Founder, Flybits; Ph.D, Computer Science, Ryerson University
Hossein Rahnama is a computer scientist who lives in the paradox of academia and entrepreneurship. As a visiting professor at the MIT Media Lab and professor at Ryerson University, his research explores AI, mobile human-computer interaction and the effective design of data-driven services. He is also the founder and CEO of Flybits Inc., a data intelligence company that is serving a global customer base. Rahnama has written 30 publications and received 10 patents in ubiquitous computing. He served as a council member at NSERC (National Science and Research Engineering Council of Canada) and currently serving on the board of Canadian Science Publishing. He was a co-founder of the #1 university-based incubator in the world, The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University.