Celine Ganar

Celine Ganar

MSc Student: 07-06-2021

celineganar@hotmail.com

B.Sc., The University Of The West Indies


Celine is currently in pursuit of a MSc. in Data Science at the University of the West Indies, which is also where she acquired her BSc. in Computer Science (Special). At present, she is an intern attached to First Citizens Bank Limited, working closely with the analytics team that is currently researching data governance within the institution. Her interest lies in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning in the environmental sciences. Her passion for data science derives from seeking innovative strategies to address real life problems. Her hobbies include navigational rallying, paint-balling and photography.

Jaimie Greasley

Jaimie Greasley

Research Scientist: 12-07-2021

jaimie.greasley@gmail.com

B.Sc., Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie

M.Sc, University of The West Indies

Jaimie is a national Open scholarship winner and graduate of Sorbonne University with a bachelor’s in Physics. She recently completed an MSc in Biomedical Physics at UWI, where her thesis entailed microscopic studies alongside structural and micro- structural characterization of kidney stones with X-ray diffraction Rietveld analysis. She considers herself a general physics enthusiast but is especially intrigued by quantum. This year, she decided to take on machine learning and quantum programming and is aiming to combine the two for solving crystal structures and understanding the properties of materials. Outside of science-ing, she is fluent in French and a major fan of steeped tea.


Mindy Mohammed

Mindy Mohammed

Data Scientist: 23-08-2021

mindy.moh@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University Of The West Indies


Fazeeia Mindy Mohammed graduated from the University of the West Indies with a bachelors’ in Environmental and Natural Resource Management with a minor in Biology. She worked as a Teaching Assistant for three years where she implemented computer networks and taught children about ICT’s. The under utilization of technology in the classroom motivated her to pursue a BSc special in Computer Science. During her degree she participated in Virtanna Code Jam and ICPC. She interned at Wapala where she dealt with UI/UX design, data analytics and chat-bot creation. She built numerous industry implemented chat-bots. Currently, she is engaged in applying machine learning and experimental design concepts to advance agriculture in the Caribbean.  In her spare time she plays competitive video games and swims.

Stephen Ghool

Stephen Ghool

Data Scientist: 21-11-2021

stephenghool@gmail.com


Stephen Ghool is a final year Electrical and Computer Engineering student at the University of the West Indies where he aims to complete Computer, Electronics and Communications thematic options. Mr. Ghool has a deep interest for robotics, artificial intelligence, biomedical technologies, security and music. He is hardworking, self-motivated, welcomes positive criticism and enjoys the outdoors with family and friends. Presently, he is involved with Accell Engineering Ltd. where they developed a low-cost security system for homes and businesses. For his final year project, he is utilizing Deep Learning to estimate serum glucose states of an individual from a video recording.

Ken Manohar

Ken Manohar

MSc Student: 22-12-2021

B.Sc., The University Of The West Indies


Ken Manohar has over eighteen years work experience in the IT Service Industry. He has fulfilled multiple roles, from implementation and support to project management and pre-sales. He led a 24/7 Managed Services team aligned to the ITIL framework. He was also the solution integrator for building a multi-tenanted private cloud and for migrating customers across data centers. His experience is varied, from running network cables, to implementing email clusters, to creating hybrid environments using SaaS solutions. It has taught him that IT Governance, IT Security and Data Analytics are key aspects common to all successful IT environments. He is currently an MSc Data Science student at UWI, St. Augustine and has an interest in Recommender Systems.

Roganci Fontelera

Roganci Fontelera

Data Scientist: 23-01-2022

roganci@outlook.com

B.Sc., University of The West Indies


Roganci Fontelera is a first-class honours graduate from the University of the West Indies with BSc in Computer Science. During his university career, he engaged in the creation of a medical chat-bot using Google Dialog flow and competitive programming on both a national level and regional level in Virtanna code jam and ICPC. He has engaged in creating and implementing models to assist local farmers with adaptive technologies in lieu of climate change. His interest lies in the application of data analytics to human behavioural patterns. Since graduating he has gained experience in the following technologies: UiPath, Power BI, Auraquantic and ABBYY. He has a keen aptitude for data engineering and analytics within data driven organizations.

Shannon-Rae

Shannon-Rae

UTT MSc Student: 31-01-2022

shannonraehackett@outlook.com

B.Sc., The University Of The West Indies


My name is Shannon-Rae and I am passionate about combatting climate change while ensuring energy security. I am a postgraduate student at the University of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing an M.Sc. in Energy Engineering with a specialisation in Renewable Energy. I have a B.Sc. in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of the West Indies. I am very keen to use and enhance my knowledge in the field of data analytics and machine learning to create modern solutions for the energy transition.

Daniel Phillips

Daniel Phillips

MSc Student: 05-03-2022

daniel.phillips@my.uwi.edu

B.Sc., The University Of The West Indies


Daniel obtained his Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering with honors from the University of the West Indies. During the earlier part of his degree, he interned at Teleios and Digicel working on various projects. During his third year he interned at IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights in New York, USA. There he worked on projects involving AI and augmented reality. Upon completion of his internship, he published and presented his research project at the 2019 International Conference on AI and Mobile Services in San Diego, USA. Daniel has participated in a few competitions including Teleios Code Jam where his team won and the Bmobile Connect Coding Competition where his team placed second. After graduation Daniel worked at a startup on projects involving facial recognition, text extraction and facial comparison. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Data Science at the University of the West Indies and has hobbies including photography, traveling, and reading.

Marc Hillocks

Marc Hillocks

MSc Student: 18-04-2022

odionnash@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University Of The West Indies


Mr. Odion Marc Hillocks is a strong believer in regionalism and a proud product of our regional institution, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He graduated from the university in the year 2018 with a double major in Computer Science and Accounting holding a first-class honors degree and is now pursuing a Masters in Data Science. He is a teacher at the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia where he has been in the classroom for six (6) years teaching lower school Math and Physical Education, and Principles of Accounts.

Sabrina Sankar

Sabrina Sankar

MSc Student: 14-04-2022

sabrina.sankar@outlook.com

B.Sc., The University Of The West Indies


Sabrina is currently a student at the University of the West Indies pursuing a Master’s in Data Science. She possesses a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Geoscience with First Class Honours, obtaining the Best Geoscience Award for her final year project on evaluating the producibility of thin-bedded reservoirs in the Columbus Basin, Trinidad. Her passions lie in machine learning, data analytics and visualisations. Other interests include farming and agriculture with special interest in hydroponics and aquaponics. She currently works as a Research Assistant at the Jones Research Centre.

Vishan Chattergoon

Vishan Chattergoon

Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Student: 24-04-2022

vishanchattergoon@gmail.com


Vishan is a final year Electrical and Computer Engineering student at the University of the West Indies. The thematic options chosen in his final year include specializations in computer systems and control systems. His final year project was focused on creating a web platform that provides tools and information for users to not only learn about image and video processing but also execute and view code for different techniques and algorithms. He is an aspiring engineer interested in artificial intelligence, web and app development, embedded systems, electronics and automation. Vishan is passionate about his research and projects but also enjoys playing football, going to the gym and playing musical instruments.

Karishma Harrykissoon

Karishma Harrykissoon

Msc in Data Science Student: 26-04-2022

kharrykissoon@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University Of The West Indies


Karishma graduated in 2020 with first class honors from the BSc. Actuarial Science (Special) program at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. She developed an interest in statistical inference and data analytics in her final year as an undergraduate student. Currently, she is pursuing an MSc. Data Science at the same institution. Her aim is to one day use her expertise to investigate real world issues in the fields of Agriculture and Health Data Science. Karishma is a philomath and in her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, and connecting with nature.

Tamia-Ashley Tuitt

Tamia-Ashley Tuitt

Data Science Intern: 18-05-2022

tamiaashley.tuitt@my.uwi.edu


Tamia-Ashley is a final year undergraduate Computer Science and Mathematics student at the University of the West Indies. Ms Tuitt has a great interest in Data Science strategies to improve the provision of health care services throughout the Caribbean. Given her expertise in physical fitness as a powerlifter, bodybuilder and certified personal trainer, she aims to revamp and advance the Caribbean health care system to exemplify efficiency with a high quality of care and transparency. Tamia-Ashley is also working toward developing a mental health platform for individuals seeking help within the Caribbean region, where there is a stigma toward mental illness. Ms. Tuitt’s overarching goal is to give rise to a healthier and more active Caribbean through Data Science.

Sabina Gooljar

Sabina Gooljar

MSc Student: 04-06-2022

sabinagooljar@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University Of The West Indies


Sabina is currently pursuing her masters in Data Science at the University of the West Indies. She graduated with a major in Math and minors in Economics and Statistics(UWI).  Her interests are in statistics, data analytics and machine learning. Sabina is a foodie who loves travel and meeting new people.

Mercedes Quammie

Mercedes Quammie

MSc. Student: 4-08-2022

mercedesquammie@gmail.com

B.Sc., University of South Florida


Mercedes has more than 8 years’ experience in research. A two-time national scholarship awardee, she completed her BSc. in Economics with a double major in Psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa and her MSc. in Psychology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. During her studies, she conducted research in the areas of executive function and self-control as well as in refugee integration. Currently, she is a student of the MSc. in Data Science programme. She also works as an Educational Research Officer at the Ministry of Education where she analyses student performance data and conducts studies to identify factors contributing to student success. Her research interests include behavioural data science, decision-making, and the application of data science to human and social development. Apart from research, she speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys travelling and doing yoga in her spare time.