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Telkom Centre of Excellence


Centre Head
Prof. Janet Wesson
Prof. Janet Wesson
Position: Professor and CoE Centre Head
Department: Computing Sciences
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2323
Fax: 27 41 504 2831
Email: janet.wesson@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MCom, PhD(UPE), MCSSA, MICSIT
Expertise: Human-centred computing: Human computer interaction (HCI) Information visualization Interaction design Ubiquitous and mobile computing

DMA Unit
Dr. Lester Cowley
Dr. Lester Cowley
Position: Senior Lecturer & CoE Vice-Head
Department: Computing Sciences
Room: Embizweni 0228
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2326
Fax: 27 41 504 9086
Email: lester.cowley@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD (NMMU), MSc, BEd, HED (UPE)
My site: http://www.nmmu.ac.za/LesterCowley/

Prof. André Calitz
Prof André Calitz
Position: Professor
Department: Computing Sciences
Room: Embizweni 0233
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2639
Fax: 27 41 504 2831
Email: andre.calitz@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD, DBA, PMIITPSA.
Expertise: Business Intelligence, User Experience, Big Data, Project Management.
Responsibilities: Academic lecturing and research
My site: http://www.nmmu.ac.za/AndreCalitz/

Prof. Charmain Cilliers
Prof. Charmain Cilliers
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Computing Sciences
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2235
Fax: 27 41 504 2831
Email: charmain.cilliers@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Computers in Education
My site: http://www.nmmu.ac.za/CharmainCilliers/

Dr. Dieter Vogts
Dr. Dieter Vogts
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Computing Sciences
Room: 090101F
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2089
Fax: 27 41 504 2831
Email: dieter.vogts@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD Computer Science

Mrs. Desma Van Der Walt
Mrs Desma Van Der Walt
Position: NMMU/Telkom Admin Assitant; Part-time lecturer Visual Arts
Department: Computing Sciences
Room: 0230 Second Floor, Embizweni Blg
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2322
Email: desma.vanderwalt@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Diploma in Education, Certificate in Organisation and Work Study
Expertise: General
Responsibilities: Administrative and Financial; Lecturering Visual Arts; SLPs admin

Dr. Lynette Barnard
Dr. Lynette Barnard
Position: Senior Lecturer & CoE Unit Member
Department: Computing Sciences
Room: 090101g
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2859
Fax: 27 41 504 2831
Email: lynette.barnard@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: E-commerce, Human computer interaction, Information security (importance of company information), Usability testing of websites
My site: http://www.nmmu.ac.za/LynetteBarnard/

OFC Unit
Prof Andrew Leitch
Prof Andrew Leitch
Position: Executive Dean: Faculty of Science
Department: Faculty of Science
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27 41 5042219
Fax: +27 41 5042369
Email: andrew.leitch@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Thermodynamics, Electronic materials, Optical fibre characterization

Dr Lorinda Wu
Dr Lorinda Wu
Position: Project Manager: Fibre Optics Research Unit
Phone: +27 41 504 2141
Fax: +27 41 504 2573
Email: lorinda.wu@mandela.ac.za

PV Unit
Prof Ernest  van Dyk
Prof Ernest van Dyk
Position: Professor and Director: CER
Department: Physics
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27 41 5042259
Fax: +27 41 5041959
Email: Ernest.vanDyk@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD