Kim Noel

CUSEC 2017 Chair (@NoelKM)

Kim is a third year software engineering student at Concordia University. Since I was young, I loved disassembling electronics and solving puzzles. Technology is much more than a passion for me. I have a natural need to create, imagine, and build.

'The opportunity is yours to help people live the lives that they deserve to live.' - Michael R. Bernstein, from CUSEC 2016


Aniqah Mair

Director of Speakers

Aniqah is a third year Computing student at Queen’s University in Kingston who is continually fascinated by these amazing devices we call computers and their impact on society. She serves as President of her faculty society, which is really neat but also really time-consuming. In her negative spare time, she can often be found getting involved in even more activities on campus. Once in a blue moon, you may find her studying. She is super duper excited about this year’s awesome speaker lineup and hopes that you are too!


Dhiren Audich

Director of Design

Dhiren /ðireɪn/ is a MSc. candidate at the University of Guelph. His research interests include text mining, NLP, ontologies, and online privacy. When he isn't p̶r̶o̶c̶r̶a̶s̶t̶i̶n̶a̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ doing research, he is reading books, biking, cooking, reading news articles on security and privacy, and figuring out the meaning of life (he is aware of 42, but he doesn't trust the person who told him so).


Gracey Hlywa-Maytan

Director of Logistics

When you think of Gracey, think of thrill rides. Horror films. Think of your highschool's class clown. Think of reality TV. Think of a wedding planner. A southern tailgate party. Think of the book John Dies at the End by David Wong. But also Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. Mix in the movie Mean Girls. Think of a cat in the sun. You've almost got it. Add a hat. Perfect. There she is. Now come over and say hi, she would love to meet you.


James Talarico

Logistics Team

James is a third year Software Engineering student at Concordia University. It is his second year attending CUSEC, but his first time being part of the team. He loves cooking, skiing and sailing. He is also incredibly photogenic...


Jonathan Gratton

Director of Events

Jonathan is a third year Computer Science student at the University of Ottawa. In his free time, he fancies photography, novels, and the occasional video game. He also enjoys attending and organizing conventions, and some of his favorite tele series include Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Battlestar Galactica. If you see him around the conference floor, don’t be shy, spark up a conversation!


Kenny Hong

Director of Sponsorship

Kenny is a Computer Science student at the University of Manitoba located in Winterp… Winnipeg, Manisnow… Manitoba. His passions include a mix of singing, learning the latest technologies and sometimes both at the same time. He also hopes to one day become the #1 Super Saiyan Chef Duelist from Pallet Town.


Sébastien Roy

Director of A/V

Sébastien is currently in his third year studying Software Engineering (ou plutôt Génie Logiciel) at the University of Ottawa. This will be his third CUSEC, but his first time as part of the team! In his spare time, he enjoys playing football, tennis and swing dancing.

Head Delegates


Alan Bridgeman

Head Delegate @ University of Manitoba

Alan is a fourth year Computer Science student at the University of Manitoba located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His passions include learning the latest technologies, advocating for disability rights and playing D&D. This will be his second time at CUSEC and he is looking forward to another exciting year!


Alessandro Power

Head Delegate @ Concordia University

Alessandro is a third year Software Engineering student at Concordia University. When he isn't studying or writing software for satellites, you can find him reading or watching just one more episode on Netflix.


Angelo Austria

Head Delegate @ University of Toronto

Angelo is a second year student currently enrolled in the Computer Science Specialist Program with a focus in artificial intelligence at the University of Toronto. He loves to learn about software engineering. His other interests include eating, travelling and binge-watching Game of Thrones.


Chirag Gada

Head Delegate @ University of Waterloo

Entering his last term in Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo. In his spare time he enjoys watching copious amounts of sports and sitcoms. In his 'non-spare' time, he can be seen working on assignments at the local bar. This is his second time at CUSEC and first time on the team.


Ivona Sikiric

Head Delegate @
York University

Ivona is in her fourth and final year of Computer Science at York University. While she is pretending to study, she is actually binge-watching shows on Netflix, playing board games, or going on coffee dates with friends (because coffee = life).


Nabil Sakran

Head Delegate @ McMaster University

An avid software enthusiast currently in third year software engineering!!

Favourite Motivational quote: 'Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger'


Paul Lee

Head Delegate @ University of Ottawa

Hey! My name's Paul and I'm a 3rd year student at the University of Ottawa, majoring in Computer Engineering. I attended CUSEC 2015 last year and had an amazing time, but I wanted the most out of the conference so I joined the organising committee as a head delegate! I think CUSEC is a great opportunity for undergraduate students, and I wanted to do my part in keeping its' great reputation up! See you in Montreal!


Vinith Suriyakumar

Head Delegate @ Queen's University

Hey everyone! I am currently a 3rd year student at Queen's University, specializing in Biomedical Computing! I have a big passion for clinical engineering and seeing how we can improve problems in operating rooms using software! Outside of computer science, I have a 1st degree black belt from 14 year of Karate, am a pretty avid concert-goer (I've been to approximately 20 in the past two years, although some of those were part of music festivals), and enjoy the usual cup of hot chocolate!