About

Edmond Awad is a postdoctoral associate at MIT Media Lab, at the Scalable Cooperation group, led by Iyad Rahwan, since Jun 1st, 2017.

Awad has a Master’s degree from department of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. His Master’s thesis was supervised by Iyad Rahwan. Thesis Topic: "Moral Machine: Perception of Moral Judgment Made by Machines".

Awad has a PhD in Argumentation and Multi-agent systems from Masdar Institute. His PhD dissertation was supervised by Iyad Rahwan. Thesis Topic: "Collective Judgement in Contested Domains: The Case of Conflicting Arguments".

Awad has a Master’s degree in Computing and Information Science from Masdar Institute. His Master’s thesis was supervised by Jacob Crandall. Thesis Topic: "Learning to Share: A Study of Multi-agent Learning in Transportation Systems".

Highlights

Publications

  • Edmond Awad, Jean-Francois Bonnefon, Martin Caminada, Thomas W. Malone, and Iyad Rahwan (2017). Experimental Assessment of Aggregation Rules in Argumentation-enabled Collective Intelligence. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. 17:3. [Paper]

  • Edmond Awad, Martin Caminada, Gabriella Pigozzi, Mikolaj Podlaszweski, and Iyad Rahwan (2017). Pareto Optimality and Strategy Proofness in Group Argument Evaluation. Journal of Logic and Computation. (in press) [Paper]

  • Edmond Awad, Richard Booth, Fernando Tohmé, and Iyad Rahwan (2017). Judgement aggregation in multi-agent argumentation. Journal of Logic and Computation. 27 (1): 227-259. [ Paper]

  • Aamena Alshamsi, Edmond Awad, Maryam Almehrezi, Vahan Babushkin, Pai-Ju Chang, Zakariyah Shoroye, Attila-Péter Tóth, and Iyad Rahwan (2015). Misery loves company: happiness and communication in the city. EPJ Data Science. 4 (1): 1-12. [ Paper]

  • Richard Booth, Edmond Awad, and Iyad Rahwan (2014). Interval Methods for Judgment Aggregation in Argumentation. In Knowledge Representation. [ Paper]

Talks and Conferences

  • Collective Intelligence (CI) 2017. Poster: Did They Escape? Judging Groups at Face Value.
  • Harvard, weekly seminar of "Culture, Cognition, and Coevolution Lab" (led by Joe Henrich), 2017. Moral Machine: Perception of Moral Judgment Made by Machines.
  • International Conference on Predictive Applications and APIs (PAPIs) 2016. Talk: Moral Machine: Perception of Moral Judgment Made by Machines.
  • Conference on Digital Experimentation (CODE) 2016. Poster: Moral Machine: Global Survey of Autonomous Vehicle Ethics using the Trolley Problem Paradigm.
  • International Conference on Computational Social Science (ICCSS) 2016. Talk: Commission and Omission Decisions by Autonomous Vehicles in Moral Dilemmas. Poster: Analyzing Interactions of Syrian Refugees on Facebook Using Topic Modeling.
  • MIT Media Lab, weekly seminar of "Macro Connections" research group (led by Cesar Hidalgo), 2016. Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Harvard, weekly seminar of "Economics and Computer Science (EconCS)" research group (led by David C. Parkes), 2015. Collective Judgement in Contested Domains: The Case of Conflicting Arguments.
  • Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN) 2015. Talk: Misery Loves Company: Happiness and Communication in the City. Poster: The Rich Club Phenomenon in the Networks of International Relations.
  • International Conference on Network Science (NetSci) 2015. Posters: Misery Loves Company: Happiness and Communication in the City, and The Rich Club Phenomenon in the Network of International Relations.
  • Collective Intelligence (CI) 2014. Poster: Limits of Collective Judgement in Contested Domains: The Case of Conflicting Arguments.
  • Judgment Aggregation for Artificial Intelligence (JA4AI), Dagstuhl Schloss, 2014. Talk: Judgment Aggregation in Multi-Agent Argumentation.
  • Belief Change and Argumentation in Multi-Agent Scenarios, Dagstuhl Schloss, 2013. Talk: Pareto Optimality and Strategy Proofness in Group Argument Evaluation.
  • University of Luxembourg, "Individual and Collective Reasoning" research group (led by Leon van der Torre), 2013. Judgment Aggregation in Multi-Agent Argumentation.

Research Visits

  • Human Cooperation Laboratory - Yale University, USA. August 2016 (3 weeks). Visiting Researcher.
  • MIT, USA. Fall 2014 (1 semester). Visiting Student.
  • Individual and Collective Reasoning - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Summer 2013 (3 months). Visiting Researcher.

Timeline

Started as a postdoctoral associate

Jun 1st, 2017

Completed Master's

May 20th, 2017

Joined Media Lab

Sep 1st, 2015

Moved to Cambridge, MA, USA

Aug 14th, 2015

Defended PhD

June 29th, 2015

Defended Master's

Aug 4th, 2011

Moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE

Aug, 21st, 2009

Born in Syria

May, 8th, 1985