- International Scientific Advisory Committee member
- CIFAR Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy Leadership
Shakir Mohamed works on technical and sociotechnical questions in machine learning research, working on problems in machine learning principles, applied problems in healthcare and environment, and ethics and diversity.
Mohamed is a Director for research at DeepMind in London, an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and a Honorary Professor of University College London. A founder and trustee of the Deep Learning Indaba, a grassroots organization aiming to build pan-African capacity and leadership in AI, Shakir serves on the Board of Directors for the largest conferences in the field of AI (ICML, ICLR, NeurIPS), and is a member of the Royal Society diversity committee.
Mohamed received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, and his masters and undergraduate degrees in Electrical and Information engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
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