Chief of AI
Weir Motion Metrics
Shahram Tafazoli is an avid inventor, entrepreneur, and angle investor in the technology space. He received all his degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds a PhD degree from University of British Columbia as well as his Masters and Bachelors degrees from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. After graduating in 1997, he started a one-man technology consulting company based in UBC. This consulting company evolved to Motion Metrics International Corp., which was acquired by The Weir Group for the headline price of $250M CDN in December 2021. The company operates as part of Weir’s ESCO division and Shahram continues to lead the business. As part of Weir’s ESCO division, Shahram is truly excited to establish in Canada a global center of excellence for AI and Machine Vision for mining applications. Motion Metrics today has over 138 employees worldwide with its main operations in Canada and specializes in design, development, and commercialization of machine vision solutions for tough mining challenges leveraging latest artificial intelligence algorithms.
Shahram holds an adjunct professorship position with UBC and has offered courses in robotics, control systems, and digital signal processing. He is also an associate member of the Creative Destruction Lab at both University of Toronto and UBC and is an angel investor with investments in early-stage tech ventures. He has co-authored many patents with other Motion Metrics engineers.