Dr Marcellin Atemkeng

Dr Marcellin Atemkeng is a researcher with experience in high-bandwidth signal processing and data science with a strong background in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence (machine learning and deep learning), and Radio Astronomy. 

He is currently developing new dimensional reduction and deep learning techniques for radio interferometric/SKA Big Data. He works closely with the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO or SKA SA) based in Cape Town and is part of Rhodes Centre for Radio Astronomy Techniques & Technologies based in the Department of Physics and Electronics, Rhodes University.

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and coordinates the Rhodes AI Research Group (RAIRG) based in the Department of mathematics. His past work has focused on building mathematical models and algorithms for position-dependent deconvolution in radio interferometry, and lossy compression software for radio astronomy high-bandwidth Big Data.

His research interests are in big data analysis, signal processing, artificial intelligence, radio interferometry / astronomical techniques. Dr Atemkeng is the Author of numerous peer-reviewed journals and conference manuscripts. He is equally the winner of the 2019 Kambule Doctoral Award for his PhD thesis "Data Compression, Field of Interest Shaping and Fast Algorithms for Direction-dependent Deconvolution in Radio Interferometry". He was recently awarded the NRF Y rating.


Department of Mathematics,

Rhodes University

Email: [email protected]


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