Abigail Annkah is a Research Software Engineer with the Google AI team in Ghana. Abigail has interests in the fields of Computer Vision and Optimization applied to global challenges be it health, education, agriculture and bridging information gaps in developing parts of the world.
She is generally enthused about collaborations that promise to impact in the lives of Africans mainly, and beyond thus participating in a lot of mentorship programs. She has a background in Mathematics and Statistics from her undergraduate studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, in Accra. She had her Master’s degree in Machine Intelligence at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Kigali, Rwanda.
Major works done, prior to residency at Google, include the Application of Image Analysis to Microbial Images to understand better how Listeria monocytogenes develops resistance to natural antimicrobials, Spatio-temporal modeling and Malaria prediction in Sub-Saharan Africa and Image Denoising using the Diffusion Equations with explicit numerical methods. During her residency at Google she worked on mapping built up environments in Africa using satellite imagery and contributed to Open Buildings Dataset.