An innovative data science solution for preventing identity theft from children will be one of 13 data science projects showcased at the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) by students who have participated in this year's Data Science for Impact and Decision Enhancement (DSIDE) programme.

 

DSIDE is an intensive vacation programme for students from higher education institutions across the country.  The aim is for data science practitioners to mentor participants in solving real-life problems using multiple technical disciplines, including computer science, analytics, mathematics, modelling and statistics.

 

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the DSI, is responsible for implementing the programme.

 

Other projects that will be exhibited include Fight for Trees, a data science response to climate change, and a possible solution for the vexing issue of potholes on the country's roads.

 

Tomorrow's showcase is a culmination of what students have learned after a rigorous exercise spanning 12 weeks.

 

Details of the event

Date:       Thursday, 30 January 2020

Venue:   Department of Science and Innovation, Building 53, CSIR (Scientia) Campus (South Entrance), Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria.

Time:       09:00-15:00

 

NB: The security officers at the gate will require declarations of IT equipment, so please allow some time for this and please bring ID/driver’s licence for identification. 

 

Issued by the Department of Science and Technology and CSIR.

Enquiries:

Thabang Setlhare at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 072 659 9690.

David Mandaha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 072 126 8910.