Alireza Shafaei | علیرضا شفائی

Chief Technology Officer/Co-founder at Skylab.
Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Computer Vision from UBC.

I’m currently the CTO/Co-founder at Skylab Technologies Inc., where I lead the technological innovation, the research, and the core ML-development. Read about my journey on my blog.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. My research focus was the intersection of machine learning and computer vision. My supervisors were Jim Little and Mark Schmidt. I finished my M.Sc. in computer vision at UBC under the supervision of Jim Little. Before that, I received my B.Sc. degree with honours in software engineering from AUT.

With a Ph.D. in machine learning, a deep understanding of software/hardware systems, and the experience of building global-scale SaaS business from scratch, I can provide consultation to you at every single step of the way, from ideation and initial viability assessments, data collection planning, experimentation design, to cost-effective fault-tolerant software architecture design, and cloud (or in-house) deploy and execution and maintenance.

selected publications

  1. AutoRetouch: Automatic Professional Face Retouching
    (Oral Presentation)
    Shafaei, Alireza, Schmidt, Mark, and Little, James J.
    In WACV 2021.
  2. A Less Biased Evaluation of Out-of-distribution Sample Detectors
    Shafaei, Alireza, Schmidt, Mark, and Little, James J.
    In BMVC 2019.