Dr. Ghida Ibrahim works as a quantitative engineer/data scientist in the edge infrastructure team at Facebook London, where she builds data driven tools and models, and performs in depth analysis to drive the expansion and optimise the operation of one of the largest and most complex networks forming the internet, with the goal of bringing more people online to a better internet. Prior to joining Facebook, Ghida worked for 6+ years in the Telco and media industries, in France and the Netherlands in multiple traffic and infrastructure analytics related roles. She holds a PhD and Masters in ICT Engineering from Institut Polytechnique de Paris in France.
In her spare time, Ghida built Rafiqi, a platform that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) for connecting refugees to life opportunities, that has been recognized by TechCrunch as one of the most innovative new projects using tech to help refugees, and was a finalist of many awards including Techfugees Global Challenges competition and the Tech for Good UK awards. Ghida is passionate about spreading data science knowledge, especially among non-traditional beneficiaries. Over the past 2 years, she has delivered pro-bono workshops and lightening talks on data science and machine learning to over 700 domain outsiders and provided consultancy around analytics and AI to 5 NGOs, in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, the middle East and India. Ghida also prepared and delivered the first MOOC on data science in Arabic, in the context of a collaboration between Facebook for developers and Edraak, which attracted 12k learners. She is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils and Expert Network, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and vice-curator of the Oxford hub.
Ghida is also an occasional performer of improvisation and stand up comedy.