Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc Yerevan State University, MSc Masdar Institute, PhD Khalifa University
Research Areas: Ethnic diversity, explainable artificial intelligence
Maria Sahakyan obtained her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Khalifa University. Currently she holds the position of a postdoctoral associate at New York University Abu Dhabi, in Computational Social Science. She primarily focuses her academic endeavors on computational social science and explainable artificial intelligence by exploring the societal and economic advantages associated with diversity, while also leveraging XAI methodologies as versatile instruments for data analysis.
Sahakyan is working on two projects: One is to identify ethnic diversity in companies and countries worldwide, using LinkedIn data. The final goal is to see how fast each ethnic group individual moves in career path. The second project is to support data science using Explainable Artificial intelligence techniques.