Rana el Kaliouby

Rana el Kaliouby is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, the pioneer in artificial emotional intelligence, or Emotion AI, the next frontier of AI. Prior to founding Affectiva, as a research scientist at MIT Media Lab, Rana spearheaded the applications of emotion technology in a variety of fields, including mental health and autism research. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Wired, Forbes, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times A TED speaker, she was recognized by TechCrunch as a women founder who crushed it in 2016, Entrepreneur Magazine named her as one of the “7 Most Powerful Women To Watch In 2014”. She got inducted into the “Women in Engineering” Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the 2012 Technology Review’s “Top 35 Innovators Under 35” Award, listed on Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and recipient of Smithsonian magazine's 2015 American Ingenuity Award for Technology. Rana,an Egyptian-American muslim scientist and entrepreneur, holds a BSc and MSc in computer science from the American University in Cairo and a PhD from the computer laboratory, University of Cambridge.