Kaiyu Hsu

UX Engineer / Software Engineer / Designer / Manager / Ring Bearer

Hello there, you can call me Kai and I type things to make programs go. I hold a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto where I studied design and cognitive psychology, but on a day to day basis, I’m a Design Engineer at Cardiogram.

Cardiogram (a16z)

We're an AI startup that uses heart rate data to predict and prevent heart disease. My time is split between designing and implementing user-driven experiences, building out the team, and debating healthcare reform.

Once upon a time

I was an early engineer hire at Slyce (IPO: TSX-V) and TinyRx (Google Ventures). Before that, I helped start TEDxUofT as their Creative Director and later went on to join the TEDxToronto team. I’ve also had a short lived career in advertising as an Art Director for brands such as Nissan and ING Direct.
You’ll occasionally find me dabbling in the open source world, contributing to Facebook projects, Bootstrap, and Wikipedia.When I’m bored, I sometimes draw things , build apps , and design games. But honestly, I spend most of my days procrastinating.