Rana el Kaliouby
Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is Chief Strategy and Science Officer and Co-founder of Affectiva, the leader in consumer emotion sensing and analytics on a global scale. She invented the company’s award winning, automated facial coding technology, Affdex, used by over 1.400 brands and one third of the Fortune Global 100 today. As a research scientist at MIT Media Lab Rana spearheaded the applications of facial coding. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Reuters, Wired, Forbes, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The New Yorker. She was recognized by Entrepreneur as one of the “7 Most Powerful Women To Watch In 2014”, inducted into the “Women in Engineering” Hall of Fame, a recipient of the 2012 Technology Review’s “Top 35 Innovators Under 35” Award and listed on Ad Age’s “40 under 40”. Rana holds a BSc and MSc in computer science from the American University in Cairo and a Ph.D. from the computer laboratory, University of Cambridge.