Technical Lead & Senior Quantitative Engineer, Facebook
Ghida is a technical lead & senior quantitative engineer in the infrastructure team at Facebook London, where she drives cross-functional efforts around leveraging automation and data science to help scale and optimize Facebook massive infrastructure. In this context, she co-leads an effort around deploying and operating a more product-aware infra, and was recognized as an outstanding contributor to keeping Facebook infra stable in the wake of COVID19-induced demand explosion on Facebook family of apps. Prior to joining Facebook, Ghida worked for 6+ years in the Telco and media industries, in France and the Netherlands in multiple analytics and engineering roles, mainly focusing on capacity scaling and performance optimization of large-scale distributed systems. She holds a PhD and master’s (Diplome d’Ingénieur) in computer engineering from Telecom ParisTech, France top Grande Ecole in ICT. She got her PhD at 26.
In addition to her job, Ghida built Rafiqi, an award-winning platform that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) for connecting refugees to life opportunities. She is a data science trainer who delivered in-person workshops on data science and machine learning to hundreds of domain outsiders, and prepared and delivered the first MOOC on data science in Arabic attracting 27k+ learners. She is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Councils since 2016, a member of the WEF expert Network, and a WEF Global Shaper who served as a co-curator of the Oxford Hub.
Ghida is a TED speaker and has delivered dozens of lectures and technical talks in academic and industry settings. She also served as an advisor and board member of many NGOs working on bringing more minorities into tech. Ghida has multiple patents and academic publications to her name, and occasionally contributes to technology blogs and to the World Economic Forum Agenda. Most recently, she was recognized as a Franco-British Young Leader, among 20 other leaders from the UK and France including MPs, reputed scientists and artists, in charge of fostering relationships between France and the UK and shaping its future across sectors of society and economy.