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Ridhwaan Suliman

Senior researcher in the Information and Cyber Security Centre within the Defence and Security cluster, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Ridhwaan is a senior researcher in the Information and Cyber Security Centre within the Defence and Security cluster of the CSIR, and associate at the National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS). He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. He also has a background in engineering, with Bachelors, Honours and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering, as well as experience working in the Aeronautics and Defence Industry. His research involves the modelling and design of physical systems within the computational mechanics domain, using computational tools and physics to better understand and design these systems. More recently, he has been involved with the analysis of Covid-19 data and trends in South Africa, using this analysis and data to drive and inform decision-making and policy. He has published in international ISI-rated journals and presented at various national and international conferences. He has served on the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) Technical Working Group, the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints), the National Policy Data Observatory (NPDO), as well as the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI)

Experience

  • –present
    Associate, National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences
  • –present
    Senior researcher in the Information and Cyber Security Centre within the Defence and Security cluster, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research