Afdal Tawassul

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Events
THE Port Online Humanitarian Hackathon 2020
Attributes
Communication

Project Team

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Alex Howes

Alex is a data scientist at ACAPS where she analyses data to provide insight on humanitarian crises around the world, and develops software to make data more accessible and impactful in the humanitarian industry. Prior to joining ACAPS she worked on a number of data science projects including for Twitter, Fermilab, CERN, in agricultural technology, and in digital marketing. She holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

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Anca Muntenau

I am a researcher from France (Grenoble). I finished my PhD in 2019 at the Grenoble University, Department of Law. Since then, I have been working for the CNRS in Paris. My research focuses on North Africa’s regime change after 2011: religious movements’ integration, civil society building, gender and human rights. I am currently looking for a more dynamic and applied environment, so I am aspiring to join an NGO or an international organization.

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Ben Krikler

Ben is a particle physicist working on the CMS (CERN) and LUX-ZEPLIN (SURF, USA) experiments to search for Dark Matter. Ben graduated in Physics from Imperial College London and (after a brief stint learning to motorcycle in Asia) started his PhD in Particle Physics on the COMET experiment in Japan. Ben is an expert in large-scale distributed simulations, data analysis, machine learning, and general software development as a Fellow of the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute.

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Christopher Alagna

Christopher started his career as an RF engineer in Australia before becoming a humanitarian and joining the World Food Program in 2011. Since then Christopher has worked in emergency telecommunications coordination, with missions to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Guinea, Uganda, South Sudan, Cambodia, and Haiti. This year Christopher moved to Switzerland to be with family and complete an Executive Masters in Business Administration with of focus on Innovation and technology at the Ecole Polytechnic Federal de Lausanne (EPFL). Most recently Christopher was in Libya working a common complaint and feedback mechanism. This is his very first hackathon and is looking forward to the new adventure!

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Eszter Badinova

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Ibrahim Sekayi

Mechanical engineer with interest in renewable energy, self-motivated, eloquent with excellent communication, analytical, professionalism, risk management, presentation skills, well-honed problem solving skills based on logical methodologies, result oriented with deadline and quality focus, ability to work and interact with all levels of humanity, well developed capacity in team work, well developed intelligence, and has initiated projects right from conception to successful completion.

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Ilaria Luise

Ilaria is a Research Associate at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (US). She works at CERN as a High Energy Physicist for the ATLAS experiment. In particular, she is involved since many years in searches for the Higgs boson decay into complex states containing fermions. She completed her PhD in High Energy physics in 2019 at Sorbonne Université in Paris, and she spent most of her sabbatic period as volunteer for a NGO in Colombia.

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Li Hong Liew

Li Hong has recently graduated from University of Cambridge, with a Master degree in Information and Computer Engineering, was selected to the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme. He is passionate about data analytics, machine learning and scalable technology, particularly about their application to the healthcare, education or agriculture industry. He is actively seeking experience in solving social challenges using technology. He loves to bring people together and has led multiple student organisations and worked in 4 countries. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, reading about the past, present and future of humanity and adventuring in the nature.

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Valerio Rossetti

Dr. Valerio Rossetti worked for 8 years on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, where he contributed to the search for the possible production of dark matter in particle collision data. After a year as quantitative consultant in EY, he co-founded the startup SamurAI, based in Geneva. He develops solutions using artificial intelligence, automations and data analysis, for a variety of industries. He also organises training programs for professionals who want to boost their quantitative skills.