Lecturer & Researcher
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)
Dina Machuve is a Lecturer of Information and Communication Science and Engineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. Her research focuses on developing data-driven solutions in Agriculture that will enable small and medium sized businesses in Tanzania to use enterprise data to increase productivity and profit. For her PhD dissertation, Machuve investigated the information logistics of small and medium size food processors. Currently, she is exploring how to develop a diagnostics tool for poultry diseases using computer vision and bioinformatics methods. Her goal is for this technology to assist small and medium scale poultry farmers in Tanzania.
Machuve is an Early Career Fellow of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). She serves on the organizing committee of Data Science Africa, an organization that runs an annual data science and machine learning summer school and workshop in Africa. Machuve is also a member of a research group called Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG).
Machuve completed her PhD in Information and Communication Science and Engineering from NM-AIST in 2016. She also has an MS in Electrical Engineering and BSc in Electrical Engineering.