Welcome to our new ACM-W Scholarships Committee Chair!

Dr Marjana Prifti Skenduli
ACM-W Scholarships Committee Chair

Dr Marjana Prifti Skenduli is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of New York Tirana, Albania. She received her bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Tirana in 2005. Subsequently, she earned a dual degree in Computer Science from the University of New York in Tirana in collaboration with the University of Greenwich, UK. She completed her PhD
in Computer Science from the University of New York Tirana in 2021.

Marjana’s research interests lie primarily in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) domain spanning Natural Language Processing, Pattern Recognition and Data Mining. She has been the recipient of several scholarships and grants from globally acclaimed institutions such as Google LLC., Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Amii, and CIFAR. In addition to her contributions to the field of computer science, Marjana is also deeply committed to promoting inclusivity and equity in computing. Through her volunteer engagements as the EU CODEWEEK Ambassador and WiDS Ambassador for Albania, she has become a tireless and articulate champion, fully committed to instilling enthusiasm among individuals of all ages and backgrounds about the vast prospects of a career in computer science.

Apart from her professional pursuits, Marjana takes pleasure in immersing herself in literary
worlds and exploring the beauty of nature with her family.

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