Session Information

Tuesday, May 17th, 3:10–3:50pm

TRACK 1: Ecommerce

Virtual and Augmented Reality Experiences in Retail

Parham Aarabi
Founder & CEO, ModiFace
Parham Aarabi is the Founder and CEO of ModiFace, the leading beauty-focused augmented reality company which was selected by Inc. magazine as one of America's fastest growing companies. He is also a Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering in 2001. Since then, he has served two terms as a Canada Research Chair. In 2005, he was selected by MIT as one of "the world's Top Young Innovators". In 2006, he received the Premier's Catalyst Award for Innovation. He is also recipient of numerous international awards including the IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Award, the 2015 University of Toronto Inventor of the Year award, as well as numerous technology and innovation awards. Parham has authored over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 30 patents, and two books.