The CSIR and Uber have signed a collaboration agreement to share expertise on the use of Uber transactional data and city transport models to help cities to plan better, including the effective evaluation of where transport infrastructure investments are most needed. South Africa has a transport-intensive economy and requires infrastructure and services that need to serve a dynamic population that include many people who are still being excluded from optimal participation in the economy due to transport barriers.
The CSIR website made its mark at the SA Publications Forum Awards by taking the 2nd runner-up spot in the Best Corporate Website category, while the careers edition of the ScienceScope was a finalist in the Best Design and Best External Magazine category. The ScienceScope also received certificates of excellence in design and communication.
SANReN herewith requests competitive proposals from South African universities to obtain the SANReN grant programme that is designed to financially assist post-graduate students performing research in the fields of computer network security. This grant programme is aimed at developing advanced research capacity and a pipeline of computer science/engineering graduates, skilled and knowledgeable in these areas.
CSIR Biophotonics research group leader, Dr Patience Mthunzi-Kufa was one of 20 young scientists selected and invited by the Department of Science and Technology to represent South Africa at the 2nd Annual BRICS Young Scientist Forum in China, Zhejiang University.
The University of the Free State (UFS) has appointed the CSIR’s Gugu Hlengiwe Mhlongo as an affiliated associated professor in the physics department. Mhlongo is the first and youngest black African female from the CSIR who has been appointed into this position. She has a rich history with the institution; she completed her Doctorate at UFS and was the first black woman to do so.
CSIR researchers, Nyalleng Moorosi, Dr Vukosi Marivate and Dr Benjamin Rosman, including CSIR Modelling and Digital Science Executive Director Prof. Fulufhelo Nelwamondo, will be participating in the first Deep Learning Indaba taking place from 10 - 15 September 2017.