Ebtesam Almazrouei

Ebtesam Almazrouei

Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei is the Director and Co-Founder of the Al-Cross Center Unit at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII). Her work focuses on delivering AI and advanced tech solutions across multiple industries from healthcare, telecommunication, education, energy, security and more.

Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei plays a pivotal role to build LLMs and step up the UAE’s capability in this space, leading the team behind building Falcon LLM which significantly outperforms models like BLOOM-62 and GPT-3. Falcon matches the performance of other high-performing LLMs from DeepMind (Chinchilla), Google (PaLM-62B), and Anthropic, making it one of the top players in the market today! Additionally, she led the development of Noor, the world’s largest Arabic large language model (LLM) model to date.

She leads the big data working group in the expert subcommittee of the UAE Council for AI and Blockchain and is a member of the worldwide steering board of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). She has extensive experience in professional activities, including being the general chair of Abu Dhabi AI Connect and TPC chair of many IEEE international conferences.

Dr. Almazrouei plays an instrumental role in leading her team to achieve multiple global awards and reinforcing U.A.E.’s contributions to Advanced technologies. Dr. Almazrouei is known for her contributions in building the knowledge economy across academia, and the public and private sectors with a focus on high-impact projects for UAE and customers.

Dr. Ebtesam is the first Emirati woman to hold a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence for wireless communication engineering and computer science.

Dr. Almazrouei is a scientific author, patent inventor, entrepreneur, and public speaker, known for her keynote speeches at prestigious summits such as the AI Summit in London, World AI Cannes Festival, AI Everything Summit, Global GITEX, IEEE conferences, AI for Good, and Tech summits. She obtained her Ph.D. and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Khalifa University of Science and Technology and earned a BSc in Communication and Electrical Engineering from the United Arab Emirates University.

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    Technology Innovation Institute (TII)
  • Profession
    Director of the Al-Cross Center Unit