Team

We are a team of volunteers dedicated to building a world-class data science community in some cities in Africa for the benefit of all.

Leadership:

Daniel Emaasit

danDaniel is a PhD student of Transportation Engineering at University of Nevada Las Vegas. His research interests involve the application of machine learning, data mining, statistics & econometric methods for the modeling and analysis of “Big” data to improve urban mobility & highway safety. He is the founder/co-organizer of several data science meetups in Africa and Las Vegas, Nevada (US).

Richard Ngamita

richard-team-photoRichard is the organizer of the Kampala R Users Group. He is a Technical Analytics Lead at Medic Mobile. He recently led data teams on short term projects under startups like Vital Signs Data and Refunite and prior to that, he worked for Google in Dublin, Ireland as a data engineer on the spam team, as well as Google in Nairobi, Kenya, where he helped launch the first Google offices in Africa. Richard has a degree in Computer science from Makerere University and has worked in other African countries, such as Uganda and Ghana.

Andrew Collier, Ph.D

andrew-collierAndrew is the organizer of the Durban R Users Group. He has a PhD in Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He worked in Space Science for two decades and was involved in research, teaching and mentoring young scientists. During this time he developed then refined his skills in data analysis, visualisation, reproducible research and scientific computing. He enjoys taking raw data and transforming it into something meaningful and useful.

Raymond Majengo

reymond-majengoRaymond is the organizer of the Dar Es Salaam R Users Group. He is a Statistician currently working at the Tanzania President’s Office and also with Statistics Without Borders (SWB) as Co-Chairman of New Project Committee. Previously, he held positions at the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), IfakaraHealth Institute (IHI), Ipsos Synovate Tanzania and Tanzania National Electrical Supply Company (TANESCO). He has skills in data collection and analysis, Project Monitoring, evaluation, management and coordination, human resources and administration, and is interested in Data Mining & Visualization, Machine learning, Database developing and Mathematical modelling.

Douglas Wachira

douglas-wachiraDouglas is the organizer of the Data Science Nairobi Meetup group. He is a Data Analyst at Nova Pioneer previously working as an Actuarial and Risk Analyst at Jubilee Insurance Company Limited in Nairobi. He has a passion for leveraging technology to help in the fight against poverty. He is an ardent supporter of SDG 2- Zero Hunger that aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. He is the founder of STEM for social good, a non for profit organization that aims to equip destitute children in Africa with tech skills and introduce them to the STEM disciplines at an early age. Research interest lie in Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

Amit Kohli

akAmit is the organizer of the Accra R-Users Group. He is a Regional Systems and Technology Director for ACDI/VOCA in Ghana. Previously, he worked with the the AQUASTAT Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, and engineering consultancy firms in the USA. He is Environmental Engineer happily converted to a data guy. He focuses on data management strategy, dissemination, quality and visualization. Current interests are in dashboards and data for adaptive management.

Joins Us

Blank-ProfileData Science Africa (DSA) is a volunteer-run, community-driven organization! You can contribute your time and talent as a speaker, blogger, co-organizer, event organizer or event host. Please get involved and help us make our community even better! You can contact our leadership team with the opportunity that fits you using our contact form or through email at info@datascience-africa.org

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