I’ve written two novels, each with a different take on climate change:
|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.
Projects and Student Opportunities
See my publications for
As of 2016, I have a new project funded by the NRF in
computer architecture so funding is available for:
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- MSc and a PhD scholarship
- Studentships (Honours; final year undergrad is also a possibility)
I am also working on improved models of transcription factor binding specificity, and am
interested generally in sites of interest in the genome, such as those associated with
long non-coding RNAs.
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 alternatives to general purpose programming on graphics
programming units (GPGPU).
See a list of outputs here.
Selection limited since I have a half-year sabbatical July–December.
I’ve also campaigned for various causes:
- Research Officer, Institute for
Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
- Senior Lecturer and IT Programs director, School of IT and
Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland
- Associate Professor, Department of Computer
Science, University of the Witwatersrand
- sabbaticals: University of Michigan, Stanford
- promoting active citizenship in the post-apartheid era
- taking on climate change denial
- taking on AIDS denial
- supporting press freedom and freedom of protest in the apartheid era
- reducing the space where smokers can annoy others and put their health