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Data Science for Social Impact

The group is led by Dr Vukosi Marivate, who is the ABSA Chair of Data Science. The group works on topics connected with using Data Science to tackle Social Challenges. This is made up a big focus on Natural Language Processing (especially for African Languages) and Machine Learning in practice. The group has vibrant researchers as well a a number of collaborators in South Africa, Africa and beyond. The thematic topics are listed below:

Research Fields

  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Social Media (SM)
  • Society (Soc)
  • Web Technologies (WT)

For more up to date news on the group, please visit the group homepage