We Are Growing!

Jun 5, 2016

Summer has started with a bang here at Iris Automation Inc. Since the close of our pre-seed round in March, we have made big strides towards our goal of building a robust collision avoidance system for industrial drones.

We have hired key folks who want to build the future for industrial drones and have the desired skills and talents to help us grow.

Rumman Waqar

Rumman Waqar

Software Engineer

Rumman is a talented and skilled software engineer, who has previous experience in mobile robotics focusing on vision based control systems on embedded platforms. He joined us from University of Alberta where he has been instrumental in the growth of several engineering projects. He spent four years with the Autonomous Robotics Vehicle Project, two as software and electrical team lead, and helped the team secure top positions in International tournaments. Additionally, he has been involved in research work in the field of machine learning and computer vision with Professors at the University of Alberta.

Hassan Bhatti

Hassan Bhatti

Director of Growth & Partnerships

Hassan Bhatti joined us from KPMG where he was an associate in Infrastructure investments. Hassan is a hustler and a doer. He brings a wealth of experience both from the startup world and fortune 100 companies. He has previously worked for Procter & Gamble, Barclays, and Quantius Inc (Fintech Start-up). He has also plays a pivotal role in leading the Pakistani start-up Wifigen. Additionally, at UBC, Hassan studied on the prestigious International Leader of Tomorrow award and was involved in numerous local and global initiatives during his school years. His work has been recognized by leading global media and he was also awarded UBC’s highest leadership and community award (Given out to one student each year).

We continue to be on the look-out for talented computer vision experts and programmers!


Academic Partnerships:

Our founders strongly believe that it is mutually beneficial for companies and universities to collaborate. Such partnerships allow students to gain much needed industry experience and for companies to benefit from the research scale of a university. We are pleased to share that Iris Automation and senior PhDs at the University of British Columbia are working together on computer vision projects.