Welcome DSFSI Postdoc Dr Kayode Olaleye
Welcome Dr Kayode Olaleye to the Computer Science department at the University of Pretoria. He is joining Data Science for Social Impact Research Group as a Postdoctoral Fellow sponsored through the JP Morgan Research Faculty award received by Prof Vukosi Marivate.
In March 2023, Kayode obtained a PhD from the University of Stellenbosch under the supervision of Prof. Herman Kamper. HIs doctoral research focussed on keyword localisation for low-resource languages using visually grounded speech models.
Kayode has a strong research interest in machine learning techniques and their applications to natural language and speech processing. Currently, as a postdoctoral fellow, he is actively investigating approaches for processing and generating code-switched and code-mixed data for African languages.
Kayode strives to bridge the gap between the performance of language technologies applied to well-resourced languages and the underrepresented low-resource African Languages. Leveraging his expertise in machine learning, he is dedicated to developing practical solutions that address real-world challenges in these languages. Through research and collaboration, Kayode aims to contribute to the advancement of language technologies for a more inclusive and linguistically diverse digital landscape.