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Announcing the 2021 MIT 808 - Big Data Science Capstone Exhibition.

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Announcing the 2021 MIT 808 - Big Data Science Capstone Exhibition. We thank all of the students, who pushed themselves even during the pandemic. Their outputs speak for themselves. We thank the project partners who also went above and beyond in this quest of a better understanding of how we can leverage Data Science across different departments, schools and faculties inside the University. We thank them for their invaluable guidance in providing guidance to the students with their projects.

We also thank all faculty who teach and mentor different courses in the MIT program as the MIT808 course puts together the knowledge and skills learnt in the full degree.

MIT808: Data Science Capstone Exhibition 2021

MIT 808 Information

In this module, students will carry out a Data Science Capstone project that brings together the theoretical modules students would have done in the first year of your MIT C Big Data Science program.


MIT808: Data Science Capstone Exhibition 2021 is a virtual exhibition of the MIT808 class which is part of the Masters in IT (MIT) Big Data Science program at the University of Pretoria.

You can view the projects by heading to the Projects tab.

The partners for 2021

COVID19ZA Mobility

  • Prof Elaine Nsoesie (Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health)
  • Dr Bolelang Sibolla (Senior Researcher, Spatial Information Systems, Next Generation Enterprises and Institutions, CSIR)

COVID19ZA Social Media

  • Herkulaas MvE Combrink (Interim Director, University of the Free State Digital Futures, Initiative & PhD Student, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Pretoria)

Faculty of Law

  • Prof. Christof Heyns (Professor of law at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria) Note: Prof Heyns sadly passed away on 28 March 2021 (Official Announcement)
  • Prof Gustav Muller (Associate Professor in the Department of Private Law, University of Pretoria)


  • Dr Ilaria Germishuizen (Research Group Leader, Institute for Commercial Forestry Research, University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Prof Bernard Slippers (Director: FABI, University of Pretoria)
  • Prof Brett Hurley (Professor, FABI, Department of Zoology and Entomology, FABI, University of Pretoria)
  • Dr Quentin Santana (Postdoctoral Fellow, FABI, Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, University of Pretoria)
  • ArnĂ© Schreuder (Client Engagement Lead,

York Chair in Multidisciplinary Wood Engineering

  • Dr Schalk Venter (Graduate School of Technology Management, Department of Engineering and Technology Management, University of Pretoria)

Exhibition website:

Course Coordinators

Dr. Vukosi Marivate and Abiodun Modupe