“When one teaches two learn” - Robert Heinlein.
We are excited to welcome our first cohort of global teaching fellows! Our teaching fellows span multiple countries and time zones. Fellows volunteer their time to teach a curriculum that makes machine learning tools and knowledge more accessible to communities around the world.
2020 Global Teaching Fellows
Dina Machuve is a lecturer and researcher at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. Her research focuses on developing data-driven solutions in Agriculture. For her PhD dissertation, she investigated the information logistics of small and medium size food processors. Currently, she is looking at developing a poultry diseases diagnostics tool using deep learning for small and medium scale poultry farmers in Tanzania. She is an Early Career Fellow of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). She serves in the organizing committee of Data Science Africa (DSA), an organization that runs an annual data science and machine learning summer school and workshop in Africa. She is also a member of a research group on Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG). She completed her PhD in Information and Communication Science and Engineering from NM-AIST in 2016. She also has an MS in Electrical Engineering and BSc in Electrical Engineering.
Gbemileke Onilude is a machine learning engineer who is passionate about using AI to better improve the quality of life in general. He believes in the power of communities and is an advocate for life long learning. His favourite topic in machine learning is computer vision because it relates to shaping the way computers see the world around them. His is skilled in Python, Keras, SQL, Reinforcement Learning, Probability and Statistics. His hobbies include playing video games and chess.
Chima Ibebunjoh is a data enthusiast with over 5 years of research and production experience creating sustainable solutions using data. He is a data scientist, a GIS expert and an Urban planner. Chima uses and advices on tools such as machine learning, web scraping, big data platforms, data visualization, GIS and remote sensing techniques and their application to relevant sustainable solutions issues especially location based.
Chima has an undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His research interests include artificial intelligence, big data analysis, statistical machine learning and data mining, process mining, computational social sciences and human-computer interaction.
Chima is a member of AbujaAI6, where data science and machine learning skills are being impacted on IT graduates. He also volunteers for Ghyrate, a data company that connects businesses to potential customers. He also invests significant efforts to volunteer for Artificial Intelligence communities in any city he finds himself.
His passion is to have a positive impact in his environment through data solutions research and to inspire others to pursue careers in STEM. Chima loves dogs and enjoys soft rock music.
Somayya Taki received a degree in Software engineering in 2018. She has designed and worked on several projects dedicated to Moroccan youth on a nonprofit NGO in partnership with the US Embassy in Morocco. She has worked with Delta Analytics on AIT program in Morocco in 2018. She is currently working at a startup in Morocco designing and programming industrial machines.
Aseda Addai-Deseh is a Data Scientist at Wave-2 Analytics Limited, based in Accra, Ghana. She holds a BSc. in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. She is currently the lead for the PyLadies Ghana Data Science community where she mentors young women pursuing a career in Data Science. She is a member of the organizing team for the Ghana Data Science Summit (IndabaX Ghana). Aseda has a passion for teaching, and coming from a place where there is not much emphasis placed on hands-on teaching and learning, she wants to be an educational changemaker in her community by incorporating a significant amount of practical activities in her teaching.
David Whyte John
David Whyte is a solutions architect. He loves building great tech products and collaborating with other people to solve problems. He is the founder of Vhenn Games, a game company. He is from Nigeria, and is enthusiastic about solving challenging issues around him. He is passionate about teaching. When he is not working, he is writing music or watching a movies.
Krish Sharma is a second year undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, MA studying Computer and Data Science. In his free time, he is either working with Sandbox, Northeastern's student-led software consultancy, or touring Boston's food scene. Feel free to ask him for recommendations!
He is extremely excited to be part of Delta's Global Teaching Fellows program and cannot wait to both learn from and teach students.