Iyad Rahwan

Iyad Rahwan


Associate Professor - Computing and Information Science
Phone number: 971 2 810 9134
Dr. Iyad Rahwan is an Associate Professor at the Masdar Institute, a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Rahwan's research deals with various aspects of collective intelligence, from the point of view of technical systems (eg., coordination among software agents) and socio-technical systems (eg., social Web media). He is a Founding Editor of the Journal of Argument & Computation, Associate Editor of the Knowledge Engineering Review and the Journal of Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems, and has been an invited editor of a special issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems. He won the "Best Technical Paper Award" at the International Conference on Electronic Commerce in 2007. 

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Courses/Teaching interests:

  • Techniques in Artificial Intelligence
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms 

Advisor to current Masdar Institute students:

  • Zakariyah Shoroye       
  • Pai-Ju Chang   
  • Attila Peter Toth   
  • Aisha Bark Saeed Omar Al Zbeidi       
  • Maryam Almehrezi
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  •  Edmond Awad (PhD)

Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Multi-agent systems for smart grid applications
  • Game-theoretic analysis and simulation of social mobilization processes
  • Influencing human energy consumption behavior through intelligent systems
  • Mathematical analysis of voting in argument-based collective decision making
  • Tools for supporting Web-based debate on climate change. 

 For further details, see the Social Computing & Artificial Intelligence Lab page here 

Selected Publications

  • • G. Pickard, W. Pan, I. Rahwan, M. Cebrian, R. Crane, A. Madan, A. Pentland (2011). Time-Critical Social Mobilization. Science. Vol. 334 no. 6055 pp. 509-512.
  • Rahwan I., et al, “Behavioural Experiments for Assessing the Abstract Argumentation Semantics of Reinstatement”, Cognitive Science. Volume 34, Issue 8, pages 1483–1502, 2010
  • Karunatillake N., Jennings N. R., Rahwan I. and McBurney P., “Dialogue Games that Agents Play within a Society”, Artificial Intelligence, Vol 173, No 9-10, pages 935-981, 2009
  • Rahwan I., et al, “Laying the Foundations for a World Wide Argument Web”, Artificial Intelligence, Vol 171(10-15), pp. 897-921, 2007