Certified YouTube Specialist. Head of the Central Asian region YouTube official partner company AIR. Teaches a copyright course at the First YouTube Blogging Academy in Central Asia.
- bloggers to develop their YouTube channels,
- musical performers to promote their songs,
- film companies to protect their films from piracy,
- and business to turn the channel into a sales tool.
The father of three daughters.
Dr. Timour Paltashev works in Silicon Valley over 20 years. He is holds PhD (1987) and Doctor of Technical Sciences (1994) degrees in computer engineering. He works in visual/graphics, perceptual and deep learning high performance computing architectures professional field and has 28+ US patents and over 10 pending patent applications. At present time he works in AMD Radeon Technology Group, previously he worked in Vivante/Verisilicon Corporation, S3 Graphics Inc. and S3 Inc. respectively. Academic activity includes long term experience in PhD candidates advising and graduate level courses teaching in computer graphics, high performance computer architecture and system-on-chip design in leading universities of the USA and Russian Federation.
Samaruddin Stewart is an independent journalist and media technologist based in California. He also serves as a program manager for the SPJ Training Program in partnership with the Google News Initiative which has trained over 20,000 US journalists in the past two years across 48 US states. Prior, he was awarded a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant for his innovative work in verification of visual content for journalism and was also selected as a Stanford University John S. Knight Journalism Fellow where his research focused on countering misinformation through technology. His prior work includes senior managing and editing roles at Aol News, Agence France-Presse, The Arizona Republic, and he was also selected as the US Department of State’s 189th Franklin Fellow, serving as a media expert providing strategic advising on media outreach and audience engagement. He holds an MBA from Central European University and both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism. In his work he has traveled to over 80 countries on 6 continents but more so cherishes his time at home with his wife and young daughter.