Hassan Sawaf has close to 20 years of experience in research, development and management of Human Language Technology (HLT) and pattern recognition, in particular machine translation, speech recognition, image processing and language understanding.
From 1995 to 2010, he founded technology companies and led teams that cover science to product, covering aspects of science and technology over product management to executive of startup and mid-size companies. From November 2010 till January 2013, as a Chief Scientist he lead the research and development in machine learning and human language technology at SAIC. In March 2011 Hassan he was nominated Technical Fellow for his work in technology, and research and development management at SAIC. Since April 2013, Hassan joined eBay to setup, grow and lead the Cognitive Computing Group.