Another Future Professors Programme Fellow Flies UP Flag High
UP celebrates Professor Vukosi Marivate, another 2021/2022 fellow in the Future Professors Programme - a flagship programme of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Prof Marivate is the ABSA UP Chair of Data Science at the University of Pretoria (UP). He works on developing machine learning/artificial intelligence methods to extract insights from data. A large part of his work over the last few years has been at the intersection of machine learning and natural language processing. Additionally, his work focuses on techniques to improve tools and availability of data for local languages or low-resource languages. Prof Marivate is the co-founder of Deep Learning Indaba, the largest machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI) workshop on the African continent, aiming to strengthen African machine learning.