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Prof. Mpho Primus

Computational Linguist
  • Affiliation: NRF-rated researcher
  • Country: SOUTH AFRICA


Prof. Mpho Primus is an NRF-rated researcher specialising in computational linguistics. She is the co-director at the Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Johannesburg. Amongst numerous awards she has received, she is a L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science sub-Saharan Regional fellow as well as the Department of Science and Technology (South Africa) Women in Science alumni, and most recently the National Research Foundation (South Africa) Research Excellence Award for Early Career/Emerging Researcher.

Prof Primus has worked in numerous projects (multidisciplinary) with project partners across three continents. She currently serves on the IDEMIA Black Women’s Ownership Trust board of trustees as well as on the advisory board for the Pan African Information Communication Technology Association.