We are an inter-disciplinary team of scientists bridging the gap between academic science and the needs of industry.
In 2019, Gregor McEwan had been an academic in universities and research organisations for 20 years. He founded Modail Mara to help industry make use of research innovations.
Gregor has a Ph.D. in computer science.
For the last several years he has been at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada, building computer simulation models of aquaculture systems. His work has enabled deeper understanding of both technical skills – such as Artificial Intelligence techniques and big data analysis – and interdisciplinary collaboration with people from fields such as epidemiology, pathology, ecology, statistics, genetics, and veterinary research.
Gregor received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. His PhD thesis work analysed large datasets of online activity to explore community structures. He has worked as a Research Scientist at internationally recognised technology research companies in Australia. In these roles he performed cutting edge research investigating and building technology to help small groups of people collaborate.
James has a Ph.D. in environmental engineering.
He developed the first integrated hydrodynamic, transport, and water quality model of Moreton Bay, an important environmental, economic and cultural resource adjacent to a major city (Brisbane, Australia). The model was subsequently adopted as a major component of the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay Study (BRMBS). BRMBS was an interdisciplinary study of Moreton Bay and its major tributaries, initiated to address water quality issues. It linked sewage and diffuse loading with environmental degradation.
He has provided consultancy services to various institutions relating to hydrological modelling, satellite image processing, and software development.
Lily recently joined the team as a Jr Analyst. She is currently a 2nd year student at UPEI pursuing a BSc in Psychology with an intended minor in Biology.