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19 Août 2020 de 15:00 à 16:30


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Région(s) concernées par cet événement: Tunisie
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In celebration of Tunisian National Women’s Day, we invite you to join our panel discussion to hear from two highly achieving U.S. exchange program alumnae who are pursuing careers in the Science and Technology field. They will share their experience as female leaders in male-dominated professions, and you will be able to ask questions, interact with them and take away some advice, Live on Zoom!

This is an online event! Confirmed participants will receive the meeting link with the instructions to join us!
Register by August 17: https://forms.gle/XRwLCtM6nSgGn88G9


Alumna of the TechWomen exchange program

Dr. Amel Ghouila recently joined Exaptive to support the coordination of a Data Science for Public Health program in Africa, India and Brazil of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This program aims at building Data science capacities while leveraging existing data to answer complex public health problems in LMICs.

Amel has a background in computer sciences with a PhD in Bioinformatics from the LIRMM, Montpellier. She previously worked for the pan-African bioinformatics network H3ABioNet supporting researchers and their projects while developing bioinformatics and Data Science capacity throughout Africa. Amel is an Open Science and Open Education advocate who dedicated time for designing curricula, organizing training, and leading engaging discussions. She was awarded an Open Science Fellowship from the Mozilla Foundation and was nominated as one of the “50 People Who Are Making the Internet a Better Place.” She is also involved in a number of international efforts to address ethical issues and challenges posed by digital technologies in public health.

Amel is the Vice President for the African Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB) and the founder of Technovation Tunisia, the non-profit dedicated to teaching young girls coding and entrepreneurship skills while addressing challenges in their communities as part of the global Technovation challenge program.

Alumna of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar exchange program

Dr. Ryma Abassi received her PhD in ICT from SUPCOM, University of Carthage in 2010 and is currently an Assistant Professor at ISETCOM and the Associate Director of the Institute, too. She is also a member of the “Digital Security” research lab at SUP’COM, Tunisia.

Ryma obtained the SSHN grant two times in 2014 and 2017 and was a visiting professor at University of Limoges, France. In 2017, Dr Ryma Abassi received the prestigious Fulbright visiting scholar at Tufts University, MA, USA.

In 2020, she was recognized as one of the TOP 50 women in cybersecurity in Africa. Her current research works are focusing on cybersecurity, MANET/VANET security, trust management, security protocols validation, IoT security, artificial intelligence, etc.

She has more than 50 publications in impacted journals and classified conferences and is currently co-supervising four PhD students. Dr Abassi edited two books “Security Frameworks in Contemporary Electronic Government” in 2018 and “Artificial Intelligence and Security Challenges in Emerging Networks” in 2019

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