Joined November 2014

Jianfeng “Harry” Qiu

Technology Analyst

Describe where you are are from. What did it look, smell, taste, sound like?

I was born and raised in ZhongShan China; before coming to Toronto, I attended university and worked briefly in Hong Kong. Both places are on the southern coast, and there is only one season in my hometown: summer. The climate there is warm and humid; trees grow exuberantly, and hardly shed leaves. One of my best memories is being woken up from an after-lunch nap by the song of the summer cicada.

Why do you do what you do? What motivates you to get up every morning and come to work?

I realized that we could have done better in healthcare delivery after witnessing my friend suffering through his surgery in a hospital. That encounter fuels my determination to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. I work towards a goal that one day I can tell the sick ones, “Don’t worry, we have the technology to help you.”

What are you passionate about outside of work?

I love watching documentaries. The origin of tea, the Planet Earth, the origin of disease, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire … to name a few.

Professional Bio

Jianfeng (Harry) Qiu holds a BEng(Hons) degree in Electronics and Information Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. For his undergraduate final year project, Harry developed a mathematical model to capture the stochastic dynamics of wireless communication in the context of IEEE 802.11p Vehicular Ad-hoc Network (VANET). During his one year placement in Advanced Analogic Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:AATI), Harry gained experience in semiconductor process engineering, and implemented several power MOSFET layout designs. Harry obtained the Master of Health Science in Clinical Engineering in 2014. For his master thesis, he developed a non-obstructive Electrocardiography (ECG) acquisition system. The system enables zero-effort health monitoring at home environment by embedding capacitive sensors into everyday furniture such as beds and chairs.