Wearable Sensing Team

About Our Team

Wearable Sensing has a skilled, dedicated team with expertise in the sciences and engineering. Our team also draws on the skills and expertise of QUASAR's leading research scientists and engineers, who provide consulting services to support the development of new products and manufacturing processes.


President: Dr. Walid Soussou leads and manages Wearable Sensing’s efforts at developing markets for its wearable dry-sensor technology. Dr. Soussou leverages his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California (USC), expertise in brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), and experience in sleep research, to develop commercial applications for wearable sensors. Dr. Soussou is VP of Research at QUASAR.

For Wearable Sensing, Walid directs product development, as well as marketing and sales efforts.

Walid Soussou
Vice President of Engineering: Tobin McManus is a principal developer of the DSI systems' mechanical designs, and as such has developed a number of mechanical support systems for a wide range of sensors, including the design, construction, and testing of EEG, EOG, EMG, and ECG mounting schemes.

For Wearable Sensing, Tobin consults on all design and engineering developments as well as on implementing and managing the manufacturing pipeline, keeping it at peak efficiency and the highest quality.
Tobin McManus
Director of Operations: Melissa Poquette

Melissa Poquette


Lab Technician: Andrew Agundes is responsible for purchasing, bookkeeping, as well as system validation testing and customer support.
Andrew Agundes
Logistics Manager: Valerie Brann
Valerie Brann
Manufacturing Foreman: Slava Ermolaev is the lead manufacturer and is responsible for assembling, testing and verifying Wearable Sensing's systems.
Slava Ermolaev
Technical Sales: Courtney earned a BSc. in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrueck and a MSc. of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany). She has research experience in neuroeconomics, and extensive work experience in marketing, sales, and data analytics.

Courtney Phillipps


Electronics Engineer: Dr. Konstantine Ermolaev has a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the Institute of Chemical Physics in Chernogolozka, Russia. At QUASAR, Dr. Ermolaev has worked on developing the electronic circuitry that supports the DSI sensors, as well as other sensor modalities.

For Wearable Sensing, Konstantine consults on sensor and analog electronics development, as well as on software development of DSI-Streamer, Wearable Sensing's data acquisition software.

Konstantine Ermolaev

Research Engineer: With a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Western Australia, Dr. Neil McDonald has led the technological development of QUASAR's sensors. Dr. McDonald is also integral to the development of advanced algorithms for cognitive state monitoring, which are implemented in QStates, and artifact rejection.

For Wearable Sensing, Neil consults on product development and quality assurance.

Neil McDonald
Neuroscientist: Brooke Roberts
Brooke Roberts
Digital Electronics Engineer: Marty Steindorf has worked in the digital electronics field for over 23 years. His background in electrical engineering is extensive, ranging from large scale public power plant cooling systems and 120 ampere superconducting magnet power supplies, all the way down to digital monitors that, powered by the human body, measure biosignals.

For Wearable Sensing, Marty consults on both digital circuit design and development of embedded firmware.
Marty Steindorf

Research Scientist: Dr. Igor Fridman completed a B.Sc. in Physics at the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Toronto in 2013. Dr. Fridman is involved in research projects that use wearable EEG technology in the fields of cognitive assessment and augmentation, brain-computer interfaces and education. He is particularly interested in opportunities for technology transfer that translate the results of our basic research into meaningful and useful consumer products.

For Wearable Sensing, Igor consults on innovative collaborative project aimed at transcending the current capabilities of non-contact and dry contact sensors.

Igor Fridman

Business Management: Mr. Duff holds an MBA from Oxford University, UK, and technical degrees from Harvard and UCSD. His business focus is built on 19 years of experience in science and engineering, during which time he ran his own technical solutions company, and acted as chief scientist for firms in medical device development and industrial quality assurance. Mr. Duff joined QUASAR with the goal of applying his experience with commercialization partnerships to bring QUASAR technologies to market, and is currently CEO of Advanced Neurometrics Inc.

For Wearable Sensing, Eric consults on business strategy and development.

Eric Duff