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African AI research Awards

DSA Reseach Award

Data Science Africa announced a call to support research addressing local challenges in Africa in August 2020.

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Dr. Godliver Owomugisha

Early detection and diagnosis of crop diseases in asymptomatic plants: acquisition and machine learning analysis of spectral data.

Makerere University
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Prof. Mohamed A. ElHelw

Rice Plant Disease Detection and Diagnosis using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks and Hyperspectral Imaging.

Nile University
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Mr. Andualem Aklilu

Combining Data science and Remote Sensing for Highland Wheat Yield Prediction Under Resource limited Ethiopian Agricultural Set-up.

Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute, Addis Ababa University
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Mr. Bramwel Waswa Wanjala

Development of rapid assay for the on-site detection of capripoxvirus.

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (Biotechnology Research Institute)
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Dr. Inger Fabris-Rotelli

An informal road detection neural network for societal impact in developing countries.

Department of Statistics, University of Pretoria
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Dr. Segun Adebayo

Understanding Fruit Bat Movement Pattern Leveraging on Radio Telemetry and Data Analytics

Bowen University
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Mr. Houégnon Géraud Vinel Gbewezoun

Contribution of Internet-of-Things, Machine Learning and Remote Sensing for improving groundwater assessment in a semi-arid region (north-eastern Benin)

Laboratoire d’Hydrologie Appliquée (LHA), Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
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Dr. Khamisi Kalegele

Overcoming Open Learning Recession using Analytics and Machine Learning

Open University of Tanzania
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Dr. Joyce Nakatumba-Nabende

Text Mining of Social Media Luganda Data to Track Misinformation and Perceptions Related to COVID-19 Transmission Mitigation Strategies

Makerere University
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Dr. Dennis Mugambi Kaburu

Modelling the preferred route of desert locust: A neural network approach

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology