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Zheng, F., Sivaramakrishna, A. and Moss, J.R. 2011.
Thermolysis studies on platinacycloalkane complexes.
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 696: 2457-2465.
Zishiri, V.K., Hunter, R., Smith, P.J., Taylor, D. Summers,
R., Kirk, K., Martin, R.E. and Egan, T.J. 2011. A series
of structurally simple chloroquine chemosensitizing
dibemethin derivatives that inhibit chloroquine transport
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Zishiri, V.K., Joshi, M.C., Hunter, R., Chibale, K., Smith,
P.J., Summers, R.L.., Martin, R.E. and Egan, T.J. 2011.
Quinoline antimalarials containing a dibemethin group
are active against chloroquinone-resistant Plasmodium
falciparum and inhibit chloroquine transport via the P.
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Department of
Computer Science
(Including the Information andCommunications Technology
Centre for Development [ICT4D])
The mission of the Computer Science Department is to
develop and impart knowledge and skills in the field of
computer science.
Our vision is to strive to be a department of the first rank in
both an International and in an African context, sustaining:
high respect for its research and post-graduate education
excellence in teaching in order to produce graduates who
possess the skills that are needed whenever decision
making or creative thinking takes place an influential role
in industry and the Information Technology community
Our role is:
• to produce graduates with knowledge and skills
relevant to both the International and the South
African Information Technology community
• to carry out innovative research which adds to basic
• to produce service courses and provide research
assistance in the fields of science and engineering
• to provide services to Industry through technology
transfer and applied research
• to take an active part in the academic affairs of the
University to influence government policy in the field
of Information Technology
Research units associated
with the department
Advanced Information Management (Co-ordinator:
Associate Professor S. Berman). This laboratory deals
with multiple facets of the information processing problem,
exemplified by the following active research areas:
databases; knowledge management systems; peer-to-
peer computing; distributed computing and Web-based
Intelligent Systems and Advanced Telecom-
munication (Co-ordinator: Dr A. Bagula). The aim of this
research group is to advance the science and engineering
of intelligent systems and their applications. Our main
research activities are in the design, modelling, simulation
and prototype implementation of intelligent systems with
a specific focus on (1) novel speech and vision based
human computer interaction and (2) exact and heuristic
optimization methods using Evolutionary techniques,
Neural networks, Immune systems and Statistical models
to solve telecommunication problems.
Digital Libraries (Co-ordinator: Assoc. Prof. H. Suleman).
Research areas covered within digital libraries include
information storage and retrieval; multilingual retrieval;
Web-based systems; scalable and flexible repositories;
interoperability and protocols; component-based systems;
Open Access; and cultural heritage preservation.
Computing (Co-ordinator: Associate Professor James
Gain, Associate Professor Michelle Kuttel, Dr Patrick
Marais). This research group focuses on the application of
high performance tools (primarily multi-core and graphics
hardware) and visualization techniques to problems in the
domains of astronomy, computational chemistry, computer
animation, digital heritage preservation and medical
ICT for Development Centre (Director: Professor G.
Marsden). The UCT Centre in ICT for Development seeks
to create ICTs that are appropriate for developing nations.
To date, most innovation in ICT has been driven by the
developed world to meet challenges originating from
that context. This centre will design, create and evaluate
technologies that address the needs of the developing
world and the people who live there.
Network and Information Security Team (Co-ordinator Dr A
Kayem). This group has two streams: Network Security and
Information Security. Network security is headed by Dr. A.
Hutchison and aims to design and implement protocols for
secure communications on the Web. Application examples
include web services, cloud computing environments, and
enterprise environments. Information security is headed
by Dr. A. Kayem and aims to design mechanisms for