Staff Profiles

Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa

Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa, BEng, PhD

Faculty of Science

Computer Science


Phone: +267 355 5470
Email Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa

BEng (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (City University of London), PhD Computer Science (City University of London) (Specialisation in Distributed Systems & Multiagent Systems) 

Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa is an academic based at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Botswana where he is a lecturer, researcher and leads the High-Performance Computing & Data Science research cluster and the University-Industry-Government Cocreation Platform.

He received a BEng 1:1 (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Multiagent Systems and Distributed Systems) from City University Of London, UK at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering. He has had visiting fellowships at BTExact Technologies (now British Telecom PLC Innovation Labs) at Intelligent Business Systems Group at Adastral Park, Ipswitch, UK and fellowship at the UNESCO International Center For Theoretical Physics (ICTP) , Trieste Italy and an internship at British Energy Plc (now EDF), Lancashire, UK, at Heysham 2 AGR.

He serves on the Botswana Government’s Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology (MOTE) task team for the Botswana Space Science strategy overarching developments and opportunities in space sciences and technologies. He is also a member of the Botswana Square Kilometer Array & African Very Long Base Interferometer Network (AVN) Projects technical Committee, the Botswana Open Data Open Science (ODOS) committee and the Botswana-South Africa Joint Commission on RSTI.

Regionally Dr Motshegwa has been chair of the SADC Cyberinfrastructure Experts Working Group


Level 1

  • CSI 141 Principles of Programming
  • CSI 142 Object Oriented Programming

Level 2

  • ISS212 - Advanced Programming
  • CSI223 - Systems Programming

Level 4

  • CSI464 Mobile Computing 
  • CSI462 Distributed Computing

Level 6 (Msc)

  • CSI604 Operating Systems

Multiagent Systems, Distributed Systems,High Performance Computing, Mobile Computing 

I supervise  postgraduate Computer Science in the following areas - Multiagent Systems, Distributed Systems, High Performance Computing and Mobile Computing. I occasionally supervise postgraduate students in Computer Information Systems.

Bopape, M.-J.M., Sithole, H.M., Motshegwa, T., Rakate, E., Engelbrecht, F., Archer, E., Morgan, A., Ndimeni, L. and Botai, J., 2019. A Regional Project in Support of the SADC Cyber-Infrastructure Framework Implementation: Weather and Climate, Data Science Journal, 18(1), p.34. DOI:, Part of ISSN: 1683-1470.

T. Motshegwa, C. Wright, H. Sithole, C. Ngolwe and A. Morgan, Developing a Cyber-infrastructure for Enhancing Regional Collaboration on Education, Research, Science, Technology and Innovation, July 2018, IEEExplore, ISSN: 2576-8581

T. Motshegwa, Ina Smith, Susan Veldsman , Policy, Infrastructure, Skills and Incentives Driving African Data Sharing: The African Open Science Platform Project – In Proceedings of the ,PV2018 Conference on Adding Value and Preserving Data , STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK, 15-17 May 2018. STFC, ISSN 1362-0231 

In pursuit of academic excellence