Department of Information Science

Stellenbosch University

Staff

Academic Staff

Dr Daniel le Roux[email protected]
Head of Department
Programme Coordinator MA and PhD
Undergraduate Teaching: SI 114 and SI/ISM 334.
Postgraduate Teaching: BInfHons and KISM.
Research Profile:
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9682-0377
Google Scholar
Research Group: Cognition and Technology Research Group
socio-technical systems; human-computer interaction; media multitasking; cognition; attention

Mr Richard Barnett[email protected]
Programme Coordinator BInfHons
Undergraduate Teaching: SI/ISM 254 and SI/ISM 354.
Postgraduate Teaching: BInfHons.
Research Profile:
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4133-4587
Google Scholar, DBLP
computational social science; social network analysis; machine learning; data visualisation

Mr Dewald Blaauw[email protected]
Undergraduate Teaching: SI/ISM 212 and SI/ISM 262.
Postgraduate Teaching: BInfHons and KISM.
Research Profile:
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2188-5931
cyber security and forensics; information systems management and system design; e-learning; e-business and e-commerce

Dr Edward-John Bottomley[email protected]
Undergraduate Teaching: SI 144.
Research Profile:
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2914-4916
poverty; development; user-experience; computing history

Prof Arina Britz[email protected]
Postgraduate Teaching: BInfHons and KISM.
Research Profile:
Research Group: CAIR Computational Thinking for AI Group
logic; computational thinking; knowledge rerpresentation

Ms Tania Gill[email protected]
Undergraduate Teaching: SI/ISM 364.
Research Profile:
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2490-4402
decision-making; social systems

Dr Christiaan Maasdorp[email protected]
Programme Coordinator KISM and MIKM
Postgraduate Teaching: BInfHons and KISM.
Research Profile:
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9248-4756
knowledge management; knowledge risk; organisational sensemaking

Undergraduate Teaching: SI/ISM 224 and SI/ISM 314.
Postgraduate Teaching: BInfHons and KISM.
Research Profile:
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6443-3425
Google Scholar, ResearchGate
Research Group: Cognition and Technology Research Group
media psychology; human computer interaction; informatics; meta science

Mr Petrus Schoonwinkel[email protected]
Undergraduate Teaching: Information Skills 172 and 174.
Research Profile:
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2148-8880
Google Scholar
social network analysis; bot classification; social media

Prof Bruce Watson[email protected]
Capitec Chair of Applied Artificial Intelligence
SACAIR Chair of Computational Thinking for Artificial Intelligence
Research Profile:
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0511-1837
Google Scholar, ResearchGate, DBLP
Research Group: CAIR Computational Thinking for AI Group
algorithm correctness; glass-box artificial intelligence; cyber security and warfare; quantum computing

Administrative Staff

Ms Mari Schmidt[email protected]
Senior Departmental Administrator
Enquiries: [email protected].