Research scientist and manager at IBM Research Africa - Nairobi, Kenya

Dr Aisha Walcott-Bryant  is a research scientist and manager at IBM Research Africa – Nairobi, Kenya. Her current research makes use of AI and Blockchain technologies to address the increasing incidence of chronic illnesses, such as many non-communicable disease affecting the continent of Africa. Specifically, she is leading a team that is developing solutions for the management of chronic illnesses by providing clinical decision support as well as patient engagement services.

She joined the IBM Research Africa lab, and leads the research efforts in mobility and transportation for developing cities. The aim was to provide significant and impactful value-added services that ease the movement of people, goods, and services in Africa. She and her colleagues developed innovative intelligent transportation systems data capture methods and analytical tools, to provide computational understanding about the local driving and infrastructure context.

Aisha has worked in Spain in the area of Smarter Cities at Barcelona Digital and Telefonica. She earned her PhD in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT in robotics, as a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligent lab (CSAIL).