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@ILabAfrica Unveils a new Research Group

@iLabAfrica has a new research group under the name Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems Research Group.

The research group will mainly deal with real-life decision making problems solutions through artificial intelligence (Intelligent systems). It will also deal with modeling of real-world systems for human-computer interaction such as medical rehabilitation systems, machine emotional intelligence and support of robotics.


Initially the group will focus on three key areas of machine learning most applicable to the Kenyan scenario and Africa as a whole:

1. Health Monitoring Systems (Bioinformatics) 

2. Opinion Mining (Natural Language Processing)

3. Intelligent Applications to support e-learning

The research group has been established by Dr. Joseph Onderi Orero who will be the Lead Investigator. Through the Safaricom Scholarship program at ILabAfrica, two of the Top students in Computing have already been recruited as Research Assistants in the Research group. The research group is likely to attract Top PhD students from all over the world with fully funded research projects. Dr. Joseph Orero will be the Research Director of the Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems Research Group.

Dr. Joseph Onderi Orero Bio

Dr. Joseph Onderi Orero is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology, Strathmore University.  He has also been appointed to the position of The Associate Dean, the Faculty of Information Technology, Strathmore University.


Dr. Joseph Onderi Orero received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France under the French Government Scholarship Award.  During his doctorate studies, he worked as a Research Fellow in The Laboratoired’Informatique de Paris  6 (LIP6) where he worked in collaboration with Cognitions Humaine&ARTificielle (CHART) for design of technologies for entertainment industry and health applications. 


Dr. Joseph Orero graduated with a First Class Honors in Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where he had been a Lecturer until last year when he joined Strathmore University.  He also holds an MSc in Information Technology Management and CPA II.