Hossein Rahnama

Visting Professor and Founding Connection Science Fellow

Hossein Rahnama is a computer scientist and an academic entrepreneur. As a visiting professor at the MIT Media Lab and professor at Ryerson University, where he co-founded Ryerson DMZ, 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 more than 30 publications and received 23 patents in computer science. He served as a council member at NSERC (National Science and Research Engineering Council of Canada) and is currently serving on the board of Canadian Science Publishing and the Home Capital Group. In 2012, MIT Technology Review selected him as one of its global TR35 list - The list of top 35 Innovators under the age of 35. In 2017, he was selected as part of Canada's 40 under 40.