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CAIR student graduates cum laude

Wiebke Toussaint graduated cum laude with a Masters in Science in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town.

Her masters work investigated clustering techniques for generating daily residential energy consumption patterns in a developing country context with a highly variable population. In particular, she explored how an evaluation process that combines traditional quantitative metrics with qualitative measures derived through expert consultation can yield more useful clusters than a purely analytical approach.

Prof Ruttkamp-Bloem elected as corresponding member of the International Academy of the Philosophy of Science (AIPS)

Prof Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem has been elected as corresponding member of the International Academy of the Philosophy of Science (AIPS).

Innovation for the public good in a deeply unequal society

Like universities all over the world, South African universities are grappling with the implications of living in the era of the fourth industrial revolution, where there is a blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital and biological domains.

They are asking themselves what the accelerating combination of machine automation, the changing nature of work and the ubiquitous digital mediation of daily life means for the core function of a university, ie that of knowledge production and dissemination.

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