Hanan Salam

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Emerging Scholar Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD CentraleSupélec

Research Areas: Human-Machine Interaction; Human-Robot Interaction; Artificial Intelligence for Mental Health; Bias in Artificial Intelligence; Automatic Human Behavior Analysis; Social Robotics; Intelligent Systems; Affective Computing

Hanan Salam holds a PhD in Telecommunications, Information, and Communication Sciences and Technologies from CentraleSupélec, an engineering degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications from the Lebanese University, and a Masters degree in Control, Robotics, Signal and Image Processing from Ecole Centrale de Nantes. She is the co-founder and president of Women in AI, an international non-profit Do-Tank whose mission is to close the gender gap in the domain of Artificial Intelligence through education, research, and events.

After spending two years as a postdoctoral fellow and one year as a teaching and research assistant (ATER) at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Sorbonne), she spent one year in the industry where she was an R&D Engineer in AI and Robotics at A.I.Mergence, a startup specialized in intelligent autonomous robots for home security. Following, she worked as an independent consultant in AI and Data Science, in parallel with part-time lecturing at different French universities and engineering schools. She is currently an associate professor in AI at Emlyon Business School in Lyon, France.

She has published several international peer-reviewed conference and journal papers on social robotics and intelligent affective computing. Her scientific interests include Artificial Intelligence, Human-Machine Interaction, social robotics, computer vision, machine learning and affective computing. She is an advocate of technology for common good and an activist for women empowerment.


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