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Core Agenda & Exhibition: 8-10 Nov
Partner Programmes & Digital Content: 7-11 NovCTICC, Cape Town

Albert Lysko
Principal Researcher at The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)


Prof Albert Lysko is an award-winning engineer, researcher and innovator. He is a Principal Researcher with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town, and an Extraordinary Researcher at the North-West University, South Africa.

Prof Lysko has worked in both academia and industry, in both Europe and Africa. His recent research focus has been on dynamic spectrum access and is now shifting into 5G and 6G. While at CSIR, Prof Lysko’s leading experimental research in television white spaces (TVWS) provided Internet to over 20,000 users in three countries and enabled setting up the South African national TVWS regulation and contributed to TVWS regulations in other African countries and USA. He has authored three patents, a book, two book chapters, and over 100 research papers, popular science and news articles. He holds 3 Best Paper and several professional awards.

As a volunteer for the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Prof Lysko has organised over 100 events and three international conferences. Prof Lysko has numerous IEEE awards for volunteering. Under his leadership, IEEE South Africa received its first global IEEE MGA award. Prof Lysko is a Fellow of South African Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Africa’s evolving connectivity models in 2021 and beyond


Speakers at this event