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Dr Simon Winberg

My area of expertise and interest is in computer engineering, with a direction towards high performance embedded computing. I have taught courses in computer architecture, digital systems, software engineering and programming in various languages. My current research areas focuses on FPGA-based reconfigurable computing, embedded systems, high performance computing (HPC) and high performance embedded computing (HPEC), and using these platforms for applications related to image processing, software defined radio, radio astronomy and radar system digital backed processing.

Research Interests

  • Embedded Systems
  • High performance Computing
  • FPGA Systems
  • Software  Defined Radio




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Postgraduate Supervision


  • Mbongeni Bhebhe,   Narrow band Internet of Things (NBloT) performance
  • Mutsawashe Gahadza, Performance Evaluation of massive MIMO systems for future wireless access systems
  • Luke Cox, Design & Construction of the CELLbot Modular Robot
  • Moeketsi Mafereka, Analysis & Development of an Online knowledge management support system for a community of practice
  • Shaylin Chetty, A Heterogenous system architecture based image framework
  • Keegan Crankshaw, Media Clock Recovery for IEEE1722 on a Cyclone 5 FPGA
  • Tauriq Latief, Two Element Interferometer Design (co-supervisor: Amit Mishra)
  • Ike Mafa, VHF satellite RFI analysis and prediction for HERA
  • Luckmore Magwa, Designing a Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Algorithm Between DCS and LTE in the 1800 MHz Band: a case study of a mobile telecommunication operator in Zimbabwe
  • Roy Makumborenga, Enhancement of the Fynbos Leaf Optical Recognition Application (FLORA)
  • Mandizvidza, Evidence, Blockchain-Based Software-Defined Radio Package Tracking System
  • Patric Mbia, Object Recognition using Ultrasound with Neural Network
  • John Odetokun, Noise Cancellation in Audio Signal Processing:  an embedded systems framework
  • Josiah Shumba, A study & Analysis of cognitive radio spectrum sensing techniques over a Rayleigh fading channel using GSM900 signals
  • Tyrone Jade Van Balla, Design of a Cognitive Computing Framework for Debugging Complex System Failure
  • Amish Patel, Investigating Partial Reconfiguration in the context of SARAO (co-supervised with A Mishra)
  • Isaac Dunmoye, Mobile Crop Quality ground-based Sentinel” (MCQS) system (co-supervised with K Awodele)
  • Gareth Callanan, MeerKAT GPU X-Engine
  • Sophia Jima, Passive Radar Detection of Aerial Targets beyond 1000m using Wi-Fi Based Signals of Opportunity
  • Mogamat Yaaseen, Space Debris Monitoring Simulator: A tool to aid Space Situational Awareness
  • Kgatle Mahlalantabene: GameMS: Game Micro-payment Subscription service 
  • Balone Nadaba, Signal Processing Framework for Xeon Phi
  • Bradley Kahn, FPGA Core Stat Python Interface
  • Yemeli Tasse, Disyware - a gateware operating system and application deployment method.


  • Danish Arif, Angle Independent Face Recognition for High Value Targets
  • John-Philip Taylor, ALCHA - FPGA Project Abstraction Through Scripting
  • Lekhobola Tsoeunyane, Domain- Specific High – Level FPGA Synthesis for Software-Defined Radio

Current Undergraduate Teaching 

  • Software Defined Radio: EEE5140Z
  • High Performance Embedded Systems: EEE4120F
  • Embedded Systems: EEE3096S [EEE3095S]