Hazem Hajj is currently a visiting associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Over the years, he has established a strong mix of both industry and academics backgrounds. He has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader and a manager. Before visiting UT Austin, Hazem joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2008, and he got promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. Before joining AUB, Hazem was a principal engineer at Intel Corporation. At Intel, he led research and development for Intel’s manufacturing automation, where he received several patents, and numerous Intel Achievement Awards. He helped in defining and leading industry projects with first time introductions at Intel Corporation.
In academics, he also over 10 years experience earning major funds for technology innovation projects. Experience involves working with several international institutions, including Intel Labs and Qatar National Research Science Foundation. At AUB, he led several initiatives, including the AUB’s Intel Middle East Energy Efficiency Research (MER) initiative, and the introduction of a new course to all disciplines of Engineering and Architecture. For educational background, Hazem received his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from AUB in 1987 with distinction, and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, where he also received several teaching awards, including the University Teaching Excellence Award. Hazem’s research interests include Data Mining, Energy-Aware Computing, with special interests in Deep Learning, Opinion Mining, Mobile Sensing, and Emotion Recognition.