Speaker: Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D. - Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva



A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI and diversity, Rana has been awarded with numerous accolades for her leadership and innovation, including Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list, Forbes’ Top 50 Women in Tech, BBC’s 100 Women, Inc’s Female Founders 100, Smithsonian Magazine’s American Ingenuity Award in Technology and more.

Rana is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a member of the Boston Steering Committee for All Raise, and a senior advisor for the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project, which is based at the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. She co-hosted a PBS NOVA Series, “NOVA Wonders,” and is also featured in the YouTube Originals Series, “The Age of AI,” hosted by Robert Downey Jr. Rana holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo, where she is a trustee, as well as a Ph.D. from the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate at MIT.