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Computing Sciences

Our MXit App for CAT learners won the Be1Idea competition by 23 votes. Congratulations to Melisa Koorsse whose brain child it is.

Ali Ditta and Irene Snyman participated in the Microsoft Cup finals in Gauteng.

Prof Jean Greyling visited Nelson Mandela Bay Incubation Centre with visiting researchers from Germany. Exciting potential for collaboration.

Congratulations to Prof Charmain Cilliers whose paper on "Student Perception of Academic Writing Skills Activities in a Traditional Programming Course" has been accepted in the Computer&Education journal.

Leda van der Post, Amanda Esterhuyse and Prof Andre Calitz presented 6 papers at the Heltasa Conference.

Interviewed on RSG with Honours students.

12 staff and students attended a writing retreat.

Department on RSG

The Department featured in an interview on RSG.

Patrick Tchankue, a PhD student, presented two papers in Paris and Salzburg on his Masters work.

Akash Singh and Felix Ntawanga presented their PhD research at the annual SAP research symposium in Pretoria.

Prof Jean Greying and Clayton Burger presented two papers at a conference in East London focusing on community engagement.

Congratulations to Prof Janet Wesson and the Centre of Excellence team who received approval of their new THRIP proposal, yielding 10 postgraduate bursaries for 2012. 

Congratulations to Prof Janet Wesson who has been re-rated by the NRF as a level C3 researcher.

Marco Pretorius and Felix Ntawanga, both PhD students, presented papers at the ICPCA / SWS 2011.

Prof Andre Calitz talked to MTN staff about "Social networking and Mobile technologies impact on future business".

Prof Jean Greyling talked to Nico Malan Highschool in Humansdorp about "Careers in Computing".

Clayton Burger did an interview on the new MXit App for CAT learners on RSG. Amanda Esterhuyse spoke on revision tips for CAT matrics.

The Department was featured on ETV News as part of the JamiiX (MXit) story.

Prof Andre Calitz and Brenda Scholtz visited Universities of Osnabruck and Oldenburg in Germany for research collaboration.

Marinthea Snyman and her MinQuiz team from the Eastern Cape came third in the national finals in Gauteng.

Congratulations to Bradley van Tonder and his supervisor Prof Janet Wesson for receiving the Best Paper award at the SAICSIT2011 conference held in Cape Town, 3-5 October.

The Department's MXit project received an Excellence Award for education marketing at the national MACE Conference in Gauteng.

Congratulations to Bradley van Tonder and Prof Janet Wesson who received Best Paper Award at SAICSIT on Cape Town for their paper on "The Impact of Sensor Fusion on Tilt Interaction in a Mobile Map-Based Application".

Prof Jean Greying presented a plenary talk at the ICT Career Expo at the Telkom Training centre in Olifantsfontein.

Masters and Doctorate students attended SAISCIT in Cape Town from 2 - 5 October.

Congratulations to Simone Beets and her supervisor Prof Janet Wesson for receiving the Best Paper award at the SATNAC 2011 conference held in East London, 4-7 September.

NMMU Computer Science student, Jonathan Schmidt has developed an application for Windows Phone 7 called Wolfram 7 which has helped him earn third place in an international competition to develop applications for the mobile operating system.

All night for CANSA

The clown team of 14 colleagues and students from Computing Science raised R 2000 and won the best team theme award in the CANSA All-Night Relay-for-Life.

Our Industry Advisory Board had its 1st meeting for the year.

The Department of Computing Sciences congratulates our Master's students who will all be awarded their MSc degrees at the NMMU graduation ceremony this year.


Congratulations to MC du Plessis, a lecturer in the Department of Computing Sciences, for having a paper accepted at a very reputable conference in Paris during April.