Katherine Malan joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria as a lecturer in 2006. She received her BSc (Computer Science & Mathematics), BSc Hons (Computer Science) and MSc (Computer Science) from the University of Cape Town and her PhD from the University of Pretoria in 2014. She has 20 years' lecturing experience in Computer Science at three different South African universities and has co-authored two programming textbooks.

Her research interests include:

  • fitness landscape analysis, in particular the analysis of optimisation problems in relation to population-based (mostly nature-inspired) algorithm performance,
  • the application of computational intelligence techniquest to real-world optimisation problems,
  • various random topics in computer science that good postgraduate students are inspired to investigate.

If you are interested in postgraduate studies, see Supervision.