Ibrahim AhmedCountry of origin: Sudan Currently in: South Africa, Cape Town General field of specialization: Computing and Information Technology
Degrees2017 Doctorate Computing and Information Technology2011 Master Computing and Information Technology2006 Undergraduate Mathematical sciences
Current Research Activities
Biological Systems and Organisms
My research interest focuses on machine learning, data mining algorithms, big data technologies, and natural language processing. I am interested in both theory and applications. Central to my current research activities is Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance prediction from whole-genome sequencing data. The project involves NGS data analysis, machine learning, high dimensional feature selection, and statistical analysis. The main object of this project includes the identification of new SNPs related to MTB drug resistance and as well as developing a new algorithm for feature selection.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchPostdoctoral fellowship: South African Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI). 1- Lecturing Python and Statistics 2- Managing a lab group 3- Mentor postgraduate students
Workshop and Conference Attended2013 Casablanca, Morocco ISCB Africa ASBCB conference on bioinformatics