About Me

Hi! 👋 I’m essam, MS student at harvard studying cs and interested in machine learning, natural language processing, and multi-modal learning. Currently working in the ai agent space.

Previously, I did ml research working on improving compositional reasoning of llms and large vision-language models, spent some time at twitch as an applied scientist where I worked on their ml team and trained large vision models, at amazon/aws where I built their first ml-based video understanding platform, worked on a startup to automate meeting scheduling, and ran a student org doing software consulting for tech startups.

Industry/Research Experience

  • Founder at stealth startup working on ai agents.
  • Research intern at Harvard working on LLM robustness, generalization, and trustworthiness.
  • Applied scientist at twitch where I trained their first twitch-wide backbone vision model. Developed a continual learning framework for unsupervised, online model training. Improved downstream task accuracy across the board by 10%+.
  • Software dev eng at amazon/aws where I built aws ivs’s first ml-based video understanding platform. Service in production.
  • Research intern at uc davis working in multimodel representation learning and adversarial robustness.
  • Research intern at stanford where I worked on ai for healthcare.
  • Co-Founder/CTO at komma where I led full-stack development.
  • Co-Founder/President at codelab the largest cs student org with 100+ members where we build software for tech companies.


I love to meet new people! If you’re working on something cool or want to chat feel free to reach out at esleiman@g.harvard.edu.