We have made this page a resource for prospective students who want to join or work with our group. It is split into all students, then specific options for some subset.

Research Group Themes

  • Machine Learning [ML]
  • Natural Language Processing [NLP]
  • Social Media [SM]
  • Society [Soc]
  • Web Technologies [WT]

All prospective students

This covers most people who are interest in doing research based work with the group. We are a multidisciplinary group so you can come from multiple backgrounds/disciplines.

See this [GUIDE] before you contact Vukosi.

MIT Big Data Science Students @ University of Pretoria

MIT Big Data Science students have to do a 2nd year project and mini dissertation. We have opportunities for projects, supervision as well.

Potential Projects Available for MIT Big Data Science

  • Get in touch with Prof. Vukosi Marivate or Mr. Abiodun Modupe
  • propose a project around our themes

Past Projects

  • Local Language Classification Models [NLP]
  • Text Augmentation Approaches [NLP]
  • Cyber Safety understanding [NLP]
  • Public and Government Textual Data Understanding [NLP][Soc]
  • Education System Modelling [ML][Soc]
  • Project collaboration with Dr. Ciira Maina The Kenya Bioacoustics Project [ML][Soc]Topics
  • Project collaboration the Mail and Guardian [NLP][Soc]
  • Project collaboration with DSTI Sierra Leone [ML][Soc]

CS Honours Students @ University of Pretoria

For hounours students, projects are mostly towards research. Best you try to make an appointment early in the year to get more details and also explore. Always read the [GUIDE] before you contact Vukosi.

Potential Projects Available for CS Honours Students

See the 2023 COS 700 DSFSI list

All Undegrad Students @ University of Pretoria

All the projects discussed above are available for discussion but you can also email Vukosi with your queries. Always read the [GUIDE] before you contact Vukosi.

Potential Projects Available for All Undegrad Students