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Oh hello! My name is Tejumade Afonja and I am a master's student at Saarland University. First of all, thank you for visiting, but while you're here, I'd like to invite you to participate in a short anonymous survey I'm conducting to understand the effects of accent on learning. It will take about 2-5 minutes to complete, and I would very much appreciate your participation. If you can also share the survey with your network, that's even more awesome. Thank you so much!

Last summer, I had the opportunity to intern remotely with Prof. Nicolas Papernot at the University of Toronto and Vector Institute where I investigated the security of speaker classification models, specifically, I worked on generative model extraction of speaker classification models. I also recently joined Prof. Mario Fritz's lab as a research assitant investigating the effectiveness of synthetic tabular data as a subsitute for real data.

In 2018, I co-founded AI Saturdays Lagos, an artificial intelligence community based in Lagos, Nigeria, where we offer free classes on Data Science, Machine Learning and Deep Learning for about 12 - 16 weeks (classes are on Saturdays) through structured learning groups. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have moved our classes online.

I also serve as an organizer for Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG-Dev) working group and Machine Learning for the Developing World (ML4D) NeurIPS workshop.

You can stay in touch with me via Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also take a look at my blog Xhirot, it's still in its early stages -:)