We are math educators

Hypatia is driven by the mission to make math accessible to everyone.  

Math is a building block of literacy in the modern world, yet many resources available to teachers are not much more advanced than the slate tablet.  When technology is employed, it often follows no more than well crafted videos or yes/no answers to simple math problems.

Ladislav Stacho, a professor of mathematics at Simon Fraser University, wanted to leverage current technology to create a math editor that not only could create math, but in fact understand it. 

"We named the company Hypatia (355CE-415CE) after the first mathematician whose life and work was well documented", reflects Arvind Gupta, Professor and Vice President Industry Relations for the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.  "She was dedicated to education and sat at the forefront of her field of study."

As math and science educators, we strive to leverage technology to support an inclusive learning environment.  We understand that optimal results are achieved when teachers can spend their time with students, not administration; by being innovative, rather than focusing on repetitive routines; and by tailoring lessons to help students master material at their own rate, rather than racing ahead in the curriculum.  

We designed Hypatia to support the mission of teachers: to ensure their students learn math as a life-long skill, building block to unlock higher learning, and as a key to unlock the doors of diverse careers.

We designed Hypatia for you!

Leadership Team

Arvind Gupta


co-founder and Chairman of the Board

Professor of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Ladislav Stacho


co-founder and Chief Science officer 

Professor of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University

Jan Manuch


co-founder and CTO

Instructor and Researcher (PhD)

Michael McCarthy



Executive in Residence, Computer Science, University of Toronto