George Awad has been supporting the TRECVID project at NIST since 2007. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. His current main research activities includes evaluating video search engines using real-world datasets. He previously co-organized international tutorials and workshops and has several publications in international conferences and academic journals. He jointly received the 57th Niwa-Takayanagi Best Paper Prize awarded by the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (ITE) and the 2018 IEEE Computer Society PAMI Mark Everingham Prize.