Our people

Jamil El-Imad, PhD

Jamil El-Imad, PhD

Managing Director & Chief Scientist

Jamil is an entrepreneur, technologist and author. As an IT specialist, Jamil has worked on developing IBM technology solutions in the pharmaceutical, industrial and commercial sectors. He is now applying his IT and computing expertise to healthcare with a view to bringing innovations to patients, research and healthcare professionals that will accelerate the understanding and treatment of myriad psychiatric and neurological disorders. Jamil has an MBA and PhD from the University of Leicester. He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, a Fellow at the Institution of Engineering and Technology London, the Chief Executive Officer of W Investments AG, a private wealth management company, and the Chairman of Virtually Live US Inc, a new-age 3D media company.

Teresa Sollfrank, PhD

Teresa Sollfrank, PhD

EEG Platform Project Manager

Teresa is a biologist with a strong background in neuroscience. She has many years experience working with psychologists, software engineers and neurobiologists in the interdisciplinary field of EEG (electroencephalogram) research. This has included the development of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that translate the modulation of sensory motor rhythms into control signals that drive a computer output. Additionally, she has considerable expertise in the implementation of neurofeedback as a cognitive rehabilitation tool for patients suffering from schizophrenia or after stroke. She received her Diploma in biology from the University of Wuerzburg followed by her Ph.D. in Neuroscience. She has contributed to several EU funded projects and participated in international neuroscience research in Australia, Spain and the Netherlands.

Nabil Abbas

Nabil Abbas

Product Director

Nabil is a computer and communications engineer, and a management consultant with many years experience in information management, data mining, filtering technologies, knowledge discovery systems, neural networks, enterprise computing and resource planning. He leads the team developing data analysis and mining of large multidimensional data optimised for rapid and scalable deployment in highly parallel cloud computing architectures. He is passionate about leveraging these new technologies to deliver substantial benefits for healthcare research. Nabil has an MBA from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada and a Computer and Communications Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut.

Abbas Badran

Abbas Badran

Cloud Solutions Architect

Abbas is a cloud solutions architect with decades of experience in developing and delivering enterprise grade ICT solutions and professional services to vertical industries across the USA, Europe and the Arabian Gulf. He is passionate about leveraging his advanced cloud development skills for developing mobile big data and parallel computing applications in healthcare using Amazon web services, Java SDKs, Spring framework, Hazelcast, Apache Spark, RDD and Scala. He is a certified Apache Spark Certified Developer, Amazon Web Services Solution Architect AWS-ASA-1510, SCJP2, EJB2.0 and Java 2 certified, and a Weblogic server certified developer.

Nehme Baghdadi

Nehme Baghdadi

Cloud Support Engineer

Nehme is a cloud support engineer with extensive experience of setting up and maintaining very large compute and storage clusters in multiple cloud services and providers. He is driven to deploy his expertise with large scale multiprocessor servers and PHP development to deliver the next generation of cloud-computing infrastructure to address contemporary healthcare challenges. With many years’ experience in the IT industry across companies spanning retail, medical research, e-commerce and advertising he has designed, implemented and maintained networks systems and data-center presence for a multitude of online companies.

Karan Vasudeva

Karan Vasudeva

Software Developer

Karan is a software developer with extensive experience in the design and development of scientific software and applications on iOS, desktop and the web. He has developed software for algorithmic trading, computational neuroscience and biomedical applications and is committed to the development of applications that contribute to the solution of the big data challenges facing modern healthcare. He holds a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Thapar University, India.

Carmelo Villegas Cruz

Carmelo Villegas Cruz

Software Engineer

Carmelo is a software engineer with a strong focus on mobile technologies particularly in iOS enterprise development in which he is an expert in developing high-performance yet user-friendly applications. He has significant knowledge in every phase of software development from ideation, design and testing to final implementation on desktop, web-based, mobile and cloud applications. He is proud and excited to be able to apply these expertise in developing software solutions that will accelerate research and promote genuine benefit in some of medicines least understood conditions. He holds a bachelor degree in software engineering from the University of Seville and a Master’s in Geographical Information Systems.

Levente Lajtai

Levente Lajtai

Software Developer

Levente is a software developer with significant expertise of game creation, including; the development of animation, audiovisuals, augmented reality and new technologies at The Pixel Issue and in software development for the Internet of Things at Ericsson. He is now leveraging this expertise to create the next generation of brain data visualisation software for remotely connected EEG devices by leading the development of NeuroVIS. He holds a Masters in Computer Software Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.