Moussa Doumbouya North AmericaThe Americas 2024

Moussa Doumbouya is a third-year Computer Science Ph.D. student at Stanford University and co-founder of His research is focused on artificial intelligence, computational education, and computational linguistics. After a decade in the US tech industry, he redirected his focus towards advancing STEM education in West Africa and developing West African language technology. He believes that the inclusion of West African languages as first-class languages of education and technology is necessary for the development of West African nations. He dreams of building a research university in West Africa with the mission of creating generations of highly skilled West African engineers and scientists who will actively contribute to the digital economy, and represent the best interests of West Africa at the forefront of science and technology.