Essa Basaeed, PhD

Dr. Essa Basaeed is the Head of Technical Studies Section at the Department of A.I. in DP. Essa is tasked with managing technological innovation, conducting research, and providing insights on emerging technologies.

Essa Basaeed obtained his B. Eng (Hons.), M.Sc., and PhD in computer engineering from Khalifa University in the UAE. His Ph.D. thesis was on analyzing satellite imagery using deep learning techniques. Essa is a recipient of many awards and recognitions such as the EmTech Innovators Under 35 Award, the m-Government Award for University Students (Government Summit 2014), Young Emirati Researcher Prize 2011, and the IET Prize for the year 2007.

Essa is also an active volunteer. He has been volunteering with IEEE – the world’s largest professional organizations – since he joined as a student member in 2006. He was the IEEE UAE Section Chair for 2017-2018. He is also a reviewer in several technical journals in the fields of remote sensing and image processing.

In his spare time, Essa enjoys developing web and mobile apps. Some of his work include,, and

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