Founder & CEO
Tarek is the Founder and CEO of EDGE3 Technologies. He is one of the pioneers of the Vision Analytics industry, and has been instrumental in the deployment of heterogeneous/GPU-accelerated computing in the Vision Analytics and AI industries back in 2007/2008. He is also one of the original gesture recognition architects from the early 2000s, leading teams as far back as 1999 in the development of gesture recognition. Many of his designs are award-winning in the automotive field. At EDGE3, Tarek leads both the AI efforts and business strategy. Tarek is the Chief Product architect as well and has been the recipient of the CES 2018 Innovation Award for the Ambient Sensing Node product, targeted at alerting vehicle owners of children being left behind in vehicles. Tarek has grown EDGE3 Technologies into one of the most technically innovative and advanced vision and AI solution suppliers in the world, with consistent 30%+ year-over-year growth.
Prior to EDGE3 Technologies, Tarek was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Embry-Riddle Machine Vision Lab. He has won numerous awards in the space, including the 2007/2008 Honda R&D Americas and Honda Research Institute’s Researcher of the Year Award. Tarek was also an NVIDIA Fellow and a Micron Fellow, and has over a 150 U.S. Patents to his name. Tarek founded his first company at the young age of 19 and grew it to over 85 employees.