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Full Name: 
Natasha Zlobinsky
Academic Role: 
PhD Student
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I am currently a research engineer at the CSIR Meraka Institute in Networks and Media and a PhD student at the University of Cape Town’s Computer Science department, in ICT4D under the supervision of Dr David Johnson and co-supervised by Dr Melissa Densmore. I have a BSc Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand (2011) and pursued my MSc Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) at the same institution. From January 2012 - October 2015 I was employed as an Electrical Engineer at Eskom in Telecontrol Technology.

Research Project / Interests: 

My research interests currently range from optimization algorithms and Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques to physical layer issues related to networks in poorly connected areas and TVWS, with a focus on channel allocation algorithms and Dynamic Spectrum Access techniques in mesh networks.


N. Zlobinsky and L. Cheng, “A comparative investigation into the performance of heuristic algorithms in the solution of single machine scheduling problems”, IEEE Seminar and African Winter School on Future Direction in Information Theory and Communications, 2015.

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