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Deborah Dormah Kanubala

Years: 2017-2019

Program: Co-op Scholar

Deborah developed her passion for mathematics after an exciting lecture on algebraic expression at the Junior High School. She subsequently enrolled in the University for Development Studies where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in financial mathematics. Having distinguished herself with her performance during her undergraduate studies, she enrolled in AIMS Senegal, obtaining a position at Manobi Africa, a digital orchestration company for her work placement. During this phase, she worked on developing risk scoring and control algorithms for farmers in the smallholder setting. While at AIMS, she participated in the Next Einstein Forum hosted in Kigali, as well as the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany. She went on to become one of the winners of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Research Fund, taking on a project to assess the social and cultural factors accounting for gender disparity in higher education in Africa, and identifying ways to overcome them. A remarkable orator, Deborah's dream is to become a renowned transformative Data Scientist in Africa and beyond – she believes the key to the development of Africa lies in the manner in which we decipher the large data sets generated on the continent. Deborah is currently completing the African Master's in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) program at AIMS Ghana.