Today, we welcome Sicelukwanda Zwane in our group. Sicelukwanda will start as a PhD student, working at the intersection of robotics and machine learning, with a focus on risk-sensitive robot learning.
Sicelukwanda completed his undergraduate studies in computer science and applied mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He then pursued a master’s degree in computer science specializing in transfer learning and knowledge reuse in robotics at the same university. During his master’s degree, Sicelukwanda worked as a research assistant at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Mobile Autonomous Intelligent Systems department, where he was involved in research projects centered around the application of machine learning in robotics. After completing his master’s, he joined the Explore Data Science Academy as a data scientist and content creator, developing teaching material for business intelligence, database management, and machine learning.