Dr. Marcellin Atemkeng (Rhodes University) is a mathematician and computer scientist with a PhD from Rhodes University (2017). His research concentrates on big data, statistical signal processing, artificial intelligence, and modern astronomical data processing and analysis. His work is funded by Rhodes University RC grants and the NRF. Dr. Atemkeng is a member of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists and is registered as a professional physicist at the South African Institute of Physics. Dr. Atemkeng was awarded the Kambule Doctoral Award at the Deep-learning Indaba in 2019, recognising and encouraging excellence in research and writing by doctoral candidates at African universities in any area of computational and statistical sciences. He also received the Mathematical Sciences Early Career Fellowship Award in 2022. He holds a Y2 rating from the NRF.