Lecturer at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri, Kenya, One of the driving forces of Data Science Africa (DSA)
Dr Ciira wa Maina is widely known as a leader in the African machine learning community, driving forward research and teaching, and especially one of the driving forces of Data Science Africa (DSA).
Ciira graduated from the University of Nairobi, Kenya with a Bsc. degree in Electrical Engineering (First class honors) in 2007 and with a Ph.D. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA in September 2011. At Drexel he was a member of the Adaptive Signal Processing and Information Theory Research Group, directed by Prof. John MacLaren Walsh. Between October 2011 and August 2013 he was a postdoctoral researcher in computational Biology working with Prof. Magnus Rattray and Prof. Neil Lawrence at the University of Sheffield. Since September 2013 he has been a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri, Kenya.