I am a professor in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Co-Director of the national Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR). I am also the leader of the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group at UCT, as well as the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Unit (AIRU) – CAIR UCT node. Prior to this I held positions at the CSIR in Pretoria, National ICT Australia (now Data61), the University of New South Wales in Australia, the University of Pretoria, and the University of South Africa. I am recognised internationally as an expert in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. I’m one of only three South African Computer Scientists to have obtained an A-rating from the South African National Research Foundation.
My main claim to fame is that I made a brief, uncredited appearance in an Academy Award winning movie. I am happy to point anyone (who asks) to the moment in the movie that marks my appearance.
Curriculum Vitae (as of 30 June 2021)