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Claude Duguay, PhD
Founder and Scientific Advisor

Dr. Duguay received his PhD in Geography from the University of Waterloo, where he now holds a professorship and Research Chair. Claude has an extensive background in GIS, remote sensing and environmental modelling based off his own research and collaboration with institutions both domestic and abroad. Dr. Duguay provides scientific guidance on all NXT Farm projects.

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Pavel Bordioug, B.Eng
Lead Platform Developer

Pavel graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering and has leveraged his experience developing products, bringing cutting edge software to market and forging client relationships at organizations from GM to Shoplogix and CIBC to generate NXT Farm into a fully developed and growing commercialized precision agriculture platform.

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Kiana Zolfaghari, PhD
Scientific Advisory, Developer

Dr. Zolfaghari received her PhD in Geography from the University of Waterloo, where she is on the cutting edge of research in the field. Leveraging her experience with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, as well as in academia, Kiana is currently leading the development of the new algorithms driving the future of NXT Farm.

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Kevin Kang, PhD
Scientific Advisory, Developer

Dr. Kang received his PhD in Geography from the University of Waterloo, bringing an extensive research background in remote sensing to the scientific development of NXT Farm. Kevin currently helps craft our algorithms, while working with UAVs and sensors to ground truth our data and ensure the highest standard of accuracy.


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Jasmine Wang, MSc
Data Scientist, Developer

Jasmine received her MSc in Geography from the University of Waterloo, where she gained an extensive background in remote sensing, data science and radar satellite algorithm development. Jasmine is currently helping refine the algorithms that drive NXT Farm, while analyzing the data that agriculture professionals rely on for sound judgement.


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Adam Wyville
Business Development Manager

Adam is a Business Administration student at Wilfrid Laurier University, currently working to bring NXT Farm to agriculture experts globally. Adam helps onboard new growers to the platform, while working with our clients and partners worldwide to ensure they get the most out of our agricultural insights.