Shahrzad Gholami is a data and applied scientist at Microsoft for the AI for Good Research Lab. She focuses on designing AI-enabled solutions for non-profits, leveraging her background in artificial intelligence and machine learning to address grand societal and environmental challenges. She earned her doctorate in computer science at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining Microsoft, Shahrzad's research at the USC Center for AI in Society was focused on developing PAWS (Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security) as an AI-enabled solution to help conservation area managers take more informed actions when they conduct patrols to protect endangered wildlife in national parks around the world.
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