Patrick Hosein

Patrick Hosein

Director

patrick.hosein@sta.uwi.edu

Ph.D (EECS), MIT

E.E (Engineer’s Degree), MIT

S.M (EECS), MIT

S.B (EE), MIT

S.B (Math), MIT


Patrick attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he obtained five degrees including a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked at Bose Corporation, Bell Laboratories, AT&T Laboratories, Ericsson and Huawei. He has published extensively with over 150 refereed journal and conference publications. He holds 41 granted patents in the areas of telecommunications and wireless technologies. He was nominated for the Ericsson Inventor of the Year award in 2004, was the Huawei US Wireless Research Employee of the year for 2007, is a 2015 Anthony Sabga Caribbean Laureate for Science and Technology and is a National Geographic Explorer. Patrick is presently the administrative and technical contact for the TT top level domain, CEO of the TTNIC and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of the West Indies. His present areas of research include Applied Data Science, Operations Research and Performance and Pricing Optimisation for Cellular Networks.

Letetia Addison

Letetia Addison

Voluntary Postdoctoral Researcher: 29-11-2018

letetia.addison@gmail.com

Ph.D., The University of the West Indies

M.Phil., The University of the West Indies

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Letetia completed her Doctorate in Mathematics at the University of the West Indies (UWI), in which she investigated the dynamics of prey-predator and epidemic models, applied to investments. Previously, she studied approximations of functions using statistical ideas, which formed the basis of her M.Phil. Statistics. Her passion for both Mathematics and Statistics led her to produce various publications in both fields. She has over ten years’ experience lecturing a variety of tertiary level courses in Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, and also served as coordinator of the Mathematics Help Centre at the UWI. Letetia is involved in various Statistical Consulting Projects and is currently a Project Officer at the University of the West Indies.

Kevin Baboolal

Kevin Baboolal

MPhil Fellow: 20-04-2021

k.baboolal1.0@gmail.com

B.Sc., University of Waterloo

M.Sc., Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business


Kevin acquired his first degree in Mechanical Engineering specializing in additive manufacturing at the University of Waterloo, after which he pursued a Master of Business Administration focusing on Business Strategy at the Arthur Lok Jack, Graduate School of Business. At present, he manages the operations of a leading manufacturer in the Caribbean region and leverages technology to build sustainable competitive advantages. His interests lie in companywide digital transformations and industry 4.0 initiatives. Kevin has deployed multiple machine learning algorithms in the manufacturing environment synthesizing his knowledge of data science, engineering and business.

Tamia-Ashley Tuitt

Tamia-Ashley Tuitt

Data Science Intern: 20-11-2023

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.

Johnny Tiu

Johnny Tiu

Research Scientist: 30-10-2022

johnnytiu@outlook.com

MPhil – The University of the West Indies

B.Sc. – The University of the West Indies


Johnny Tiu obtained his BSc & M.Phil in Mechanical Engineering at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine with a focus on structural vibration and rotor-dynamic faults. As a Research Assistant at UWI he formally outlined and developed the methodologies that undergraduate students & fellow researchers use to collect vibration data and a tool to semi-automate vibration testing. Under mentorship from Professor Hosein, he placed second in the University category for Shell.ai’s Hackathon for Sustainable and Affordable Energy, which was to optimally place EV charging stations such that the configuration is robust to demographic changes. His research interests are Data Analysis, Vibration Control, and Acoustics. His hobbies include 3D printing & prototyping, musical instruments (guitar, violin, piano, etc.), and cooking.

Malini Ramberran

Malini Ramberran

MSc Student: 13-01-2023

maliniramberran@gmail.com

BSc. Computer Science


Malini is a final year student currently pursuing an MSc Data Science at the University of the West Indies where she also acquired her BSc. Computer Science. Her passion lies in data visualization, data analytics and machine learning. This drives her to develop her knowledge and skills to expand her expertise. Her hobbies include reading, travelling and hiking.

Shankar Ramharack

Shankar Ramharack

Data Scientist: 29-01-2023

shankar.ramharack@gmail.com


Shankar has collaborated on EVSE Grid Integration and planning studies, MES load forecasting, and cable fault location using change point detection methods. Some of his interests are data driven projects in climate change, business intelligence, energy planning and power system analysis. He enjoys running, hiking, kickboxing and learning languages.

Kelan Laban

Kelan Laban

MSc Student: 21-03-2023

kelan.laban@gmail.com

B.Sc., University of The West Indies


Kelan is currently a student in the MSc Data Science programme and is a data scientist at the Guardian group. He is a recipient of a national scholarship and has a BSc in electrical and computer engineering. He has years of experience as a software development engineer, working with web technologies, GPUs and image processing techniques. With the belief that data science is an invaluable tool in analysis, he hopes to gain expertise in the field, before becoming immersed in an area of research. He also believes in balance and practices MMA, enjoys weightlifting and hiking, values social connections, and loves a good fete, or two.

Akshay Seedath

Akshay Seedath

Data Scientist: 19-04-2023

akshayseedath@outlook.com


Akshay is a final year student pursuing his BSc. Electrical & Computer Engineering, focusing on Communication Systems and Computer Systems. He is a National Open Scholarship recipient and has gained experience working with Data Analytics in Telecoms through both his degree and internship. Akshay also has a keen interest in exploring additional areas, such as Data Science, and aspires to build a career that allows him to apply and expand his skillset across various disciplines. His strengths include analytical skills such as critical thinking as well as attention to detail and impartial judgement. In his free time, Akshay enjoys learning new skills, exploring fantasy games, chess and reading philosophy.

Julie Koon Koon

Julie Koon Koon

MSc Student: 22-05-2023

juliekoonkoon@gmail.com

B.Sc., University of the West Indies


Julie is currently a final year student of the University of the West Indies pursuing a Master’s in Data Science. She graduated in 2020 with first class honors from the BSc. Computer Science and Management (Special) program at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. During her degree, she interned at EOG Resources where she designed a disaster recovery plan that was later implemented. She was also awarded the Scotiabank T&T Ltd. Scholarship. Julie is actively pursuing research in the field of data analytics and machine learning. She enjoys travelling and outdoor activities.

Sergio Santius

Sergio Santius

MSc in Data Science Student: 01-06-2023

santius1995@gmail.com

B.Sc., University of the West Indies


Sergio earned his Bachelor’s in Computer Science at the University of the West Indies (UWI), and is currently diving into his Master’s in Data Science. Known for his curiosity and drive, he’s always on the lookout for new technologies to learn and apply. He’s passionate about turning the ideas buzzing in his head into real-world solutions with the power of data and computing.With over four years of hands-on experience in software engineering, Sergio’s toolkit is constantly expanding. He’s all about growth and believes that every new challenge is a chance to learn something new. His aim is not just to meet the standards of the tech world, but to push boundaries and exceed expectations.

Trevon Tewari

Trevon Tewari

MSc in Data Science student: 08-06-2023

trevontewari@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Trevon Tewari graduated with a BSc in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine after being a recipient of a National Scholarship. He went on to work in Operations in a Food Processing Plant and began working with data. From here, he secured an opportunity in Supply Chain Analytics in the Construction Industry. He is now pursuing his MSc in Data Science at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine where he hopes to gain the critical skills necessary to provide practical applications using Data Science. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar and a good game or two.

Deepak Ramsubhag

Deepak Ramsubhag

Data Science Intern: 06-10-2023

deepak.ramsubhag@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


My name is Deepak Ramsubhag and I graduated from the University of The West Indies in 2023 with a first class honor in a BSc. with majors in Computer Science and Mathematics. I am passionate about solving problems and my undergraduate studies have equipped me with the mathematical and computational skills to design and implement a variety of optimized solutions. I enjoy helping others and hope that I can utilize my skills and knowledge to work on new and exciting technology. Having a love for knowledge, I hope to further my studies and pursue a MSc in either Software Engineering or Data Science in the near future. My hobbies include playing video games, spending quality time with friends and family, as well as going to the gym.

Mustafa Ali

Mustafa Ali

Adjunct Data Scientist: 29-11-2023

mustafaali199722@live.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies

M.Sc, The University of the West Indies


Mustafa Ali obtained his MSc Statistics (distinctions) and BSc Actuarial Science at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. He currently works at the Central Statistical Office (CSO) as a Statistician I. His main role is to calculate the annual and quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the Services Sector of Trinidad. Mustafa is currently interested in venturing into the fields of data analytics and data science. His hobbies are cricket, diving, and video games.

Aliyah Hamid

Aliyah Hamid

Data Scientist: 04-12-2023

aliyahhamid1@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Aliyah Hamid obtained her B.Sc. Mathematics (double major) with a minor in Economics at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She is currently pursuing her M.Sc. Mathematics, having completed 9 graduate-level courses and is presently working on her thesis in an area of pure mathematics. Aliyah holds the position of Statistician I at the Central Statistical Office (CSO) of Trinidad and Tobago. Her main role is to calculate the annual and quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for economic sectors such as Education, Human Health, Arts/Culture/Entertainment and Domestic Services. While her primary interest lies in the field of pure mathematics, she is eager to expand her knowledge and skills in data science. Recognizing the increasing importance of data-driven decision-making, she aims to explore this exciting and rapidly evolving field. Beyond her professional pursuits, Aliyah is a cinephile who enjoys immersing herself in the world of film. She also finds joy in baking, chess, and solving puzzles.

Rainah Khan

Rainah Khan

Data Scientist: 28-12-2023

slk2039@gmail.com

B.Sc., St. John’s University


Rainah graduated from St. John’s University in New York in January 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics. During her time at St. John’s she assisted with research from 2020-2021 conducted by Dr. Mikhail Ostrovskii from the St John’s University Mathematics Department on the quantitative characteristics of cycles and their relations with stretch and spanning tree congestion. She was a part of the research team for the 2022 Fields Institute internship program with a focus in Domain Adaptors and Cross-Lingual Generalization. She currently works as an Associate Professional at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the University of the West Indies. She has a keen interest in data analyses surrounding video game user interface as well as medicine.

Tariq Mohammed

Tariq Mohammed

MPhil Student: 13-01-2024

tariq.fmohammed@outlook.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Tariq holds a BSc. In Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of the West Indies (UWI), where he graduated at the top of his specialization, communications systems, with first class honours, and where he is currently pursuing his MPhil in the same field. He is currently a consultant radio engineer for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), on a regional project focused on maritime telecommunications; and serves as one of ITU’s Generation Connect Youth Envoy for the Americas.

Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Tariq has an avid interest in using his skills to provide service to the people, tackling national, regional and international issues such as digital exclusion and ICT inaccessibility through multi-dimensional approaches spanning technical and social domains. His interests also include the development of enabling policies and regulations to create a more inclusive digital future, which can be used and enjoyed by all.

Vishal Siewnarine

Vishal Siewnarine

Data Scientist: 02-04-2024

vsiewnar@gmail.com

Ph.D., York University

M.Sc., York University

B.Sc., University of Waterloo


I am interested in solving challenging problems in various fields using my mathematical toolbox particularly in Trinidad and Tobago. My areas of expertise include mathematical modelling, research, programming, data analysis, fluid mechanics, numerical analysis and parallel computing.

Adhir

Adhir Soechit

Data Scientist: 05-04-2024

adhirsoechit@gmail.com

B.Sc., Imperial College London


Adhir Soechit, a National Open Scholarship recipient, pursued his BEng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. His academic journey led him to explore the world of web development and data analytics, igniting a strong passion for optimization across various domains. Adhir is inspired by the power of data to transform complex challenges into actionable insights, leading to smarter, more efficient solutions. Currently, he is expanding his expertise by pursuing a Master’s in Data Science and AI. Outside of his academic and professional endeavours, he enjoys playing football, engaging in chess, and spending time with his family.

Sunshine DeCaires

Sunshine DeCaires

Postdoc Researcher: 18-04-2024

sunshinedecaires@gmail.com

Ph.D, The University of the West Indies


Sunshine De Caires stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of Tropical Earth and Environmental Science. Sunshine is a Ph.D. graduate of the Faculty of Food and Agriculture, The University of the West Indies (The UWI), having successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis with her pioneering research, delving into the modeling of spatial and temporal trends in soil quality for climate change resilience. Building on her expertise in precision agriculture, Sunshine has garnered prestigious accolades. Notably, she has been honored as an inaugural recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Young Talents Caribbean Awards, recognizing her exceptional contributions to the field. Sunshine serves as an inspiring role model for girls and women in the region, breaking barriers and encouraging more female participation in STEM fields. Her recognition as a leader in climate change mitigation, disaster management, and precision agriculture, coupled with her commitment to fostering inclusivity, establishes Sunshine as a true trailblazer and catalyst for positive change in environmental research.

Sonique Ramlal

Sonique Ramlal

Data Scientist: 21-04-2024

soniqueramlal@outlook.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Sonique is an MSc. Analytics student at Georgia Institute of Technology. She was awarded a National Scholarship and acquired her BSc. Physics with First Class Honours at the UWI, St. Augustine. While there, she sharpened her critical thinking skills and developed her passion for data analysis. Sonique is driven by the ability of data science to drive decision-making and is passionate about its potential to tackle issues in numerous disciplines. She hopes to apply machine learning techniques to environmental, social and medical problems. She has an eye for detail and an affinity for organization. When work is done, Sonique enjoys the pleasure of rainy days and crafting the perfect cup of tea.

Myah Small

Myah Small

Data Science Intern: 13-05-2024

myah.small10@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Myah Small, a recipient of the National Open Scholarship, has recently completed her BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of the West Indies. An advocate for the transformative potential of data science, Myah’s passion for the field was ignited during an enlightening internship at Caribbean Airlines. This invaluable experience, coupled with her active involvement in various side projects and specialized courses throughout her academic journey, has refined her critical thinking abilities and technical proficiency. Dedicated to delivering meaningful value, she has a drive for continuous learning and aims to employ her skills to optimize business operations and decision-making processes.

Abdullah Ali

Abdullah Ali

Data Science Intern: 13-05-2024

abdullaaahali@gmail.com


Currently a final year university student pursuing a Bachelors in Computer Science. My interest in this field began as a student at Presentation College Chaguanas. In my time so far as a computer science major I have had the opportunity to expand my skills and assets in many of its different fields. However I have taken a strong liking and interest in data science as I believe this is a powerful technique to solving many conundrums in our society today. I also enjoy becoming more versed in web technologies and hope to utilize these two separate disciplines as well as others in both my further academic and career journey. I am also a massive Formula One fanatic, with Max Verstappen being my favourite driver to watch every race.

Josiah Joel

Josiah Joel

Data Science Intern: 13-05-2024

josiah.joel@my.uwi.edu


Josiah Joel is a final year student of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in BSc. Computer Science (Special). A passion for understanding and optimizing formed in the pursuit of this degree that led to a love of data science, machine learning, and cyber-security. Serving as a UWI Department of Computing and Information Technology help desk assistant and a UWI Marketing and Communications Student assistant, teaching and effective communication of technology became paramount. He also served as the class representative of Theory of Computation and Big Data. Josiah’s commitment to learning extends beyond the classroom, as he continuously explored new developments in the realm of computer science, demonstrating a keen interest in innovation and technological advancement.

Dayanand Moonoo

Dayanand Moonoo

Data Science Intern: 13-05-2024

dayanand.moonoo@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


My name is Dayanand Moonoo and I will be graduating from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine with a first class honours in B.Sc. Actuarial Science 2024. I am passionate about solving problems in the financial and business landscape, using my mathematical knowledge and computer programming skills. I was one of the two recipients of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Fullerton-Long Scholarship in 2023, and I hope to further my studies by pursuing an M.Sc. in Actuarial Science to attain fellowship with the IFoA in the future. For leisure, I usually play the harmonium (keyboard), and keep active at the gym.