EPFL Alumni dinner hosted by Mrs. Helene Budliger Artieda, Ambassador of Switzerland to South Africa
The dinner will take place at the Official Residence of the Embassy of Switzerland. Before dinner, we will hear an intervention from our guest for the evening, Dr. Happy Sithole, Director of the South African Center for High Performance Computing.
When? Thursday, 6 July 2017 18:00 for 18:30
Where? Official Residence of the Embassy of Switzerland, 250 Lawley Street, Waterkloof, Pretoria
Dress code: Smart Casual
Biography of Dr. Sithole
Dr. Happy Sithole is the Director for the Center for High Performance Computing in South Africa. Dr. Sithole has a PhD in Physics, which focused on Atomistic and Electronic Simulation of Sulphide Minerals. Dr. Sithole has worked as a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Materials Modelling Center at University of Limpopo. He has also worked as a Research Scientist at De Beers Consolidated Mines, and later as a Senior Process Engineer at Pebble Bed-Modular Reactor Company. Dr. Sithole sits in a number of advisory committees of high performance computing, as a program committee member of both the International Super-Computing Meeting and the Russian High Performance Computing Committee. He also serves and inquisitor on the “Hot Seat” session at ISC Meetings, a select panel that interrogate technology vendors on their products.
Centre for High Performance Computing