Mbithe Nzomo awarded Best Student Paper at 8th International Workshop on Health Intelligence (W3PHIAI-24)

March 2024 — Mbithe Nzomo, PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town and member of the Artificial Intelligence Research Unit (AIRU), recently attended the 38th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-24) which was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 20th to 27thFebruary 2024. She presented her PhD research on a hybrid AI framework …

Ameerah Allie awarded the Science Faculty Master’s Equity Scholarship

Ameerah Allie a Masters at the University of Cape Town and member of AIRU has been awarded the Science Faculty Master’s Equity Scholarship for 2024-2025. Ameerah became interested in logics and their application after a lecture from her eventual supervisor, Professor Tommie Meyer. “I’ve decided to pursue this into my Master’s, looking at defeasible reasoning. In the …

UCT and AIRU Delegation at IJCAI

AIRU team attends IJCAI 2023

October 2023 — Several members of the AIRU team attended the 32nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2023) from 19th August to 25th August 2023 in Macao, SAR. IJCAI is the premier international gathering of researchers in AI. The conference is a venue for researchers to present their latest findings and developments in …

National Research Foundation (NRF)

Deshen Moodley awarded the DSI/NRF-UCT SARChI Research Chair in AI Systems

June 2023 — Deshen Moodley, co-director of AIRU, was recently awarded the DSI/NRF-UCT SARChI Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems.  This is the first SARChI Chair at UCT under the DSI/NRF’s new SARChI co-funding framework. Established in 2006 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), the South African …

Mbithe Nzomo selected as a Mawazo Fellow

June 2023 — Mbithe Nzomo, a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town and member of AIRU, was recently selected as one of 40 Mawazo Fellows from an applicant pool of over 900. The Mawazo Fellowship Programme is a 15-month, non-residential fellowship for African female PhD researchers from across the continent working on emerging …

Tezira Wanyana awarded a Microsoft PhD Research Fellowship

October 2022 — Tezira Wanyana, a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town and member of AIRU, was recently awarded the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. She is among 36 students globally to be awarded this prestigious fellowship. Tezira’s interests lie in intelligent systems architectures. Her current research focuses on combining data driven and knowledge …

Clayton Baker selected to attend the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

September 2022 — Clayton Baker, MSc candidate in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town and member of AIRU, has been selected to attend the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). The HLF is a prestigious networking conference that will take place in Heidelberg, Germany from 18-23 September 2022. Only 200 young mathematics and computer science researchers …

ICA Fellowship

Deshen Moodley awarded the Intercontinental Academia Fellowship

August 2022 — Prof Deshen Moodley, co-director of AIRU, is one of 19 fellows selected globally to participate in the 4th Intercontinental Academia (ICA). ICA creates a global network of future research leaders in which some of the very best young academics work together on paradigm-shifting, cross-disciplinary research, mentored by eminent researchers from across the …

Mbithe Nzomo awarded a Generation Google Scholarship

July 2022 — Mbithe Nzomo, a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town and member of AIRU, was recently awarded the Generation Google Scholarship for women in Computer Science. She is one of 36 students from Europe, Middle East, and Africa to receive the scholarship this year, and joins a community of over 2,800 …

National Research Foundation (NRF)

Tommie Meyer awarded an A Rating by the National Research Foundation

April 2022 — Prof Tommie Meyer, co-director of AIRU and leader of the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group at the University of Cape Town, has been awarded an A rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF). He joins a group of only three Computer Scientists ever to have been awarded an NRF A rating. Tommie is recognised internationally as an …