Prof. Barry Dwolatzky was appointed the Director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) in May 2007. Prior to that, he was academic director at the JCSE and a Professor in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at Wits.
Prof. Dwolatzky’s driving passion is to promote the growth and development of the South African software industry. He set up the Information Engineering option in Electrical Engineering at Wits and developed a course-based Masters programme in Software Engineering, which was registered as a Learnership within the SA Government’s skills development framework. He also played a key role in the founding of the JCSE in 2005. Prof. Dwolatzky has published over 40 research papers in journals and conferences and has supervised 24 MSc students and three PhD’s.
He joined Wits in 1989, returning to the university he graduated and received a doctorate from, after working in Britain on software-related research at the Universities of Manchester (UMIST), London (Imperial College) and the GEC-Marconi Research Centre for 10 years.