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  • Huawei launches Authorised Information and Network Academy with UP

    Posted on October 08, 2018

    Huawei and the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), at the University of the Pretoria (UP) have announced the launch of the Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA)....

  • Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science Medal awarded to Ms Shruti Lall

    Posted on August 21, 2017

    Ms Shruti Lall received the Bronze Medal of the Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science at Kya Rosa on the University of Pretoria's Hatfield Campus on Monday, 14 August 2017.

  • Two new textbooks from the pen of Prof Ramesh Bansal

    Posted on July 27, 2017

    Prof Ramesh Bansal, Group Head (Power) at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria, has published two new books.

  • 5th Annual Robot Car Race Day: Man and machine bound together till the end

    Posted on May 25, 2017

    The annual Robot Car Race Day, presented by the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and IT will take place on Friday, 26 May 2017.

  • The Merensky 2 Library celebrates World Intellectual Property Day

    Posted on May 17, 2017

    The Technology Transfer Office in the Department of Research and Innovation, in collaboration with the Department of Library Services, celebrated World Intellectual Property Day by hosting an IP lunch talk.

  • UP researchers excel at the 2016 NRF Awards

    Posted on September 07, 2016

    The annual NRF Awards recognise and celebrate South African research excellence. Awards are presented to researchers in two categories, namely special recognition awards and ratings-linked awards. Several of UP's top researchers received recognition during the recent NRF awards ceremony.

  • Prof Gerhard Hancke named IEEE Fellow

    Posted on August 23, 2016

    Prof Gerhard Hancke from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria was elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow, effective from 1 January 2016, for his contributions to the field of wireless sensor networks.

  • UP hosts international Workshop and Summer School on 5G and Cognitive Radio Networks

    Posted on July 27, 2016

    An international Workshop and Summer School on 5G and Cognitive Radio Networks is being hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria from 25 to 27 July.

  • Robot cars excite and inspire at Race Day 2016

    Posted on June 06, 2016

    The Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria recently held their fourth autonomous robot vehicle (ARV) race in the Amphitheatre on the Hatfield Campus.

  • How social media can encourage energy efficiency

    Posted on May 24, 2016

    Ms Uduakobong Ekpenyong wants to encourage people to adopt energy efficiency as a way of reducing demand on the power sector and increasing usage of renewable energy.

  • Free hearing test with local app hearZA

    Posted on March 03, 2016

    An app that lets users test their hearing using their smart device has been developed and validated by researchers at UP and was officially launched on 2 March 2016 ahead of World Hearing Day on 3 March.

  • Hat-trick for Prof Tania Hanekom

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Prof Tania Hanekom, from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, has received a hat-trick of awards: the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) award, the University of Pretoria award and the National award for Teaching and Learning.

  • Dean of EBIT receives SAIEE Engineering Excellence Award

    Posted on November 23, 2015

    Professor Sunil Maharaj, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), recently received the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers' (SAIEE’s) 2015 Engineering Excellence Award at the Institute's Annual Banquet and Awards Function.

  • More accolades for hearScreen

    Posted on October 28, 2015

    The hearScreen innovation - developed by the University of Pretoria - is still making waves and has garnered in more awards in the past few weeks.

  • EBIT paper wins IEEE Africon 2015 Conference Best Paper Award

    Posted on September 29, 2015

    Prof Sunil Maharaj, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), and one of his students, Mr Pandelani Munyai, won the Best Paper Award at the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Africon Conference.

  • UP student awarded two prestigious scholarships

    Posted on September 02, 2015

    Ms Shruti Lall, a master’s student in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP), was recently awarded two prestigious scholarships.

  • SKA is helping to bring Africa into the knowledge economy

    Posted on June 22, 2015

    The SKA project is the source of significant innovation, including the development of the ‘industrial’ techniques required to build an industrial-scale telescope.

  • Computer guru awarded honorary doctorate by University of Pretoria

    Posted on April 24, 2015

    Prof Marco Dorigo studied the complex social behaviours of ants and applied them to computer science in order to solve difficult combinatorial optimisation problems.

  • Searching for Noah's Ark: Analysing the Ararat Anomaly

    Posted on July 02, 2014

    Prof Sunil Maharaj of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, and Francois Luus, a PhD student, recently featured in an article titled “Noah’s search: probing satellite imagery for lost ark”, which was headlined on Space.com, Discovery.com, as well as...

  • Launch of the newly upgraded Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) Laboratory

    Posted on February 03, 2014

    The SAIMC control laboratory was unveiled by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, and the President of the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), Mr. Vinesh Maharaj, on 22 January 2014.

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