I am a PhD student in E&E engineering at Stellenbosch University(SU), South Africa. My supervisor is Dr. Herman Kamper . I did a structured MSc. at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and my MSc. (by research) under the supervision of Dr. Yabebal Fantaye.

My research interests include machine learning, multi-modal and self-supervised systems for speech and language.



News


  • Became a Google PhD Fellow (January 2019). You can learn more about the fellowship and how to apply here

  • Attended the Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) in London (July 15 - 26, 2019).

  • Gave a talk at the Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) Conference in Palapye, Botswana (November 19 - 22, 2018)

Interests

Deep Learning

You can find some of my deep learning - related projects I've worked on. here.

Low-resource speech processing

This is my PhD research focus. Specifically, I am working on training deep neural networks to localise keyword in low-resource speech. Here is a link to a paper we submitted to NeurIPS-SAS.

Education

PhD in Electronic Engineering 2019 - date

The University of stellenbosch (South Africa)

Software Engineer Bootcamp 2020 - 2020

HyperionDev (South Africa)

MSc Mathematical Sciences 2017 - 2018

The University of stellenbosch (South Africa)

Structured MSc Mathematical Sciences 2015 - 2016

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Senegal)

BTech Industrial Mathematics 2007 - 2012

The Federal University of Technology Akure (Nigeria)

Work Experience

Teaching Assistant 2019 - 2019
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY, SOUTH AFRICA

I assisted the professors with delivering the computer programming with C course.

Data Scientist 2018 - 2018
AEROBOTICS, SOUTH AFRICA

I was involved with training and evaluation neural network models for finding trees in drone images.

Co-organiser 2018 - 2018
DEEP LEARNING INDABAX WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

I co-organised the event aimed at spreading the knowledge of machine learning within my community. Over 300 people attended the event.

Trainer2017 - 2017
AFRICA CODE WEEK, SOUTH AFRICA

I taught coding basics to children and teens during the event.

Junior Software Developer 2016 - 2016
FIREFLY MEDIA, SENEGAL

I was involved with adding new functionalities to the company's mobile application.