to build and deploy machine learning solutions. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech and was a research fellow for the soft robotics team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
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Carl Johnson

Quality Test Engineer

Carl Johnson has over 20 years of experience in software test engineering. Previously he has worked 16 years at Intel and three for QT Ultrasound. Carl obtained a BS in CS at National University Sacramento. He is proficient in  unit level and full end-end testing. He has three prior years experience working with medical devices.
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Andrew Leynes, PhD

R&D Engineer

Andrew is Biomedical/Medical imaging scientist/engineer with experience on digital image reconstruction, processing, algorithms and instrumentation hardware to improve the current state of medical imaging technologies. He has hands-on experience on medical imaging technologies. Experience working with multiple medical imaging modalities such as: MRI, CT, PET, SPECT, Ultrasound, and Optical Imaging. Andrew
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Mohammad Ali Ghaderi, PhD

Principal Software Architect

Mohammad Ali Ghaderi started computer programming over 20 years ago when he was 13. He has a PhD in Software Engineering and two Masters in Information Technology and Software Engineering and a Bachelor in Scientific-Applied Computer Software. His interest in solving world problems has motivated him to work on breast cancer research as a part of his PhD dissertation. He is author of several scientific and technical papers. He has an expert in designing software architectures and developing complex software systems.
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Syed Measam Abbas

Full-Stack Software Engineer

Measam has over 20 years of experience in UX and UI design and development. He also widely respected as a highly creative and multi-talented digital production manager. Measam holds a bachelor of Fine Arts in communication design and 4 years diploma in digital artsncombined with year over year success in in delivering large projects to industry leaders.
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Golnaz Moeini

Regulatory consultant

Golnaz Moeini has held senior positions both at Startup and large medical device and digital health companies such Artery, Avinger, Stryker, and Cardinal Health, developing regulatory strategy and obtaining 510(k) clearances and PMA approval.
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Chris Tacklind

Mechanical Engineering

Chris Tacklind has over 30 years of experience in mechanical design and prototyping in a wide range of industries from medical devices to transportation. He is a prolific inventor with over 50 patents including the co-invention of HP Inkjet.
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Gretchen Barnes

Industrial Design

Gretchen Barnes is an industrial designer who specializes in helping start-ups visualize new paradigm products. She brings over 20 years in product development, with experience in both corporate and consultant design teams. Her approach to design involves the user centered methodology she practiced for several years at IDEO.
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Said Bolorforosh, PhD


Said is senior executive with outstanding record of building and managing world class global businesses and introducing pioneering technologies and solutions that have transformed the healthcare industry. He built businesses through focus on Customers, Employees and Financials. Built world class global distribution organizations and established go-to-market strategy. He has leadership and management experience in Sales, Manufacturing, Marketing, Service, R&D and Product Management He also developed strategic commercial and technology partnerships and was recognized for leadership in technology, intellectual property and product development, and management.
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Narges Baniasadi, PhD


Narges Baniasadi is an expert in bioinformatics and founded Bina Technologies to research on systems biology and high performance computing at Stanford University to the world of genomics. Narges has extensive experience in informatics and high performance computing. She holds multiple patents, and has several publications including the award-winning “ParaLearn” paper at the 2010 International SuperComputing Conference. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Narges lost her mother to Breast cancer and she is passionate about finding solutions for better screening and treatment of breast cancer.
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Jeff Schlosser, PhD


Jeff Schlosser has 10 years of experience in developing novel ultrasound systems, medical devices, mechanical systems, and robotics. He was previously the founder & CEO of SoniTrack Systems (now acquired), where he designed and built ultrasound image guidance systems for surgery and radiation therapy. He has been a PI on several SBIR/STTR grants and is the recipient of several research awards. He hasa PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering from Stanford University.