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Backend – API
IoT – Embedded Systems
Machine Learning – AI
Mobile Apps
Software Engineering
Web Development
Backend – API|IoT – Embedded Systems|Web Development

Platform that allows paralyzed and ALS patients (e.g. Stephen Hawking) to type at least 300% faster than the rate achieved by Stephen Hawking using Intel’s ACAT system…

Backend – API|Web Development

Carpolo is a smart carpooling platform with a gamified points reward system and analytics tools to promote carpooling for communities. I lead the team and developed the full backend including…

Backend – API|Web Development

Developed the system for working with brainwaves (EEG) data which is linked to training programs that are designed to help children who suffer from reading disorders (e.g. Dyslexia)…

Backend – API|C#|Machine Learning – AI|Mobile Apps|Web Development

ConSift (a.k.a. KeyStroke) empowers a device (hardware), or a web service (software) with the necessary artificial intelligence to recognize the owner of the account through their way of typing….

Backend – API|Mobile Apps|Software Engineering|Web Development

The World’s First Smart Indoor Plant Waterer Developed the dashboard and both mobile apps (Android and iOS): Developed the backend and RESTful API that connect…

C#|Software Engineering

This is an internal tool I developed for a company in C#. The tool reads an SQL database (MSSQL, MySQL, over remote connection or from a file), and generates all the necessary files for the…

C#|Mobile Apps

A Windows Phone 8 game developed in C# and XAML. Meant to be played multi-player where the phone is placed on a flat surface and the players are facing each other; the smiley face starts to…

Backend – API|Software Engineering|Web Development

Learning platform with robotics, coding, artificial intelligence and many more courses to come! I implemented part of the backend and the browser-based compiler….

Backend – API|Software Engineering|Web Development

Social Information Monitoring tool by Humanitarian Innovation Labs (UNICEF) Developed the “smart” system that scrapes Facebook groups and analyzes posts and comments of refugees and help UNICEF…

Backend – API|C#|IoT – Embedded Systems|Mobile Apps|Software Engineering

A prototype for an artificial bladder that replaces a cancerous one and can be controlled via a mobile app…

Backend – API|C#|IoT – Embedded Systems|Mobile Apps

ReminDrug is a platform that manages prescriptions and, paired with a pill dispenser, prevents multiple medical mistakes and saves patients’ lives….

Backend – API|C#|Mobile Apps

Hatch n’ Catch is a fun-to-play education game that requires players to run after each other thus merging physical activities with virtual games!…

Backend – API|Web Development

BlissPin is a bucketlist-like platform where users can share their recipes for success….

About me

Steve (Mostafa) Dafer

With an undergraduate degree in Computer and Communications Engineering, I started as an innovator in the field of electronics and robotics, and some of my projects have earned international awards such as Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Weekend Mount Lebanon 2012 and Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2013 and 2014 consecutively. My master’s degree in Computer Science has also led to the birth of EMPWRD, which is now a finalist in the Discovery Award 2019.

I worked for two years and a half at Ideation Invest where I lead software teams build solutions for self-service Kiosks, ATMs, and other IoT devices. Besides hardware, I worked with teams that shipped web and mobile apps. I started with Ideation Invest as a lead developer even before getting my bachelor’s degree since I had founded CoolesTech a couple years earlier where I shipped several websites and mobile apps.

Furthermore, I have worked as a full stack developer for UNICEF’s Humanitarian Innovation Lab (HIL), where I developed a “smart” system that scrapes Facebook groups and analyzes data to categorize immigrant issues and help provide better solutions for their needs.

When I moved to Halifax to pursue my Master’s degree at Dalhousie, I worked with Halifax Learning (an organization best known for its reading remediation program, SpellRead) on a project that helps children overcome dyslexia challenges. I collaborated in Dr. Aaron Newman’s NeuroCognitive Imaging Lab in Dalhousie’s Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, under a MITACS scholarship, and this sparked my interest to innovate the design of EMPWRD in Dr. Sampalli’s MYTech lab which is the main topic of my thesis.

I have acquired a wide variety of skillsets ranging from back-end development and API design, through Robotics and AI applications, to Management & Leadership.

Besides my work, I like to research artificial intelligence topics; I have several publications in the field of keystroke dynamics so far, and I believe that books are our current implementation of telepathy.