Josiah Chavula

Lecturer, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Josiah Chavula is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he leads the Networks for Development(Net4D) research group. He conducts research on Internet performance in Africa – including measuring the impact of Internet interconnection on Internet Quality of Experience (QoE). Josiah’s research interests also include the design of effective and efficient network measurement infrastructure, data-driven network performance engineering, software defined networking (SDN), and application of network measurements for the analysis of security, privacy and censorship problems. 

Josiah Chavula received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town (UCT), a Masters degree in Networking and Internet Systems from Lancaster University (UK), and a BSc in Computer Science and Physics from the University of Malawi. Prior to taking up an academic position at UCT, Josiah was a Senior Research Engineer at AFRINIC, and previously, he worked in Malawi as a network engineer, and as a university lecturer.