Mohsen is the chief academic officer and co-founder of Top Hat. He leads the strategy, vision and growth of the Top Hat Marketplace. The idea behind the marketplace is to replace college textbooks with highly interactive content to engage students and help them learn faster and retain information longer. Shahini is a recipient of the Best Teaching Award from the University of Waterloo. He has published six academic papers in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken on various panels including SXSWedu, BOT, MaRS Best Practices, etc.
Shahini’s PhD research at the University of Waterloo was on Artificial Intelligence and Microrobotics. He also holds a B.AS. in Mechanical Engineering—Manufacturing and an M.A. of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology—Tehran Polytechnic.