Manuel A. Fokam 🧠

Manuel A. Fokam

Master’s Student in Computer Science

University of the Witwatersrand

Manuel Fokam is a Master’s by Dissertation Student in Computer Science. His current research interests revolve around Self-Supervised Representation Learning. He is currently a DeepMind Scholar at his university and has had the honor to be featured in a series of short docs called #AIByYou. Other than that, he often explores different fields of Artificial Intelligence with a particular interest in the mathematical foundations and engineering aspect.

Recent Publications


University of the Witwatersrand
Master of Science - Computer Science
February 2022 – Present Johannesburg, South Africa
Research Project: Gradient-based Data Augmentation for Self-Supervised Learning.
University of the Witwatersrand
Bachelor of Science Honours - Computer Science
February 2021 – December 2021 Johannesburg, South Africa
Research Project: Influence of Contrastive Learning on Source Code Plagiarism Detection.
University of Buea
Bachelor of Science - Applied Physics
October 2016 – August 2019 Buea, Cameroon
Final Year Project: Fundamentals of Quantum Computing.

Work Experience

Software Engineer Intern
February 2019 – February 2020 Remote (Cameroon)
Web and Mobile development using programming languages such as JS, Java, and frameworks revolving around the JS ecosystem (ReactJS, React Native, ExpressJS)