Prof Vukosi N Marivate, University of Pretoria

Professor Vukosi Marivate has a PhD in computer science from Rutgers University (2015). He holds the ABSA UP Chair of Data Science at the University of Pretoria. Prof Marivate works on developing machine learning/artificial intelligence methods to extract insights from data – much of this has been at the intersection of machine learning and natural language processing. Prof Marivate is interested in data science for social impact, using local challenges as a springboard for research. He has worked on projects in science, energy, public safety and utilities. Prof Marivate is a founder of the Deep Learning Indaba, the largest Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence workshop on the African continent, aiming to strengthen African machine learning .