Mr H Grobler (Hans)


  • Research Group Leader: Intelligent Systems Group
  • Senior Lecturer: Computer Engineering (Postgraduate only)
  • Administrative: Management of departmental servers (Kerberos / AFS cell, WWW), high performance computing clusters, network infrastructure and laboratory IT.


  • M.Sc. (Computer Science) (Pretoria) with distinction
  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Computer Science) (Pretoria) with distinction
  • M.Sc.Eng. (Electronic Engineering) (Stellenbosch) cum laude
  • B.Eng. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Stellenbosch)


Lecturing: Postgraduate only

Research / Interests

  • System architectures, complexity and co-design
  • Embedded and distributed systems
  • Hardware and software parallel computation
  • Real-time and reactive systems
  • Operating systems (architectures and implementations)
  • Formal methods and software metrics
  • Compiler construction and generative programing
  • Artificial intelligence and pattern recognition
  • Digital image processing and computer vision
  • Robotic and autonomous systems
  • Multi-agent systems

Prospective Postgraduate Students / Research Topics

Prospective students interested in the above research areas should read about the departmental graduate admission requirements and process. Note that in order to apply for admission to the Masters program (MEng), a BEng(Hons) degree is required. The BEng(Hons) degree is a 1 year postgraduate degree (full-time) subsequent to a 4 year BEng degree.

If you wish to join the Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), and comply with the admission requirements, please contact the group leader via email for more information.

Contact details

Physical Address
Engineering 1 Building, 13-17 
University of Pretoria 
Cnr Lynnwood and University Roads 
Hatfield 0083

Postal Address:
Mr H Grobler 
Department of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering 
Private bag X20 
Hatfield 0028

E-mail Address:  hans.grobler at

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