Department of Decision Sciences

Dr M Fick

College of Economic and Management Sciences
School of Economic and Financial Sciences
Department: Decision Sciences
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 433 4732
E-mail: fickm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BSc (UP)
  • HonsBSc (Unisa)
  • MSc (Unisa)

Currently teaching

Tuition:

  • Mathematical Modelling, Rational Decision-making and Linear and Nonlinear Mathematical Programming
  • Artificial intelligence and Neural Networks
  • Decision Sciences Honours Project:  introducing students to research and technical writing techniques

Fields of academic interests

  • Application of machine learning techniques like Neural Networks, Decision Trees and the algorithm used by TeX to do hyphenation in languages where compound words are written as one word, like in Afrikaans. The aim is to develop a new algorithm for this task.

Field of Specialisation

  • Machine learning

Projects

Community engagement:

  • Certificate course in Neural Networks
  • The patterns generated for TeX will be presented to the administrators of TeX for the possible distribution with the installation.