Prof. Babu Paul


Professor Babu Paul is currently serving as the Director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). He was was previously UJ’s Head of the Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology – from 2015 to early in 2018.

He is leading a team of 4.0 thinkers at the University, looking particularly at the industrial side of this revolution, and has recently started offering a course on Saturday mornings to those interested in 4.0 thinking.

At the recent BRICS Energy Event held in Johannesburg, Prof Paul presented the first draft of a report he has been preparing to elaborate on “What is Africa’s 4th Industrial Revolution and who is the customer of the future?”

Prof Paul has a Ph.D. from Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Guwahati, India, 2010 with a thesis titled: “Modelling of Multi-antenna Wireless Channels & Relay Based Communication Systems”