Science fiction provides us insight into how Muslim societies perceive themselves – and they see possibilities for the future.
Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Ph.D. is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Washington and the Principal Data Science Researcher at KenSci Inc, a Seattle based company focused on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare. He is also an advisor on AI to the ministry of Science and Technology of Maldives. Muhammad Aurangzeb has written more than 50 research papers on machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has won numerous best paper awards and his research has been widely covered in the American and international media. He has had academic appointments at University of Washington, Center for Cognitive Science at University of Minnesota, Minnesota Population Center and the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur. Muhammad Aurangzeb also has extensive industry experience where he worked as a Data Scientist or Research Scientist at large organizations like Groupon, Boston Scientific, ConEdison etc. and multiple startups. He has a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and MS and PhD from the Department of Computer Science from the University of Minnesota where his dissertation was on computational modeling of trust. He has been in the organizing and program committees for major conferences like AAAI, KDD etc. His current research is focused on fairness, accountability, transparency and ethics of AI systems, and the application of AI and machine learning in healthcare.