Saied H. Jacob earned his Ph.D. in human learning and cognition from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. For 14 years, he served as an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 1978, he was invited to continue his research into cognitive development at the University of Geneva under the direction of the world-renowned child development specialist, Professor Jean Piaget.
In 1995, Saied H. Jacob moved to Los Angeles, where, between 1995 and 1998, he served as a Visiting Scholar and lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, UCLA, where he created an educational program designed to enhance young children’s cognitive development. This work resulted in the publication of "Your Baby’s Mind," a parenting book that was published in 7 languages and sold over 75,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
Since that time, Saied H. Jacob has been engaged in teaching, writing, and consulting. He founded and presided over Inventive Minds LLC, a child development company that has recently produced SmartBabies.io, a parenting mobile app specializing in the development of cognition for children from birth to 24 months.