I’ve worked in Uganda since 2007, first for Makerere University as faculty in the Department of Computer Science, then for United Nations Global Pulse as technical lead of Pulse Lab Kampala, and now as a director of Sunbird AI. In 2018 I concurrently joined the research team at Google Ghana as a Senior Research Software Engineer. I’ve also spent time working at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Google Switzerland, Medical Emergency Relief International, and the Neonatal Unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I’m originally from Inverness in the North of Scotland.

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John Quinn is a Senior Research Software Engineer at Google Research in Ghana and Research Director of Sunbird AI in Uganda. He was previously technical lead for Africa projects at United Nations Global Pulse, and Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Makerere University in Uganda. He has worked on a number of large scale AI projects across the African continent, in the fields of remote sensing, speech and language, agriculture and health. He holds a BA in computer science from the University of Cambridge (2000), and a PhD in machine learning from the University of Edinburgh (2007).