Chelsea Marjadsingh

Chelsea Marjadsingh

Guardian Group Reverse Intern: 05-04-2020

Chelsea.Marjadsingh@myguardiangroup.com

B.Sc., The University of Bristol, 2017


Chelsea graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Bristol (UK) in 2017, where she formed an interest in applying mathematical modelling on real-world data to answer economic questions. Upon graduating, she completed the associate professional programme at the economics unit in the Ministry of Public Utilities, building analytics reports for the water sector. Currently, she is employed at Guardian Group as a Data Analytics Specialist. In her role, she is involved in the implementation of machine learning solutions and business intelligence reporting.

Randyll Pandohie

Randyll Pandohie

PhD Student: 20-03-2020

randyll.pandohie@open.uwi.edu

M.Sc., The University of the West Indies

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Randyll is currently employed with The University of the West Indies as the Enterprise Applications Support Manager for the Open Campus. He previously worked in the Banking sector and the Oil and Gas sector. In these roles he has managed the Enterprise Applications including Banner ERP, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning, Maximo (Computerize Maintenance Management System), External/Intranet websites and Business Intelligence systems. Mr. Pandohie holds a B. Sc. in Computer Science and Management as well as a M. Sc. in Computer Science from the University of the West Indies. He is currently pursuing his Ph. D in Computer Science at St. Augustine Campus. Randyll’s key research interests include Big Data, Social Networks and Genetic Algorithms.

Jervell Thomas

Jervell Thomas

Postgraduate Intern: 15-04-2020

jervellthomas@gmail.com

B.Eng, University of Sheffield, 2019


Jervell Thomas is an open scholarship winner and first-class graduate of the University of Sheffield. His latest research verified an assumption normally made when using machine learning to identify damaged structures. He has a keen interest in data analytics, machine learning, start-up projects and business development.

Kris Manohar

Kris Manohar

Postdoc Researcher: 11-05-2020

justkrismanohar@gmail.com

M.Sc., The University of the West Indies

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Kris Manohar is passionate about research, teaching, and student development. He has received a B.S. degree in Computer Science and a M.S. Computer Science with distinction from the University of the West Indies. Since 2010, he has been with the Department of Computing and Information Technology (DCIT). During his time at DICT he has taught several undergraduate courses in computer science and mathematics, and has been involved with the organization of several local and international contests, and training activities. A few examples are the ACM-ICPC national contests (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019), AMC-ICPC national training camps (2013, 2018), Open Data conference and code sprint (2013, 2015), Computing Fourm (2012, 2013), DICT Runtime competition (2012, 2013) and DCIT Bootcamp (2011, 2012, 2017, 2018). Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the UWI. His research interests include information hiding, stegoanogrpahy, data compression, and image processing.

Nidia Sahjara

Nidia Sahjara

Research Member: 18-05-2020

nidia.sahjara@gmail.com

B.Sc., Computer Science – The University of Derby


Nidia obtained her BSc Computer Science from the University of Derby (1st Hons) where she started her machine learning research with political science applications. At present, she works as a Back-end Developer while continuing to pursue her NLP (Natural Language Processing) research with the goal of publication. Past experiences include business development in healthtech startups which played a significant role in expanding her mindset. She is due to start her postgraduate studies at Kings College London from the next academic year with a focus on Intelligence in the Faculty of War. On another note, during undergrad her extra-curricular activity of being a sponsored athlete allowed her to achieve the title of National IFBB Body-Fitness champion. In conjunction with her career path, her capacity extends into writing as she is currently a columnist for the Trinidad Guardian.

Rajeev Ratan

Rajeev Ratan

Research Member: 22-05-2020

mail@rajeevratan.com

B.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering – The University of The West Indies

M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence – The University of Edinburgh


Rajeev Ratan is a Data Scientist who obtained his MSc. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of the West Indies. He has worked in several London tech startups as a Data Scientist, Computer Vision specialist, and Software Developer. He was a cohort member of Entrepreneur First, a London based startup incubator where he was the co-founder of an Edtech startup. Later on he worked in tech-startups involved in the Real Estate and e-Gambling sectors. He has created several online courses on Data Science and Computer Vision on Udemy, Packt Publishing, and Manning Publications. Before venturing into Data Science, Rajeev worked as a Radio Frequency Engineer for 8 years at both TSTT and Digicel. His research interests include Probabilistic Modeling, Deep Learning, and Computer Vision. At present, he works as a Data Science consultant and online course creator.

Simeon Ramjit

Simeon Ramjit

Associate Professional: 01-06-2020

simeonramjit@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of The West Indies


Simeon Ramjit graduated with a BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine campus in 2019, with a specialty in Computer Systems. He is the author of several papers to peer-reviewed journals. He has done work with OpenCV for facial recognition as well as Firebase for a dynamic Progressive Web Application. He is the creator of CoronavirusTT, a website to provide statistic tracking, data visualization and push notifications to keep persons informed about the pandemic in T&T. His current pursuits lie within machine learning, web development,cloud computing, circuit design and the holistic development of lives in Trinidad and Tobago.

Karesia Ramlal

Karesia Ramlal

CIBC FCIB Project: 05-07-2020

karesia.ramlal@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of Waterloo


Karesia is currently pursuing her M.Sc. in Data Science at the University of the West Indies. She also attended the University of Waterloo, Canada, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Previously, she has worked as a research assistant in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Studies Unit (UWI) with focus on a feasibility study for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects using depleted oil and gas fields in Trinidad. During the second year of undergrad, she was part of a biotechnology research lab in the Department of Chemical Engineering (UW) where she designed experiments and analysed chromatography (HPLC) data to illustrate relationships between experimental conditions and percentage of protein aggregation. Her interests include Machine Learning, Statistics and Materials Science. In her spare time, she enjoys diy projects and knitting.

Aqeel Mohammed

Aqeel Mohammed

CIBC FCIB Project: 06-07-2020

aqeel.mohammed.eng@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Aqeel Mohammed is a graduate from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of the West Indies where his key focus was on FPGA systems with a final year project developing a “Gunshot Detection System for the Ministry of National Security”. This chef turned engineer attempts to embody the term “jack of all trades” having worked in a variety of fields from farming, robotics, education and Photovoltaic Engineering. Currently he is pursuing a masters in Data Science and NABCEP PV engineering certifications. His immediate goal is to break into the data science and renewable energy industries, establishing a renewable energy company built by wiremen he previously trained. His overarching goal however is to leverage a diverse portfolio of technical knowledge to better serve Trinidad and
Tobago in tandem with TTLAB.