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Ossama Emam is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Data&AI Expert Labs. He has 25+ years of experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies. In addition, he has technical and leadership expertise in Analytics, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval/Extraction, Mathematical and Statistical Modelling, Pattern Recognition and speech Technology.

Ossama has 41 inventions, and over 50 published scientific papers in AI and cognitive computing fields. He is an IBM Master Inventor since 2008 and the chairperson of the MEA Invention Development Team (IDT).

Ossama has a strong and proven track record of achievements in leading teams to develop IBM products, to solve challenging problems with IBM Research, and to develop innovative client solutions based on NLP technologies and ML approaches. He has a great experience in establishing and leading Research and Development teams. He has been leading the IBM Cairo Human Language Technologies (HLT) team since its establishment in 1986.

For years, Ossama delivered key technical contributions in the speech area that have had high impact on the IBM speech business. He invented a method (granted a patent) to solve the speech recognition challenge of highly inflected languages which enabled IBM to release the first and only available Arabic Dictation system in the market. In recognition of the remarkable achievement in the Arabic Speech Recognition Technology development, he was awarded with IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.

Ossama has a long history engaging with clients in the MEA region providing Analytics and NLP based innovative solutions for Arabic and other languages as well (Farsi, Turkish, .... etc.). He is very capable in working with customers, partners, and third parties to deliver value based on strong technical know-how.

In 2015, Ossama was appointed as a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.