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In fond memory of Johannes Heidema (1941 – 2017)

Johannes Heidema passed away unexpectedly at his home in Pretoria on 11 February 2017. He left
behind his daughter, Helena, his son, Hielke, and three grandchildren whom he absolutely adored.

Please follow this link for Johannes' full obituary.

CAIR to host KR 2016, DL 2016, and NMR 2016 in Cape Town

The 15th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2016) will be held in Cape Town in 2016, with members of CAIR as local organisers. The KR conference series is a leading forum for timely in-depth presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying the representation and computational management of knowledge. This will only be the second time that KR will be held outside of Europe and North America.

HeAL partners with the Africa Centre to investigate AI techniques for modeling and predicting HIV drug resistance

The Health Architecture Lab (HeAL) was part of a UKZN consortium, led by Professors Tulio de Oliveira and Frank Tanser from UKZN’s Africa Centre for Health and Population studies, which was recently awarded a R16.5 million grant to fight HIV drug resistance and transmission in rural KwaZulu-Natal. The grant, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Flagship Projects is part of the MRC’s strategy to sustain vibrant medical research in South Africa.

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