|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 am a member of the Rhodes University
Bioinformatics Research Group (RUBi). I am also editor-in-chief
of South African Computer Journal.
See more about Raspberry Pi on my research pages.
I’ve written a novel, No Tomorrow, with a climate change theme
(available from Amazon).
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 have funding from the NRF to
I have some hints for potential
graduate students, especially those from outside Rhodes.
- MSc and a PhD scholarship
- Studentships (Honours; final year undergrad is also a possibility)
- A postdoc, starting 2013
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.
- CsC302 operating systems
- CsC202 Object-oriented programming C++
- Honours Advanced Architecture
- MSc Bioinformatics
- Introduction to Linux
- Basic Genomics
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
- supporting press freedom and freedom of protest in the apartheid era
- reducing the space where smokers can annoy others and put their health
- taking on AIDS denial
- taking on climate change denial