Sofia Kypraiou



Data Scientist & Developer

Welcome to my personal website! I'm Sofia, a passionate data scientist focused on human rights and creating technology that aligns with these principles.

In my academic and professional journey, I have worked on various projects at the intersection of data science and human rights. Notably, I developed the coding version of the workshop <AI & Equality >: A Human Rights Toolbox during my thesis and professional work with Women at the Table. This methodology translates human rights principles into actionable steps for the data science pipeline and has been presented to diverse audiences worldwide. Currently, I am actively involved with the NGO PersonalData.IO, working towards reclaiming personal data from tech companies, advocating for individuals' rights over their personal information.

With an academic background in Data and Computer Science, I have acquired a solid foundation in statistical analysis, machine learning, and data visualization and software development.

Outside of work, you can find me exploring the outdoors and the swiss mountains, in activities like hiking and climbing.

Feel free to connect with me through my contact information or social media links. Thank you for visiting my website!

  • MSc in Data Science
  • sofia-kypraiou
  • sofia.kypraiou [at]
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Freelance: Available


Selected projects designed and created for during work, university courses, hackathons and internships

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  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Machine Learning

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Professional Experience

Data Scientist

January 2023 - ongoing

Geneva, Switzerland

  • Developing new data governance models for different data collectives
  • Working with data from Uber drivers in Geneva to support their legal claims

Data Scientist

September 2021 - ongoing

Geneva, Switzerland

  • Expanding of <AI & Equality >: A Human Rights Toolbox to create a growing community of university students
  • Teaching <AI & Equality >: A Human Rights Toolbox workshop to different universities
  • Technical support for G-app, a web-application and machine learning model to measure the active participation of women and youth in international conferences
  • Mentored two groups of 6 students from Smith College to use the <AI & Equality >: A Human Rights Toolbox methodology on the case study on Predictive policing using the COMPAS Dataset

<A+> Alliance Tech Fellow

November 2020 - August 2021

Geneva, Switzerland

  • Development of <AI & Equality >: A Human Rights Toolbox, a workshop and a jupyter notebook on how and when to use gender & equality inclusive tools and techniques to mitigate bias in AI

Data Science & Visualization Intern

September 2020 - February 2021

Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Lead in the design, development, and implementation of the graphic, layout, and production web tool for neuroimaging

Student Assistant in Data Visualization

February 2020 - June 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Technical support for a class of 133 students
  • Supervising and providing feedback for 11 teams

Full stack developer

February 2017 - July 2018

Athens, Greece

  • Full stack development and design for the 2nd largest bank in Greece.
  • Participation in the process of gathering requirements and performing analysis

Data Science Intern - PRACE Summer of HPC student

July 2016 - August 2016

Barcelona, Spain

  • Clustering the discography of an artist using data analysis, done in parallel environment using Spain's supercomputer, MareNostrum
  • Project visualisation


Master in Data Science

September 2018 - September 2021

Lausanne, Switzerland

Thesis: <AI & Equality >: A Human Rights Toolbox


Bachelor in Informatics and Telecommunications

September 2011 - 2016

Athens, Greece

Thesis: Implementation of Temporal Recommendation on Graphs via Long- and Short-term Preference Fusion


A collection of selected talks and media presence.


Guest Lecturer

06 December, 2022
  • Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. Zurich, Switzerland Synthetic Normal Zybinska Paulina
29 November, 2022
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Lausanne, Switzerland The Ethics and Law of Artificial Intelligence Rochel Johan Robert
8 November, 2022
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW | Basel, Switzerland Making Arguments with Data

AI & Equality (Women at the Table)

11 July, 2023
  • The American University in Cairo. Cairo, Egypt Access to Knowledge for Development Center - A2K4D Nagla Rizk
11 July, 2023
  • University of Lagos. Lagos, Nigeria EduAI Hub - Responsible AI in Education Reasearch in Africa Adekemi Omotubora
19 June, 2023
  • University of Chile. Santiago, Chile CENIA - Centro National de Inteligencia Artificial Francesca Lucchini
17 May, 2023
  • Sorbonne University. Paris, France SCAI - Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence Xavier Fresquet
17 March, 2023
  • Emory University. Georgia, US Data Justice Lauren Klein
17 February, 2023
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana Responsible AI Lab (RAIL) Jerry John Kponyo
15 February, 2023
  • Makerere University. Kampala, Uganda HASH Lab: Artificial Intelligence for Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa Wisdom Ceasar Favor


14 June, 2023
08 September, 2022
16 June, 2022
07 March, 2022
    MozFest 2022 , <AI & Equality >: Human Rights Toolbox workshop International (online)
24 February, 2022
2-3 September, 2021