School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

Professor Delia North

Associate Professor

Professor Delia North has over 25 years experience in the teaching and design of Statistics curricula in higher education. She is also the former Dean & Head of School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

Her passion for teaching Statistics has resulted in her becoming a leading figure in South African Statistics Education circles, evidenced by being Theme Chair, Topic Chair, Session Organizer and Guest Speaker at various international conferences on Statistics Education. 

She is a member of the South African Statistical Association (SASA) executive committee, chairs the SASA Education Committee and is on a Council member of the International Statistical Association.

Prof North received the 2022 SAS Thought Leader Award. A thought leader is awarded to a person who has made an impact within the South African statistical community across a wide range of activities and has made significant contributions in academia, industry, government or elsewhere. In addition, Prof North conceptualized Teachers4DataAnalytics, a key project to create awareness amongst high school learners of the job opportunities that exist for those that study Data Analytics (Data Science, Statistics) at tertiary level. 

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