Prof Tshilidzi Marwala is the Vice-chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Previously he was the deputy vice-chancellor for Research and Internationalisation and the executive dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, both at UJ.
He progressively held the positions of Associate Professor, Full Professor, the Carl and Emily Fuchs Chair of Systems and Control Engineering, as well as the SARChI Chair of Systems Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Tshilidzi, who's PhD specialised in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering, has published 11 books on artificial intelligence, one of which has been translated into Chinese, more than 280 papers in journals, proceedings, book chapters and magazines and holds three international patents.
He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Systems Science (Taylor and Francis Publishers), has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge and Nanjing Tech University, as well as member of the programming council of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology in Poland.
He has received more than 45 awards, including the Order of Mapungubwe.