Tshilidzi Marwala

Tshilidzi is the South Africa Research Chairperson of Systems Engineering at the School of Electrical and Infor- mation Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the youngest recipient of the Order of Mapungubwe and was awarded the President Award by the National Research Foundation. He has a master's of engineering (Magna Cum Laude) and a PhD in engineering from Cam- bridge. He also completed a programme for leadership development from Harvard and in 2006 and 2007 returned as a visiting fellow. His research interests include theory and application of computational intelligence, engineering, computer science, finance, social science and medicine. He has more than 150 published papers and his own book, Computational Intelligence for Modelling Complex Systems, and has supervised 30 master's and PhD theses. Tshilidzi sits on various boards and is a trustee of the Bradlow and the Carl and Emily Fuchs foundations.

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