Dr. Hesham Eraqi is the Founding CTO and General Manager of NahdetMisr AI and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering department at the American University in Cairo. He was a Senior Expert/Director of AI and Chief AI Scientist at Valeo where he worked for 10 years and he has been a Consultant for multiple AI companies in Egypt. He is an Advisory Board member with EdVentures. With more than 10 years of experience working in the Machine Learning and Software Development industry besides Academia, his experience mixes between participating in several high-tech awards-winning international mega-projects/products and conducting pure academic research. His international filed patents, papers, and book chapters are mainly in Deep Learning and Computer Vision.

Hesham received his BSc and MSc degrees in Electronics and Computer Engineering from Cairo University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering with Highest Honors and highest GPA in class with an award-winning thesis from AUC. He has conducted hundreds of industrial training hours worldwide and delivered 50+ keynotes. He developed and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the top 3 universities in Egypt and with Udacity, besides, he advised 15+ MSc & Ph.D. theses and graduation theses. Hesham is the Chairperson, Guest Editor, Advisory Board, Program Committee member in top venues in his area including NeurIPS/ICCV/ECCV workshops and AV Silicon Valley, and he is an active Reviewer at 25+ major international journals and conferences. His technical articles are viewed hundreds of thousands of times and his open-source contributions are downloaded tens of thousands of times.


I’m always open to helping whenever I can, so whether it’s for a general question, giving some helpful feedback, or even some casual chit-chat, feel free to hit me up at hesham.eraqi@gmail.com or heraqi@aucegypt.edu