Elnar Hajiyev

Computer Scientist, Researcher

Fri. 04.11, 14:30-16:00
Location: Floor 0

Elnar started coding at the age of 10 and built some of the first online shops in Azerbaijan. At 18, he created Azerbaijan's first online beauty pageant, which got hundreds of thousands of hits, millions of TV viewers and extensive nationwide press coverage.

He has also co-authored numerous academic publications, as well as been the recipient of several awards and prestigious scholarships going on to study a fully-funded PhD in Computer Science at Oxford focused on database structures, which now form the essential foundation of his Realeyes technology platform.

During his PhD, Elnar co-founded Semmle to develop big data analytics technology providing business intelligence, and managed the company during its first few years. A fateful meeting with CEO Mihkel Jäätma led him to co-found Realeyes, where he now leads the Research & Development offices in Eastern Europe, and has been granted a US patent, with seven more EU patents currently pending.