Tshilidzi Marwala is the President (Vice-Chancellor) of the University of Johannesburg (UJ). UJ has 50,000 students and 5,000 staff members. He was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalization, as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at UJ. Before then, he progressively held the positions of Associate Professor, Full Professor, the Carl and Emily Fuchs Chair of Systems and Control Engineering, and the SARChI Chair of Systems Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral research associate at the Imperial College (London). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (magna cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University (USA), a Master of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Cambridge. Marwala is a Fellow of TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences for the Developing World), a Senior Member of the IEEE and a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). His research interests are multidisciplinary, and they include the theory and application of Artificial Intelligence to Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Social Science, and Medicine. He has supervised 47 Masters and 32 Doctoral students to completion. He has published 23 books in artificial intelligence, one of these has been translated into Chinese, over 300 papers in journals, proceedings, book chapters, and magazines,and holds five patents. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Cambridge and Nanjing Tech University. His writings and opinions have featured in media such as New Scientist, The Economist, Time, CNN, BBC, Royal Society, Cambridge Union and Oxford Union.