Referent: Maryam Ahmed
Dr Maryam Ahmed is a data scientist at BBC News, where she enjoys using machine learning to find news in messy political datasets and expose algorithmic bias.
Dr Maryam Ahmed is based at BBC News, where she enjoys using data science and machine learning to find news in messy political datasets and investigate algorithmic bias.
She is a strong advocate of scrutiny and transparency in the public sphere and has spoken on this topic at the Mozilla Festival, the Open News Unconference at the Royal Society of Arts and the Impacts of Civic Technology conference at the OECD.
Maryam believes that education is the greatest leveller and enjoys running coding events for children from minority backgrounds.