The group is made up of a number of people who work on our core themes.

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2023 DSFSI Group Picture (Not all members pictured, this is our best effort đŸ˜„)

Faculty

  • Assoc. Prof Vukosi Marivate (UP ABSA Chair of Data Science) [ORCID]
  • Abiodun Modupe [ORCID]
  • Seani Rananga

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Kayode Olaleye[Website]
  • Idris Abdulmumin

PhD Students

  • Abiodun Modupe [Wits][NLP, ML, SM]
  • Baphumelele Masikisiki [UP][NLP,Soc]
  • Herkulaas Combrink [UP][ML,Soc][ORCID]
  • Mpho Mokoatle [UP][NLP,Soc][ORCID]
  • Rockerfeller [AIMS][ML,Soc]
  • Temitope Kekere [UP][NLP,Soc][ORCID]
  • Mhlasakululeka Mvubu [UP]
  • Michelle Terblanche [UP][ORCID]

Masters

  • Amica De Jager [UP][ML, NLP]
  • Derwin Ngomane [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP]
  • Matimba Shingange [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP]
  • Mohlatlego Nakeng [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP]
  • Ndamulelo Nemakhavhani [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP]
  • Shaun Johnson [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP]
  • Thapelo Sindane [UP][NLP]
  • Tsholofelo Gomba [UP][ML, SOC][ORCID]
  • Rozina Myoya [UP - MIT Big Data Science]
  • Marc Gagiano [UP - MIT Big Data Science]
  • Penelope Matloga [UP - MIT Big Data Science]
  • Fiskani Banda [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP]
  • Miehleketo Mathebula [UP][NLP]
  • Pitso Khoboko [UP]
  • Kathleen Siminyu [UP]
  • Matome Ledwaba [UP - MIT Big Data Science]
  • Mack Makgatho [UP]
  • Nelson Phora [UP - MIT Big Data Science]

Honours

  • Amukelani Chauke [UP]
  • Alex Molokomme [UP]
  • Lesiba Ledwaba [UP]
  • Matome Makgopa [UP]
  • Nhlakanipho Ngweya [UP]
  • Godfrey Tshehlo [UP]
  • David Walker [UP]
  • Maduvha Malange [UP]
  • Mulweli Mukwevho [UP]
  • Kganshi Molokomme [UP]
  • Daniel Njini [UP]

Research Assistants

  • Richard Lastrucci
  • Fiskani Banda
  • Christiaan Lombard
  • Rotondwa Sithagu
  • Thichaona Ketro Sithole

Interns

Alumni

2022

  • Khutso Sepuru [UP - MIT Big Data Science][ML]
  • Palesa Lepamo [UP - MIT Big Data Science][ML,Soc]
  • Andani Madodonga [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP] [Dissertation Announcement]
  • Carel Nchachi [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP,Soc]
  • Yolanda Nkalashe [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP] [Dissertation Announcement]
  • Jesse Parvess [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP] [Dissertation Announcement]
  • Pitso Khoboko [UP, CS Hons]
  • Shrey Mandalia [UP, CS Hons]
  • Shivaan Pillay [UP, CS Hons]
  • Akhona Sekwati [UP, CS Hons]
  • Tshepiso Mokoena [UP, Senior Member]

2021

2020

  • Alon Behr [UP, CS Hons][ML, SOC]
  • Boitshoko Pule [UP, CS Hons][NLP, SOC]
  • Harm de Wet [UP, CS Hons][NLP, SOC]
  • Elisabeth Mpatu [UP, CS Hons][NLP, SOC]
  • Tshepiso Mokoena [Wits][ML][Dissertation Announcement]
  • Colin van Zyl [UP - MIT Big Data Science][ML] [Dissertation Announcement]
  • Jeanine Schutte [UP - MIT Big Data Science][ML]
  • Avashlin Moodley [UP - MIT Big Data Science][NLP,SOC] [Dissertation Announcement]

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