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Dr. Orly Yadid-Pecht is an Electrical Engineering Professor at the University of Calgary and AITF Strategic Chair in Integrated Intelligent Sensors (I2Sense, formerly ISIS labs). Holding over 30 patents, she has also co-founded two successful start-ups (Luxmux, EatLittle). Most of her patents are licensed to companies worldwide.

In 2016, Dr. Yadid-Pecht added to her resume becoming a certified coach (Newfield, USA) which put her on the path to create FL2F. Dr. Yadid-Pecht also acts as a consultant to law firms, VCs, and technology companies.

Some sample awards bestowed on her include:

  • 2023 Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Fellowship
  • 2022 Distinguished Research Leadership Award, Schulich School of Engineering
  • 2019 Parex Innovation Fellowship, University of Calgary
  • 2018 Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Award for Technology Leadership
  • 2018 Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • 2016 Great Supervisor Award, University of Calgary
  • 2015 Fellow of SPIE
  • 2015 ASTech Outstanding Science and Technology Start-up (Luxmux Inc.)
  • 2007 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Dr. Yadid Pecht is an Industry-Recognized Researcher