I'm a techbio entrepreneur and AI expert with almost two decades of experience in machine learning that I have been translating to innovations in the life sciences sector. During my tenure as founder and CEO of Glamorous AI, I led the development and commercialization of advanced machine learning for drug discovery that have a significant impact on the productivity of the sector. As a CEO, I led the acquisition of the company by X-Chem Inc., A US-based company specialising in DNA Encoded Library technology. I joined the X-Chem team as the SVP and General Manager of the London site to build and lead the company's AI efforts. I was responsible for everything AI-related from product to commercialisation. I left my full-time role at X-Chem in July 2023 and became an Executive BD Consultant for the company.
I have the honour of being globally recognised as an industry thought leader. I'm the winner of MIT Innovator Under 35, in the 2019 BBC list of 100 women, and among the 100 Asian Women in tech for 2023. I also serve on the Board of Directors of a number of companies and advise the government and academic organisations on issues related to AI, entrepreneurship as well as Diversity and Inclusion.
Prior to starting my entrepreneurial journey, I was an Assistant Professor at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, where I made a significant contribution to the field of procedural content generation, affective computing and computer games. My work led to international recognition as a technology leader, co-authoring the main book on Procedural Content Generation in Games, currently taught by universities internationally, publishing over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and having numerous patents. I served as the Chair of the IEEE Games Committee and my work has won numerous best paper awards. I received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the IT University of Damascus and a Ph.D. in AI from IT University of Copenhagen.
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