Sofia Laghouila holds a BSc in Computer Science (2016) and an MSc in Bioinformatics (2018) from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Her BSc was an interdisciplinary project (Computer Science and Computational Biology). The project focused on learning and discerning the transcriptional regulatory elements using statistics and machine learning.
In her MSc, she collaborated with the Quality of Life lab. They provided the data which consisted of Fitbit data and lifestyle-related questionnaire answers from users from Spain and Hungary of age 65 and older. Her task was to study previous research, identify lifestyle factors and their effects of developing dementia, and other chronic illnesses to build an assessment model that assigned each user to a risk group.
In 2020 she has joined the University of Copenhagen as a PhD fellow at the Department of Computer Science. The project she will be working on is going to be a collaboration between the Faculty of Law and its Center of Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) and the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) and its Quality of Life Technologies Lab. The project is tasked to investigate bias and discrimination occurring within medical AI and how to best address these issues.