Benji Rosman

Benji Rosman

Faculty

Decision Theory, AI, Robotics

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Areas of Expertise

Artificial Intelligence  •  Machine Learning  •  Robotics

About Benji

Benjamin Rosman is part of the Singularity University South Africa faculty with a focus on machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and automation.
He is a Principal Researcher in the Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa.

Benjamin is also a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he runs the Robotics, Autonomous Intelligence and Learning Laboratory.

Benjamin works primarily in the area of skills and behaviour learning and transfer for robots. He currently serves as the Chair of the IEEE South African joint chapter of Control Systems, and Robotics and Automation.

This SingularityU South Africa faculty member is a leader in his field. He has a passion for growing the African machine learning community and is a founder and organiser of the Deep Learning Indaba. In 2017, he was a recipient of a Google Faculty Research Award in machine learning.

SingularityU South Africa Faculty Member
I am part of the SingularityU South Africa faculty with a focus on robotics, machine learning, decision theory and artificial intelligence. As a lecturer I am no stranger to the podium and have presented technical and public talks around the world. I hold a PhD in Informatics and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence both from the University of Edinburgh. I also completed a
BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and a BSc (Hons) in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Principal Researcher at the CSIR
I am a principal researcher in robotics in the Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa, which undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation. It aims to contribute to the improved quality of life for South Africans and play a key role in supporting various government programmes. My research interests focus primarily on reinforcement learning and decision making in autonomous systems, in particular how learning can be accelerathrough abstracting and generalising knowledge gained from solving related problems.

Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand
I am passionate about education and have remained in the academic space since receiving my PhD, and am a senior lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Here I run the Robotics, Autonomous Intelligence and Learning Laboratory focusing largely on foundational research, and teach courses on robotics and machine learning.

Deep Learning Indaba Founder
The Deep Learning Indaba, which was founded in 2017, aims to strengthen machine learning across the African continent through state-of-the-art teaching, networking, policy debate, and support programmes. It encourages Africans to become critical contributors, owners, and shapers of the coming advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. In addition to some of the largest machine learning summer schools in the world, the Indaba programme has supported events in over a dozen African countries.

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