Talal Rahwan

Welcome to my webpage! I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Nicholas Jennings. My research interests include: Data Science, Computational Social Science, Game Theory, and Artificial Intelligence. Click here to download my CV.

Awards & Achievements

  • AI's 10 to Watch

    • I was selected by the IEEE Computer Society as one of AI's 10 to Watch. The list is published every two years by IEEE Intelligent Systems, in recognition of the 10 most promising, young Artificial-Intelligence (AI) scientists in the world. The winners are described as the "stars who promise to be the leaders of the field". Click here for more details.

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award

    • I received the British Computer Society's Distinguished Dissertation award, which annually recognizes the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the UK in Computer Science. More details can be found here.

  • Dean Award for Early Career Researchers

  • Overseas Research Scholarship

    • Scholarship for PhD at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK. The school was ranked 2nd in the UK for quality of research, see the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. PhD supervisor: Prof. Nick Jennings, the world's 2nd most cited scientist in Artificial Intelligence [Microsoft Academic, 2014].

  • Presidential Award for Academic Achievement

    • Convened by the Syrian Ministry of Higher Education, and awarded annually to the student ranked 1st in each department at Syrian universities.

  • Best Project Award

    • The video-game project received a grade of 89% (the highest grade among all projects in 2002 at the Faculty of Informatics Engineering, University of Aleppo, Syria). See screenshots of my video game here.