The Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association has given Oosto a reason to celebrate. The organization – one of the oldest intellectual property law associations in America – has named Oosto’s Chief AI Scientist, Professor Marios Savvides, as its Inventor of the Year for 2022.
As PIPLA explained on its website, the Inventor of the Year award is meant for local inventors “whose patented developments have been economically significant and/or made positive contributions to society”. Prof. Savvides, in addition to his work with Oosto, is an Endowed Professor in Artificial Intelligence at Carnegie Mellon University, where he runs the CMU CyLab Biometrics Center; and he has over 35 patents and patent publications to his name.
Prof. Savvides came to Oosto last autumn as part of a larger organizational transformation. The Israel-based company was rebranding from its previous name, “AnyVision”, and expanding its efforts beyond the development of security-focused biometric technologies to a broader push into the field of computer vision.
To that end, it also engaged in a new partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Biometric Research Center, bringing on Prof. Savvides to the role he now holds with the company.
Commenting on the recognition from PIPLA, Prof. Savvides called it a “great honor”, and praised the organization for its role in helping to enable innovation in the field of biometrics.
“The pace of innovations in biometric AI that translate into economic progress is accelerating and would not be possible without the support of many entities,” he said. “The hard work and advocacy accomplished each year by the members of PIPLA help protect intellectual property rights and advance the commercialization of biometric technological innovations on the world stage.”
Prof. Savvides’ award win comes after Oosto launched its “near-edge” facial recognition solution, “Oosto Vision AI Appliance“, at this year’s ISC West event in March.
May 6, 2022 – by Alex Perala