Founder & CEO
Tarek is the Founder and CEO of EDGE3 Technologies. He is one of the pioneers of the Vision and Artificial Intelligence industry, and has been instrumental in the deployment of heterogeneous computing in vision analytics. 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 were award-winning in the automotive field. Tarek’s most endearing effort harkens back to the early 2000s, when he and the current team worked on developing face tracking technology for paraplegics as an HMI tool. At EDGE3, Tarek leads both the technology development effort and business strategy. 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. He was also an NVIDIA Fellow and a Micron Fellow, and has been issued dozens of U.S. Patents. Prior to that, Tarek founded his first company at the young age of 19 and grew it to over 85 employees.