Dr. Simon Winberg, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Biography: Dr. Simon Winberg is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town (UCT). Before starting an academic career, he worked in the field of embedded systems and automation technologies in Stellenbosch, South Africa and subsequently, in Tennessee, USA where he worked on a variety of cyber-physical (CPS) systems including satellite self-diagnostic and correction systems, UAV situational awareness systems, diesel engine auto-tuning systems, and assembly line modeling for ‘plant awareness’ and production optimization. Dr Winberg received his PhD in Electrical Engineering degree in 2010 from UCT. He received his MSc from the University of Tennessee in 2003, and BSc from UCT in 1999. He has authored 68 academic papers, presented two keynote addresses at international conferences and successfully supervised 26 postgraduate students to completion. He has served on international advisory boards of academic journals and conferences. He is an academic member and advisory board member of the Scientific Computing Research Center and the Radar Remote Sensing Group at UCT. He is a member of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa Radio Frequency Interference Workgroup, and curriculum advising for STADIO multiversity.
Dr Winberg’s current research is in the area of computer engineering, high performance embedded systems (HPEC), signal processing, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and microcontroller systems. He is involved with research and postgraduate student supervision, many of which involve industry-linked projects, relating to applications of: backend processing for radar and radio systems, software defined radio, machine learning, computer vision, CPS, and agricultural support technology.