Committee

Conference Organising Committee

Hein Venter
Professor - University of Pretoria

Hein Venter received a PhD (Computer Science) from the University of Johanneburg (formerly Rand Afrikaans University), South Africa where he worked as a lecturer from 1998 to 2002. He is a founding member of the Information and Computer Security Architectures (ICSA) Research Group at the University of Pretoria. He is also a founding member of the ISSA Conference in 2001. In 2003 he joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, where he is currently appointed as a professor. His research interests lies in Digital Forensics, Access Control, Trust Management and Network Security. 


Tel: (012) 420-3654
Email: Hein Venter
Website: http://www.cs.up.ac.za/~hventer

 

 

 

Marijke Coetzee
Professor - University of Johannesburg

Marijke Coetzee is a Professor at the University of Johannesburg, in the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering. Her expertise lies in the area of Information Security and Trust Management.


Tel: (011) 559-2907
Email: Marijke Coetzee
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/marijkecoetzee/

 

 

 

Marianne Loock
Professor - University of South Africa

Marianne Loock is a Professor at the University of South Africa, in the School of Computing. Her main research interests are in the area of Access Control, Information Security and Knowledge Management.


Tel: (011) 670-9120 
Email: Marianne Loock
Website:
http://osprey.unisa.ac.za/research/profile2.htm?email=LOOCKM&title=Ms&fname=Marianne&sname=Loock

 

 

Jan Eloff
Senior Researcher - SAP Research

Jan Eloff holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, previously known as the Rand Afrikaans University. He is appointed as the Research Director of SAP Research Pretoria specialising in Mobile Empowerment. He is also appointed as an Extraordinary Professor in Computer Science at the University of Pretoria.

 

 


 

Conference Honorary Committee

The following members are honorary committee members of the ISSA conference. These committee members are honoured for their effort as founding members of the ISSA conference since 2000. Although they are not so actively involved in organising the conference, they are still performing an important advisory roll in the conference. The current conference committee feels obliged to honour them as such.


 

 

 

Jan Eloff
Senior Researcher - SAP Research

Jan Eloff holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, previously known as the Rand Afrikaans University. He is appointed as the Research Director of SAP Research Pretoria specialising in Mobile Empowerment. He is also appointed as an Extraordinary Professor in Computer Science at the University of Pretoria.


 

 

 

Mariki Eloff
Professor - UNISA

Mariki M Eloff received a PhD computer science degree in 2000 from the then Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa, now known as the University of Johannesburg.

She gained tertiary teaching experience by lecturing at Technikon Witwatersrand and Technikon SA for more than 20 years. In October 2002 she was appointed as an Associate Professor in the School of Computing at UNISA in Pretoria. In July 2009 she was promoted to Full Professor. She joined the Institute of Corporate Citizenship at Unisa as Chief Researcher in August 2012. She has presented research papers at international and national conferences mostly focusing on information security.

Prof Eloff is deputy chair of the Unisa Employment Disability Forum, a council member of The Independent Living Centre for Disabled Persons in South Africa as well as a member of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa. In 2010 she received the Unisa Women in Research award for Research Leadership.


 

 

 

Les Labuschagne
Director - School of Computing, UNISA

In 2009, Les Labuschagne joined Unisa as Professor and Director of the School of Computing. Les is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher, has co-authored a book and authored a number of journal papers. He is a regular presenter at both local and international conferences. Les is a strong believer in multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary research as is evident from his qualifications and research outputs. Despite now pursuing a career in academic management, he remains active as a researcher and supervisor and mentor of postgraduate students.