Department of Computer Science



- A seminar/tech talk will be held every Thursday for all students in SC9 at 1PM to 2PM. All students are welcome.

14 September 2017 - two events
12h00 - Mr Kayode Adesemowo
13h00 - Women in Computer Science launch in SC8
21 September 2017
13h00 - Mr Peter van Heusden from SANBI in SC9 (venue to be confirmed)
Abstract: to Follow
Previous talk by Keith Makan
Abstract: "Introduction to Cryptanalysis: and the two time pad attack. This lecture will cover a conceptual introduction to some of the thinking concepts and history needed in order full appreciate the advancements in cryptanalysis and cryptography thus far; as well as provide a discussion about the two time pad attack"
"Analysing software for security vulnerabilities and developing new ways to discover and exploit software is what gets Keith Makan out of bed in the morning. As an an IT Advisory and Penetration Tester at IOActive Inc, he also tries to spend as much of his time as possible mastering security testing techniques and developing ways to detect and exploit vulnerabilities. His aim is to further the state of the software security assessment art.
Keith enjoys solving new and exciting problems, breaking new ground and taking on bold challenges. He is also passionate about teaching others, transferring skills and inspiring people to look at software and software security from a creative perspective.
He is dedicated to protecting users and making security a practical and usable experience. "I believe that people with the technical insight to break software and circumvent security have a responsibility to help protect the world from those who would abuse such insight to harm or damage the security of others," he says.



Visit to Kenya during the 2nd week of September

Prof. Antoine Bagula will be away to Kenya. He has been invited as one of the speakers of the ICT Global Capacity Building Symposium organised by ITU to deliver a talk on the Internet-of-Things for Development (IoT4D) in Nairobi/Kenya. Further information on the meeting can be found at Prof. Bagula can be found in the list of speakers.


Visit to UWC on 8 June

Prof. Attahiru Alfa from the University of Pretoria, SARChi CHAIR, upon invite from Prof. Bagula.

  • Date: 8 June 2016Wednesday
  • Time: 9am to 12:30pm
  • Venue: provisionally SC5
Visit to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) during the 2nd week of May
Prof. Bagula has recently been invited by the United Nations (UN) as an expert on the nineteenth session of its Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). He delivered a talk on "Internet-of-Things and Big Data: Promises and Challenges for the Developing World" during the CSTD panel on "Foresight for Digital Development", on the 11th of May 2016.
Visit to UWC in the second week of March

Professor Glitho to give a short course on Cloud Computing - block week for Honours.


Visit to UWC in the first week of March

Professor Noureddine Boudriga is an internationally known scientist/academic. He received his Ph.D. in Algebraic Topology from the University of Paris (France) and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tunis (Tunisia). He is currently a professor of telecommunications at the University of Carthage, Tunisia, and the director of the Communication Networks and Security Research Laboratory (CNAS).

Dr. Boudriga is the recipient of the Tunisian Presidential Award in Science and Research (2004). He has served as the General Director and founder of the Tunisian National Digital Certification Agency. He has been very actively involved in research and has authored or co-authored many chapters and books, including more than 350 published journal and conference papers. Prof. Boudriga is the President of the Tunisia Scientific Telecommunications Society.


Visit to UWC on 23 September 2015

"Bringing affordable communications to rural South Africa: Zenzeleni Networks"

Zenzeleni Networks Mankosi is the result of a partnership between the Mankosi community, in one of the most disadvantaged areas of the Eastern Cape, and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) that aims to create a model for the sustainable implementation of bottom­up local telcos in rural communities in South Africa to reduce the cost of communications for its dwellers. A proof of concept is running in Mankosi since 2012.

In this event the results from the multidisciplinary research team from UWC will be discussed first. Then, the steps taken to translate them and make them available to a larger audience, and the process initiated to replicate them elsewhere will be presented by partner organizations.

Date: 23rd September 2015
Venue: Library Auditorium, University of the Western Cape

More here.