Dr Sibusisiwe Makhanya
Sibusisiwe Makhanya is a research scientist and manager at IBM Research Africa (Johannesburg). She manages teams in applied artificial intelligence and contributes to research, leveraging her skills in statistics. Prior to joining IBM, she was a senior researcher at the CSIR. She holds a PhD in Spatial Statistics from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, an MSc in Mathematical Statistics from the University of the Witwatersrand and undergraduate degrees (BSc and BSc Hons) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a recipient of the Harvard South Africa Fellowship, the Department of Science and Innovation’s Women in Science Award, the Nuffic PhD Fellowship and the Young Researcher Award from the CSIR.

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