New ICT4D Research Centre
As a computer science department based in South Africa, we work in environments where there is both a high technology density and a very low technology density. Over the years our research has ranged from working in the Centre for High Performance Computing (containing the fastest computer on the continent) through to building systems for trackers in the Kalahari. It is this latter category of research –!bringing ICT solutions to technologically impoverished regions – that the new Centre will explore further.
We have already established an international reputation in this fledgling field (know as ICT4D – ICT for Development) and are now formalising this work under the umbrella of a research centre dedicated to ICT4D research. This centre will be highly multi-disciplinary and draw researchers from various departments throughout the university.
For more details, see: http://www.ict4d.org.za/