Prof Tshilidzi Marwala

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Prof Tshilidzi Marwala 2018-09-17T05:31:02+00:00

Prof Tshilidzi Marwala

Vice-chancellor and Principal
University of Johannesburg

Tshilidzi Marwala is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg.
Previously, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research & Internationalization and the
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment both at the University
of Johannesburg. Previously, he progressively held the positions of Associate Professor, Full
Professor, the Carl and Emily Fuchs Chair of Systems and Control Engineering as well as the
SARChI Chair of Systems Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Information
Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. From 2000 to 2001 he was a post-doctoral
research associate at the Imperial College (then University of London). He holds a Bachelor of
Science in Mechanical Engineering (magna cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University
(USA) in 1995, a Master of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in 1997 and
a PhD specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering from the University of Cambridge
in 2000. His research interests are multi-disciplinary and they include the theory and application
of artificial intelligence to engineering, computer science, finance, social science and medicine.

He has published 12 books in artificial intelligence, one of these has been translated into
Chinese, over 300 papers in journals, proceedings, book chapters and magazines and holds four
international patents.

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