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Research Software Engineer
IBM Research - Africa

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Waheeda Saib is a Research Software Engineer at IBM Research-Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa.

As an IT professional with over 10 years of experience, she has a proven track record in development of high - quality software systems and technical innovations. Her areas of expertise include: Data Science, Machine Learning /Deep Learning, Software quality assurance, User interface design and technologies, Graphic visualizations, Human computer interaction, Mobile computing, Programming languages, Software and process engineering, back end development and project management. She has held various roles from software quality assurance analyst, automation engineer to Application engineer and has worked on large-scale enterprise solutions in the Insurance and Corporate Banking industry respectively.

As the Lead Research Software Engineer at IBM Research, Data driven healthcare team, she researches and develops novel machine learning applications in collaboration with Research scientists and institutes to meet South Africa’s grand challenges in Cancer and Tuberculosis. Her most recent work in this field was a poster presentation on a 'Deep Learning approach of extracting clinically relevant information from pathology reports' at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference "New Frontiers in Cancer Research" 

Waheeda holds a BSc in information Technology from the University of Kwazulu Natal. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Data Science from the University of Edinburgh with a specialisation in Quantum machine learning.