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Dr. David Shamma (Ayman)

Staff Research Scientist

Dr. David A. Shamma (Ayman) is a Staff Research Scientist in the Machine Assisted Cognition (MAC) team 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.