Fanisi Mbozi

Equitech Scholars

Fanisi Mbozi, Lilongwe (Malawi), is an undergraduate at the New York University, Abu Dhabi, where she is completing her bachelor's in Political Science with concentrations in comparative politics and data analysis. She is an aspiring political economist who is passionate about social science research. She is particularly interested in exploring how crowd-sourced ideas and public administrative data can be used to support policy-makers. Fanisi is working as a research assistant in the NYU Abu Dhabi political science department where she evaluates claims of electoral fraud in African countries by deploying outlier detection models on administrative electoral data. She believes that the discourse-oriented nature of the EquiTech Scholars community will help her gain diverse perspectives around issues like ethics of artificial intelligence and help her explore new applications of data science in understanding social and economic inequality.