Helen Kontozopoulos

Helen Kontozopoulos

Helen Kontozopoulos

Co-Founder/Director, University of Toronto Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab

Helen Co-Founded the University of Toronto’s Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL) in 2015, an incubator and accelerator for early stage startups in Canada. DCSIL’s startups focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, AR/VR and cybersecurity technologies.

She is directing efforts at DCSIL to foster innovation and commercialization through entrepreneurship programs, curating talent development, supporting tech transfer, and increasing industry collaborations.

She is a lecturer at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Computer Science (St.George campus) and Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (Scarborough Campus), where she teaches product development, design, and entrepreneurship.

Since being on the UofT/IBM Watson teaching team in 2014 she has been working on researching the relationship between user behaviour, IoT, and artificial intelligence.