Deshen Moodley


School of Computer Science
UKZN/CSIR Meraka Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research
University of KwaZulu-Natal - Westville Campus
Private Bag X54001
Durban, 4000


Phone:
+27 31 260 1174

Email:






Research interests & current projects

Research interests

Creating large scale intelligent architectures, specifically  investiging how ontologies, belief networks and software agents can be used in such architectures.


Current research projects:
These project are carried out within the Adaptive Systems Group in the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR)

About me - a short biography

Deshen Moodley is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. After completing a Masters degree in Computer Science he did a stint in industry (1996 to 2000). His first job was in a software development company in Durban, Computer Management (now 2Cana). He then relocated to the UK (London) for 2.5 years, where he worked in various contract positions, mostly in investment banks, as a system administrator. He returned to South Africa and joined an Internet software/start up company, Systems Fusion, in Johannesburg as a C++ software developer. This company subsequently relocated to the US (Denver) where he spent six months managing one of the software teams. He returned  to South Africa in 2001 and started a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Natal in Durban, and took up a permanent Lecturer position in 2003. Besides teaching and research, he also served a term as  Head of (the School of) Computer Science (2008-2011).  He has also spent some time at a number of other institutions as a visiting researcher. These include: the Clinical Decision Making Group, CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (2004/2005), the Machine Vision Unit, University of Edinburgh, UK (2011) and Insitute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster (2011), Germany.  His research is currently carried out within the Adaptive Systems Group at the UKZN/CSIR Meraka Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR). More details about all of this can be found in his CV.