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Dr. David Shamma (Ayman)

Staff Research Scientist

Dr. David A. Shamma (Ayman) is a staff research scientist on the Carbon Neutrality team within the Human-Centered AI (HCAI) division at Toyota Research Institute (TRI). Dr. Shamma's research in human-computer interaction and AI aims at understanding people to build human-centered systems that enhance our environments, support decision-making tasks, and enrich our media interactions.

Before TRI, Dr. Shamma was a director of research at Yahoo and Flickr, a scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL), and held academic appointments at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), National University of Singapore, and NASA. He is a distinguished member of the ACM and a senior member of IEEE.

Dr. Shamma holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University.