South African Young Academy of Science

Mardé Helbig

Mardé Helbig

Dr Mardé Helbig is a member of the SAYAS Executive Committee. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria. Her research focuses on solving dynamic multi-objective optimisation problems using computational intelligence algorithms.  These problems typically have multiple objectives, where at least two objectives are in conflict with one another, and at least one objective changes over time. She obtained an Y1 rating from the NRF in 2016. She is currently the vice-chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)’s task force on evolutionary multi-objective optimisation, a member of the IEEE CIS Emerging Technologies Technical Committee (ETTC), a member of the IEEE CIS Women in Computational Intelligence (WCI) sub-committee, a member of the IEEE CIS Young Professionals sub-committee and the chair of the IEEE CIS South African Chapter. Before joining the university, she worked at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). In 2013 she was awarded the CSIR Meraka Institute Emerging Researcher Excellence Award and in 2009 the CSIR Meraka Institute Promising Young Researcher Excellence Award.