Saba Esnaashari

Research Assistant, The Alan Turing Institute

Saba Esnaashari is a Research Assistant in the AI for Public Services team, within the public policy programme at the Alan Turing Institute. Before joining the team, Saba completed a master’s degree in economics at UCL, following her bachelor and her first master’s degree in computer science. She worked for some years as a computer programmer and machine vision engineer before studying Economics.

Saba is interested in employing computer science for the social good and humanities. At the Turing, she is supporting research to integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning into public decision-making. Currently, she is exploring using algorithms to enhance the prioritisation process for allocating scarce societal resources to the people. This may include free housing for the homeless, organs transplantation, medical triage, disasters, etc. She is currently working on the homeless people through ADR UK’s relevant dataset.

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