George Obaido is a Research Fellow working with Rediet Abebe, where he is studying data related challenges at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, at the University of California, Berkeley. George Rabeshi Obaido is an academic, researcher, software developer, and a certified project manager with more than nine (9) years of combined professional experiences across a broad range of fields in the industry, academia, non-governmental and community-based organisations. He has practitioner-based proficiencies in qualitative research, project management, programme and product management, module and content development, and network analysis and troubleshooting.
He completed his PhD in Computer Science in 2020 at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests lie in using machine learning to finding solutions to many societal problems.
He has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines of computer science, particularly in the Data Economies and Data Markets Group of the Mechanism Design for Social Good - a multi-institutional initiative aimed to improve access to opportunity for historically underserved and disadvantaged communities. Kindly click to view my CV, Research Statement, and Teaching Philosophy.