Shums Kassam

Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 2015

Shums Kassam is a third year Engineering Science student at the University of Toronto, who is passionate about making social impact through technology and innovation. He was a software consultant and intern at Ambri, an MIT startup developing liquid metal batteries. This innovative technology has the potential to reduce the world’s reliance on power plants and to enable the easy management of renewable energy sources. At Ambri, he developed a machine learning algorithm to detect the state of charge of this new battery system. Shums was also the co President of Engineers Without Borders University of Toronto chapter - he managed multiple teams that aim at removing poverty in Africa and improving development practices in Canada. Shums also is a second Dan black belt and instructor in Tae Kwon Do, has volunteered in Africa as a teacher, and has won competitions part of the Club Crew World Championships in Dragon Boating in Macau.