Welcome the MDS-IS Vac Students (2015)

Glad to have some vac-students starting with our Data Mining group at CSIR MDS-IS. This is part of our participation in the Data Science for Social Good program with Meraka.

From Left to Right: Thandile, Gary, Ofentswe, LeeAnne and Leaane
From Left to Right:
Thandile, Gary, Ofentswe, LeeAnne and Yanga

Gary Bezendeinhout

Gary is studying Electrical Engineering at Wits University. Gary hopes to learn something new and better programming skills during the Data Science for Social Good program. Gary comes from Joburg and really loves sports. Gary will be working on detecting public safety events using social media data with DM group.

Ofentswe Lebogo

Ofentswe studies Computer Science at University of Limpopo. Ofentswe is very passionate person, enjoys creating things using technology. He hopes to end up doing robotics and rocket science. He hopes to get skills that will allow him to solve deeply real-life problems. Ofentswe will be working on an anomaly detection project with DM group.

LeeAnne Masilela

LeeAnne is studying Neuroscience at the university of Witwatersrand. From this vacation programme she hopes to gain more insight in artificial intelligence and machine learning. She hopes to apply the skills that she would have never gotten a chance to learn, had she not been accepted for this programme, to her field. She is interested in the mapping and manipulation of the brain. LeeAnne will be working on detecting public safety events using social media data with DM group.

Yanga Sisilana

Yanga is a 3rd year Computer Science student at NMMU. His interests lie mainly with software development and its various extensions. He enjoys problem solving and finding new ways of doing things. His objectives with this CSIR program is to be pushed right out of his comfort zone so as to gain expertise in technologies and concepts that he has not been exposed to in his undergraduate degree.Yanga will be working on detecting public safety events using social media data with DM group.

Thandile Xiphu

Thandile is currently studying 3rd year in BSc computer science at the University of Cape Town. From this program she hopes to gain insight into the world of data mining as it is something that has peeked her interest as a career option. Thandile enjoys trying new things that will challenge her to step outside her comfort zone, which is one of the reasons why she applied for this vacation work program.Thandile will be working on an anomaly detection project with DM group.

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