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Millicent Ocheing

Data & Applied Scientist, Microsoft

Nairobi, Kenya | Africa

Millicent Ochieng is a seasoned Data & Applied Scientist currently spearheading significant research initiatives at the Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI) in Nairobi, Kenya. With an acute focus on Multilingual Natural Language Processing (NLP) and developing AI solutions for low-resource languages.

A proud recipient of the IUCEA Masters Scholarship Award, Millicent completed her MSc in Data Science at the University of Rwanda, where she explored transfer learning techniques for precision agriculture under the mentorship of Dr. Weiwei Pan, Harvard University and Dr. Melanie Fernandez, Microsoft Research.

As an ardent advocate for gender equality and representation in STEM fields, she continually seeks opportunities to foster inclusivity and innovation in the industry. Millicent’s commitment to excellence and passion for bridging the technological divide with AI advancements are evident in her contributions as a Women in Data Science (WiDS) Ambassador for both Africa and Kenya.

Workshop Instructor, Ambassador Advisory Committee, 2023 Ambassador, 2024 Ambassador, High Impact Ambassador