• Enhance brand suitability standards for your online campaigns
  • Pair your campaigns with relevant and ideal online video content
  • Utilize our advanced video understanding AI model to classify large volumes of video content in rapid time
  • Analyze the success of your campaign over online video platforms throughout a campaign’s lifecycle
  • Secure your campaign spend by weeding out wastage

01 —— Understanding Mantis

Mantis provides advertisers with reliable large-scale activity-based video understanding services to ensure their brands are associated with favorable online video content.

Not all content online is suitable for your ad to be linked with, especially when that happens randomly. The digital landscape is huge and there is a growing need to provide safe and suitable placement for ads. Advertisers can no longer risk associating their brands with negative news reports or with violent and hate-driven content.
In support of a more brand safe or brand suitable online environment, a team of brand learning experts utilize an inhouse groundbreaking deep-learning AI model (Mantis) to provide advertisers the ideal ad placement environment on video publishing platforms.
Deep learning strategies
Activity & object detection
Video content categorization & classification
Mantis improves its learning capabilities through increased exposure to large volumes of content, increasing classification accuracy.
Ensure brand suitability in any online video campaign

With MANTIS, advertisers will:

Benifit from our customized service model, a refined approach that combines the insight of industry experts with advanced AI techniques to deliver on relevancy, especially when analysing large volumes of video content that require rapid results for brand safe or suitable advertising.
Place ads alongside desired and relevant activities within a video.
Categorize & classify video content.

Mantis advertiser solution network

02 —— Team Mantis

Dr. Bernard Ghanem
Chief Scientist

His work has received several awards and honors, including the Henderson Graduate Award from UIUC, two consecutive CSE fellowship awards from UIUC, a Best Paper Award (CVPRW 2013), a two-year KAUST Seed Fund, a Google Faculty Research Award in 2015, and the best business plan award in the Vision Industry Entrepreneur Workshop (VIEW) at CVPR 2016.

He has co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed conference and journal papers in his field, as well as, 4 patents. He is also a co-founder of AutoScout Inc. that provides automated solutions for sports video analytics.

Feras Almaddah
Chief Executive Officer

Over 20 years of experience serving multinational brands. Has worked with several global agencies such as Publicis across various engagements in the MENA region. Some of the clients and brands he worked with include Unilever, Samsung Electronics, Procter & Gamble, and Mitsubishi Motors. Feras is the founder of Headlines PR & Events that has carried out several campaigns and events in Europe and the Middle East for companies such as Sesame Street and the Saudi Arabian government's 2030 initiative.

Fabian Caba
Computer Vision Researcher

Fabian Caba is a Ph.D. student at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, currently focused on the development of novel Computer Vision techniques for video understanding.

He is part of the multicultural and diverse Image and Video Understanding Lab (IVUL) advised by Bernard Ghanem. He received a Master of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad del Norte, where he worked with Juan Carlos Niebles on efficient video annotation using crowdsourcing. Recently, Fabian landed an internship at Adobe, where he worked on weak supervised action localization over large scale sets of web videos.

He and his colleagues designed, organized and hosted The ActivityNet Large Scale Activity Recognition Challenge for two consecutive years at the premier annual Computer Vision event, CVPR. The challenge attracted a large number of participants, and it was sponsored by several industrial partners including Google DeepMind, NVidia, Qualcomm, and Panasonic.

Humam Alwassel
Computer Vision Researcher

Humam Alwassel is currently perusing his MS degree in Computer Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he is a member of the Image and Video Understanding Lab (IVUL) in the Visual Computing Center.

His research focuses on human activity detection in untrimmed videos, deep learning, and computer vision. He received his double Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cornell University in 2016. He is a recipient of the prestigious KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP) scholarship (2010-2016) and has graduated from Cornell with summa cum laude honors.

He is a Program Chair for The ActivityNet Large Scale Activity Recognition Challenge.

Victor Escorcia
Computer Vision Engineer

Victor Escorcia is a scientist and engineer currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

He is a member of the Image and Video Understanding Lab (IVUL) in the Visual Computing Center. Victor designs and develops novel algorithms for understanding events occurring in continuous video streams bootstrapping deep learning algorithms and computer vision knowledge.

He got a Master of Science as well as Bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad del Norte in Colombia where he graduated with the highest honors. Victor has more than five years experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence applied to images and videos.

Yasser Alireza
Brand Learning Director

Diverse media and marketing communication experience across multiple industries including automotive, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Yasser has worked as a senior art director and copywriter at Ogilvy, serving customers such as Volvo, Pfizer, and Unilever.

He also worked closely on several engagements with Disney and Marvel Arabia and has his own comic book brand, was the interim editor-in-chief and writer for Saudi Arabia’s leading bilingual arts and culture publication, Design Magazine. Yasser was the co-founder of the Dubai-based boutique agency, Turba Studios.


03 —— Get in touch

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