The role of the Oversight committee is to ensure that the Institute fulfils its mandate as described in the IDIA founding agreement. In summary, IDIA is mandated to set up a research cloud infrastructure, to manage it, to make it available to researchers at its partner universities and to support its users. IDIA researchers use this infrastructure for research and teaching of their graduate students. This develops skills and creates the capacity in South Africa to make use of, and benefit from large radio data sets such as from SARAO’s MeerKAT telescope.
Prof. Sue Harrison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation, University of Cape Town
Prof. Maano Ramutsindela, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, University of Cape Town
Prof. Burtram Fielding, Dean of Natural Sciences, University of the Western Cape
Prof. José Frantz, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, University of the Western Cape
Prof. Anton Ströh, Vice-Principal: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Education, University of Pretoria
Prof. Sunil Maharaj, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT, University of Pretoria