South Africa: Google research awards for SA duo

23 April 2009

Two researchers from South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have won Google Research Awards, together worth R1.2-million, for their work in human language technologies and wireless and mobile communication systems.

Professor Etienne Barnard of North West University and the CSIR’s Dr Fisseha Mekuria, formerly of Uganda’s Makerere University, now join an elite group whose research efforts have been identified for support by Google’s programme to develop the best, most usable methods of information access.

The CSIR said in a statement this week that both researchers plan to use a significant part of their awards for the support of [continue reading]

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