Iyad Rahwan is an Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where he leads the Scalable Cooperation group, and an affiliate faculty at the MIT Institute of Data, Systems and Society (IDSS). From 2019, he is also a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, where he establishes the Center for Humans & Machines.


My research is motivated by the following overarching question:

How can we understand, anticipate and respond to major disruptions from Artificial Intelligence, the Web and social media to the way we work, learn, cooperate, and govern society?

I explore these questions with the help of a wonderful team of about 20 students and researchers. I have founded, and currently direct the Scalable Cooperation group at the Media Lab, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

I believe tackling the challenges of the information revolution are no longer just computer science problems. So my team and external collaborators come from many fields, including psychology, political science, philosophy, economics, physics, applied mathematics, computer science and machine learning.

Research Areas: Computational Social Science; Artificial Intelligence; Ethics; Cognitive Science; Game Theory; Behavioral Economics; Crowdsourcing; Social Media; Collective Intelligence; Cooperation; Argumentation.