Success Story: O1-A Approval for a Senior R&D Scientist in the field of Computer Science in 15 weeks

Client’s Testimonial:

Hi [Chen Immigration Group], Thanks for the good news. 

On June 7th, 2013, we received another O1-A (Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) Approval for a Senior R&D Scientist in the field of Computer Science (Approval Notice)

General Field: Computer Science
Petitioner: A Custom Computer Programming Services Company
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior R&D Scientist
National Origin: Vietnam
Service Center: California Service Center (CSC)
State Residing at the Time of Filing: California
Approval Notice Date: June 7, 2013
Processing Time: 15 weeks

Case Summary:

Similar to our EB1-A cases, O1-A cases require that clients demonstrate that they meet at least three of the regulatory criteria set by the USCIS and that they have achieved sustained national or international acclaim specified in this petition, and that the petitioner seeks to employ the beneficiary to continue his work in the field of endeavor in the United States.

This specific client is a senior R&D scientist in the field of computer science. His work focuses on the areas of computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Successful research in our client’s field addresses some of the most advanced issues in systems such as automatic problem detection framework, humanoid robots, autonomous vehicles, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). His petitioning company is a small, high-tech, custom computer programming services company located in California. This company currently employs 17 researchers, 7 engineers, and 28 employees throughout the entire company. Our client’s research has resulted in at least 12 patents currently under evaluation or pending and 15 peer-reviewed scholarly publications appearing in leading journals and international conference proceedings. His scientific articles have been cited at least 30 times by researchers around the globe. His expertise can also be seen in a discussion by a fellow researcher about the impact of our client’s work, “[The Beneficiary] pioneered and led an especially interesting project in which he utilized intelligent video systems to detect retail fraud and reduce retail shrinkage… video intelligence system such as this has the ability to save retailers millions of dollars in fraud prevention each year, maximizing profits and cutting the cost of store security.

In this case we proved that our client had satisfied the criteria to qualify as an individual of extraordinary ability, had risen to the top of their field of endeavor, had sustained national or international acclaim, and that they sought to enter the United States to continue their outstanding research work in the field of endeavor for a qualified petitioner with the ability to pay.

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