Associate Professor, Computing & Information Science, Masdar Institute


[Update:] From September 2015, I'll be moving to MIT to start a new research group at the Media Lab.

Dr. Iyad Rahwan is Associate Professor in Computing & Information Science at Masdar Institute, a research institute established in cooperation with MIT. He is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and was previously a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Rahwan studies mechanisms and technologies that promote collective intelligence. Applications range from promoting energy efficiency, to enabling large-scale teamwork in crisis situations. Dr. Rahwan's research appeared in major academic journals, including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), IEEE Computer, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Science, and in popular media, including The Economist, Scientific American, New Scientist, Popular Science, and MIT Technology Review.

Dr. Rahwan is a founding editor of the journal of Argument & Computation, associate editor of the Knowledge Engineering Review and the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, and was guest editor for IEEE Intelligent Systems. He is the winner of the 2012 US State Department's Tag Challenge, and the 2007 "Best Technical Paper Award" at the International Conference on Electronic Commerce.

Research Interests: Computational Social Science; Artificial Intelligence; Cognitive Science; Game Theory; Behavioral Economics; Social Computing; Crowdsourcing; Argumentation;


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