Our vision is
to democratize high fidelity
eye tracking to anticipate the needs,
intents and mental states of people to
improve their lives

about us

AdHawk Microsystems develops eye tracking technology that helps unlock the connection between the eyes, the brain and the world around us.

By developing the first camera-free eye tracking system that offers unprecedented speed and data quality in a mobile device, AdHawk is powering immersive experiences and creating new opportunities for advancement in healthcare and behavioral research.

The AdHawk Team

Dr. Neil Sarkar

Dr. Neil Sarkar


  • Responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy for the company across markets that require AdHawk’s core technology and products
  • Inventor of the MEMS scanner-based eye-tracking system and methods under development at AdHawk
  • Building a team of >35 engineers and scientists of the highest caliber, securing private capital and research funding to support AdHawk’s growth
  • Over 20 years of experience as a microsystem engineer, co-founder of ICSPI corp.
  • PhD fellow of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, winner of the 2014 Douglas Colton Award for research excellence in microsystems, two-time winner of the Manning Award for Canadian Innovation, and recipient of the NSERC PGS-D award

Sandro Banerjee


  • Responsible for business operations and development, financial management, strategy, and contracts for AdHawk
  • Raised equity and debt capital from strategic investors, corporate and traditional VCs, and commercial banks
  • Former Vice President in Global Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets with over 8 years of experience executing mid to large-cap public and private financings, IPOs and providing M&A and other corporate advisory services
  • MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, P.Eng, CFA charterholder
Sandro Banerjee
Nino Zahirovic

Dr. Nino Zahirovic


  • Responsible for advising on product development and related strategy for AdHawk
  • R&D leader with substantial breadth and depth of technical and research experience from digital design and software, to analog and RF circuits with hands-on lab skills and a holistic approach to system design and product development
  • Over 5 years experience leading a multi-disciplinary team of hardware, software and algorithm engineers to implement state-of-the-art technologies for AMOLED displays
  • PhD Electrical Engineering and BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, recipient of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology fellowship and NSERC PGS-D award

Awards &

Awards & Publications

Outstanding Paper Award

June 22, 2017

For Optical MEMS Index Finger Microgesture Input Device for Mobile and Wearable Devices, Transducers Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems.

Outstanding Paper Award for Scanning Diffractive Optic Elements

June 8, 2016

For Untethered Eye-Tracking Microsystems, Hilton Head Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference.

A Large Angle, Low Voltage, Small Footprint Micromirror

June 21, 2015

For Eye Tracking and Near-Eye Display Applications, Transducers Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems.

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