Iyad Rahwan

Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Center for Humans and Machines


Personal Website

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Phone: +49 30 82406-751/752
E-Mail: sekrahwan@mpib-berlin.mpg.de

Memberships and Service (Selection)

  • Editor, Artificial Intelligence Journal (Elsevier)
  • Member, Dubai Future Council on Artificial Intelligence, advising the UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence
  • Member, Advisory Board, MIT Technology Review (Arabic edition)
  • Senior member; lifetime member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Lifetime member, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Short CV:

  • PhD, Information Systems (Artificial Intelligence), 2005, University of Melbourne
  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Informatics, British University in Dubai
  • Assistant Professor, Computing & Information Science, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology
  • Associate Professor, Computing & Information Science, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology
  • Associate Professor of Media Arts & Science, The Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

  • Computational Social Science
  • Social and economic impact of Artificial Intelligence
  • Human psychology and intelligent machines
  • New techniques for measuring and enabling human cooperation
  • Human–Machine cooperation
  • Artificial Intelligence ethics and governance

Selected Literature:

Awad, E., Levine, S., Kleiman-Weiner, M., Dsouza, S., Tenenbaum, J. B., Shariff, A., Bonnefon, J.-F., & Rahwan, I. (2019). Drivers are blamed more than their automated cars when both make mistakes. Nature Human Behaviour. Advance online publication. doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0762-8

Frank, M. R., Autor, D., Bessen, J. E., Brynjolfsson, E., Cebrian, M., Deming, D. J., Feldman, M., Groh, M., Lobo, J., Moro, E., Wang, D., Youn, H., & Rahwan, I. (2019). Toward understanding the impact of artificial intelligence on labor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(14), 6531–6539. doi:10.1073/pnas.1900949116

Frank, M. R., Wang, D., Cebrian, M., & Rahwan, I. (2019). The evolution of citation graphs in artificial intelligence research. Nature Machine Intelligence, 1, 79–85. doi:10.1038/s42256-019-0024-5

Ishowo-Oloko, F., Bonnefon, J.-F., Soroye, Z., Crandall, J., Rahwan, I., & Rahwan, T. (2019). Behavioural evidence for a transparency–efficiency tradeoff in human–machine cooperation. Nature Machine Intelligence, 1, 517–521. doi:10.1038/s42256-019-0113-5

Rahwan, I., Cebrian, M., Obradovich, N., Bongard, J., Bonnefon, J.-F., Breazeal, C., Crandall, J.W., Christakis, N. A., Couzin, I. D., Jackson, M. O., Jennings, N. R., Kamar, E., Kloumann, I. M., Larochelle, H., Lazer, D., McElreath, R., Mislove, A., Parkes, D. C., Pentland, A. S., Roberts, M. E., Shariff, A., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Wellman, M. (2019). Machine behaviour. Nature, 568(7753), 477–486. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1138-y

Awad, E., Dsouza, S., Kim, R., Schulz, J., Henrich, J., Shariff, A., Bonnefon, J.-F., & Rahwan, I. (2018). The Moral Machine experiment. Nature, 563, 59–64. doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0637-6

Crandall, J. W., Oudah, M., Tennom, M., Ishowo-Oloko, F., Abdallah, S., Bonnefon, J.-F., Cebrian, M., Shariff, A., Goodrich, M. A., & Rahwan, I. (2018). Cooperating with machines. Nature Communications, 9:233. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02597-8

Alabdulkareem, A., Frank, M. R., Sun, L., AlShebli, B., Hidalgo, C., & Rahwan, I. (2018). Unpacking the polarization of workplace skills. Science Advances, 4(7):eaao6030. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aao6030

Frank, M. R., Obradovich, N., Sun, L., Woon, W. L., LeVeck, B. L., & Rahwan, I. (2018). Detecting reciprocity at global scale. Science Advances, 4(1):eaao5348. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aao5348

Frank, M. R., Sun, L., Cebrian, M., Youn, H., & Rahwan, I. (2018). Small cities face greater impact from automation. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 15(139):20170946. doi:10.1098/rsif.2017.0946

Garcia, D., Mitike Kassa, Y., Cuevas, A., Cebrian, M., Moro, E., Rahwan, I., & Cuevas, R. (2018). Analyzing gender inequality through large-scale Facebook advertising data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 6958–6963. doi:10.1073/pnas.1717781115

Bonnefon, J.-F., Shariff, A., & Rahwan, I. (2016). The social dilemma of autonomous vehicles. Science. 352(6293), 1573–1576. doi:10.1126/science.aaf2654

Rahwan, I., Krasnoshtan, D., Shariff, A., & Bonnefon, J. F. (2014). Analytical reasoning task reveals limits of social learning in networks. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 11(93):20131211. doi:10.1098/rsif.2013.1211

Rutherford, A., Cebrian, M., Dsouza, S., Moro, E., Pentland, A., & Rahwan, I. (2013). Limits of social mobilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 6281–6286. doi:10.1073/pnas.1216338110

Pickard, G., Pan, W., Rahwan, I., Cebrian, M., Crane, R., Madan, A., & Pentland, A. (2011). Time-critical social mobilization. Science, 334(6055), 509–512. doi:10.1126/science.1205869

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