Achieving More with Machine Learning

October 30, 2020

As an applied data scientist at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, Zikra Toure (’16, ’17 M.S.) works hand-in-hand with Microsoft’s high-impact customers to help them tackle some of their toughest technical problems, such as improving forecasting, classification and recommender systems, using the Azure Cloud Systems. Toure earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from UNT where she also was involved in the Society of Women Engineers and served as president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society. Before working at Microsoft, she was a machine learning engineer at Dallas-based Call Box where she developed advanced facial recognition technology. She hopes to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to help others, including those in her home country of Mali in Africa.