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Ankonisaho NenungwiClassification of Suicide Data Using the Naive Bayes Classifier Algorithm. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Onesm Mokoena. Biological Invasions in the USA. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Babalwa Nhose. A CNN based model to forecast the South African Unemployment Rate. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Khanyisile Sixhaxa. Predicting Students Performance In Exams Using Machine Learning Techniques. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Khomotjo Mathabatha. Forecasting Student GPA using Data from Kaggle. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Zinhle Ndlovu. An Extensive Exploratory Data Analysis of the Kaggle Machine Learning and Data Science Survey Based on Education,

Language and Salary. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Charlotte Savage. The Effects of Data Augmentation on Convolutional Neural Network Performance in Plant Disease

Recognition. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Ndaedzo Makgatho. Using Traditional Machine Learning Algorithms to Classify Lightning Occurrence. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Mpho Mendy Nefale. Using numerous biographical and enrolling observations to predict student performance. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Nduvheni Mulavhelesi. The identification of edible plants using supervised machine models for traditional medicine. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Mulweli Mudau. Student Outcomes Prediction by used of Machine Learning. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Lenny Bokgoshi. Predicting Students That Are At Risk Of Not Graduating In Record Time. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Shiluva Claudia Kubayi. Forecasting Student Second Year Academic Outcome. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Takalani O. Mufamadi. Crop Recommendation using Machine Learning Algorithms and Soil Attributes Data. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Bohlokoa Tilo. The Effects of Filter, Wrapper, and Embedded Feature Selection on Forecast Accuracy of the South African Unemployment

Rate. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Khumo Tsagae. Predicting Student Performance using the APS based on a Conceptual Model. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Mashaole Masekwameng. A Hybrid Approach for Music Classification and Recommendation through Genre Feedback. University of

the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Tebogo Mojela. Using Hybrid Models Made of Two Neural Networks to Forecast Groundwater Levels in the Grootfontein Aquifer.

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Tshepang Motaung. Predicting Students At-Risk Using Deep Learning Neural Network. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Xolani Mti. The Influence of Clarity on Career Choice and Academic Success in First Year. & The Influence of Interest in a Career Field

and Academic Success in First Year Biology Students. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Ahmad Soni. Solution to the University Timetabling Problem using Graph Colouring. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Brenton Budler. Comparative Analysis of Deep Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Chloë Smith. Galaxy Zoo: Data Augmentation and Loss for Galaxy Morphology Classification. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Davis Moswedi. Music Classification Using Fourier Transform and Support Vector Machines. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Erin Ollewagen. Mapping Chordal Progressions from the Magnitude Spectrum to Symbolic Notation. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Manuel A. Fokam. Influence of Contrastive Learning on Source Code Plagiarism Detection through Recursive Neural Networks. University

of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Jonas Chirindza. Machine Learning Approaches To Stroke Prediction Based On The Framingham Cardiovascular Study Dataset. University

of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Kabelo Komape. Classifying lightning events in low-quality webcam footage using a CNN-RNN algorithm. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Maisngita Rikhotso. Comparing a 5 traditional machine classifiers against deep learning approaches in the task of music genre

classification. COMS. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Thabo Rachidi. Predicting the success of tech startups in South Africa. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Mtuthuko MngomezuluA Content-Based Collaborative Filtering Movie Recommendation System using Keywords Extractions. COMS. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Nasiem Ayob. Library Book Classification Using an LDA Model. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Nhlalala Maluleke. Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping: Challenges and Improvements. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Philani Mpofu. Generating Frank Ocean Music Using Deep Learning. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Siphesihle Ndhlovu. Mood-Based Music Recommendation System: Optimal GMM Clustering.  University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Siyabonga Hlomuka. To what extent do mark expectations of first years align with their academic achievement within biology based

degrees at a South African university? COMS. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Sizwe Mzila. Using Neural Networks to Predict Lightning Occurrences. COMS. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Tarshen Naidoo. Filter Detection using a VGG16 based neural network. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Thabo Makola. Using Feature Engineering Techniques to Improve Multivariate Model Forecasting of the South African Unemployment

Rate. COMS. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Themba Ngobeni. Satellite image classification using HOG and DAISY Feature Descriptors. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. COMS. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2021.

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Darren Kevin BlackwellA Bayesian Approach to Understanding the Influence of Traffic Congestion given the Road Structure. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2020.

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Dhevan Stephen Lau. Music Genre Classification: A Comparative Study Between Deep-Learning And Traditional Machine Learning Approaches. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2020.

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Marc Marsden. Algorithmic Music Composition Using Probabilistic Graphical Models and Artificial Neural Networks. Big Data Analytics. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2020.

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Nastassja Jacqueline Philippou. Using Machine Learning Techniques and Matric Grades to Predict the Success of First Year University Students. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha and Dr. Ashwini Jadhav. 2020.

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Ndiatenda Ndou. A Case Study to Enhance Student Support Initiatives through Forecasting Student Success in Higher-Education. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha and Dr. Ashwini Jadhav. 2020.

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Skhumbuzo Salmon DubeImproving Library Book Retrieval By Using Topic Modeling. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2020.

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Thabo Victor RamaanoDifferent Models Relating Prior Computer Experience with Performance in First Year Computer Science. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha and Dr. Ashwini Jadhav. 2020.

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Tristan K. NaganEvaluating the Performance of Hybrid Quantum-Classical Convolutional Neural Networks on NISQ Devices. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2020.

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Tshepo Nkambule. Classification of Music by Genre using Probabilistic Models and Deep Learning Models. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2020.

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Harmony MncubePredicting student Performance using first year marks. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2020.

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Tasneem Abed. A Programme recommendation engine: Predicting student performance in Degrees. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha and Dr. Ashwini Jadhav. 2019.

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Jared Naidoo. Identifying at risk students using Biographical and Enrolment observations in the Earth Sciences. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2019.

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Prince Ngema. Predicting student performance using Enrolment Figures. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2019.

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Luyanda MakhobaUsing Psychometric Data and matric marks to recommend suitability for a degree. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2019.

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Tamlin Love. Building Bayesian Influence Ontologies. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2019.

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Uvir Bhagirathi. Automatic Venue Allocation. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2018.

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Vaughn Ho. Content-based Music Recommendation Using Probabilistic Models. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2017.

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Gcobisile Matafeni. Predicting the Completion of a Student's Science Degree based only on their First-year Marks. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2017.

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Jettiniel ChepiriAutomatic Labelling of Student Results as PCD, RET, MBR and MRNM. School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Supervised by Dr. Ritesh Ajoodha. 2017.

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