School of Computing

Applied Research in Computer Science (ARCS)

Machine Learning Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed.

- from the Stanford online course on Machine Learning, by Andrew Ng

Machine Learning is a scientific discipline that is concerned with the design and development of algorithms that allow computers to change behavior based on data, such as from sensor data or databases. A major focus of machine learning research is to automatically learn to recognize complex patterns and make intelligent decisions based on data.

- from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning

The Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG) aims to do research in formal aspects of computer science, with the main focus being on Machine Learning.

The groups consists of the following members (in alphabetical order):

Philip Abidoye
Drina du Plessis
Ken Halland
Moses Olaifa
Christian Omlin
Isaac Osunmakinde
Colin Pilkington
Adriaan Pottas
Ian Sanders
Maggie Selepe
Anitta Thomas
Sreedevi Vallabhapurapu
Etienne van der Poel

More information are available under their individual pages on osprey.unisa.ac.za


Active members of this group:

  • Colin Pilkington
  • Etienne van der Poel
  • Ken Halland
  • Wernher Friedrich
  • Anitta Thomas

  • Publications

    This page is not necessarily up to date.

    JOURNAL PUBLICATION/S

    Vallabhapurapu, S; L.D. Varma Sangani; M. Ghanashyam Krishna; C. Tu; ; A. Srinivasan (2018-Published)
    Resistive Switching Behaviour In Pmma/al:zno
    Acta physica polonica A
    (134) 1
    pp 68-70

    Chengetanai G.; Osunmakinde, I.O. (2018)
    Quacs: Routing Data Packets In Ad Hoc Networks On Buffer-constrained Load Balancing Conditions During Emergency Rescue Crisis
    Wireless Personal Communications Journal, Springer International Publishers USA, (ISI journal)
    (99) 3
    pp 1345-1375

    Pilkington, CL (2018)
    A Playful Approach To Fostering Motivation In A Distance Education Computer Programming Course: Behaviour Change And Student Perceptions
    International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL)
    (19) 3
    pp 282-298

    E Zimudzi ; Sanders, I.D.; N Rollings ; C Omlin (2018)
    Segmenting Mangrove Ecosystems Drone Images Using Slic Superpixels -- Accepted
    Geocarto International
    (33) 10
    pp Online

    Sreedevi vallabhapurapu; Ashwini Rohom; N. B.Chaure; C. Tu; ; A.Srinivasan (2018)
    Hopping Conductivity-mediated O-shaped Memory Behaviour
    Applied Physics A (2018) :
    (124)
    pp 639

    Jakovljevic, M ; Zupan, J ; Coleman, A (2018)
    Model Of Incentive System For Employees: A Case Of A Manufacturing Company In Croatia’
    South African Journal of Business Management (SAJBM)
    (49,) 1
    pp 1-10 (DHET)

    Furusa, SS ; Coleman, A (2018)
    A Strategic Framework For Effective Utilisation Of Ehealth Tools By Medical Doctors In Zimbabwe’s Public Hospitals
    Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development (IJPHRD),
    (9) 8
    pp 285-289

    Coleman, A (2018)
    Message-based Interaction (mbi) Mobile Phone Platform To Expedite Counselling And Education To Hiv Patients In Developing Countries
    Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development (IJPHRD)
    (9) 10
    pp 250-255 (SCOPUS) ACCREDITED

    Jakovljevic, M ; Sommerfeld, H. ; Coleman, A (2018)
    The Use Of Support Vector Machines When Designing A User-defined Niche Search Engine
    . Journal of Information and Organizational Science (JIOS)-SCOPUS
    (42) 1
    pp 87-109

    Coleman, A (2018)
    Developing A Hospital Electronic Death Record And Storage System For Deceased Patients In Developing Countries
    . Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development (IJPHRD)
    (9) 10
    pp 351- 356

    Alani AY; Osunmakinde, I.O. (2017)
    Short-term Multiple Forecasting Of Electric Energy Loads For Sustainable Demand Planning In Smart Grids For Smart Homes
    Sustainability journal, Special Issue in Wind Energy, Load and Price Forecasting towards Sustainability, (ISI journal)
    (9) (11)
    pp 1972

    L.D. Varma Sangani; M. Ghanashyam Krishna; J. Das; C. Tu; ; srinivasan Resistive Switching Behaviour In Pmma/al:zno Composite Films
    Acta Physica Polonica A
    (Accepted, to be published)

    PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PUBLICATION/S

    Vallabhapurapu, S; Ghanashyam Krishna; A. Srinivasan; V.V. Srinivasuof Physics, UNISA); ; S. Du (2018(Accepted and in production process))
    Observation Of Resistive Switching In Reduced Graphene Oxide Incorporated Pva Films
    the International Conference on Green Methods for Separation, Purification and Nanomaterial Synthesis, GMSP&NS’18
    Jain University, Bengaluru
    elsevier

    Aruleba, K ; Ewert, S ; Sanders, I.D.; Raborife, M (2018)
    Preprocessing And Feature Extraction Technique For Hand-drawn Finite Automata Recognition
    IST-Africa
    pp Paper 48 (9 pages) Electornic proceedings

    Thomas, A; Aurona J. Gerber ; Alta van der Merwe (2018)
    Ontology-based Spatial Pattern Recognition In Diagrams
    Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations
    Greece
    IFIP AICT 519, Springer
    pp 61-72

    Nuru Jingili ; Sigrid Ewert ; Sanders, I.D. (2018)
    Measuring Perceptual Similarity Of Syntactically Generated Pictures -- Accepted
    8th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2018)
    Porto, Portugal
    pp 244-255

    van Staden, WJC; Pilkington, CL (2018)
    Overcoming The Corporate University And Its Effect On Computing Education
    Southern African Computer Lecturers’ Association (SACLA)
    Cape Town

    Vallabhapurapu, S; Shengzhi Du; T.S.Mahule; Ashwini Roham; ; V.V.Srinivasu;A.Srinivasan (2018)
    Resistive Switching Memory Effect And Conduction Mechanism In Nano-silver Incorporated Type-a Gelatin Films
    IEEE open innovation conference 2018
    Johannesburg
    IEEE- Explore
    pp 281-284

    Coleman, A; Giannakopoulos, A (2018)
    Chalk And Talk? Key Strokes? Or A Dynamic Diagnostic Teacher?
    Annual National Congress of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa,(AMESA)
    University of Free state, Bloemfontein
    978-0-6399514-0-9
    pp 107-123

    Giannakopoulos, A; Coleman, A (2018)
    Problem Solving In Mathematics And Programming: Are They Complementary?
    Annual National Congress of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa,Date
    University of Free state, Bloemfontein
    978-0-6399514-0-9
    pp 157-170

    Vallabhapurapu, S; Ashwini Rohom; N.B.Chaure; Shengzhi Du; (2017)
    Bistable Resistive Memory Behavior In Gelatin-cdte Quantum Dot Composite Film
    2nd International Conference on Condensed Matter and Applied Physics
    Bikaner, India
    AIP
    pp 4

    Coral Featherstone; van der Poel, E (2015)
    Using Character Valence In Computer Generated Music To Produce Variation Aligned To A Storyline
    SAICSIT
    Stellenbosch
    978-1-4503-3683

    Gail Shaw; van der Poel, E (2015)
    Genetic Algorithms As A Feasible Re-planning Mechanism For Belief-desire-intention Agents
    SAICSIT
    Stellenbosch
    978-1-4503-3683


    BOOKS/CHAPTERS

    Vallabhapurapu, S; Shengzhi Du; Ananthakrishnan Srinivasan Electronics: Nonvolatile Memory Technologies, Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications(accepted and in production)
    2018
    Taylor and Francis group
    USA
    pp 20