About Me

Hello! My name is Aggrey Muhebwa and i am a first year Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massachusetts - Amherst, supervised by prof. Jay Taneja. I completed my masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2017 from Carnegie Mellon University - Africa and my Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Makerere University in 2013.

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the application of deep learning and computer vision techniques on satellite imagery for infrastructure measurement and analytics in developing settings. I also apply general machine learning and statistical techniques to analyze and understand the impact of infrastructure on socio-economic development of developing countries with a major focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Publications

  1. Gabriel Cadamuro, Aggrey Muhebwa, and Jay Taneja. “Street Smarts: Measuring Intercity Road Quality Using Deep Learning on Satellite Imagery.” In the Second ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS 2019), July 2019.
  2. Gabriel Cadamuro, Aggrey Muhebwa, and Jay Taneja. “Assigning a Grade: Accurate Measurement of Road Quality Using Satellite Imagery.” In the NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for the Developing World (ML4D ’19). December 2018.

Awards and Honors

Year Award
Jan 2019 Dean’s Fellowship recipient(2018-2019)
Jan 2018 Winner, 3rd Annual Africa Inter-University Grand challenge in Technology
Aug 2016 Innovators Forward Fellowship Fund recipient(2016-2017)
Nov 2014 Winner, 4th Edition of Garage48(with team Livana)