Zinnya del Villar

Zinnya del Villar

Data and Technology Director, Data-Pop Alliance
Zinnya del Villar is an Actuary from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and holds a MSc. degree in Mathematical Sciences from the same university and a Master degree in Applied Mathematics from the Université de Rennes in France. She obtained an MBA from the Rennes School of Business in 2019. Currently, she is Data and Technology Director at Data-Pop Alliance, a non-profit organization, where she conducts research on the use of data and computational methods in the human development sector, as well as research on the ethical, decolonializing and inclusive use of non-traditional data (e.g. mobile data) mainly in the design and creation of artificial intelligence systems. Her research topics of interest mainly focus on the ethics, democratization and decolonization of data-driven technologies with gender perspective and data literacy.  She was co-founder of the Breizh-data research network in Brittany, fellow of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT) in Mexico, and fellow of the French-Tech in France. Her work has been awarded by García Robles Foundation in Mexico,  the ESRC Impact Acceleration Accounts of the University of Surrey in the UK and she is listed in the “Brilliant Women in AI Ethicsâ€'. She has worked with different UN agencies and international development agencies mainly in the LATAM, Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East regions.