Ms Sue Price

Ms Sue Price
M Block, Room M121
Information Systems & Technology


Ms Sue Price is a lecturer in the discipline of Information Systems and Technology.  She holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours (Computer Science) from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Master of Science (Computer Science) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  Her research interests are: modelling sugarcane supply chains; the development, and uses, of Information Systems; and teaching, learning and assessing Information Systems. Ms Price is a member of the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT) and the Southern African Chapter of the Association of Information Systems (AISSAC).

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons)(Wits)
  • MSc (UKZN)

Professional Bodies


Research Interests

  • Application of Bayesian Networks and agent-based modelling to sugarcane supply chains
  • Development, and uses of Information Systems
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessing Information Systems

Publications and Papers

  • Price, C. S., Moodley, D., Pillay, A. W., & Rens, G. B. (2022). An adaptive probabilistic agent architecture for modelling sugarcane growers’ decision-making. South African Computer Journal, 34(1), 152-191.
  • Wanyana, T., Nzomo, M., Price, C. S., & Moodley, D. (2022, 23-25 April). Combining machine learning and Bayesian networks for ECG interpretation and explanation. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE 2022), Online.
  • Quilling, R. D., Price, C. S., & Raghavjee, R. (2022). Disruptions and delays: Lecturers’ experiences of moving an Information Systems module online. In U. G. Singh, C. S. Nair, C. Blewett, & T. Shea (Eds.), Academic voices: A conversation on new approaches to teaching and learning in the post-COVID world (pp. 337-350). Cambridge MA: Elsevier.
  • Mbonye, V., & Price, C. S. (2021). Students’ use of on-campus wireless networks: Analysis by residence type. Paper presented at the 2021 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (icABCD), 5-6 August, Durban, South Africa.
  • Price, C. S., Moodley, D., & Pillay, A. W. (2019). Modelling uncertain adaptive decisions: Application to KwaZulu-Natal sugarcane growers. Paper presented at the South African Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR 2019), Cape Town, South Africa, 4-6 December.
  • Mbonye, V., & Price, C. S. (2019). A model to evaluate the quality of Wi-Fi performance: Case study at UKZN Westville campus. 2019 International Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (icABCD), Winterton, South Africa, 5-6 August.
  • Price, C. S., Moodley, D. and Pillay, A. W. (2018). Dynamic Bayesian decision network to represent growers’ adaptive pre-harvest burning decisions in a sugarcane supply chain. 2018 Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT ’18), Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 26-28 September.
  • Price, C. S., & Raghavjee, R. (2016). Have Moodle, can assess: Experiences with online assessment in a first year Information Systems module. 10th Annual Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference, Durban, South Africa, 20-22 September.
  • Price, C. S., Moodley, D., & Bezuidenhout, C. N. (2014). Using agent-based simulation to explore sugarcane supply chain transport complexities at a mill scale. 43rd Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa, Stonehenge in Africa, Parys, South Africa, 15-17 September.
  • Price, C. S., & Hughes, M. C. (2011). Producing better quality MCQs at first year level: Are guidelines and templates enough? Alternation, 18(2), 289-316.
  • Price, C. S., Tapamo, J.-R., Blakeway, F., & Ahmed, F. (2010). Reducing pulp mill wood variation by including wood properties in harvest scheduling decision-making. Precision Forestry Symposium – Developments in Precision Forestry since 2006, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1-3 March.