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


My research is motivated by the following overarching question:

How can science help us understand, anticipate, and shape major disruptions from Artificial Intelligence, the Web, and social media to the way we think, learn, work, play, and govern?

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; Machine Behavior; Ethics; Cognitive Science; Game Theory; Behavioral Economics; Crowdsourcing; Social Media; Collective Intelligence; Cooperation; Argumentation.