I am an experienced Software Engineer and Data Scientist. I specialized in Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval. I am currently working as a Software/Data Engineer at a US-based startup called Spiny
Simultaneously, I am completing a Master of Science in Big Data and Text Analytics at the the University of Essex. I did my dissertation in Open Domain Question Answering for the French Language. I was awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
I was born in Bukavu and grew up in Goma, DRCongo. I am the firstborn of a family of nine. I am a huge Manchester City fan. I enjoy listening to Congolese Music, tweaking my Fantasy Premier League team, and cycling. I also enjoy helping young engineers thrive in their careers, which is why my friends called me: le grand frère de ses petits frères. I am part of the Masakhane, where I am working on NLP for African/Congolese Language. I am a co-organizer of the Francophone in AI workshop at the Deep Learning Indaba. I think I have ADHD, but I am yet to get a full diagnostic. I am currently working hard to manage it.
You can reach me by email at [my_first_name] . [mur] @ gmail.com.