Mai Ali is currently pursuing her PhD at the Edward S. Rogers Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto. She completed her undergraduate studies in electrical engineering at the University of Khartoum and then researched radio-frequency integrated circuit design at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Her research focus is on creating novel ambient assisted living structures for patients with chronic diseases.
She is also the founder of AI 101, where free machine learning and data science education is offered for students in unprivileged communities.
Read more about Mai and how she is working to design autonomously powered sensors for health care.
The IBET Momentum Fellowships are a central pillar of the new IBET PhD Project, which aims to change the academic landscape within the next five to 10 years by increasing the number of Indigenous and Black engineering professors teaching and researching in Canadian universities. The project will also bring more diverse perspectives and voices into engineering research and the Canadian technology industries.