STARKVILLE, MS – 9 September 2019 –Camgian Microsystems Corporation today announces the addition of Richard Hurst as director of artificial intelligence (AI). In this new role, Hurst will lead Camgian’s AI and machine learning team and manage AI research and product development efforts related to Camgian’s government and commercial business lines. Hurst will be located in Camgian’s new Center for AI & Machine Learning in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Hurst comes to Camgian from the US Navy where he served as an AI research scientist, automatic target recognition maturation lead and technical product manager leading the development and delivery of autonomous underwater vehicle systems. During his career with the Navy, he led product development through delivery of autonomous solutions for underwater vehicles. This included AI designed to augment the cognitive capacities of human agents, predictive and adaptive mission planning, autonomous payload delivery, in-situ re-planning, computer vision, and autonomous fire control solutions. Additionally, Hurst serves as an adjunct professor of computer science at Florida State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in software engineering.

“We are excited to welcome Rick to Camgian, our engineering team, and Tuscaloosa,” said Gary D. Butler, Camgian Chairman, and CEO. “His experience in building autonomous systems and innovative mindset adds a significant capability to Camgian and our AI technology development initiatives.”

“We’re so pleased to have someone of Richard Hurst’s experience and capability choosing a career in Tuscaloosa,” said Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. “We are striving to partner with cutting edge technology firms like Camgian to drive high-tech job creation in our region, and we are confident outstanding career opportunities will continue to attract and retain exceptional talent to our community.”

About Camgian

Camgian is an award-winning developer of advanced sensing systems and technologies that deliver real-time, actionable intelligence. Leveraging innovations in the areas of sensors, signal processing, and artificial intelligence, Camgian is pioneering a new generation of intelligent applications that address key needs in the financial and national security markets.

Camgian has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US, Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the most entrepreneurial companies in America and Compass Intelligence as one of the world’s top companies in IoT innovation and execution. Moreover, ABI Research featured Camgian in their 2015 Hot Tech Innovators report, which identified the company as one of the world’s top tech start-ups for their pioneering work in IoT and edge computing. In their 2016 market report Fog Computing in IoT, Machina Research identified Camgian as one of the innovative IoT startups and notable companies pioneering fog computing. In 2017 Camgian was named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in IoT Edge Computing and the Industrial IoT Company of the Year in the 6th Annual Compass Intelligence Awards, which annually identifies the world’s best in mobile, software, IoT, AI, augmented reality and connected products.

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