Past-Events RAIN-Africa Workshop: Responsible AI and Healthcare

Date: 2/12/2020

Time: 14:00 CET

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Moderator: Patrick Wamuyu, United States International University – Africa

The Responsible Artificial Intelligence Network – Africa is hosting its fourth virtual workshop. We will be discussing how the health sector in Africa is benefiting from AI and what challenges remain. The aim of the workshop is to foster discussions on developing an AI healthcare ecosystem that addresses the needs and technical requirements of African countries, while also considering ethical challenges. The workshop will take place on 2 December 2020, 14:00-15:30 (CET), via Zoom. We will hear from five panelist on their work related to this topic, followed by an extensive Q&A discussion. We encourage all interested stakeholders (students, academics, developers and civil society members) to join and participate in this discussion.

Prof. Timothy X Brown

Timothy X Brown is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Kigali, Rwanda. There he teaches courses in information technology for the African context.  With 25 years teaching and industry experience, he is interested in understanding how information technology can be used in new and challenging environments

Dr. Rose Nakasi

Rose Nakasi is a PhD Researcher at AI and Data Science Lab, Makerere University in Uganda as well as Chair for Topic Group AI based detection of Malaria (TG-Malaria) at the ITU-Focus Group AI for Health  (FGAI4H). Her research interests are in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and particularly in the use of these for developing improved automated tools and techniques for diagnosis and prediction of Malaria in low resourced but highly endemic Countries.

Dr. Attlee M. Gamundani

Dr. Attlee M. Gamundani  is currently a Young ICTD Fellow (Postdoc Researcher) at United Nations University Institute in Macau. His work on AI Governance and Ethics falls under the Sustainable Decision-Making Tech research project. He is driven by the passion to implement  participatory AI governance in the Health Sector. He is part of the organising team for establishment of the AI Africa Expert Network in support of the UN Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation to enhance multi-stakeholder efforts on global AI cooperation

Dr Damien Hanyurwimfura

Dr Damien Hanyurwimfura is currently the Acting Director and Head of PhD Studies and Research at the African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things ( ACEIoT), College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda. He received his Bachelor degree of Engineering in Computer Engineering and Information Technology from University of Rwanda (Former KIST) in 2005. He obtained his Master degree of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Hunan University, China in 2010 and 2015 respectively. He has been selected to participate in Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour 2018 organized by DAAD, Germany on the theme: Artificial Intelligence Coming of Age – Research and Development in Germany, September 23rd to 29th 2018. He has demonstrated an active interest and aptitude for research and has developed a strong record in research since 2010  He is a member of Rwanda Academy of Sciences (RAS), Rwanda China Alumni Organization (RCAO) and University of Rwanda Alumni. He has published and co-authored more than 25 research papers in leading international journals and conferences. His research interests covers most aspect of data mining, machine learning, Computer security, watermarking, Internet of Things, hate speech detection and recommender systems.

Dr. Gaoussou Camara

Dr. Gaoussou CAMARA is a Teacher-Researcher in Computer Science at Alioune Diop University in Bambey (UADB), Senegal. He is leading the Interdisciplinary Research Team in Medical Informatics and ICT for Education (IMTICE). Dr. Camara is specialized in management of biomedical data and knowledge. His work focuses on the design of electronic health records, hospital information systems and health surveillance systems. He is co-founder of the project « National Medical Information System for Senegal (SIMENS) » – Dr Camara is also the Coordinator of the Digital Science and Technology Network (DSTN) of the ACE-partner project

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