Prospective Students

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Current Students and Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows

NameYearProject Title
Abayomi Agbeyangi2022- Investigating Digital Repository Software System Architectures for Low-Resource Environments
Bernard Akhigbe2021- User-centred Modelling and Information Retrieval System Evaluation in the Context of Cognitive IR View

Masters and PhD Students

Fatsani Phiri2022- MScInvestigating the use of machine learning to augment correctness reports from automated program marking systems
Aslam Safla2022- PhDTBD
Gavin Asary2022- MPhilInvestigating the feasibility of utilising the DSPACE digital repository software toolkit in an industrial environment
Ryan le Roux2022- MPhilInvestigating user preferences for the presentation of Metadata quality and duplication
Tinashe Makwande2022- MPhilResearch proposal Investigating ICT factors that influence ICT professionals to abandon transactions on South African e-commerce platforms
Tumelo Makgaka2021- MScInvestigating low-resource personal digital archives
Mustafa Ali2021- MScInvestigating the feasibility of a low-resource Digital Library Management System
Julian Nkuna2021- MScInvestigating the impact of language models on sentiment analysis when using twitter streams to monitor governance in South Africa
Jivashi Nagar2016- PhDInvestigating Time of Search as a Feature to Improve the Personalization of Information Retrieval Systems

Honours Students


Past Students and Fellows

Masters and PhD Students

Jarryd Dunn2020-2022MScEvaluating Automated and Hybrid Neural Disambiguation for African Historical Named Entities
Khanyisa Mtombeni2019-2021MPhilInvestigating how South African humanities researchers engage with Digital Archives
Joseph Telemala2018-2022PhDInvestigating language preferences in improving multilingual Swahili information retrieval
Jecton Anyango2018-2022PhDA Game Generator Tool to Teach Novices Recursion
Soham Singh2019-2021MScInvestigating user experience and bias mitigation of the multi-modal retrieval of historical data
Kinsley Ndenge2018-2021MPhilInvestigating a learning analytics interface for automatically marked programming assessments
Janine Ritchie2017-2019MPhilInvestigating the effect of gamification on the adoption of fitness apps on mobile devices in South Africa
Jackson Moji2017- MScThe Temporal Effects of Gamification In The Context of African Language Content Generation
Devan Govender2017-2018MPhilInvestigating audio classification to automate the trimming of recorded lectures
Selvas Mwanza2016- PhDAlgorithmically detecting and tracking socio-political problems in South Africa using social media data
Maryam Al-Mukhaylid2016-2017MScA comparison of socially-motivated discussion forum models for learning management systems
Jessica Mantel2016-2017MPhilInvestigating the potential for a user-driven electricity monitoring application to provide useful electricity consumption patterns
Pascal Ngaboyisonga2015- MPhilMobile broadband performance: A comparative evaluation across the mobile network operators in Cape Town
Catherine Chavula2014-2021PhDUsing Language similarities in Retrieval for Resource Scarce Languages: A Study of Several Southern Bantu Languages
Mvurya Mgala2013-2016PhDInvestigating mobile prediction modelling of academic performance for students in rural schools in Kenya
Morebodi Modise2015-2018MScA Comparison of Mobile Search Interfaces for isiXhosa Speakers
Ayodeji Olojede2014-2016MScInvestigating image processing algorithms for provision of information in rock art sites using mobile devices
Anesh Kalan2014-2016MPhilUnderstanding merchant adoption of m-payments in South Africa
Sinini Ncube2013-2020PhDThe use of social media on mobile devices to support the co-reading of eTextbooks
Josiah Chavula2013-2017PhDImproving Pan-African research and education networks through traffic engineering: A LISP/SDN approach
Sunkanmi Olaleye2014- MScA comparison of text input mechanism on mobile devices for historical African languages
Job King'ori Maina2014-2016MScEnhancing digital heritage archives using gamified annotations
Mohato Lekena2013-2015MScDesigning Mobile Multi-Touch Drum Sequencing Applications
Sarah Brittan2013-2018MScCo-designing in the real world: managing a multiple stakeholder design process with an NGO
Sean Packham2014-2016MScCrowdsourcing a text corpus for a low resource language
Haji Ali Haji2013-2017PhDInvestigating mobile graphic-based reminders to support compliance of tuberculosis treatment
Deena Chetty2013-2014MPhilPerceptions of Cloud Computing in the South African Government
Charity Chao Mbogo2012-2015PhDScaffolding java programming on a mobile phone for novice learners
Grace Ssekakubo2011-2015PhDRefactoring learning management systems for multi-device use in developing countries
Jorgina Paihama2013- PhDUsing ICTs to steer low-skilled unemployed workers towards appropriate training opportunities
Jorgina Paihama2009-2012MScMeta-standardisation of Interoperability Protocols
Mushashu Mwansa Lumpa2011-2019MScDigital Repositories in Private Clouds
Ngoni Munyaradzi2011-2013MScTranscription of the Bleek and Lloyd Collection using the Bossa Volunteer Thinking Framework
Lebeko Poulo2009-2013MScCloud Computing for Digital Libraries
Marius Nel2008-2011MPhilThe Effectiveness of Large Image Support in Institutional Repositories
Kathryn van Niekerk2008-2011MPhilAn efficient management system for large digital object collections
Lighton Phiri2014-2018PhDInvestigating the impact of organized orchestration on teaching and learning
Lighton Phiri2011-2013MScSimple Digital Libraries
Michelle Havenga2010-2012MScBuilding Heritage Collections using Games in Social Networks
Kyle Williams2010-2012MScLearning to Read Bushman
Lisemelo Tlale2009- MPhilAssessing the impact of data quality techniques in telecommunications data warehouse ETL processing
Morwan Mohammed Noor2009-2012MScAn end-to-end soluton for complex open educational resources
Stefano Rivera2009- MScDigital Asset Management in a Content Management System
Mohammed Mustafa Ali2008-2013PhDMixed-Language Arabic- English Information Retrieval
Hisham Abdalla2007- PhDImproving Arabic-English Cross-language Information Retrieval by Exploiting Web Structure
Nils Körber2007- MScEnhancing Usability of Open Source Digital Repositories
Mongezi Ngindana2006- PhDComparative Analysis of Bandwidth Limitation and Information Accessibility in Developing Countries
Kieran Sharpey-Schafer2006-2012MScA simulation model for evaluating national patient record networks in South Africa
Christopher Parker2007-2009MScA lightweight interface to local Grid scheduling systems
Ndapandula Nakashole2007-2009MScA Grid-Based Search Engine for the Developing World
Themba Munalula2007-2008MPhilMeasuring the applicability of Open Data Standards to a single distributed organisation: an application to the COMESA Secretariat
Mayumbo Nyirenda2006-2008MScUniversal Web Application Server
Ashwinkoomarsing Balluck2006-2007MPhilOptimising Information Retrieval from the Web in Low-bandwidth Environments
Mpho Sello2006-2007MPhilIndividual Document Management Techniques: an Explorative Study
Masha du Toit2006-2007MPhilInvestigating the Efficacy of XML and Stylesheets to Render Electronic Courseware for Multiple Learning Styles
Candice Cloete2005-2006MPhilMIRMaid: An interface for a content based Music Information Retrieval test-bed
Muammar Omar2005-2012MScComponent-based Digital Library Scalability using clusters
Siyabonga Mhlongo2004-2006MScFlexible Packaging Methodologies for Rapid Deployment of Customisable Component-based Digital Libraries
Linda Eyambe2003-2005MScA Digital Library Component Assembly Environment

Honours Students

Alex Olivier2022ARCH2
Callum Fraser
Craig Stevenson
Richard Paterson2022PROJECT
Simangaliso Mncwango
Yash Ramsamy2021MASH
Laaiqah Hassim
Dean Williams2021THETOOL
Hugh Bedford
Aa'isha Dout2020EXHIBIT
Ceara Mullins
Toshka Coleman2020HERIPORT
Alex Priscu
Ashil Ramjee
Tony Guo2019Recursion Games (sup: Jecton Anyango)
Shakeel Mohamed
Ra-eez Stenekamp
Breyden Monyamoratho2018Findmail
Shivaan Motilal
Eric Dai2018SLAMS (sup: Joseph Telemala)
Pieter van der Walt
Matthew Young
Rethabile Moshesha2017LEARN (sup: Phiri Lighton)
Todii Mashoko
Lavius Motileng
Kristin Kinmont2017SASITwit (sup: Selvas Mwanza)
Shaheen Karodia
Michelle Lu
Sinead Urisohn2017Simrank (sup: Catherine Chavula)
Andre Lopes
Tashiv Sewpersad2017Timerank (sup: Jivashi Nagar)
Jordan Kadish
Gina Horscroft
Jacob Goldberg2016AfricanLII
Alon Bresler2016BantuWEB (sup: Catherine Chavula)
Andreas Von Holy
Osher Shuman
Morné Valentyn2016Reusable Virtual Orchestration Appliance (sup: Lighton Phiri)
Nabeel Parker
Meinolf Simbenda2016WSIS (sup: Jorgina Paihama)
Darren Silke
Robert Passmore2015AfriNREN (sup: Josiah Chavula)
Chantal Yang
Roslyn Sanby
Victor Kabine2015An isiZulu spellchecker
Balone Ndaba
Craig Feldman2015IR to RIMS
Darryl Meyer
Noosrat Hoosain2015Three Archives
Noxolo Mthimkulu
Nicole Petersen
Nkosana Malumba2014Afriweb - The IsiZulu Search Engine
Katlego Moukangwe
Jay Benson2014Zamani Data Archive
Michael Ferguson
Joanne Marston2012School of Rock Art
Marco Lawrence
Kaitlyn Crawford
Michiel Baird2012Spatial Management of African Sites and Heritage
Timothy Trewartha
Flora Kundaeli2011Afrimeet
Zafika Manzi
Tresor Mvumbi
Miles Robinson2011bonolo
Stuart Hammar
Mushashu Mwansa Lumpa2010Copying Archives
Ngoni Munyaradzi
Kyle Williams2009Bushman OnLine Dictionary
Sanvir Manilal
Lebogang Molwantoa
Marc Bowes2009CALJAX
Matthew Hirst
Suraj Subrun
Jorgina Paihama2008Language Preservation Portal
Lebeko Poulo
Morwan Mohammed Noor
Graham Hunter2007Cellphone Shopper
Marc Pelteret
Tshifhiwa Ramuhaheli
Ndapandula Nakashole2006Dynamic Cluster-based Search Engine
Calvin Pedzai
Fabian Jacobs2005District Six Museum Multimedia Information Management System
Kurt Kruger
Kumoyo Mukunyandela2004Personal Document Management
Lefa Ramike
Muammar Omar2004Question And Test Interoperability
Afzal Dalwai
Andrew Maunder2004X-Switch: Multi-User Web Application Server
Reinhardt van Rooyen
Stephen Emslie2003Blox: A Component Connection System
David Moore
Aleksandar Manojlovic2003DynaMail: Dynamic Online Communities
Ryan Slade
Sergio Congia2003SOAPifying the Open Archives
Michael Gaylord
Bhavik Merchant
Siyabonga Mhlongo2003peerDOC
Senate Mafike
Phathutshedzo Tshivhengwa

Undergraduate Research Students

Zwelisha Zulu2020CSC2005Z research project
Jane Imrie2020CSC2005Z research project
Kelvin Meyer2018CSC2005Z research project
Mantombi Manqele2018CSC2005Z research project
Meluleke Dube2018CSC2005Z research project
Nyasha Katemauswa2017CSC2005Z research project
Menzi Motsa2013Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Suzy-Mae Ogunseitan2013Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Calvin Brizzi2013Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Natalie Barker2012Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Menzi Motsa2012Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Christopher Warnes2012Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Joanne Marston2011Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Katherine Rix2011Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Deon Takpuie2011Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Jessica Davies2011Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Bhavana Harilal2010Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Ridho Jeftha2010Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Tatenda Shumba2010Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Hatitye Chindove2010Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Rizmari Versveld2009Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Azhar Desai2009Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Joel da Costa2009Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Yue Mao2009Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Gregory Wilsenach2009Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Research Assistants

Bernard Akhigbe2021-2022HEAP metadata/photography/displays
Rob MacCallum2021-2022HEAP metadata/photography/displays
Hendrik Vermeulen2019-2020Game generator prototype
Lilitha Potye2017Four discussion forums
Imaculate Mosha2016Test-driven development
Norman Pilusa2016isiZulu spell checker OO plugin
Imaculate Mosha2016Orchestration workbench
Michael Kyeyune2015isiXhosa baseline search engine
Benjamin Meier2014-2015Global ETD Search
Justin Cossutti2014-2015Global ETD Search
Lighton Phiri2013ETD Portal
Kyle Williams2012Server maintenance and paper writng coordination
Michael Jackson2011An End-to-End Solution for Complex Open Educational Resources
Michael Jackson2011-2012ETD Portal
Mushashu Lumpa2011-2012DL website, clusters
Lawrence Webley2009-2011ETD Portal
Ridho Jeftha2011Bleek and Lloyd video
Tatenda Chipeperekwa2009-2010ETD Portal
Alexander van Olst2009ETD Portal
Takudzwa Mabande2008DSpace packaging
Nils Koerber2007NDLTD website
James Mutuku2005Lawspace
Henry Brown2004NDLTD website
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