Prof. Alfredo Terzoli
Alfredo Terzoli obtained a Laurea cum Laude in Physics from the University of Pavia, Italy. He is currently Professor of Computer Science at Rhodes University, where he heads the Telkom Centre of Excellence in Distributed Multimedia. He is also Research Director of the Telkom Centre of Excellence in ICT4Development, hosted at University of Fort Hare.
His main technical research interest is the building of advanced telecommunication services that merge realtime and non-realtime multimedia streams, in converged networks. He also has a strong interest in ICT for development, where he started and leads a multi-disciplinary, long term, cooperative research project sited in Dwesa, in 2006. The project was re-organized in 2008 as the Siyakhula Living Lab. In 2010, the project was complemented by the start of a software factory, Reed House Systems which is ‘productizing’ and commercializing the innovations realized in the Siyakhula Living Lab.