Ahmed Elgammal is the founder and CEO of Artrendex, a startup that builds innovative AI technology for the art market and creative users. Dr. Ahmed Elgammal is a professor at the Department of Computer Science Rutgers University. He is the founder and director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers. His research on knowledge discovery in art history and AI art generation, received wide international media attention, including reports on the Washington Post, New York Times, NBC News, the Daily Telegraph, Science News, New Scientist, and many others. In 2017, an Artsy editorial acclaimed his work on AI generated art as “the biggest artistic achievement of the year”. In 2016, a TV segment about his research, produced for PBS, won an Emmy award.