About Expertise Finder

Expertise Finder software is trusted by universities to power their faculty experts directories. It increases industry partnerships and media coverage.

Expertise Finder also runs a large network of academic experts that's easy to search.


Ebrahim Ashrafizadeh

I believe in using software to solve inefficiencies. I have designed an interface for radars, written automation code for a production-line packaging device, and generated heating profiles for jet engines.

While working as a TV producer I struggled to find people with the right expertise to interview. My work as a journalist started with reports for CBC Radio from Moldova and Kazakhstan.

A history of Expertise Finder's early days

  • Stavros Rougas was working as a TV producer struggling to find academics to interview
  • Stavros and Ebrahim Ashrafizadeh met in 2010
  • 2010 they were accepted to the VeloCity Garage incubator connected with the University of Waterloo which has jump started numerous leading startups
  • fall 2010 software prototype was built in Java
  • 2011 launched our network of academic experts
  • 2012 built first cloud based experts directory for a university
  • 2014 changed the name to Expertise Finder

Universities and colleges redefining faculty promotion

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