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Nadia Fawaz

Senior Staff Applied Research Scientist & Tech Lead Inclusive AI, Pinterest

Nadia Fawaz is a Senior Staff Applied Research Scientist and the Tech Lead for Inclusive AI at Pinterest. Her research and engineering interests include machine learning for personalization, AI fairness and data privacy, and her work aims at bridging theory and practice. She was named one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics 2021, her work on Hair Pattern Search was recognized in the AI and Data category on Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas list with an honorable mention, and her work on inclusive AI featured in many news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Vogue Business and CBS. Earlier, she was a Staff Software Engineer in Machine Learning at LinkedIn, a Principal Research Scientist at Technicolor Research lab, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory of Electronics. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 and her Diplome d'ingenieur (M.Sc.) in 2005 both in EECS from Telecom ParisTech and EURECOM, France. She is a member of the IEEE and of the ACM.

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