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Become a Mentor

Mentors are essential to Ishango.ai’s data science fellowship. As a mentor, you will offer support, guidance, and expertise to Machine Learning masters graduates from Africa whilst they complete projects for international organisations.

Your experience will be invaluable as you teach fellows the soft-skills necessary to take them from highly skilled technicians to professionals. 

 

Become a mentor with Ishango.ai today to boost your career development and help the next generation of data scientists.

Why Become a Mentor?

Help to nurture the next generation of data scientists, guide them through the professional world

Boost your professional development and build your skillset by developing young data science talent

Connect with data science leaders and professionals with our global network of likeminded mentors

How to Become a Mentor

1.  Click ‘Sign Up Now’ and mentor form. Tell us about your interests and experience in the data science field and we can find a place for you in the data science internship.

2. Based on your profile, we will match you with a team of machine learning masters graduates who will be working from our hub in Ghana or Rwanda to deliver a project for a host organization.

3. This is your chance to give back and make an impact in the future of data science by expanding the community and supporting data science talent through opportunity.

Mentors are essential to Ishango.ai’s data science fellowship. As a mentor, you will offer support, guidance, and expertise to Machine Learning masters graduates from Africa whilst they complete projects for international organisations.

Your experience will be invaluable as you teach fellows the soft-skills necessary to take them from highly skilled technicians to professionals. 

 

Become a mentor with Ishango.ai today to boost your career development and help the next generation of data scientists.

Volunteer to become a Data Science in Residence

We are constantly looking for Senior Data Scientists who are interested in volunteering their time to support aspiring data scientists in Ghana, Rwanda and beyond

Meet Our Mentors

Data science mentor Neil Dhir
Dr Neil Dhir

Dr. Neil Dhir is a Principal Investigator at the Alan Turing Institute. He holds a D.Phil. in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and M.Eng. in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London. .

James Walsh Data Science Mentor
James Walsh

James is a research assistant at the Alan Turing Institute – the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. 

Data science mentor Daniella Tsar
Daniella Tsar

Daniella Tsar is a London based Senior Data Scientist at the Thomson Reuters Labs. She is an innovator with a global footprint and a passion for using data and AI-driven problem-solving to create tangible business value with inclusivity at heart.

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Dr Abbas Maaroof

Dr. Maaroof is an experienced data scientist and international development expert with more than twenty years of global work experience. This includes reputable teaching and research institutions and international development organisations.

Gerard Cardoso i Negrie data science mentor
Gerard Cardoso i Negrie

Gerard is a talented Data Scientist with an interest in building data driven foundations for startups that leverage on AI. He works at Founders Factory and is currently writing a book about the key role that data strategies provide for startups.

Roshini Johri
Roshini Johri

Principal Data Scientist at HSBC & Founder of London Women in Machine Learning & Data Science Chapter. A deep interest in revolutionary databases and smart handling of data. 

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Ashwin Aravindakshan

Associate Professor of Marketing – University of California and Academic Director with a Masters of Science in Business Analytics. He is specialised in Data Analysis with experience in advertising, customer acquisition and retention and more.

Sneha Sen Data science mentor
Sneha Sen

Data Scientist specialising in Natural Language Processing, with experience in education technology. Skilled in using machine learning and AI to provide insights into products and client profiles.

Dr. Lara Srivastava

Dr. Lara Srivastava is a policy advisor, futurist, lawyer and technology foresight expert with over 25 years of experience working for and advising governments, industry, internet start-ups and international organizations. She is currently working with The World Bank on start-up tech accelerator initiatives and on programs relating to digital development and digital regulation, and is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Gosbert Chagula

Gosbert is Co-Founder and Head of Programmes at Startup Discovery School. He has spent the last 10 years working across the startup ecosystem in both Europe and Africa.

Jessica Irving

Jessica Irving is a data scientist at the UK Health Security Agency on the Wastewater Surveillance Programme and previous psychiatric researcher at King’s College London

FAQs

Ishango.ai Fellows work on a broad range of data science projects. In previous cohorts Fellows have worked on projects in the field of financial services, healthcare, agriculture & marketing. They have built recommender systems for online platforms and developed a machine learning model to predict mental health disease.

Our mentors provide help in a variety of ways, it could be on the ground assistance as our data scientist in residence or delivering virtual seminars to the cohort on your area of expertise.

We appreciate our Mentors are busy and value the time they are able to give. There are a number of ways to support our fellows including leading one-off skills development sessions on a specific topic. Sign up as a mentor and we can discuss an option that fits within your schedule.

 

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