Rana El Kaliouby

Rana El Kaliouby

Deputy CEOSmart Eye

Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Boston MA, United States

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Deputy CEO at Smart Eye

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AI Girl Boss! Founder of Affectiva & Deputy CEO at Smart Eye • General Partner at AI Operators Fund • Executive Fellow at HBS • Author, Girl Decoded • LinkedIn Top Voice • YPO • Fortune 40 under 40 • Humanizing Tech I am Egyptian-American scientist, entrepreneur, angel investor, author, and an AI thought leader on a mission to bring emotional intelligence to our digital world. I'm Deputy CEO at Smart Eye and formerly, Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, an MIT spin-off and category defining AI company. In June 2021, Affectiva was acquired by Smart Eye, where I am currently focused on scaling the company to a global AI powerhouse. A key priority will be to drive AI innovation with a focus on ethics evangelizing Emotion AI in automotive Interior Sensing, Media Analytics and beyond. I’ve raised $50M+ in capital from top-tier investors and non-dilutive funding to bring Affectiva’s Emotion AI, built on deep learning, computer vision, speech science and massive amounts of real-world data, to 90+ countries and to several industries including the automotive industry and media analytics. I have a track record of translating technology innovations into products that address the needs of massive international markets and spearhead the application of Emotion AI to mental health, autism, conversational interfaces, robotics and education.

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    Computer Science

    Doctorate ·Graduated in 2010· Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Computer Science

    Doctorate ·Graduated in 2005·University of Cambridge


    Deputy CEO at Smart Eye

    June · 2021 - Present

    I am now the Deputy CEO of Smart Eye and will team with Martin Krantz, Smart Eye’s CEO to scale the company to a global AI powerhouse. A key priority will be to drive AI innovation with a focus on ethics, diversity, equity and inclusion. And, continu...See more

    CEO, Co-founder at Affectiva

    May · 2016 - Present

    At Affectiva, we are on a mission to humanize how people interact with technology and with one another by bringing emotional intelligence to our devices and digital experiences. Artificial emotional intelligence, or Emotion AI for short, is the next ...See more


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