Seventh Sense Software's founder, Dr Sabbir Rahman, graduated with a Bachelors degree in Physics from Oxford University in 1992, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997, where he specialised in String Field Theory.
He initially worked on civilian and defence-related projects with the General Electric Company (UK), and with Hughes Aircraft Company and Raytheon (USA), on behalf of organisations such as the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD), the US Department of Defense (US DOD), and the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
In June 1999, he moved on from Beximco Softech to found Nightingale Technologies (now Medicsight, Inc), where he designed and developed a computer-aided diagnosis system for lung cancer detection and screening.
In June 2001, he was selected to become a founding scientific member and director of the scientific advisory committee of the Zayed Institute for Research and Technology, established in Abu Dhabi on behalf of the UAE royal family.
Since September 2004, he has been working with a number of top tier investment banks and hedge funds, including Barclays Capital, Aspect Capital, Deutsche Bank and Man Investments, where he has been involved in pricing exotic derivatives and developing systematic trading strategies for the global financial markets.
Dr. Rahman's research activities are wide-ranging, and he has published works in theoretical physics, statistics, remote sensing, and medical imaging. His patented work in the field of data analysis has been hailed as "World Class" by the UK MOD's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA).
His current research interests lie in quantum field theory, multilingual machine translation, statistical data analysis and online education. He is also deeply involved with the Human Welfare Foundation, which is developing herbal treatments for cancer, diabetes, jaundice, hepatitis B and tuberculosis, amongst others.