Kulsoom Abdullah

Data Scientist Consultant

Title: Integrity in Health Insurance Claims

She works as a Data Scientist Consultant at RADCube and volunteers as an ML Engineer and community builder with Omdena. Omdena is a global platform that enables organizations to build AI For Good through the collaboration of a diversified pool of global talent. Since it started operations in April 2019, the community has grown from zero to more than 950 collaborators from 79 countries. Through collaboration, they’ve completed 18 projects with organizations, ranging from detecting wildfires, to fighting sexual harassment, predicting climate change, and preventing gang and gun violence.

Personal Bio:

Kulsoom Abdullah attended the University of Central Florida and received her doctorate in electrical/computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is keen on all things data, including but not limited to: Applied Machine Learning, Data for ”Good”, Human Computer Interaction and Data Visualization. In her spare time, she is a competitive Olympic Weightlifter and received her Crossfit Level I certification. Her website LiftingCovered.com and Facebook page document her experiences weightlifting in an effort to compete at U.S. national competitions. She advocated competing in clothing that adheres to religious codes, opening the door for women from cultures around the world to compete and move beyond preconceived notions of gender, race, and religion. Her efforts led to an invitation to deliver remarks following then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the U.S. State Department’s Eid ul Fitr reception 2011. She represented Pakistan as the first female at the international level to compete at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships. She resides in Atlanta, GA and is currently taking a break from major competitions while still training. She continues to support causes which focus on empowerment of the marginalized and speaks at events, and to the news media about her story and insights.