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Thinus is Professor in Engineering and Research Chair in the Internet of Things, Director of the MTN Mobile Intelligence Lab, Founding Director of Bridgiot, Founding Director of GreenX Engineering, all at Stellenbosch University.

My name is Thinus (or MJ), not Professor. Pronunciation: TEA-nis, like Venus with a T, the h is only decorative.

Bio: MJ (Thinus) Booysen is Professor and Chair in the Internet of Things at the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University. He has been with Stellenbosch University from 2009 and his research is on the Internet of Things, with a focus on Smart Energy, Water and Vehicles (specifically its application to paratransit in Sub-Saharan Africa). He is also a founder of Bridg-iot (Bridge-to-the-Internet-of-Things), founder of Green X Engineering , and co-creator of Geasy and Count Dropula. He is the Director of the MTN Mobile Intelligence Lab and partner in the Stellenbosch Smart Mobility Lab. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (MIET), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) at the Engineering Council (UK), and a Professional Engineer (PrEng) with the Engineering Council (SA). He has over ten years’ international industry experience in the aerospace and automotive industries with companies that include SunSpace, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, BMW, and Jaguar Land Rover.

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