Edmond Awad

Scalable Cooperation
  • Postdoctoral Associate

Edmond Awad is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Scalable Cooperation group led by Iyad Rahwan at MIT Media Lab.  Born and raised in Syria, Edmond received his bachelor degree (2007) from Tishreen University (Syria) in Informatics Engineering. In 2009, he moved to UAE where at Masdar Institute, he completed a master’s degree (2011) in Computing and Information Science with a research topic in Multi-agent Systems, before completing a PhD (2015) in Argumentation and Multi-agent systems. In 2015, Edmond joined the Scalable Cooperation group at MIT Media Lab. There, he co-developed Moral Machine,  a website that gather human decisions on moral dilemmas faced by driverless cars. The website has been visited by over 3 million users, who contributed their judgements on 40 million dilemmas. Another website that Edmond co-created, called MyGoodness, collected judgements over 1 million charity dilemmas. Edmond’s work appeared in major academic journals, including Nature and ACM Transactions, and it has been covered in major media outlets including The Associated Press, the New York Times, The Times, LA Times, D… View full description

Edmond Awad is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Scalable Cooperation group led by Iyad Rahwan at MIT Media Lab.  Born and raised in Syria, Edmond received his bachelor degree (2007) from Tishreen University (Syria) in Informatics Engineering. In 2009, he moved to UAE where at Masdar Institute, he completed a master’s degree (2011) in Computing and Information Science with a research topic in Multi-agent Systems, before completing a PhD (2015) in Argumentation and Multi-agent systems. In 2015, Edmond joined the Scalable Cooperation group at MIT Media Lab. There, he co-developed Moral Machine,  a website that gather human decisions on moral dilemmas faced by driverless cars. The website has been visited by over 3 million users, who contributed their judgements on 40 million dilemmas. Another website that Edmond co-created, called MyGoodness, collected judgements over 1 million charity dilemmas. Edmond’s work appeared in major academic journals, including Nature and ACM Transactions, and it has been covered in major media outlets including The Associated Press, the New York Times, The Times, LA Times, Der Spiegel (DE), and El Pais (ES). Edmond’s research interests are in the areas of AI, Ethics, Computational Social Science and Multi-agent Systems.