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".



  • Richard Kim, Max Kleiman-Weiner, Andres Abeliuk, Edmond Awad, Sohan Dsouza, Josh B. Tenenbaum, and Iyad Rahwan (2018). A Computational Model of Commonsense Moral Decision Making. Proceedings of AAAI/ACM Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society (AIES) conference (in press). [Paper]

  • Ritesh Noothigattu, Snehalkumar 'Neil' S. Gaikwad, Edmond Awad, Sohan Dsouza, Iyad Rahwan, Pradeep Ravikumar, Ariel D. Procaccia (2018). A Voting-based System for Ethical Decision Making. Proceedings of Autonomous Agents and Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference (in press). [Paper]

  • 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. 27 (8): 2581–2609. [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

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.


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