Luke Vorster

Mr Luke Vorster Researcher and lecturer 031 260 1037 vorsterl@ukzn.ac.za MSc Computer Science Westville campus Mr. Vorster has a strong software engineering background, with professional experience in the fields of high-performance computing, software development methodologies, and enterprise architectures. Mr. Vorster also has over 20 years of experience as a musician – he is an accomplished

Serestina VIRIRI

dr. Serestina Viriri Professor 031 260 7724 viriris@ukzn.ac.za PhD (Computer Science), MSc (Computer Science), BSc (Mathematics & Computer Science) Computer Science Westville campus Prof Serestina Viriri, is a full professor of Computer Science. His main research areas include Computer Vision, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, and other Image Processing related fields, such as (Biometrics,

Brett VAN NIEKERK

Dr. Brett van Niekerk Senior Lecturer 031 260 7301 vanniekerkb@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MScEng, BScEng, CISM Computer Science Westville campus Dr van Niekerk has experience in academia, industry and with professional bodies. He is a NRF-rate researcher with a focus on cybersecurity, information security and critical infrastructure protection. His BSc and MSc are in electronic engineering, and

Anban Pillay

mr. Anban W. Pillay Lecturer 031 260 3018 Pillayw4@ukzn.ac.za MSc in Computer Science (UND), BSc Honours in Computer Science (cum laude) (UNISA), Diploma in Datametrics with Distinction (UNISA), B.Paed (Science) (UDW) Computer Science Westville campus Mr Pillay is a lecturer in Computer Science. He is the node coordinator of the UKZN node of the Centre for

Edgar Jembere

dr. Edgar Jembere Lecturer 031 260 1035 jemberee@ukzn.ac.za PhD Computer Science (Unizulu), MSc Computer Science (Unizulu), BSc (Hons) Statistics (UZ) Computer Science Westville campus Dr Jembere is a lecturer in the Discipline of Computer Science. He is a member of the UKZN node of the Centre of Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR). He has facilitated several Computer Science modules, and mentored and

Mandlenkosi Gwetu

Dr. Mandlenkosi Gwetu Senior Lecturer 033 260 5650 gwetum@ukzn.ac.za PhD (Computer Science), MSc (Computer Science), BSc (Mathematics & Computer Science) Computer Science Pietermaritzburg campus Dr Gwetu’s research areas include Computer Vision, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning; with particular emphasis on datasets in the Biometric and Medical Imaging domains. His lecturing assignments encompass Advanced Programming, Artificial

Jean Dombeu

dr. Jean Vincent Fonou Dombeu Senior Lecturer 033 260 5644 fonoudombeuj@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons) Computer Science Pietermaritzburg campus Jean Vincent Fonou-Dombeu is a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science discipline of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the North-West University. 

Absalom EZUGWU

Dr. Absalom El-Shamir Ezugwu Senior Lecturer 033 260 6584 EzugwuA@ukzn.ac.za PhD (Computer Science), MSc (Computer Science), BSc (Mathematics with Computer Science) Computer Science Pietermaritzburg campus Dr Ezugwu’s research interests are mainly in optimization, machine learning, deep learning, nature and biologically inspired algorithms and artificial intelligence, with a particular interest in computational intelligence and (meta) heuristics