Daniel Mtai Mwanga

Daniel Mtai Mwanga

Senior Data Scientist

ABOUT Daniel Mtai Mwanga

Daniel Mwanga is a statistician with interest in joint modeling of longitudinal and time-to-event outcomes, spatial modeling, computational statistics, impact evaluation studies and use of new technologies to automate data collection and management systems.

He currently works with the Data Science and Evaluation team, mainly on the Epilepsy Pathway Innovation in Africa (EPInA) project supporting data management and statistical analysis. He is pursuing a PhD at the University of Nairobi in Mathematical Statistics focusing on joint models of longitudinal and time-to-event outcomes for Epilepsy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Daniel has a Master of Science in Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Master of Arts in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) from University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Kenyatta University. He previously worked as Program officer (Statistician/Data Manager) in the Data Management Unit at Population Council, and as Statistician at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Wellcome Trust Research Programme. Among other projects, he participated in the nationally representative Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) 2019 where he provided technical expertise in data management, analysis and development of the M&E plan for the National Prevention and Response Plan. He has published over two dozen papers as author or co-author in peer reviewed journals.

Daniel is driven by passion for quality and using available technologies in making data processes more efficient.

For extra activities, he plays chess, badminton and table tennis.