Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad received his PhD from the Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University in 2011. Currently, he is a Senior Data Scientist at the Tieto Corporation. From 1998 to 2011 he worked in Nokia Corporation on different positions. Later he joins the Multimedia Research Group in Tampere University as postdoctoral researcher to work in Data-to-Intelligence TEKES project. He co-authored many publications in national and international conferences and journals. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and especially Deep Learning, with applications in images/videos.