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
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.
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