Shakir Mohamed works on technical and sociotechnical questions in machine learning research, leading work in generative models, healthcare and environment, and ethics and diversity. Shakir is a Director for Research at Google DeepMind in London, an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and an Honorary Professor of University College London. Shakir is a founder and trustee of the Deep Learning Indaba, a grassroots charity whose work is to build pan-African capacity and leadership in AI.
Shakir also serves on the Board of Directors for the major conferences in the field of machine learning and AI (ICML, ICLR, NeurIPS). He is a member of the Royal Society diversity and inclusion committee and the international scientific advisory committee for the pan-Canadian AI strategy. Shakir is from South Africa, he completed a postdoc at the University of British Columbia, received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, and received his masters and undergraduate degrees in electrical and information engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.