School of Computing

Research areas & supervision

The tables below contains all current research fields offered within the School of Computing (SoC) at Unisa, as well as supervision slots open per supervisor.

Internal SupervisorsEmail @unisa.ac.zaResearch areaITM Master's supervision slots openMaster's supervision slots openPhD supervision slots open
Prof Ernest Mnkandla
Computer Science
mnkane1. Artificial Intelligence to tackle socially relevant problems. 2. Software quality management using contemporary technologies and/or environments such as 4IR, IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Agile Development, Cloud Computing, DevOps, etc. 3. Artificial intelligence ethics. 012
Prof Felix Bankole
Information Systems
bankofoExpert Systems, Telecommunication Systems, Database Systems, Decision Support Systems, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. ICT impact011
Prof Alfred Coleman
Computer Science
colemaICT in health (e-health) and Business Informatics & Knowledge Management000
Prof Kirstin Krauss
Information Systems
krauskeCritical Social Theory, ICTs and Education, ICTs and community engagement, Ethnography, Information Systems Leadership, Information Systems Theory and Theory development, Supervision Practices in Information Systems000
Prof Elmarie Kritzinger
Information Systems
kritzeInformation Security Education000
Prof Hugo Lotriet
Information Systems
lotrihhProf Lotriet is a researcher in Information Systems. His focus is on socio-technical aspects of the adoption and use of information systems in organizations and society. His main areas of focus are on the adoption and use of IS in organizations, society and developing countries. He is a qualitative researcher (i.e. the use of non-statistical research methods and approaches). He would be particularly interested in students who wish to study the design, adoption and use of information systems in relation to the UN priority areas such as: Sustainable development; Peacekeeping; Dealing with natural and other disasters; Migrants and migration; Making education accessible to all; e-Government resistance; Climate change. 000
Prof Peter Mkhize
Information Systems
mkhizplKnowledge management, Strategic Information Systems; Social media impact on Knowledge Management; Role of Knowledge Management in the 4th Industrial Revolution era; Tacit knowledge conversion; Knowledge transfer in Software development; and Changing nature of work. 022
Prof Ian Sanders
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
sandeidAlgorithms; Computational Geometry; Image Processing; Computer Science Education as related to formal languages and automata. Note that I am close to retirement. This means that I will be very selective about taking on students and will only co-supervise. If I decide that I am prepared to take on a student then I will find an appropriate co-supervisor.022
Prof Judy van Biljon
Information Systems
vbiljjaHuman-Computer Interaction, specifically usability and user experience; Knowledge visualisation; Information and Communication for Development (ICT4D); Human-Computer Interaction for Development (HCI4D); Digital technology for teaching and learning 000
Prof Bester Chimbo
Information Systems
chimbbUser Experience & Interaction, Eye Tracking Technology, Child-Computer Interaction; Designing for children with children and other special user groups; Design of Technology for Education; HCI4D, Information Systems Leadership000
Prof Adele Da Veiga
Information Systems
dveigaInformation security culture / cyber security culture / data privacy culture / POPIA culture 000
Prof Marianne Loock
Information Systems
loockmSecure Knowledge Management; Access Control in a Data Mining environment; Secure Data Mining000
Prof Shawren Singh
Information Systems
singhsdigital-government 011
Prof Bobby Tait
Computer Science
taitbl Biometrics, Blockchain011
Prof Mc Donald van der Merwe
Information Systems
vdmertme-Learning, m-Learning, Psycho-physiological aspects of Human Computer Interaction, Open Source movement. 010
Prof Etienne van der Poel
Computer Science
evdpoelComputational Creativity, Machine Learning. Artificial Intelligence021
Dr Hanifa Abdullah
Information Systems
abdulhInformation privacy/data privacy protection, Information privacy protection awareness, Information privacy compliance, Information security Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)000
Dr Danie Bisschoff
Computer Science
dbischofDesigning Banking Technology for the Aged and Disabled043
Ms Portia Buthelezi
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
mathimpInformation systems in raising awareness, information systems and Indigenous knowledge awareness , user security awareness, information privacy, technology and mobile bullying, Technology and financial management. 000
Dr B Chipangura
Information Systems
chipabMobile Centric Access to Information; M-Learning; E-Learning; Software usability and user experience (Human Computer Interaction) 001
Dr Cyrille Dongmo
Computer Science
dongmcCombining semi-formal and formal specification techniques - Requirements Engineering - Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering (GORE) Methods - Formal Software Requirement Specification with Z/Object-Z - User Requirements Notation (URN). Specific topics: 1- Reverse engineering jUCMNav (URN process, formal method, tool development) 2- Virtual system for street work seekers: making street work permanent employees (Software Engineering, virtual company creation, smart cities)031
Dr Patricia Gouws
Information Systems
gouwspmRobotics, programming, social media020
Mr Ken Halland
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
hallakjApplied Logic and Description Logics030
Dr Grant Howard
Information Systems
howargrIT-Organisational Change || Organisational Transformation and IS/IT || Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and Organisations || Smart Sustainable Cities || Green Information Systems (Green IS) || Green Information Technology (Green IT) || Green Computing || ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) || Information Systems (IS) for community engagement (IS4CE)031
Dr Jabulisiwe Mabila
Information Systems
Only available as co-supervisor
mabiljpSustainable integration of ICTs for development and application of emerging technologies e.g. in education000
Mr Pheeha Machaka
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
machapICT4D; WSN; Mesh Networks; Wi-Fi; Soft Computing; Artificial Intelligence;040
Dr Jan Mentz
Information Systems
mentzjcEnterprise Architecture, Enterprise Modelling, Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, reference architectures, cloud computing, Enterprise Governance and information systems in business.000
Mr Samuel Mtsweni
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
mtsweesInformation Systems, Information Systems Development, Information System Development Projects, Software Development, Software Development Projects, IS Adoption and Usage, Agile Project Management ,Knowledge Management 000
Dr Mathias Mujinga
Information Systems
mujinmInformation Security, Usable Security, Cloud Computing Security, IS Service Quality121
Dr Vincent Mzazi
Information Systems
hornevzAreas: e-health. epidemiology research. primary health care. public health medicine. quality assurance and clinical practice guidelines. community outreach primary health care. m-health. ICT4Health. Preference: I would like to work with students that are interested in projects that have an indepth engagement with the health system, rather than a superficial one. 021
Mr Lindelani Nxumalo
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
nxumalsKnowledge Management010
Mr Elisha Ochola
Computer Science
ocholeoRouting Protocols in Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Ad Hoc Networks Security000
Dr Mampilo Phahlane
Information Systems
Only available as co-supervisor
phahlmmAdoption and use of information systems by organizations and individuals. 064
Dr Colin Pilkington
Computer Science
pilkiclComputing education, Virtual learning environments010
Dr Marthie Schoeman
Computer Science
schoemaComputing education, visualization, ODL, e-learning 010
Mrs Dorothy Scholtz
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
scholidCyber safety awareness, e-Learning, Project Management, Information Systems, ODL000
Dr Sam Ssemugabi
Information Systems
ssemusHuman-Computer Interaction, User experience, e-Learning, e-Skills, e-Service quality, Application of mobile technologies. 011
Dr Anitta Thomas
Computer Science
thomaaDiagram specifications, automated processing of diagrams020
Dr Sreedevi Vallabhapurapu
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
vallas1. Development of Environmental friendly and Energy efficient ReRAM type memories for "Green computing". 2. FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION(4IR)030
Ms Ronell van der Merwe
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
vdmerwerData Science, Citizen Science, Natural Language Processing, Object Oriented Databases000
Dr Corne Van Staden
Information Systems
Only available as co-supervisor
vstadcj1User experience, m-learning, e-learning and eModeration010
Mrs Ruthea Vorster
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
rvorsterGreen Computing, Sustainable IT, Green Information Systems Information Privacy Culture, Information Management000
Mrs Petra le Roux
Computer Science
lrouxpODL e-Learning and e-Assessment; Computer Science education : Programming; Psychological Aspects of Computing and Information Systems 000
Dr Themba Masombuka
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
masomktSoftware engineering, Agile software development, DevOps,030
Mr Siphe Mhlana
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
mhlans2ICT and education, e-learning010
Ms Tebatso Moape
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
moapetgI am looking for students to supervise in Computational Linguistics. Computational Linguistics is a combination of Linguistics, Machine Leaning and Artificial Intelligence. Research in this area includes the development of Machine Translation Systems, Part of Speech Taggers, Language Modelling, Morphological analyzers, e.t.c.050
Ms Promise Mvelase
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
mvelapEmerging technologies, cyber-physical systems/IoT, Data Analytics (Big data/small data), Cyber-infrastructure (Software and advanced networks, computing systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments)040
Mr Kokisa Phorah
Computer Science
Only available as co-supervisor
phorakeI am looking for Honours and Masters degrees students. I can organize co-supervision for PhD students with collaboration with researchers of high caliber from University of Pretoria, Rhodes University and AIMS (Cape Town)/ University Stellenbosch. 1. Application of ML/AI of different sectors 2. Developing predictive models using ML and AI 3. Data Sciences 4. Natural Language processing 5. Deep leaning 6. Image ausing ML and AI Others 1. ICT in education and eLearning 2. EA 3. E-health 050
Mr Elias Tabane
Information Systems
Only available as co-supervisor
tabaneInternet of things( IoT), Web of Things ( WoT), Digital skills Machine learning Ai Data Science 020

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