Prof Paula Kotzé

CSIR chief researcher

Kotzé’s research interests lie in the intersection of information and communications technology and industrial psychology, with a special interest in enterprise systems engineering, knowledge engineering and management, and socio-technical systems.

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Kotzé is a CSIR chief researcher in enterprise systems engineering, enterprise knowledge engineering and management, socio-technical systems, human-computer interaction and interaction design. She is an extraordinary professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Pretoria and the School of ICT, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; and an internationally acclaimed, B-rated (National Research Foundation) scientist.

Kotzé is a recipient of various national and international awards, including a Pioneer Award by the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee 13 on Human-Computer Interaction (2014). She is active on various international and national committees and advisory panels in the information technology and research domains, for example as Expert Member on the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Human–Computer Interaction 13, Vice President at Large of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, and President and Council Member of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists. Kotzé also supervises PhD and MSc students.

Academic qualifications: 
  • BSc (Computer Science, Industrial and Personnel Psychology), North-West University, 1977
  • Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science), North-West University, 1978
  • Diploma (Tertiary Teaching), North-West University, 1979
  • BSc (Honours) (Computer Science), North-West University, 1979
  • MSc (Computer Science), North-West University, 1982
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Tertiary Education), University of South Africa, 1990
  • PhD (Computer Science), University of York, United Kingdom, 1997


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