Due to its standing in the local and international research community, the ASN Group was awarded a Research Chair in ASN under the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI). The Research Chair is co-hosted by the Advanced Sensor Networks Group at the CSIR Meraka Institute.
SARChI is aimed at increasing scientific research capacity through the development of human capacity and stimulating the generation of new knowledge. Investment in research, and in particular the Research Chairs, is intended to improve South Africa’s international research and innovation competitiveness while responding to social and economic challenges of the country.
The SARChI Research Chair will form a vital part of the activities of the ASN Group. Prof Attahiru Alfa has been appointed to head the SARChI Chair, which was officially launched on 1 January 2015.