Behdad Esfahbod

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Behdad Esfahbod
Behdad esfahbod in Zconf6 by Mardetanha.jpg
Born (1982-09-27) September 27, 1982 (age 35)
Sari, Iran
Residence United States, California
Nationality Iranian, Canadian
Alma mater University of Toronto, MBA (2012)
University of Toronto, M.S. Computer Science (2006)
Sharif University B.S. Computer Engineering (2003)
Scientific career
Fields Computer Technology
Institutions Google; RedHat; GNOME; FarsiWeb

Seyed Behdad Esfahbod MirHosseinZadeh Sarabi[1] (Persian: سید بهداد اسفهبد میر حسین‌زاده سرابی‎; born September 27, 1982) is an Iranian-Canadian computer scientist and free software developer and a senior staff software engineer at Google.

Education[edit]

Esfahbod holds an MBA from University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and a Master of Science degree from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science degree from Sharif University in Computer Engineering, Software.

While at high school Esfahbod won a silver in the 1999 International Olympiad in Informatics[2] and then gold in 2000.[3]

Notable projects[edit]

Esfahbod was among the founders of Sharif FarsiWeb Inc. which carried out internationalization and standardization projects related to open source and Persian language. He was a director at GNOME Foundation from 2007 to 2010, serving as the president from 2008 to 2009.

Esfahbod is an expert on font engineering and internationalization, a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences. He has contributed to many open-source projects. Among the projects he has led are the cairo, fontconfig, HarfBuzz, and pango libraries, which are standard parts of the GNOME desktop environment, the Google Chrome web browser, and the LibreOffice suite of programs. He received an O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2013 for his work on HarfBuzz.[4]

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