Chief Scientist of the National Center for AI in Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA)
Ehsan Hoque is the Chief Scientist of the National Center for AI in Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA), where he leads the research and development in AI.
Dr. Hoque earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his dissertation of ‘using computers to help with conversations’ was highlighted by the MIT Museum as one of MIT’s most unconventional inventions. Microsoft is currently using his patent to introduce “presenter coach” in Microsoft PowerPoint. His ideas and impact of developing health interventions have been recognized through MIT Technology Review Top Innovators Under 35 Award in 2016. In 2017, Science News named him one of the one of ten early- to mid-career scientists to watch, and in 2018, he received the Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (ECASE)—the highest honor bestowed by the US Army Research Office for young scientists and engineers. In 2020, Dr. Hoque was named an emerging leader in health and medicine by the US National Academy of Medicine. He is currently a board of the Health Sciences Policy of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Hoque is a Distinguished Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)—the world's largest computing society, and a senior member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)—the largest scientific society for AI.