Mamello Thinyane
Optus Chair of Cybersecurity and Data Science, at University of South Australia


Mamello is the Optus Chair of Cybersecurity and Data Science and Associate Professor at the University of South Australia. He currently undertakes research on collective intelligence, societal cyber resilience, human-centric cybersecurity, and critical data studies. For over 15 years, he has worked with governments, industry, academia, and civil society organizations on digital development projects in Africa and Asia. He previously served as the Senior Research Advisor and Principal Research Fellow at the United Nations University institute in Macau (formerly institute on Computing and Society), a Director of the Telkom Centre of Excellence in ICT for Development and an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. He is passionate about the role of scientific research and technology innovation to advance inclusive, participatory, and sustainable good life for all.

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