Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science

University of Pretoria

South Africa


          Dr. Patricia E. Nalwoga Lutu



Patricia Lutu joined the Department of Computer Science on 1 July, 2010. She obtained the BSc (Hons)  Computer Science degree from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, in 1979, the MSc  Computer Science degree from the University of Manchester, in 1981 and the PhD Computer Science degree from the University of Pretoria in 2010. Since 1981, she has lectured in Computer Science at the University of Ife in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, National University of Lesotho in Roma, Lesotho, University of Transkei in Umtata, and the former Vista University in Pretoria. She lectured in Informatics at the University of Pretoria from February 2002 to 30 June 2010.

Since 2010, she has presented lectures in the following areas:

  • Undergraduate courses: programming in C and C++, Database Systems, and Software Engineering.
  • Honours courses: data mining, software engineering.
  • Masters in IT: ICT infrastructure management, Corporate IT, Lifecycle and maturity models for IT.

Patricia Lutu is the member of the Computational Intelligence Research Group (CIRG) in the Department of Computer Science. Her research interests include: data mining, machine learning, application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to data mining, business intelligence and  decision support systems.


Patricia Lutu is a member of the following professional bodies:

         Operations Research Society of South Africa: ORSSA

        South African Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology: SAICSIT

        Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers: IEEE