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Sammy is an Honorary Academic Fellow in applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science at Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences.  He is also Fellow at the Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom (UK) where he leads research project to shape policy on use of AI technologies to drive the UK economy.  Prior to his current role, Sammy held several post-doctoral research positions within the University of Edinburgh and Newcastle University focusing on application of AI to a variety of problems. He also worked for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Health Service of Ministry of Health in Ghana for over a decade.

Sammy holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Leeds; an MSc in Advanced Software Engineering; BSc in Computer Science and a member of the British Computer Society.

His research interest is in the area of application of AI and Big Data technologies to Brain Health research with particular focus on dementia and healthy aging. He is also interested in privacy of AI models within the context of Explainable AI and data protection.

He is currently the Principal Investigator on the following projects:

  • Examination of drivers of privacy breaches in AI models within the context of Explainable AI and data protection.
  • Digital phenotyping and development of machine learning approaches for Brain Health research in lower-and-middle-income populations.

Sammy is also involved in teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD student projects, and a reviewer for numerous academic journals.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science

Master in Science, An Exploration of Classification Prediction Techniques in Data Mining: The Insurance Domain

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Text Analytics to Predict Time and Cause of Death from Verbal Autopsies


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