Mahsa Mohaghegh

Based in: Auckland

Dr. Mahsa Mohaghegh – Senior Lecturer Department of Information Technology and Software Engineering School of Engineering, Founder of She#Mahsa is a computer engineer with a background in artificial intelligence and natural language processing. Since 2013, Mahsa has been involved with Google’s Computer Science for High Schools initiative, and has run these workshops in Auckland for the last 5 years. Mahsa is also the founder and director of the women’s technology group She# –, a platform aimed at promoting STEM to the next generation, and creating networking opportunities for tertiary students and industry professionals in the digital sector. In 2012, Mahsa received the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship – an award designed to encourage women to excel in computing and technology.Her passion for promoting careers in technology to young women has been widely recognised, and she has received a number of nominations and awards for her efforts, including the Emerging Leader Award at the NZ Women of Influence Awards, and is also a semi-finalist for New Zealander of the Year 2018.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • AI and Education
  • Diversity and Inclusion


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