BluWave~ai Pace Setters

Hubert Sugeng drives the Product Development at BluWave-ai. He’s been serving in engineering for over 16 years, and with recent leadership roles delivering product with AI-based KodaCloud, and Bridgewater Systems acquired by Amdocs. Hubert’s led the development of performant, scalable, and fault-tolerant products running in national level mobile carriers, as well as cloud SaaS with IOT devices. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems Engineering from Carleton University. Aside from building cool stuff at BluWave-ai, Hubert loves to game, play badminton, and is very curious about how everything works from tech, to macro-economics, to astronomy.

Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi is the technology and innovation leader at BluWave-ai. He has more than 8 years of experience in designing mission critical grid solutions for industry and academia, including smart grids and microgrids projects with Hatch and Canadian Solar. Mostafa has (co)authored several articles in high-impact journals, conference proceedings, and magazines, and holds patents on intelligent control and optimization of renewable-penetrated grids. Mostafa has also led the award-winning IEEE Power and Energy Society Task Force on microgrid stability, an international coalition of 21 researchers from 14 institutions investigating stability issues in microgrids. Mostafa obtained his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has also studied and performed research in Sweden at KTH and Germany at KIT. During the course of his career, Mostafa has received multiple business, research, and teaching awards, including the prestigious Ottawa's Forty Under 40. When not busy researching and developing smart grid solutions, Mostafa actively raises awareness on climate change and energy poverty, enjoys reading about science and history, and contemplates the future of the human species.  

Hubert Sugeng

Meet the Rest of the BluWave~ai Team

Director of Engineering

General Manager US

Francois Odouard

Francois Odouard is our General Manager for the US market.  Francois is an Analytics & Data executive, passionate about helping organizations develop solutions to data, IT and process challenges. Throughout his career, he has successfully defined visions addressing objectives articulated by senior management, aligned stakeholders at all levels of the organization, designed potential solutions and led execution teams.  He has held executive positions in major firms such as American Express, Morgan Stanley and IBM.  He holds a BSc in Commerce from HEC Paris, and a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.  Francois likes to compete in triathlons and explore the cultural life New York City has to offer, when he is not traveling to far corners of the world with his wife and kids.


Brandon Rohan Paul

Brandon does the marketing and communications for BluWave-ai. Brandon completed his degree in marketing at the University of Ottawa in 2018. While at school, he also took his electives in history with courses in Roman history and 19th-21st century world history. Brandon continues his education on the world by trying to learn something new everyday, avidly reading texts and listening to podcasts on history, politics, and society. Brandon is very passionate about storytelling and is in the process of creating his Space Opera novel series. He likes to contemplate what he's learned on his morning run and has completed to-date 5 half marathons since 2014.


Lutz Tischendorf

Dr. Lutz Tischendorf develops and integrates software at Bluwave-ai.  He has an extensive background in software development, system administration and project management and is a recognized scientist in the field of computational biology.  He has worked in IT for 20 years and has been CTO of a German based company Esemos GmbH for 11 years. He led the development and operations of high performance and high availability software in support of powering internet and intranet searches for the German Telekom and multiple online portals and ecommerce sites. He was also primarily responsible for managing and analyzing big data. Lutz is the author and co-author of more than 40 peer reviewed publications and is still active in research related to applying optimization methods to problems in conservation ecology.  In his spare time, Lutz enjoys the outdoors on ski, foot, bicycle, sailboat or canoe, serves as a director at the Northern Magic Fund in support of helping children in Kenya and likes to travel and explore the world.

Richard Vieregge works on BlueWave-ai's team developing the SaaS platform hosting our energy optimization software. He has decades of software development experience, having developed Security Analytics for Nokia, deployed large scale network auditing systems to tier 1 carriers at Nakina System, and led the Network Management group at Tropic Networks. Richard holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Waterloo. After work, he enjoys exercise as an excuse to socialize with family and friends, and traveling to experience our wide world.

Richard Vieregge



Praveen Venigalla

Praveen Venigalla is a Junior Full Stack Developer at BluWave-ai. He is mainly responsible for designing, building, and integrating several frontend interfaces for the existing backend systems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, JNTU Kakinada, India and also a Postgraduate degree in Information Technology, Humber College. His favourite hobbies are reading several non-fiction books, cooking, doing yoga, and travelling.


Ying Yao

Ying finished her Masters in Statistics at Carleton University and since that she has been working in data analysis/data science area for 3 years. The projects she achieved are related to areas from time series forecasting, image classification, business intelligence reporting & analysis etc., which served for federal government clients and banking industry. She is excited about applying sorts of machine learning techniques and diving into specific industrial environment to deliver advanced products. She enjoys having a healthy work-life balance that can bring her more motivation. Specifically, she likes travelling, adventurous sports, and jamming with friends.

Dr. Yujie Xu designs AI-based optimization solutions for smart power girds at BluWave-ai. He is generally interested in applying machine learning technique and optimization technique to different systems. He holds a PhD degree in ECE from the University of Toronto. In his spare time, Yujie loves to cook all kinds of cuisines.

Yujie Xu


Product Management

Craig Downing

Craig Downing is BluWave-ai’s Director of Product Management. He has over 20 years experience in technology companies in a wide range of areas including: specialised and high-performance computing devices for consumer, communication and industrial applications, hardware device security and software security, machine vision, graphics and image processing. Craig’s roles in these companies included technical team management, managing integration projects with customers, international business development, technical product marketing and product management defining, bringing to market and managing the lifecycle of electronic systems, software and electronic device products.

Tim Guttormson is a Technical Account Manager at BluWave-ai. Tim has 18 years of experience bringing advanced software solutions to customers solving complex problems in the world of integrated circuit design. He’s passionate about communicating the benefits of the BluWave-ai solution to the world, while applying his field engineering experience to build a team in that area for the company as it grows.   Tim enjoys spending his spare time training for triathlons, travelling and spending time with family.

Tim Guttormson


Product Management

Alex Linchieh

Alex Linchieh is a Product Manager at Bluwave-ai. He previously held lead engineering, planning, and project management roles within the energy, consulting, and defense industries. Alex's interest is focused at the intersection between engineering and business, particularly regarding the future of smart cities and the implications of AI on society. Alex has a BSc. In Materials Engineering (Nanotechnology minor) from the University of Alberta and holds the Professional Engineering (P. Eng.) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations. In his spare time, Alex enjoys photography, hiking, sports cars, and building high performance computers.


Nathaniel Charlebois

Nathaniel Charlebois designs, implements, and integrates back-end software at BluWave-ai. As a recent Computer Systems Engineering graduate from Carleton University he has a keen interest in distributed, scalable systems, and has been involved with Secure Smart Grid networking research at Carleton’s Cisco IoT laboratory. When not behind a keyboard developing projects, Nathaniel can be found cycling, running or enjoying a pint of craft beer at a live music venue.

Sergey Cherniavsky is a Software QA Lead with over 12 years of experience in web, mobile, embedded, and cloud systems. As an experience QA lead, Sergey has deep understanding of the software development methodologies, quality assurance strategies, process, procedures, and best practices.

Sergey loves to play ping-pong and to explore new beautiful places with his family in Canada and the United States.

Sergey Cherniavsky

Quality Assurance

Mostafa Farrokhabadi

Senior Director of Technology

Barb Pierce is responsible for project planning, administration and human resources at BluWave-ai. Barb has 20+ years of experience leading groups of 10 to more than 100 in private industry technology companies and government. Barb also has considerable experience in executive and leadership coaching, team building and training, with an emphasis on the development of strong communications skills.  She has published a book and created extensive training materials to help leaders learn and incorporate the coach approach to leadership.  Ms Pierce holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Royal Military College, a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Master’s Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University.

Barb Pierce

Program & Operations Management

Devashish Paul is CEO of BluWave-ai and founded the company coming from a background in the semiconductor industry focused on Supercomputing, AI and networking chips. He has grown large businesses in Europe, Asia, and North American starting from startup to building up to $110M annual revenue run rates at public and private companies and is driving BluWave-ai's mission to be the premiere global renewable energy AI company.

Devashish has a Masters in Elec Eng in Digital Signal Processing and an MBA in marketing both from the University of Ottawa along with a BEng from Royal Military College in Elec Eng and is a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force.  Dev is a 31x Ironman triathlon finisher, coached masters athletes to 100+ finishes, and raced for Canada in 10 world championships.

Devashish Paul

CEO and Founder

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