Subutai Ahmad brings experience in real time systems, computer vision, and learning to his leadership of the Numenta Engineering team. Prior to Numenta, Ahmad served as VP Engineering at YesVideo, Inc., and helped grow YesVideo from a three-person start-up to a leader in automated digital media authoring. YesVideo's real time video analysis systems have been deployed internationally on a variety of platforms: large-scale distributed clusters, retail minilabs, and consumer set-top DVD recorders. In 1997, he co-founded ePlanet Interactive, a spin-off from Interval Research where he served as a researcher. ePlanet created the IntelPlay Me2Cam, the first computer vision product developed for consumers.
Ahmad holds a bachelors degree in computer science from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in computer science (thesis on computational neuroscience models of visual attention) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently serves as a technical advisor to YesVideo.