The Root Of The Science Podcasts

EP 75: Tosin Adewumi - PhD Student in Machine Learning

June 28, 2021 Anne Chisa Season 2 Episode 75
The Root Of The Science Podcasts
EP 75: Tosin Adewumi - PhD Student in Machine Learning
Show Notes

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 75!

Tosin Adewumi, originally from Nigeria and now based in Sweden, is my guest today. In this episode, we learn that his interest in Science was innate, as he had always had an interest in astronomy and learning about the nature of space during his primary and high school years. However, he chose to pursue a computer science degree and a postgraduate degree in Nigeria. Currently, He is pursuing a PhD in machine learning at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.  His research there focuses on natural language processing for low-resource African languages. He discusses how he became involved in this research and its significance. We then talk about the bias prevalent in machine learning and why it is a driving force behind the research he does. Tosin also tells us that he had a start-up business in Nigeria before his PhD studies, where he built websites and domains. Finally, we talk about the challenges he faced and the important lessons he learned along the way. 
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