Associate Professor
MIT Media Lab

Iyad Rahwan is an Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where he leads the Scalable Cooperation group. He is also an affiliate faculty at the MIT Institute of Data, Systems and Society (IDSS).


My research is motivated by the following overarching question:

How can we 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.