Department of Decision Sciences

Dr KM Malan

College of Economic and Management Sciences
School of Economic and Financial Sciences
Department: Decision Sciences
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 433 4729


  • BSc (UCT)
  • BSc (Hons) (UCT)
  • MSc (UCT)
  • PhD (UP)



Katherine has 20 years' lecturing experience in computer science at three South African universities. Her research interests include the understanding of complex optimisation problems through fitness landscape analysis and the application of computational intelligence techniques to real-world problems. She is particularly interested in the link between fitness landscape features and algorithm performance and to applying fitness landscape analysis techniques to real-world optimisation problems, such as the training of neural networks. Katherine is an associated editor for Swarm and Evolutionary Computation and regularly reviews for a number of journals in fields related to evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence and operational research.


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