Dr Hossein Rahnama

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Dr Hossein Rahnama is a computer scientist who lives in the paradox of academia and entrepreneurship. As a visiting professor at the MIT Media Lab and professor at Ryerson University in Canada, his research explores AI, mobile human-computer interaction and the effective design of data-driven services.

He is also the founder and CEO of Flybits Inc., a data intelligence company that is serving a global customer base.

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Dr Rahnama has written 30 publications and received 10 patents in ubiquitous computing. He served as a council member at NSERC (National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada) and is currently serving on the board of Canadian Science Publishing.

He was a co-founder of the #1 university-based incubator in the world, The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University. In 2012, MIT Technology Review selected him as one of the Top 35 Innovators under the age of 35 globally. In 2017, he became one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40.