People involved

Alfredo Terzoli obtained a Laurea cum Laude in Physics from the University of Pavia, Italy. He is currently Professor of Computer Science at Rhodes University, where he heads the Telkom Centre of Excellence in Distributed Multimedia. He is also Research Director of the Telkom Centre of Excellence in ICT4Development, hosted at University of Fort Hare.

Khulumani is the Head of the Telkom Centre of Excellence in ICT for Development at Fort Hare. He is also a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Fort Hare.

His research interests include Intelligent Systems, Networks and Network Security.

Mamello is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Fort Hare. He is involved with lecturing a number of postgraduate modules in the department, supervising students, involved with the operations at the Siyakhula Living Lab and also with operations at Reed House Systems.

His research interest include ICT for Development , Multi-Agent Systems, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Mobile Application Development, and Social Media.

Prof Robin Palmer (DPhil, University of Sussex) is based in the Department of Anthropology at Rhodes University, and has collaborated with the Institute of Social and Economic Research in several previous research projects in the former Ciskei and Transkei regions. He has been involved with the ICT4D project at Dwesa from the outset.

Hannah Thinyane is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Rhodes University, and heads the Mobility Research Group at Rhodes University. Her research interests are mobile computing, human computer interaction, and the use of ICTs for development.

Prof Lorenzo Dalvit is currently the MTN Chair of Media and Mobile Communication in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University. His previous experiences include heading the ICT Education Unit in the Rhodes Education Department, coordinating research and ICT for the SANTED programme in the African Language Studies Section of the Rhodes School of languages and conducting research into multilingualism and ICT for the Telkom Centre of Excellence in the Rhodes Department of Computer Science.

Dr Caroline Khene is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Information Systems, Rhodes University. She has been a member of the Siyakhula Living Lab since initiation in 2005, which was previously known as the Siyakhula ICT project. Her research interests are mainly around project management and evaluation in ICT for Development projects.

Mosiuoa Tsietsi is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Rhodes University. He is also the Technical Lead of the Convergence Research Group in the same department that conducts research in the fast changing world of telecommunications and the Internet.

Ingrid obtained a Masters degree in Computer Science with distinction from Rhodes University in 2006, where she investigated models of Internet connectivity for previously disadvantaged schools in the Grahamstown circuit. She is reading for her PhD in Computer Science, investigating pedagogically suitable and sustainable ICT architectures for previously disadvantaged schools in South Africa.

Sibukele is the management lead for the Siyakhula Living Lab Management Unit (SiLLMU) and also a doctorate student within the Telkom Centre of Excellence. She oversees and organises daily operations within the Siyakhula Living Lab.
Her research interests are on ICTD, Technical and Business models to support ICTD interventions, and the Living Lab methodology.


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