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Michelle Hoogenhout - Umuzi-1

Michelle Hoogenhout

Head: Data Science, Umuzi.org

Dr Michelle Hoogenhout is the head data scientist at Umuzi, a non-profit organisation helping young people to develop the skills to access digital careers. Michelle teaches analytics, programming and database skills. Her work also encompasses helping Umuzi and partner companies leverage their data to improve their business strategy, designing aptitude test to assess talent, and holding workshops on data science, presentation and interpersonal skills. In her previous position, she lectured in statistics and cognitive neuroscience, and researched developmental disorders in African populations. Michelle has published articles and book chapters on displaying data, using clustering to predict developmental disorder severity, and research methodology. Michelle holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Cape Town and a neuropsychiatric genetics fellowship with the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.