Hamid Sheikh and Sven Dickinson of Samsung Electronics Named IEEE Fellows

Samsung Electronics today announced that Dr. Hamid Sheikh of Samsung Research America (SRA) and Dr. Sven Dickinson of the Samsung AI Center (SAIC) in Toronto have both been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization.

“Fellow” is the highest grade awarded by the IEEE, and is conferred by the institute’s Board of Directors when a person demonstrates an outstanding record of accomplishment in any of the IEEE’s fields of interest. The total number of fellows selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1 percent of the organization’s total voting membership.

Dr. Sheikh is Vice President at Mobile Processor Innovation (MPI) Lab at SRA, where he leads a team of camera algorithm and AI engineers that work on cutting-edge camera technologies including the iconic Night solution, Expert Raw solution, High Mega Pixel solution, Under Display Camera, Super Resolution zoom, High Dynamic Range solution for Samsung’s flagship galaxy phones.

“I feel honored to be elected as an IEEE Fellow,” said Dr. Sheikh. “It is a testament of the great work our team has been doing, in collaboration with teams at Samsung Electronics’ Mobile eXperience Business and Samsung R&D Institute India - Bangalore, and the tremendous impact that has had not only on Samsung business, but in the lives of hundreds of millions of people.”

Dr. Dickinson is Vice President and Head of the Samsung’s AI Research Center in Toronto, where he leads a team working on AI research topics ranging from language-vision integration for improved device interaction to computer vision for improved smartphone camera image quality. He’s also Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where he’s a member of the computer vision faculty.

“It’s a great honor to be elected as an IEEE Fellow,” said Dr. Dickinson. “I will continue to build bridges between leading academics at the University of Toronto and York University and SAIC-Toronto, helping us leverage the world-class academic research in Toronto to not only develop state-of-the-art technology for Samsung, but attract its next generation of world-class researchers.”