Instructor and Micro-Internship Coach/TA for this course:
Instructor – Dr. Claire Davis-Reddy is the Data Science Team Lead at the uLwazi Node of the South African Earth Observation Network (SAEON) – a long-term environmental monitoring facility of the South African National Research Foundation (NRF). She has over a decade of experience in managing complex projects in the field of environmental research, data management, data analytics and storytelling, and geospatial product development. Dr Claire has a PhD from the University of Stellenbosch specialising in the fields of remote sensing, vegetation modelling and climate change.
Micro-Internship Coach/TA – Mbithe Nzomo is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, working on AI for development and currently working on applications in healthcare sectors. She also obtained an MSc in Advanced Computer Science with Distinction from the University of Manchester, where she specialised in AI. Her MSc dissertation project used deep learning to train social robots to manage interactions with humans.