NLP enables speakers of African languages to make better sense of our world
Posted on August 01, 2022
Prof Vukosi Marivate, Absa Chair of Data Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria, was the guest speaker at the 30th UP Expert Lecture, hosted by Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Tawana Kupe, on 27 July 2022. The title of...
Championing the rights of under-represented groups in computational intelligence
Posted on June 22, 2022
Prof Nelishia Pillay has been appointed to chair the Women in Computational Intelligence (WCI) subcommittee of the global Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society (CIS).
Data science research at UP gets international recognition as academic receives Google AI Research Scholar Award for 2022
Posted on June 10, 2022
Congratulations to Dr Marivate for being awarded the GoogleAI Research Scholar for 2022 for his work on the investigation into the consolidation of learnings of language models and language tools for South African languages and beyond.
UP student entrepreneur’s gaming chain brings 4IR to young people in townships
Posted on March 31, 2022
“I want to get the message out that success doesn’t need a visa; no matter where you come from, you can believe in yourself and make a unique difference.” – Second-year UP student Tshepiso Malema.
New appointments in the School of InformationTechnology
Posted on January 10, 2022
Professor Ina Fourie, Head of Department Information Science, has been appointed as the new Chair for The School of Information Technology
The School of Information Technology becomes a member of iSchools
Posted on September 20, 2021
In September 2021 the University of Pretoria’s School of Information Technology (SIT), including the departments of Computer Science, Informatics and Information Science, was accepted as a member of the prestigious iSchools Organization.
Dr Smuts nominated as deputy-chair of the Knowledge Management South Africa (KMSA) Board.
Posted on September 14, 2021
Dr Hanlie Smuts, an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics, EBIT faculty at the University of Pretoria, has been appointed as deputy-chair of the Knowledge Management South Africa (KMSA) Board. The objective of KMSA is to look after the interests of knowledge management (KM)...
Inaugural address of Prof Ina Fourie
Posted on June 04, 2021
On 24 May 2021, the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) hosted Prof Ina Fourie, the Head of the Department of Information Science's inaugural lecture titled ‘Information behaviour as research lens for life’.
CODATA-RDA Research Data Summer School
Posted on January 27, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Information Science in collaboration with the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA), South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) and Network of Data and Information Curation Communities (NeDICC) presented a...
Put your hands together for Dr Mardé Helbig – winner of the NSTF Emerging Researcher award
Posted on July 03, 2019
Dr Mardé Helbig is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria.
Teaching and Learning Awards 2019
Posted on May 31, 2019
Several Teaching and Learning awards were recently handed out to staff members of the EBIT Faculty members. The following staff members received recognition for their contribution to Teaching and Learning in their respective departments.
Exciting new degree offered from 2020: BIT (Information Systems)
Posted on March 03, 2019
Since ICT skills are still scarce skills in South Africa, skilled information and
communications technology (ICT) professionals are in high demand. This skills
shortage will be addressed by the new Bachelor of Information Technology
degree with specialisation in Information Systems, BIT...
Hyper-heuristics: Theory and applications by Nelishia Pillay and Rong Qu
Posted on August 27, 2018
Natural computing is one of the most exciting developments in computer science, and there is a growing consensus that it will become a major field in computer science in this country.
School of Information Technology Research Day 22/06/18
Posted on June 08, 2018
You are cordially invited to the School of Information Technology Research Day
The Informatics Department receives 5.4 million worth of bursaries for 50 deserving students
Posted on May 24, 2018
The University of Pretoria, Informatics Department in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology received R 5,4 million for bursaries from BANKSETA for the 2018 period for 50 bursaries.
‘Artificial intelligence: Myth or reality for the 4th industrial revolution?’ - Inaugural Address of Prof Nelishia Pillay
Posted on May 15, 2018
Congratulations to Prof Pillay the HOD for the Department of Computer Science, who delivered her inaugural address on 8 May in the Senate Hall at the University of Pretoria.
Dr Beth Le Roux receives a Newton Mobility Grant
Posted on May 14, 2018
Dr Beth Le Roux have been awarded a Newton Mobility Grant to the value of just over £9 000 by the British Academy.
Prof Olívia Pestana – Global Mobility Programme
Posted on March 14, 2018
On 13 March 2018, the Department of Information Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology welcomed Professor Olívia Pestana from the University of Porto in Portugal.
MOBILE+2 project – Mobility for International Learning Experiences
Posted on November 20, 2017
Ms Nthabiseng Ramosoeu from the Department of Information Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, has been selected to participate in the MOBILE+2 project, Mobility for International Learning Experiences, which is being administered by the Department...
Mobile Application Development (MAD) Challenge 2017
Posted on October 25, 2017
The Department of Informatics in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria recently hosted the Mobile Application Development (MAD) Challenge which focusses on application development for mobile phones. The challenge started on 18...