United Arab Emirates, 2016
University: NYU Abu Dhabi
Current/Recent Course: Computer Engineering
Originally from Jordan, Farah Shamout is a senior at NYU Abu Dhabi, majoring in Computer Engineering. She is particularly interested in the interaction of health and wellbeing and technology, women entrepreneurship and innovation. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester in London and New York. Her research at Imperial College London during her study abroad has led to her first publication in the Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Journal. In addition, Shamout is currently invested in her senior-year capstone, which is a wearable technology to monitor the health conditions of laborers in the UAE at construction sites. Upon completing her graduate studies, Shamout plans to develop health informatics in the Middle East and to create new opportunities for females in science in the region. Shamout is also serving as the President of NYUAD’s Student Government 2015-2016.