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Rana el Kaliouby
At AUC, I discovered my passion for human-machine interaction, and the phenomenal classes I took in computer science set me up to be a leader in artificial intelligence.
Rana el Kaliouby, 1998 AUC trustee and CEO and co-founder of Affectiva, the global leader in emotion AI

El Kaliouby’s education at AUC was not only restricted to her computer science classes. Like all undergraduates, she had to take Core Curriculum courses, such as Scientific Thinking and Philosophic Thinking, and electives that comprised everything from economics to psychology. “What strikes me as truly phenomenal about AUC is its liberal arts education,” she added. Back then, like many other students, she actually considered it to be a “colossal waste of time,” and she wanted to concentrate more on her computer science courses.