Dr Rana el Kaliouby

Affectiva, Co-Founder and CEO

About speaker

A pioneer in artificial emotional intelligence (Emotion AI), Rana el Kaliouby, PhD, is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of Girl Decoded. Rana led the innovation of the company’s award-winning technology, which uses deep learning and massive amounts of data to analyze complex and nuanced emotions and cognitive states from face and voice.

Rana holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from AUC, a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate at MIT.

Rana is one of few women leading a disruptive AI company and is passionate advocate - she frequently speaks in press and on stage about innovation, women in technology, ethics in AI, diversity and leadership. Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list, Forbes' Top 50 Women in Tech, Inc.’s Female Founders 100 list, and named one of the three Global Business pioneers by Bloomberg in 2017. Rana is a trustee at the American University in Cairo, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, a Young Presidents' Organization member, and a part of the Partnership on AI.

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