Taleb joined the Algomus team in October 2017 as Machine Learning Scientist heading up our R&D department doing research related to computer vision, deep learning, and machine learning. He has a Masters in Computer Vision and a PhD in Machine Learning from France, as well as a Bsc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Syria.
We decided to ask him a few questions so you can get to know him better:
What project have you worked on in the past that really interested you?
“It was when I was a researcher at Northeastern University, where I was working on an image processing and facial analysis software. I was creating algorithms to analyze the human face and understand the features to recommend makeup.”
How would you describe yourself and your work ethic?
“When I enjoy my work, I treat it as a mission. I set goals for all projects, always putting 100% effort and time into everything I do. I work long hours but because I enjoy my work and the work environment here at Algomus is very friendly it does not seem like a job.”
What is the most important lesson you have learned?
“I have learned in this industry it is very important to keep learning. Set aside time every day to learn new skills or eventually you will lack the skills needed to compete. It is important to keep learning new libraries and new programming skills as well as keeping up with current events and technology.”
Outside the office Taleb spends his time Traveling, he has been to over 20 different countries. While traveling he enjoys exploring nature, which gives him the chance to work on his photography. If Taleb is not traveling or exploring nature you can find him keeping fit in the gym or socializing with friends.
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