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 and is a 2015 Anthony Sabga Caribbean Laureate for Science and Technology. 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 Optimization 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amanda Mahadeo

Amanda Mahadeo

Data Scientist: 07-03-2023

mandymaha369@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies

M.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Amanda Mahadeo is a Statistician with a drive and passion for the Data Analytics field. Amanda spearheads the extraction, cleaning and inputting of data into a central database and maintaining and updating all reports and dashboards for internal users. Prior to her current role, she gained extensive experience in the telecommunications industry as an Analyst and enjoys working with CRMs and back end configurations. Amanda enjoys working in teams, networking and training colleagues both regionally and internationally. Amanda holds a BSc in Statistics and Economics and awaiting graduation from MSc Economics at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine. Amanda enjoys the outdoors, adventures and cooking.

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.

Ncholas Smith

Ncholas Smith

Data Scientist Intern: 29-11-2023

nicosmith.smith3@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Nicholas Smith is a B.Sc. Computer Science (Special) student in his final year at the University of the West Indies. He enjoys searching for online AI/ML courses that provide a foundational understanding of various topics. After completing these online courses, he would work on side projects to put his skills and knowledge to the test. He has completed his own independent study in AI in addition to tertiary courses. As a result, he applied to two Udacity challenge courses in the field of machine learning and was chosen to participate in a Nanodegree program in Artificial Intelligence with Python, with the final project being the creation of an image classifier using neural networks. In addition to his coursework, he completed Andrew Ng’s machine learning course. He volunteered as a Mentor at WiDS Datathon 2023, where he gave an EDA tutorial and led a team to second place locally in the WiDS Climate Change challenge.

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.

Tamika Ramkissoon

Tamika Ramkissoon

Data Scientist Intern: 19-12-2023

tbramkissoon888@gmail.com

B.Sc., The University of the West Indies


Tamika is a BSc Computer Science student at the University of the West Indies. Her research interests are at the intersection of recommendation systems and AI in healthcare. With a background in medicine, she aims to leverage her experience in data science to enhance how healthcare services are delivered. Passionate about deep learning, she has developed natural language processing (NLP) algorithms for detecting spelling discrepancies and a predictive model for cardiovascular disease. Her leadership roles, including Innovation Lead at Huawei’s Seed for the Future Programme and President of the University Computing Society, have sharpened her skills in driving technological advancement and promoting community engagement. As a Digital Product Manager at a healthcare startup, Tamika applies her data analysis and AI expertise to real-world problems, focusing on improving decision-making and healthcare outcomes. In her leisure time, she enjoys binge-watching supernatural shows and taking long walks amidst scenic natural surroundings.

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.

Gabrielle Balgobin

Gabrielle Balgobin

Data Scientist: 13-01-2024

gabybalgobin@gmail.com

B.Sc., University of Bristol


Gabrielle, a BSc graduate in Computer Science from the University of Bristol, explored the potential exclusivity of computer science jargon in her dissertation, advocating for inclusivity in the field. Her extensive travels, covering over 20 countries on land and underwater as a scuba diver, have shaped a diverse global perspective, profoundly influencing her personal and professional growth. This unique blend of educational background and global experiences positions Gabrielle for a comprehensive understanding of the international landscape in Computer Science. Currently pursuing an online MSc in Advanced Cyber Security from King’s College London, she continues to bridge her academic and experiential knowledge in her pursuit of a career at the intersection of technology and inclusivity.