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Usama Fayyad

Executive Director of the Institute of Experiential Artificial Intelligence 


Usama Fayyad is the executive director of Northeastern’s Institute for Experiential AI and a professor of the practice in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. He continues to serve as chairman of Open Insights, a company he founded as a technology and consulting firm in 2008 to enable enterprises to extract greater value from their data assets. He co-founded OODA Health, Inc., and from 2017 to 2019 served as the company’s chief technology officer. Between 2013 and 2016 he was global chief data officer and group managing director at Barclays Bank in London.  

He has published more than 100 technical articles on data science, holds over 20 patents, and is a fellow of both the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery. He has also edited two influential books on data science and served as founding editor-in-chief on two key journals. He currently serves on the board advisory committee to Nationwide Building Society in the U.K. and on the advisory board of the WEF Global Center for Cybersecurity. Fayyad is an active angel investor/advisor in many early-stage tech startups across the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. 


Usama Fayyad

Rana Al-Shami
Executive Assistant


110 Churchill Hall 360
Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 373–2000

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