Research @CSIR

Currently I am at the CSIR, focused on Data Science. I lead a Data Science team. In general, I am interested in topics within a wide range of application areas. With our students looking at Anomaly Detection, Social Media mining and other topics connected to Data Science and Machine Learning. Projects will be updated in time.


DM Group + Data Science Students/Interns Picture
Data Science Team + Students+ Interns (2015, needs updating)


Active projects within our group is working on:

  • Project Quirk - Anomaly detection with humans in the loop.
  • Project Siphon - Automated Safety And Security incident detection on Social Media.
  • Project Horde - Crowdsourcing for Social Media post tagging.
  • Project Motheo - A smart document analysis platform for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • Project Khulo - Career Trajectory Prediction and Evaluation Platform.
  • Project Hlangana - Graph Mining
  • Project Fithla - Machine Learning on Encrypted Data

Previous Projects


The Group

Data Scientists and Engineers

  • Melvin Diale
  • Asive Dlaba
  • Vukosi Marivate
  • Nyalleng Moorosi
  • Tyrone Naidoo
  • Mahlatse Ratsoma

Masters Students

  • Yongama Feni (Wits)
  • Mpho Mokoatle (NWU)
  • Tshepiso Mokoena (Wits)
  • Patrick Monamo (UJ)
  • Koena Monyai (Wits)
  • Jessica Nemasisi (Wits)

PhD Students

  • Nenekazi Mkuzangwe (UJ)
  • Abiodun Modupe (Wits)

Interns/Vac-Students (Always In Transit)


  • Ofentswe Lebogo

Group Achievements

Further Learning