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 driven AI techniques in an architecture for designing intelligent agents for knowledge discovery and evolution (KDE) in different domains. The KDE architecture is applicable in dynamic physical sensor-based systems which acquire continuous observations that may contain new patterns which are worth following up. Machine learning is applied in perception and pattern detection while Bayesian networks and ontologies are used in theory construction to explain the situations detected in the patterns.

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