Inventor of the Year 2022 Prof. Marios Savvides: “Pace of innovations in biometric AI that translate into economic progress is accelerating”

Oosto Chief AI Scientist and Carnegie Mellon University CyLab Professor Marios Savvides received top accolades from the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association for his contributions to the advancement of artificial intelligence and biometric technologies

PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2022 – ( – Carnegie Mellon University’s Professor Marios Savvides has been named the winner of the “Inventor of the Year 2022” award, given by the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) on World Intellectual Property Rights Day. Recipients of the award are recognized for their technological achievements and development of patents that are deemed economically significant and/or have made a positive impact on society.

“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. Thus, it is an especially great honor to be the recipient of the Inventor of the Year 2022 Award from the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association,” said Dr. Savvides. “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. I am thankful to everyone on my amazing research team of students and research staff at CMU, including the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Carnegie Mellon University CyLab. And I’m grateful for the generous support of our CEO, Avi Golan; CTO, Dieter Joecker; our investors; and the entire Oosto team. Together, we are inventing the next generation of AI video analytics and helping to make the world a safer place.”

Professor Savvides currently serves as Chief AI Scientist for Oosto, a leading provider of Vision AI solutions, focusing on early-stage research in object, body, and behavior recognition. As an Endowed Professor in Artificial Intelligence at Carnegie Mellon University, he directs the CMU CyLab Biometrics Center – a world leader in technological research and education. Savvides holds more than 35 patents and patent publications, and over 50 unpublished patent applications to date. He has published more than 250 publications in biometrics; facial, iris, pattern, and object recognition; and is the recipient of multiple awards in recognition of his research accomplishments. Dr. Savvides holds a master’s degree in Robotics and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

The Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) is one of the nation’s oldest organizations dedicated to the practice of intellectual property law.

Carnegie Mellon University, founded in 1900 by American steel industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CMU’s CyLab is the university’s security and privacy institute.

Since the 1800s, the “Steel City” of Pittsburgh has been the birthplace of many groundbreaking inventions, ideas, and technological breakthroughs that have changed and improved the way people work and live globally. George Westinghouse’s inventions for the railway air brake originated in Pittsburgh, as did several of Nikola Tesla’s inventions using A/C electricity, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, and George W. Ferris’ Ferris wheel, among many others.

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