Data Science Africa Conference - Nyeri KENYA - 05/31 > 06/08 2018

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Data Science Africa

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Summer School on Machine Learning and Data Science

Dates: 31 May – 06 June 2018
Venue: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya

We would like to expose data science trainers to the entire pipeline of data collection, analysis, and communication of results using relevant examples. We plan to have participants deploy sensor systems at the DeKUT conservancy and farm which will collect data that they will then analyse.

To benefit from this course participants must have some background in programming particularly programming with Python and machine learning.


Data Science in Africa Workshop

Dates: 07 June – 08 June 2018
Venue: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya

- General Chair: Ciira Maina ciira.maina@dkut.ac.ke
- Program Chair: Ernest Mwebaze emwebaze@cit.ac.ug

Important Dates

  • 01 May 2018: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 01 May 2018: Closing Date for Registration
Call for Registration

The workshop will be organized around paper presentations and interactive panel discussions. We invite participants interested in presenting work at the workshop to submit a short abstract describing the application of data science methods to problems relevant to Africa.
— The submission should be limited to a 3 page (max) submission following this LaTeX template. — You will be notified whether your work will be presented orally or as a poster.
— We are interested in work addressing low resourced developing world challenges in the broad areas of:

  • Data Science for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Disaster response
  • Geospatial modelling
  • Telecommunications data modelling
  • Economic monitoring

During the panel discussions, we will unite a wide range of stakeholders, including data scientists, representatives from government, development practitioners and the private sector; this will provide a unique setting in which innovative solution driven ideas can thrive.

Participants will also develop a framework for attracting young African talent, mentors and researchers from academia, the public sector and the private sector in Africa to engage in activities geared towards harnessing big data and real-time analytics for the public good.

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