In late October CTRG member Douglas Parry had the opportunity to present our work at two local conferences. At the Milton H. Erikson annual conference, he presented on the topic: Permanently Online, Permanently Connected: Media Multitasking and Distractibility – Is it so bad and What can we do about it? At the Stellenbosch University Scholarship of Teaching […]
Aldu Cornelissen and Richard Barnett attended the two week Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) hosted at UCT. The programme is organised by Matthew Salganik (Princeton) and Chris Bail (Duke). The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together both social science and computer science. Notable speakers included Duncan Watts (Cornell), David Lazer […]
In a new article (soon to be published in an upcoming volume of Springer’s ‘Communications in Computer and Information Science’ series) Douglas Parry and Daniel le Roux, of the CTRG, consider the determinants of off-task media use in university lectures. Daniel le Roux recently presented this paper at the 2018 annual conference of the South African Computer Lecturers […]
Dr. Daniel le Roux recently published a new article investigating the impact of automation on labour demand in South Africa. In the two centuries since the Industrial Revolution technological progress has had a major impact on the types of work humans perform. The invention of increasingly advanced machinery decreases, on one hand, the need for […]
It is the end of the first semester, which means that the BCom Honours Program in Information Systems Management concludes with a six-week long innovation, analysis and development project. This year the class was presented with the following brief: Build a carpooling application to help alleviate the problem of traffic congestion in the town of […]
Information Science and Wine Science: Modelling the sensory space of varietal wines: Mining of large, unstructured text data and visualisation of style patterns
Stellenbosch University offers BA degrees where students can study information science with a technical side
The Department of Information Science will host the 2015 Annual Conference of the The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT). The conference will take place from 28-30 September 2015 at STIAS.