Dr. Christelle Scharff is a Professor of Computer Science at Pace University. She has a Ph.D. in Symbolic Artificial Intelligence (Theorem Proving and Automated Deduction) from INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology. Her current research focuses on global software engineering, mobile for social change, and machine learning. She published more than 30 papers in these areas. She was awarded grants from NSF, IBM, Microsoft, VentureWell, and Google. She has taught numerous courses, including software engineering, quality assurance & reliability, databases, programming, artificial intelligence, and mobile application development at Pace University, but also in France, Senegal, Benin, Cambodia, and Vietnam. She was a US Fulbright scholar in Senegal in 2012-2013 and 2019-2020. Parallelly, she is the co-founder of Mobile(4)Senegal association, whose mission is to build capacity in mobile app development and promote local tech talents. She is the co-founder of the mJangale startup that focuses on introducing children to coding in Senegal.