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Saied Tadayon, Ph.D., J.D. (CTO, cofounder)

 Dr. Tadayon’s current focus of research and development spans artificial intelligence, Deep Learning, pattern recognition, classifiers, machine learning, neural networks, efficient/fast image analysis/processing algorithms, deep image analysis, video analysis, object/face recognition, soft computing, Fuzzy Logic, information theory and reliability, Big Data analytics, search engines, and application of image recognition in ad networks.

 He has over 33 years of experience in diverse technical fields, including artificial intelligence, image recognition, Deep Learning, semiconductor research & development, computer software, information technologies, renewable energy, wireless, telecommunications, and computer games, as well as years of experience in product development & design, project management, business development, and patent/intellectual properties.

 After obtaining his PhD from Cornell University (at age 23), under Prof. Lester Eastman, in high speed compound semiconductor device, he conducted research at Microelectronics Division at COMSAT Laboratories, as a senior member of technical staff. At COMSAT, he designed and produced the fastest transistor in the world in its class, in collaboration with his brother (Bijan). Later, he and his brother cofounded an educational software game company and developed and implemented a multimedia-based framework to implement flexible nonlinear game storylines, on both Mac and Windows platforms. Then, he joined Nextone Communications, a startup company, focusing on the next generation telecommunication technologies, including VOIP and softswitches. Later, as a Consulting IT Architect at IBM, he designed and implemented technical solutions for complex and challenging IT projects at IBM for US Federal agencies, and he successfully led large IT teams in all phases of solution life cycle (proposal, requirement gathering, design, development, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance).

 He obtained his BS degree from Cornell University in School of Applied and Engineering Physics in 1986, where he ranked first in the entire graduating Class of 1986 and was the first recipient of Cuykendall Award for Outstanding Senior. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1989, where he received fellowships for graduate research from Cornell Graduate School, as well as IBM Corporation. He also obtained his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, he is a registered patent attorney.

 He has authored or co-authored more than 70 technical journal publications, conference presentations, conference proceedings, and invited presentations, in addition to many inventions in various technical fields (as a prolific inventor). He has also participated in various scientific and technical conference program committees.