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Tala Ross

Election Year: 2020

Election Constituency: Southern Africa

Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence

Rhodes Identifier: South Africa-at-Large & Keble 2020

Tala Ross


Tala graduated with a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 2018. She completed her Honours in Computer Science in 2019, where she focused on defeasible reasoning and logic-based artificial intelligence. At Oxford, Tala is hoping to complete a MSc in Computer Science, focusing on artificial intelligence paradigms and their mathematical foundations. She is passionate about using technology to address challenges faced by marginalised communities. Tala played cricket for Western Province for many years and looks forward to picking up a cricket ball again at Oxford. Having grown up in comparably sunny Cape Town, Oxford's winters seem rather daunting, but Tala welcomes the incredible opportunity to engage with remarkable academics and scholars from all over the world.