Jeff has been with Google since 1999 leading multiple breakthrough
projects at the company. He currently leads Google's research group
with a focus on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
His areas of interest include large-scale distributed systems,
compression techniques, information retrieval, application of
machine learning to search
and other related problems, microprocessor architecture, compiler
and development of new products that organize existing information
in new and interesting ways.
Jeff Dean, PhD
Google Senior Fellow, Research Group
Dr. Lawrence Nderu is a Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of
Agriculture and Technology
(JKUAT- Kenya), School of Computing and Information Technology
the Department of Computing. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from
University of Paris VIII, France and a master’s degree in Software
Engineering (JKUAT), Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer
Science (JKUAT). Dr. Lawrence Nderu research interests are
Science and Mobile Application Development.
Dr. Nderu, PhD
Dr Bernard is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and
Member of the
Artificial Intelligence Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
He is a (Co)-promotor of over 25 research projects and (co-)author
200 papers in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He holds
AI, a Masters in Philosophy and a Masters in Mathematics. His
focus is based on his research domain, artificial intelligence in
and machine learning in particular.
Prof. Manderick, PhD
Part Time Instructor
Dr. Kennedy Senagi holds a PhD in Computer Science (specialty:
Artificial Intelligence and Parallel Computing) from University of
Paris8, France. He also holds Msc. in Software Engineering and Bsc.
in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of
Technology, Kenya. He has previously worked as a software developer
at Kimetrica Limited and UNESCO. He is currently a lecturer in the
Department of Information Technology at Dedan Kimathi University of
Technology and an examiner at KASNEB. He is also a researcher
(Artificial Intelligence) with Campus France PHC program (a
collaboration between University of Paris8, University of Nairobi
and Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization) and a
leader/mentor of various start-ups in Nairobi. His research
interests are in the areas of Machine Learning, Data Science,
Parallel Computing, Software Engineering and Distributed
Dr. Kennedy Senagi, PhD
Albert Kahira is a PhD candidate at Universitat Politècnica de
Catalunya (BarcelonaTech) and a researcher at Barcelona
Supercomputing Center. He received his BSc degree in Computer
Engineering from Erciyes University and his MSc in Computer
Engineering from Abdullah Gül University in Turkey. His research
is on Machine Learning in HPC environments where he studies
scalability challenges in large scale machine learning
Albert Kahira, PhD Candidate
Alfred holds a BSc. Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science
from JKUAT (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and
Technology) and is a Candidate for MSc. in Computer Systems at
JKUAT. He has experience in CMS (Content Management Systems),
Web Design & Development, Digital Marketing, and Graphic Design.
Alfred also has research interests and knowhow in Data Science,
Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Additionally, he
possesses high-profile ability in IT coaching.
Alfred Mwangangi, MsC Student
I have a Bachelor’sDegree in Information Technology from the
University of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and
Technology (JKUAT)and currently pursuing a Masters in
Computer Systems. I have research interests
in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Machine
Learning.I possesses a wealth of transferable skills gained from
many years of teaching and working in the industry. I have
strong technical skills, interpersonal skills and communication
skills enabling me to interact with a variety of people. Iam
always eager to be challenged in order to learn and grow. My
greatest satisfaction comes from seeing my students understand,
apply and benefit from the knowledge I pass to them.
Jedidah Mwaura, MsC Student
Kigen is a Nairobi based data Scientist with experience working on
many data science projects across
fintech, pharmaceutical and internet businesses. He has a degree in
Statistics from the university of
Nairobi. Follow him on twitter @kigtembu.
Data Scientist, Musoni
Billy has over 3 years’
financial risk and predictive analytics field and is currently a
Scientist at NCBA.
He holds a BSc. Information Technology from JKUAT and is currently
pursuing Msc. in Computer Systems and is a candidate for the
Billy is a certified Linux professional from Linux Dressional
Institute(LPI) and has a mastery award from IBM on predictive
He is currently focused on predictive analytics and Machine Learning
Head Data Scientist, NCBA Bank
Chris is a Data Scientist with 9 years’ experience in banking,
telecommunication, media, HR, humanitarian and research
Currently, he leads Data Science efforts at I&M Bank.
worked as a Data Scientist at Safaricom PLC where he majored on
generating insights to inform product development and
Prior to these roles, Chris worked as Head of Data Science at
Venture Labs, a HR company focused on predicting human
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
Lead Data Scientist, I&M Bank
I spent 15 years working with startups in Silicon Valley and brings
a wealth of practical startup operational expertise. I am passionate
about changing the African narrative by building great African
companies and helping to establish a culture of high performance,
high integrity and high collaboration
Founder, CEO - Impact Africa Network
I have a BSC with a concentration in human resource from JKUAT. I
have 10 years experience with stints at ABSA Bank and also as an
entrepreneur running my own business. Some of my interests include
travelling, cooking and reading.
I am an ambitious millennial, fanatical with deep knowledge of
analytics and Machine Learning, with an endless thirst to know
more about it, understand it and work deeply into
Innovation Fellow, Product Associate
A career spanning almost a decade in Marketing and
Communications has been quite the ride.Growing, learning,
unlearning and relearning ways of communicating the value of a
brand with the customer journey and customer experience as the
most integral part of all communications activities is the
backbone of my job.I am passionate about youth mentorship.
Encouraging and building the confidence of those that are coming
after my generation is such a joy.The Future is in Digital
I'm a recent graduate from JKUAT with a BSc in Mining and
Mineral Processing Engineering. I have trained with KenGen and
EAPCC. I also have experience in sales and marketing. I enjoy
being crafty and learning as well as practicing Interior design
and decoration in my free time.
Innovation Fellow, Partnerships and Financing
I am a Urban Planning Student at the University of Nairobi with
a passion for marketing and customer experience. I have had
experience with internships in various organisations including
Extentia Information Technology in Pune, India. My interests
include travelling, cooking and watching films.
Innovation Fellow, Student Experience Lead