President & CEO (PhD, PEng)
Yaser received his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2014. He was an Eyes High Fellow at the University of Calgary and a visiting academic scholar in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Killam award in Canada.
As CEO of Tactile Robotics, he inspires and guides the team with his signature brilliance and futuristic yet humble and practical outlook. Yaser oversees engineering systems conceptualization and design at Tactile Robotics. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PEng) in the Province of Manitoba. He has extensive experience in engineering analysis and project management. Recently, he has been the bridge between the University of Calgary and the University of Manitoba on the Robot-Assisted Space Telemetry (RAST) project. RAST investigates the possibility of conducting remote teleoperated surgical and medical treatments from earth, with the operating room being located inside the International Space Station (ISS), using a master-slave robotic paradigm.