Pakistani Woman Listed Among Canada’s Top 25 Women in AI

Canadas top 25 women in Artificial Intelligence

A Pakistani woman was ranked number 10 on ReWork’s list of Canada’s top 25 women in the artificial intelligence industry. ReWork is a creator of artificial intelligence and deep learning content.

About Maria Abrar:

Maria Abrar is a senior data scientist at Meta’s Reality Labs in Toronto with 14 years of expertise in her area. Along with building and educating a group of data scientists, she has also offered her skills to other nations.


She has experience using data science for Above The Line and Below The Line marketing efforts, working with marketers, product managers, and other relevant professionals.

She has expertise in developing product recommendation engines, mapping social networks, calculating client usage and revenue, and conducting in-depth behavioral profiling.

Here is the full list of the Top 25 Women in Canadian AI, according to ReWork:

1Doina PrecupResearch Team LeadDeepMind
2Joelle PineauDirectorMeta AI Research Labs
3Sharon Shahrokhi TehraniProduct Manager (Machine Intelligence Retention)Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
4Hakimeh PurmehdiSenior Data ScientistEriccson
5Natalia BaileyResearch ManagerFinRegLab
6Jekaterina NovikovaDirector of Machine LearningWinterlight Labs
7Helene Deschamps MarquisPartner, Data Privacy and Cyber Security LawDeloitte Legal
8Nataliya PortmanSenior Data ScientistCineplex Digital Media
9Frincy ClementAmbassador for Canada and Manager (Data Science and Analytics)TELUS Business
10Maria AbrarSenior Data ScientistMeta’s Reality Labs
11Shiyamali ParanirupasingamLead and FounderL’Amour Pearls
12Paige DickieHead of AILayer 6
13Mehrnaz ShokrollahiSenior Data ScientistPureFacts
14Sedef Akinli KocakDirector (Professional Development)Vector Institute
15Olga TsubiksDirector (Strategic Analytics and Data Science)Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
16Serena McDonnellLead Data Scientist and Quant ResearcherDelphia
17Yuanhui LangDirector (Data Science and Advanced Analytics)Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
18Shingai ManjengwaDirector (Technical Education)Vector Institute
19Angela SchoelligAssistant Professor (Robotics)University of Toronto (UoT)
20Roxana SultanChief Data Officer (CDO) and Vice President (VP) (Health)Vector Institute
21Sanja FidlerAssociate Professor and VP of AI ResearchUoT and NVIDIA
22Raquel UrtasunProfessor and Founder & CEOUoT and Waabi
23Anna GoldenbergSenior Scientist (Genetics and Genome Biology)SickKids
24Foteini AgrafiotiChief Science Office (CSO) and HeadRBC and Borealis AI
25Gillian HadifeldDirector and ProfessorSchwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society (SRITS) and UoT

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