Ismail Haritaoglu, Ph.D.

Ismail Haritaoglu, Ph.D.

Ismail-Haritaoglu-PictureIsmail is one the leading experts in computer vision research, machine learning and mobile applications. Ismail leads the technological research and product development.

Prior to Anvato, Ismail was as a chief scientist leading ground-breaking machine vision and video surveillance research for the US Defense Agency and the US Military. Previously, Ismail was a research staff member at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California where he invented and architected, InfoScope – a networked mobile imaging solution for language translation. InfoScope was recognized worldwide; it won numerous awards including “Best Invention of 2002” by the Time Magazine.

At University of Maryland, College Park, Ismail developed one of the first end-to-end real-time surveillance systems, called W4. W4 became the famous pioneering research prototype that powers the world’s leading surveillance systems including IBM’s Video CRM. Ismail published numerous journal and conference papers that act as the foundation of machine vision. Ismail holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park and MS and BS from Bilkent University, Turkey.