Adji Bousso Dieng, this AI Expert From Senegal Is Helping Showcase Africans In STEM (Forbes)30 August 2020
Adji Bousso Dieng will be Princeton’s School of Engineering’s first Black female faculty. Not only has Adji Bousso Dieng, an AI researcher from Senegal, contributed to the field of generative modeling and about to become one of the first black female faculty in Computer Science in the Ivy League, she is also helping Africans in STEM tell their own success stories.
After winning a competition organized for African girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by the Pathfinder Foundation for Education and Development, Dieng was awarded a scholarship to study abroad. Dieng went on to study in France and earned an engineering degree from Télécom Paris and a Master in Statistics by Cornell University in the United States.