Irina is a Data Scientist and Machine Learning engineer, currently working at Gower Street Analytics. She works with the AI (Artificial Intelligence) team at Open Development & Education. She is also a co-organiser of the CodeYourFuture Scotland community, which offers free training courses and mentorship to people from marginalised communities that are trying to break into tech. She has a Masters in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and is a published researcher. Some of her research interests include open access, education, explainable AI, computational creativity, and applications of machine learning in cognitive science. Publications available here.