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Ghida Ibrahim

Data Scientist, Infrastructure Engineering, Facebook

Ghida works as a data scientist in the edge infrastructure team at Facebook London, where she uses data mining, analysis and modeling to drive the design, expansion and operation of one of the larger and most complex networks forming the internet. Her work mainly aims at bringing more people online to a better internet including, among others, Facebook suite of products (Facebook, whatsApp, messenger, Instagram…), with the goal of empowering them. Prior to joining Facebook, Ghida worked for 6+ years in the Telco and media domains, in France and the Netherlands, performing a multitude of roles including data science and machine learning, network capacity planning, platform design, R&D and academic teaching. She holds a PhD and Masters in IT and Network Engineering from Telecom ParisTech, France top engineering school in ICT, and completed e-specializations in data science, machine learning and deep learning at Johns Hopkins, Stanford university and deeplearning.ai. Ghida is a firm believer in using technology for good. In 2017, in the mid of the heated debate on refugees in Europe, Ghida launched Rafiqi (rafiqi.net), a platform that leverages artificial intelligence for connecting refugees to life opportunities. Rafiqi is currently being piloted in the UK and has been a finalist of several awards, including the prestigious Tech for Good UK awards. Ghida served as an advisor, technical trainer, speaker and board member for many NGOs working on youth and women empowerment through tech and entrepreneurship, in the Arab world and beyond. She contributes to the World Economic Forum, both as a Global Shaper and an appointed expert member of the Global Future Council on Computing. In her free time, she enjoys learning and occasionally performing Improvisation and stand-up comedy, blogging, reading, piano, yoga, learning new languages and globe-trotting.