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Ghida Ibrahim

Data Scientist, Infrastructure Engineering, Facebook Inc.

Ghida works as a data scientist in the edge infrastructure team at Facebook London, where she uses data analysis and modeling to drive network and service platforms deployment, design and expansion decisions. Among others, her work drives the internet.org initiative, started by Facebook and aiming to connect the 2/3 of the world population still disconnected today. 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, 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. In 2016, Ghida launched rafiqi.net, a platform that leverages data and machine learning for connecting refugees in Europe to opportunities and volunteering mentors. She served as a mentor, technical trainer, speaker and board member for a multitude of NGOs working on youth and women empowerment through tech and entrepreneurship, especially in the Arab world. She contributes to the World Economic Forum, both as a Global Shaper and an appointed expert member of the Global Future Council on computing. She enjoys learning and occasionally performing Improvisation and stand-up comedy, blogging, reading, piano, yoga, learning new languages and globe trotting.