Colin Wright

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Prof Colin Wright

Professional Title: Professor
Other: Cyberinfrastructure Specialist

Primary domain: Computational Science, data science, cyberinfrastructure, Open Science

Organization name: Consultant

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Johannesburg - South Africa


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Have a PhD in Computational Mathematics. Until retirement was Professor of Computational Mathematics at University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg. Research areas computational linear algebra and differential equations. Experienced in senior academic management as Head of School and Dean of Faculty of Science. Involved in Cyberinfrastructure strategy both nationally and internationally: Research Data Infrastructures, High Performance Computing and also National Research and Education Networks. Drafted first South African Research data plan in 2008.