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ACE-DS launches a Data-Driven Incubation Hub

A new Data-Driven incubation hub that seeks to transform students' ideas into solutions that can be of importance to the country and beyond, has been launched at the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS) located at the headquarters of the University of Rwanda (UR) in Kigali.

Elders from Rwanda Advisory Forum urge UR to materialize research findings

Members of the Rwanda Elders Advisory Forum have commended the research and innovations that the University of Rwanda staff are producing, demanding that more effort be put in to materialize their research findings for actual community benefit.

Over 100 UR statistics students complete data analysis training

A total of 108 students from the Applied Statistics Department at the University of Rwanda (UR), on December 13, concluded a three-day boot camp focused on training in data analysis using Python.The training programme was organised by the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS) in partnership with the Applied Statistics Students Association (ASSA), with support from Cenfri, which facilitated the engagement of experienced trainers.

 

UR graduation: Inside the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science
Thousands of University of Rwanda graduates, along with their friends and families, gathered on Friday, November 17, to celebrate UR's ninth graduation ceremony at Ubworoherane Stadium in Musanze District, Northern Province. The event saw 8,321 students graduate from the UR’s six colleges; 5,063 males and 3,258 females received various degrees from diplomas to PhDs.
ACE-DS admitted students get introduced to the Centre
From 9th to 13th October 2023, 60 students who are admitted in different Master’s and PhD programs were introduced to the Centre before starting their courses in their respective options.
ACE-DS held its 11th PhD Symposium to assess candidates’ research progress
From 25th to 29th September 2023, the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science held its 11th Ph.D. research symposium in which students presented their research progress to their supervisors and co-supervisors.
Fifteen innovators pitched their innovative ideas for incubation at the Data Driven Incubation Hub
Fifteen young innovators with innovative ideas and prototypes in the fields of Agriculture, Health and Climate pitched to a panel of experts in the field. All these ideas use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve problems facing the community in those selected priority areas. This pitching event took place on 22nd August, 2023
Faculty staff, students complete training on Grant Proposal writing

PhD, Masters and some faculty staff have, on 30th June 2023, completed a five-day training on grant proposal writing to equip them with skills on how to write a winning grant proposal as one of the core activities in the academic research journey.

ACE-DS hosts the eighth Data Science Africa (DSA) Conference

The African Centre of Excellence in Data Science is hosting the eighth Data Science Africa (DSA) Conference, bringing together researchers in data science to discuss issues related to the field and their potential for socio-economic development.

ACE-DS committed to leveraging data science to impact community

With a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and collaborative partnerships, the University of Rwanda (UR)’s African Centre of Excellence in Data Science is poised to leverage data science for the betterment of its community and beyond.

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