Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Rhodes University

My main research interests are computer architecture, especially understanding industry trends and how to exploit change (e.g., when new form factors become viable), and bioinformatics. I work with the Research Unit in Bioinformatics (RUBi) at Rhodes. I am also editor-in-chief of South African Computer Journal, and national treasurer of the South African Society for Bioinformatics (SASBi).
See more about Raspberry Pi on my research pages.
I’ve written two novels, each with a different take on climate change:

Projects and Student Opportunities

I am currently working on follow-up studies based on the CentriMo algorithm I worked on with Tim Bailey at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland. I am also working on improved models of transcription factor binding specificity. I am in the last year of funding from the NRF so watch this space for future projects (applications submitted). I have some hints for potential graduate students, especially those from outside Rhodes.


My most recent work in Bioinformatics builds on time when I was at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland up to the end of 2011. My archictecture work is entering a new phase where I focus on ICT for development (ICT4D).

See a list of outputs here.

Courses 2015

Past lives

I’ve also campaigned for various causes: