Francois Maasdorp was born and raised in Pretoria. In 1997, He recieved his B.Eng (Electronics) from the University of Pretoria in 2001. In 2008, he completed his M.Eng (cum laude), at the University of Pretoria, in the field of Space-Time coding for communication applications. His dissertation described how multiple transmit antennas can improve a communication system’s capacity and throughput.
He began his career at the University of Pretoria (2003 to 2005), where he lectured in undergraduate courses in Digital Communications and Linear System Analysis.
Since 2006, Francois has been employed at the CSIR in Pretoria, where he is a researcher in the competency area of Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW) within the business unit, Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS).
University of Cape Town