Head

  • Iyad Rahwan, PhD
  • Iyad


    Associate Professor & Head of SCAI Lab
    Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh, UK

    irahwan[at]masdar.ac.ae




    Researchers
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  • Alex Rutherford, PhD
  • Alex


    Postdoctoral Researcher

    arutherford[at]masdar.ac.ae

    Postdoctoral researcher studying complex social systems with physical inspired tools. My main interest is social mobilisation but I am also interested in urban complexity, evolutionary dynamics and mobility. My tools are large-scale numerical simulation and machine learning applied to large data sets

  • Nicolas Stefanovitch, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    nstefanovitch[at]masdar.ac.ae

    I am PhD in computer science specialised in artificial intelligence and multiagent systems, My interest are wide and range from functional programming to complex networks and data mining to name just a few. I am currently working on making the world a better place thanks to science by applying AI techniques to understand and control social networks.

  • Sohan D'souza, MSc
  • Alex


    Research Engineer

    sdsouza[at]masdar.ac.ae

    I am interested in human computation, and how technological means can be employed to influence human perception and behavior. I also find machine learning and cognition of interest. As a research engineer, I am involved in a variety of study areas, including incentive design, social search and negotiation.

    PhD Students
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  • Aamena Ali Al Shamsi, MSc

  • Research Assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    PhD Student, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    aaalshamsi[at]masdar.ac.ae

    I am interested in the intersection between computational systems and human social behavior to study, analyze and intervene in social behaviors seeking better and sustained quality of life.


  • Fatimah Modupe Ishowo-Oloko MSc

  • Research Assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    PhD Student, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    fishowooloko[at]masdar.ac.ae

    My research interest lies in the new and exciting field of computer science known as Computational Sustainability. Computational Sustainability is an interdisciplinary field that is aimed at "developing new computational models, methods, and tools to help balance environmental, economic, and societal needs for a sustainable future".


  • Edmond Awad

  • Research Assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    PhD Student, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    eawad[at]masdar.ac.ae


    My research interests relate to the topics of Artificial Intelligence, Multi-agent Systems, Reinforcement Learning and Argumentation. My master's thesis was 'Learning to Share: A study of Multi-agent Learning in Transportation Systems'. In this thesis, I analyzed the performance of different algorithms and proposed an algorithm that learns in self-play to share the payoffs in a 2-agent, 2-action repeated game. My research in PhD relates to judgment aggregation in argumentation framework.


    MSc Students
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  • Aamna Mohammed Al Shehhi

  • Research Assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    MSc Student, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    amalshehhi[at]masdar.ac.ae


  • Abdulfatai Popoola

  • Research Assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    MSc Student, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    apopoola[at]masdar.ac.ae

    I am interested in mobile, social and location-aware computing. I want to know how these fields can be used to predict, model and influence human behaviour and interactions between groups.


  • Aisha Al Zbeidi

  • Research Assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    MSc Student, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    aalzbeidi[at]masdar.ac.ae

    I am interested in exploring and understanding the human behavior from a psychological perspective. I'd like to learn and experience this knowledge in a real world projects aiming to support the human social interaction for the sake of improving the quality of life.

  • Dmytro Krasnoshtan

  • Research Assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    MSc Student, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    dkrasnoshtan[at]masdar.ac.ae

    I have graduated with Master Degree of Applied Mathematics from National Technical University of Ukraine. My interests are cryptography, fractal theory and statistics.


  • Vahan Babushkin

  • Research Assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    MSc Student, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    vbabushkin[at]masdar.ac.ae

    I am interested in programming and its application in scientific computations and simulations, web design and 3D graphics. I am looking forward to learn how to implement various programming practices and algorithms in the field of artificial intelligence.


  • Attila Peter Toth

  • Research Assistant, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    MSc Student, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    atoth[at]masdar.ac.ae

    (coming soon)


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