Bruce Watson | Co-Director, Centre fro Artificial Intelligence Research
Stellenbosch University

Bruce Watson, Co-Director, Centre fro Artificial Intelligence Research, Stellenbosch University

Dr.Bruce W.Watson

Bruce is co-­‐founder and co-­‐director of the distributed FASTAR Research Group,director of the Centre for Decision
Making and Knowledge Dynamics, and co-director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research. He is also chief
scientist at IP Blox – a developer of leading edge technologies for certain cybersecurity applications. Bruce holds
a professorship at Stellenbosch University and a visiting professorship in the Department of Computer Science at King’s College London. With more than a dozen researchers, his combined research groups perform fundamental research in new algorithms and technologies.

Watson’s first Ph.D is in computing science and engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands),
after studying discrete mathematics and computer science at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He later returned
to Eindhoven as chair of Software Construction. Watson’s second Ph.D, in computer science, is from the University
of Pretoria in 2012.


VIP Conference Day 1 @ 15:20

Trains with brains – How AI can transform Africa’s railway industry

  •     Taking intelligence and operations to the next level 
  •     Aligning AI and the Internet of trains – exploring the benefits 
  •     Incorporating AI into your growth strategy as a critical efficiency enabler 
  •     How quickly can this be incorporated into existing legacy systems 

VIP Conference Day 2 @ 16:00

Derailing cyber threats - How to keep your security one step ahead

  •     Keeping security streamlined and accessible to users 
  •     Including cyber security as part of your railway strategic plan 
  •     Implementing solutions and upgrades with minimal impact on operations 
  •     Tailoring unique security protocols for the rail industry 
  •     Global standard, local implementation 

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