VC’s Inaugural Lecture: Professor Hussein Suleman

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On Wednesday, 30 September, Professor Hussein Suleman presented a Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture: “Computer Science at times of crisis: reflecting on societal drivers for software and algorithm design”.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture series is a central part of the university’s academic life, where inaugural lectures are held to commemorate the lecturers’ appointment to full professorship.

Professor Hussein Suleman is head of department and professor in Computer Science in the School of Information Technology at the University of Cape Town (UCT). His research is situated within the Digital Libraries Laboratory and the Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). Hussein's main research interests are in digital libraries, ICT4D, African language information retrieval, cultural heritage preservation, Internet technology and educational technology. He does research on architecture and interoperability issues related to digital library systems, with a growing emphasis on the relationship between low resource conditions and such architectures.


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