Ali Maina Bukar PhD AFHEA

Founding Director & Trustee

I am a Computer Vision and Machine Learning research scientist with a PhD from University of Bradford, UK. I had my bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and MSc in Software Technology with Network Management at the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, Scotland. My work on Face age synthesis/progression which has been reported by the BBC, CNN, among others is aimed at helping the society in the identification of missing people.  


I have a teaching experience in Nigeria and the UK, and as an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy, am very passionate about mentoring young students as well as collaborating to promote research and it's dissemination to the public. At the moment I mentor PhD students at the University of Bradford in the areas of Skin burn identification, AI-based agricultural management and other machine learning topics.