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SCHOLARSHIPS

The research group is pleased to report the following on scholarships awarded to students;

  • Andrew Hank- Erasmus Mundus Inspire scholarship for 6 month (August...
EPPEI (Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute)

The EPPEI programme is in its fourth year of operation and was formed to allow young engineers employed by Eskom to study full-time towards an MSc or PhD degree. The topic of research has to be...

SAUPEC 2015

The annual South African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) was held by the Univeristy of Johannesburg in January. The research group had a strong presence as usual, and Cedric...

URSI Commission B National Meeting

Prof Clark attended the URSI national committee meeting in Stellenbosch in June, as Chair of commission B.

International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH) 2015

This year four members of staff and 12 students successfully participated at the 19th ISH held in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Professor Reynders, who is a member of the ISH international steering...

Illuminating Africa's Nights and Fueling Sustainable Development - A public lecture by Dr. Lawrence E. Jones - 21st Feb 2013

The SAIEE-IEEE Wits Student Group, are hosting a public lecture in partnership with Alstom. This event promises to be quite a highlight. The speaker is Dr. Lawrence Jones. He will be talking...

Visit of Japanese Robotics Specialists

The SAIEE-IEEE Wits Student Group are working in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in South Africa to present you two Japanese robotics experts who will be discussing their work at Wits...

Information Day 2012

On 12 May 2012, Wits University hosted its annual Information Day to high school learners; in particular, focus was given to Grade 11 and 12 learners preparing for tertiary studies. All...

Motivating Critical Thinking in Students through the Entelect Best Science Fiction Short Story Competition

By Ms Kirby Manià, Ms Yu-Chieh (Jessie) Liu and Dr Cuthbert Nyamupangedengu

Creativity and critical thinking are key attributes of the engineering profession, the latter being...

Wits EIE Team wins undergrad CHPC Cluster Competition

 

Congratulations to our second year students Kerren Ortlepp, Jan-Willem Steeb and Ryan Strange, who together with NWU student Evelyn Khobeka, won the inaugural Centre for High...

Power Africa 2012 - proudly hosted by Wits

Power Africa 2012 will be hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from July 9 -13 2012.  

For more information visit the event's...

Students ‘Sign’ their way to Imagine Cup Success

The Imagine Cup is a Microsoft-sponsored technology competition showcasing some of the most innovative and creative applications and solutions to address the world’s toughest problems:...

SAIEE and IEEE Merger at Wits

 

The Wits IEEE Student Branch was founded in 2006 by Howard Sachs, Dick Mathekga, Brian Leke, Adam Pantanowitz and Benji Rosman.  The student branch’s primary starting...

Cross-Faculty Course Should Produce Creative Thinkers

By Alec Larsen and Bradley Marques

This year saw the beginning of an exciting new course in Game Design: a collaboration between Digital Art and Electrical and Information...

Call for suggestions for honorary degrees

Wits has produced numerous graduates who have become world-renowned in their fields. If any readers of The Node are aware of individuals who have an association with Wits in the fields of...

"The Playpen" - Engineering Skills Development Laboratory

View the latest developments concerning the Engineering Skills Development Lab.

Alstom invests in Wits engineering

The Alstom Chair in Clean Energy Systems Technology (ACCEST) was inaugurated at Wits on 1 December 2011, as part of a partnership which will see Alstom investing over 17 million Rand in various...

Entelect Best Science Fiction Short Story Competition for 2011

Every year the first year Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE) students submit a science fiction short story which forms part of their assessment for the Critical Thinking component of...

Students 'sign' their way to Microsoft Imagine Cup

Wits Electrical and Information Engineering students Ashley Gritzman, Tomislav Batev, and Nicholas Botes won the "Best use of a natural user interface" award for their Signect Project...

Mona Lisa’s Smile gets broader at Potch

In November last year, two fourth year Information Engineering students, Bradley Marques and Benjamin Sim, represented the University of the Witwatersrand at the South African Institute of...

EIE Hall of Fame: Professor Mike Rodd

After some seven years at Wits in the early eighties, Mike moved to the UK as Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and later Head of the Engineering School, at the...

Mickey Milner visits his alma mater and delivers a public lecture

Morris (Mickey) Milner, BSc(Eng) (Wits), Ph.D. (Wits), D.Sc. (Hon) (Queen’s), P.Eng., C.C.E.  visited his alma mater, Wits University, on 4 October 2011 and delivered a public lecture...

Wits Team are Android Developer Challenge Finalists

In July 2011, a team of four Wits EIE graduates received an email from Google informing them that Dribble, the mobile application they developed has been selected as a finalist in the Google...

The EIE School does well at the ‘world cup’ of high voltage engineering

In football it is the FIFA world cup final that everyone would want to participate in; let alone host. In rugby it is the Rugby World Cup … and the Springboks are still licking their...

School’s Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications Access and Services (CeTAS) 2011 conference participation

Since the last issue of The Node, the CeTAS Group has presented papers at two important conferences; the South African Telecommunications Network and Applications Conference held in East London...

Wits IEEE Student Branch 2011 Highlights

The Wits IEEE Student Branch achieved a new membership record in 2011 with 163 student and graduate student members. This is an increase from the 2010 membership figure of 112 members. In 2011,...

IEEE Career Guidance Event for (STEP) 2011

On 14 April 2011, the IEEE WITS Student Branch and IEEE GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) hosted its first Career Guidance Evening for graduating engineering students. The event was organised...

Helping to educate aspirant CIOs: a unique offering at Wits

Now in its sixth year in its current format, the Multidisciplinary Professional Certificate in Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice has trained more than 100 senior level  ICT...

Between art and engineering: Introducing Game Design at Wits

In an exciting collaboration with the Wits School of Arts the School of Electrical and Information Engineering will be pioneering a new degree in Game Design: a Bachelor of Engineering Science...

ACTOM Funding Modernises Energy Lab

A project to set up a new energy laboratory in the School of Electrical & Information Engineering is well underway. This has been facilitated by a R450 000 grant from ACTOM and roughly equal...

Witsies win second place award in IEEE R8 SPC 2011 competition

Congratulations to our two Wits graduates, Daniel Mankowitz and Andrew Paverd, for their success at the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest (SPC) 2011, Lisbon,...

Visit to Wits by Dr and Mrs Li

The School of Electrical & Information Engineering had the honour of hosting Dr Tingye Li and his wife Mrs Edith Li in July.  Dr Li was in Johannesburg to receive the degree DSc(Eng)...

Wits on the grid!

The South African National Grid is a new initiative to help provide high performance computing to South African researchers. Grid computing technology allows autonomous organisations to share...

The Wits Centre of Excellence for Telecommunications Access and Services (CeTAS) wins a research contract from ICASA

In June 2010, Wits’ CeTAS was informed that the Centre in conjunction with the LINK Centre at Wits Business School had been awarded a collaborative research contract by ICASA covering...

Wits Bioinformatics took honours

ISCB Africa, the joint conference of the International Society for Computational Biology and the African Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics was held recently in Cape Town,...

Wits graduate and world leader in optical communications honoured by his alma mater

When Tingye Li qualified as an electrical engineer at the University of the Witwatersrand at the end of 1952, the world was technologically a very different place.  Lasers had not yet been...

Prof. David H Jacobson: EIE hall of fame

David H Jacobson received the BSc (Eng) degree in Electrical Engineering "With...

Members of staff receive 3 awards at SAIEE banquet

The school is proud to announce that 3 members of staff received awards at the annual South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Banquet held on the 14th October. We congratulate...

Students place second in IEEE student paper competition

Daniel Mankowitz and Andrew Paverd have placed second in the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper competition. Andrew presented their work, Mobile Device-Based Cellular Network...

Presentation by Chairman of Suzlon (wind turbine manufacturer)

25 May, 13:15 in CM2

Entrance is free, everybody welcome

Suzlon announces first South Africa framework agreement for up to

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2011 Orientation

The beginning of 2011 brought a fresh new group of Electrical & Information and Biomedical Engineering first year students to the School’s new CBI-electric Laboratory during...

Bergville Careers Day – February 2011

The School of Electrical & Information Engineering, together with the help and administration of the Bergville Community Builders (BCB) and the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)...

Bergville Community Project

Read about our involvement in the Bergville Community Project in the community section.

EIE Webmail link added

Users wanting to check EIE webmail can refer to the webmail information page

PEIES - Postgraduate Symposium

The Postgraduate Electrical and Information Engineering Symposium (PEIES) will be held on the 21st April 2011. The deadline for submission of articles is the 1st April 2011. More information...

Issue 6 of The Node is available

January 2012 has seen the 6th edition of "The Node" being released. You can view it here.

The Node is launched

The School has launched a quarterly newsletter, The Node, that is distributed to friends and alumni via email. The first edition was published in October 2010. All...