Dr. Hassibi is an expert, practitioner, and thought leader in the areas of data science, machine learning, and statistical pattern recognition. His expertise is based on twenty years of design, R&D, consulting/sales, and management in applying these technologies to hard real-world business problems such as real-time fraud detection, hand-print OCR, marketing, risk, preventive maintenance, and transactional customer behavior analysis. Dr. Hassibi is recognized for his contributions to real-time payment card fraud detection (FalconTM) and has been a part of four machine learning startups focused on new data products and analytics-based business solutions. Most recently and prior to joining R Systems as Chief Data Scientist, he has been with SAS Institute and Altice USA (formerly Cablevision) with his main interest focused on new big data analytics and machine learning applications in financial and telecommunication industries.
Dr. Hassibi holds a Ph.D. in ECS from Case Western Reserve University. His graduate work concentrated on Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning (focus on neural networks), and Multi-sensor Robotics systems. On the business management side, he is a graduate of “executive program in management” at UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Leadership and Management program at UCSD.