School of Computing and Informatics Annual Report (2012)

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University of Nairobi

 

College of Biological and Physical Sciences

 

School of Computing and Informatics

 

Annual Report

 

 

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Introduction

The School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) was formally established in 1977 as the Institute of Computer Science whose mandate included academic as well as university ICT services. In the year 2002, and in the interest of realizing more focused management and efficiency of the two functions, ICS was split into two units i.e. ICTC and SCI. The School takes its name from the core competencies that it seeks to nurture: Computing, to cover the theory and science of computation and Informatics to exemplify the practical outworking of this theory in technology and application. The School is a regional leader in research, research and development (R&D) and advanced education in computing. It was the first to offer Bachelors and Postgraduate degrees in Computer Science in the region.

The core mission areas are: Teaching and Learning, Research, Consultancy, Research and Development and Extension Services

Teaching and Learning

Our objective in teaching and learning is to produce high quality, well-rounded, sophisticated graduates who are productive, innovative, and capable of lifelong learning. Our courses are therefore developed and delivered to a high standard of educational and technological competence.

Research

We aim to institute a dynamic programme of aggressive research in our core areas of competence: information systems, distributed systems and artificial intelligence, in line with national and regional prioritises.

Consultancy

We seek to engage productively with the public and private sector to solve problems of national or organizational economic importance in order to foster progress in our environment. A number of our academic staff members are involved in consultancy work through UNES.

Research and Development and Extension Services

Based on sound research, relevant teaching, and problem-solving experience gained through consultancy opportunities, we develop training programmes, policies, methodologies and information technology software and hardware products for the local, regional and international market and increase awareness of the same in the community at large.

Thematic Areas

The research mandate of the School of Computing and Informatics consists of seven research groups in the following thematic areas:

  1. E-governance
  2. Mobile Financial Services
  3. ICT for development (ICT4D)
  4. Human Language Technology (HLT)
  5. Technology Supported Learning
  6. Distributed systems and networks
  7. E-science


 

  1. Programmes Offered

Programmes

Year Started

Summary

B.Sc. Computer Science, Diploma in Computer Science

1993

This is the School's flagship programme. Continues to attract high caliber students. In the last two years we have admitted a second class at Kenya Science campus in addition to the class based in Chiromo campus. Curriculum has been reviewed 4 times.  Most recent review in 2010.

M.Sc. Information Systems

1998

This is an evening programme. Mode of study is coursework and project. Continues to attract students with typical intake of approximately 40. Syllabus has been reviewed three times.

M.Sc. Computer Science 

2006

This is an evening programme targeting applicants with first degree in Computer Science or related field. Mode of study is coursework and project. It continues to grow in popularity with typical intake of approximately 55.

M.Sc. Applied Computer Science

2003

This is a regular programme. Mode of study is one semester of coursework and a major R&D project.

Ph.D. Information Systems, Ph. D. Computer Science

2000

These are Ph.D. purely by research. The programmes have produced 8 graduates so far. Currently 13 students are registered.

 

Undergraduate Enrolment

Year of Study

Number of students

Government Sponsored

Privately Sponsored

Totals

 

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

1

24

6

30

32

8

40

56

14

70

2

29

3

32

33

10

43

62

13

72

3

29

4

33

37

9

47

66

14

80

4

21

6

27

23

13

36

44

19

63

Total

103

19

122

125

40

166

228

60

285

 


 

Postgraduate Enrolment

Masters Programmes

 

Year of study

Number of students

 

M.Sc. Computer Science

M.Sc. Information Systems

Total

 

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

1

65

10

75

32

6

38

113

2

142

21

163

69

12

81

244

Projects

18

5

23

44

9

53

76

Total

225

36

261

145

27

172

433

 

PhD

Level

Male

Female

Total

1

10

3

13

2

8

0

8

3

8

1

9

Total

26

4

30

 

  1. Number of Graduates

Programme

Number of Graduates

 

Male

Female

Total

Diploma Computer Science

57

12

69

B.Sc. Computer Science

43

20

63

PGDip. Information Systems

-

-

-

M.Sc. Information Systems

37

8

45

M.Sc. Computer Science

31

11

42

M.Sc. Applied Computer Science

-

-

-

Ph.D.

4

 

4

Total

172

51

223

 


 

  1. Research Projects

 

Title

Partners

  1.  

Nairobi Sizzle-social media user research

Helniski Institute of information technology(HIT) Alto university, Finland, Nokia and Technoserve Kenya

  1.  

Mobile Application Cevelopment course for Spurring Technological Growth Open Source Moodle e-learning Project

Google /UoN

  1.  

MIT’s-Africa Internet Technology Initiative (AITI) Summer Programme

UON/MIT

  1.  

Software Development Subcontracting  and Usability Lab

Nokia Research Center (NRC)/SCI

  1.  

Diasporas and Distributed Computing

UNESCO, University of Nairobi/Hewlett Packard

  1.  

Bournemouth/UoN Collaboration

Bournemouth University/University of Nairobi

  1.  

Research Commercialization

Simon Fraser University/DFAIT (Canadian Government)/SCI

  1.  

Liberation Technologies Program-design Thinking

Stanford University/Nokia/SCI

  1.  

Regional mobile Applications lab

World Bank’s Infodev/UON-Google Education

  1.  

Research Commercialization

Simon Fraser University

  1.  

Utilities for the Blind and visually Impaired persons

ICT Board/Kenya society for the Blind

  1.  

KORDA (Kenya Oncological Research Database)

SoM/SCI

  1.  

Real time, Farmer-Centric M&E Platform

NSCT

  1.  

Developing Online Language Technology Resources

Ford Foundation/Nnamdi Azikwe University Nigeria/ Bard College NY,USA

  1.  

ANLoc –African Network for Localization

ZuZa Software Foundation

  1.  

ICT Supported Distance Education in Institutions of Higher Learning

VLIR Belgium

  1.  

Sizzle Virtual Center of Excellence

Aalto University/Helsinki Institute of Information Technology/UON/Beijing University/EIT labs Helsinki

  1.  

A model for development of secure context-aware mHealth solution for developing countries

Dean’s Committee, UON

 

 

  1. Publications

Staff Name

Title of the Paper

Journal

Moturi, C.A.

Use of MapReduce for Data Mining and Data Optimization on a Web Portal

International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 56  No.7

Moturi, C.A.

Use of GPS with Road Mapping for Traffic Analysis

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, Vol. 1, No. 10

Miriti E., Kahonge A.

Makumbi L., Miriti, E., Kahonge A.M., An Analysis of Information Technology (IT) Security Practices: A Case Study of Kenyan Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Financial Sector

International Journal of Computer Applications

Miriti E., Kahonge A.

Njuguna, P.N., Kahonge A.M., Miriti, E., Web Application and GPS Integration in Motor Vehicle Accident Detection – A Case of Nairobi, Kenya.

International Journal of Computer Applications

Miriti E., Kahonge A.

Gichira, C.M., Kahonge A.M., Miriti, E., Adoption of Open Source Software by Organizations – A Framework for Kenya.

International Journal of Computer Applications

Kahonge, Okello-Odongo

Increasing Auditability in Web Application Security

International Journal of Electrical, Electronics & Computer Systems (IJEECS)

Mirit

Kahonge

Analysis of information technology security practices: Case study of Kenyan SMEs in Financial sector

International Journal of Computer Applications

Kahonge

Miriti

Web application and GPS Integration in motor vehicle accident detection – A Case of Nairobi, Kenya

International Journal of Computer Applications

Kahonge

Miriti

Adoption of Open Source Software by Organizations – Framework for Kenya

International Journal of Computer Applications

 

PhD Theses

Name

Title

Supervisors

Date

Dr. Robert Oboko

“Adaptive Learning and Metacognitive Regulation

Support III-Structured problem Solving Processes”.

Prof. Peter Wagacha

Dr. Wanjiku Nga’ng’a

20/07/2012

Dr. Elisha Opiyo

Multi-Agent systems Scheduler in a 
Dynamic Environment Using a 
Load Optimization Strategy

Prof. Okelo-Odongo

Prof. Bernard Manderick

23/07/2012

Dr. Daniel Orwa Ochieng

User-Centric Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adoption Model for Rural Farming Communities in Kenya

Prof. T. M. Waema

Dr. Jose Abdelnour Nocera

26/11/2012

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

Modeling Adoption of Mobile Money by the Poor in Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. T. M. Waema

26/11/2012

 

MSc Computer Science Projects

 

Regno

Names

G

Title

Supervisor

  1.  

P58/70767/2008

KURIA  JANE NYAMBURA

F

Mobile-Learning(M-Learning) Implementation In Kenyan Primary Schools

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P58/8918/2006

KAMAU  SHARON WANJIRU

F

A Contextual Weather And Climate Broadcasting System For Mobile Phone Users In Western Kenya

Dr Orwa

  1.  

P58/72927/2009

ABUODHA LUCY ATIENO

F

Agent Based Learning Support System

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P58/73002/2009

GATHIA  ISAAC GACHUGU

M

Rapid Business Application Development Framework

Prof Omwnga

  1.  

P58/62274/2010

KINUTHIA  JORAM NDUATI

M

A model for the Automation of the Dairy Supply Chain in Kenya

Prof Wainganjo

  1.  

P58/72924/2009

WANYAMA EDWIN NGERO

M

Open Source Spell Checker For Luhya - Wanga Dialect

Prof Wainganjo

  1.  

P58/70475/2008

OBARE  STEPHEN OTIENO

M

Performance Evaluation Of Scalable Ip-Address Lookup For Ipv6

Mr Ayienga

  1.  

P58/9084/2006

SIDEDE  VINCENT ODHIAMBO

M

A Dynamic E-Commerce Model Using Multi Agent Systems

Dr Opiyo

  1.  

P58/70843/2008

MURERWA  EMILY GAKII

F

Knowledge Management In Organizations; A Prototype

Dr Opiyo

  1.  

P58/8950/2006

TOO  EDNA CHEBET

F

Sms(Short Message Service)-Based Livestock Disease Diagnosis Expert System

Mr Muchemi

  1.  

P58/73285/2009

NDUNG'U  BONIFACE KARIUKI

M

Dynamic Load balancing Middle-ware For Heterogeneous Database Clusters

Dr Omwansa

  1.  

P58/70472/2008

ADONGO  MICHAEL ONDEJA

M

Automated Multiagent-Based Interoperator Billing And Payment System.

Mr Ayienga

  1.  

P58/73620/2009

ONYANGO  PASCHAL ODHIAMBO

M

Maize Crop Growth Monitor Through Reinforced Learning Agents

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P58/72874/2009

WAHU  LEONARD GICHUHO

M

A Model For Location Based Services Application Design

Dr l Orwa

  1.  

P58/70489/2008

MULONZYA PAUL KALOKI

M

Conceptual Modeling Of Malware Spread In Computer Networks

Mr Ayienga

  1.  

P58/61495/2010

BITTA FREDRICK OBIERO OKOTH

M

A Multi-Agent Model For User Access Rights Review and Audit

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P58/61592/2010

OBUHUMA  JAMES IMENDE

M

A GPS Server With Data Mining And Road Mapping

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P58/61616/2010

MAIYO  SILAS KIBET

M

Use of MapReduce Technique for Data Mining: Case of Teachers' Web Portal

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P58/61543/2010

CHEGE  KENNEDY RUEWEL MUCHAI

M

Development of an Optimal Bank Teller Staffing Model based on Customer Trends

Mr Muchemi

  1.  

P58/61712/2010

IKUNYUA  EDWIN KIMATHI

M

A Named Entity Relation Extractor for Unstructured Text Incident Reports

Mr Muchemi

  1.  

P58/74282/2009

MULUNDA  CHRISTINE KAGONYA

F

Using Genetic Algorithm For Image Steganography

Prof Wainganjo

  1.  

P58/61691/2010

NDEKE  ANGELA MBULA

F

Use espeak on Android and PC for Diary Farming Apps using Swahili Language

Prof Wainganjo

  1.  

P58/70504/2008

KIRUI  RONALD KIPYEGON

M

Agents Based Control And Coordination For A Distributed Wireless Sensor Network To Maximize Field Life.

Mr Ayienga

  1.  

P58/62085/2010

MULONGO  ABIUD WAKHANU

M

Energy Efficient Communications in Ad Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring

Mr Ayienga

  1.  

P58/73083/2009

KIVINDA  JUSTINA MWIKALI

F

Multiagent based Reporting and Registration of Deaths in Kenya

Dr Opiyo

  1.  

P58/61814/2010

MWANGI  ZACHARIAH MUNYORO

M

Crop Health Feedback System For Farmers

Dr Opiyo

  1.  

P58/73013/2009

YOGO  JAMES ORIWO

M

Mobile Agents Intrusion Detection System for Cloud Computing IaaS

Dr Opiyo

  1.  

P58/73125/2009

LIMO PENINAH JEPKEMBOI

F

Student Perception on a web-Based Resource Access from Cloud computing using mobile devices

Dr Opiyo

  1.  

P58/8961/2006

MAINA  SOLOMON THUO

M

Learning Functions For Job Scheduling In Computational Grids

Dr Opiyo

  1.  

P58/72972/2009

KANG'ETHE  ALEX NJOROGE

M

Adoption And Use Of Enterprise Reporting Systems At Mt. Kenya Bottlers Using Actuate And Birt

Dr Omwansa

  1.  

P58/61426/2010

NJUGUNA  PETER NGERU

M

GPS Based Motor Vehicle Accident Detection and Reporting Solution

Mr Mwaura

  1.  

P58/62440/2010

KAYEMBE  SAMSON MUDIMBI

M

Human posture recognition and good posture recommendation

Mr Miriti

  1.  

P58/70491/2008

KARANJA  EDWIN NJUGUNA

M

Questionnaire processor.

Mr Miriti

  1.  

P58/61647/2010

KING'OINA  JANET MARANGA

F

Strategic Interventions that are needed to assist the Kenya Government move towards the development and use of Open Source applications and creative commons licensed open content.

Dr Nganga

  1.  

P58/61467/2010

ONSAKIA  DAVIS MAUTI

M

A business model for encouraging citizens to open up their personal data for anonymous statistical use

Dr Nganga

  1.  

P58/61858/2010

NGOIYA  HUMPHREY KAMUYU

M

A seamless device independent automated service delivery layer for public application

Dr Nganga

  1.  

P58/70982/2008

CHOGE  JOSPHAT KIPCHUMBA

M

Online Neuro-based Credit Evaluation Model using Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithm

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P58/61699/2010

MARUBE  ABEDNEGO MOGIRE

M

Content Specific Android Framework To Support Formal And Informal Context Aware Ubiquitous Learning.

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P58/61969/2010

ADEDE  CHRISGONE OTIENO

M

Content Specific Android Framework To Support Formal And Informal Context Aware Ubiquitous Learning.

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P58/62236/2010

CHEMWENO  KIPROTICH

M

Agricultural Markets Monitoring System in Kenya

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P58/61424/2010

AYOMA  MERCY ACHIENG

F

Data Warehousing through multi-agent systems in credit card business

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P58/61780/2010

KANGETHE MICHAEL MAIGWA MARTIN

M

Surveilance strategy using a cross varriation of backpropagation and KNN for radio based networks

Dr Oboko

 

MSc Information Systems Projects

 

Regno

Names

G

Title

Supervisors

  1.  

P56/70521/2007

ITERE  BENSON MAINA

M

Kenya universities framework for e-waste management

Mr Ruhiu

  1.  

P56/P/8298/2004

OBURE  CLEMENT ODEKA

M

Develop a database system model that would enhance food distribution in Kenya

Mr Muchemi

  1.  

P56/P/9303/2001

KYENGE  B. M.

M

Implementation of a decision support system in examination processing

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P56/7549/2006

MBUGUA  PURITY NJERI

F

Internet Child Safety

Mr Mwaura

  1.  

P56/P/8344/2003

KIHUHA  CYRUS KAMAU

M

Distributed System Firewall Intrusion Monitoring And Reporting Using E-Mail And Sms.

Mr Mwaura

  1.  

P56/70022/2007

ODHOCH JACK OTIENO

M

Conceptual Framework For Accessible Effective Devolved Funds Information To Citizens: A Case Study Of Kenya Constituencies Development Fund.

Dr Orwa

  1.  

P56/71224/2008

WAMBUGU  GEOFFREY MARIGA

M

Testing Validity of Wausi’s Hybrid Framework of Implementation of Information Systems Innovations: Case of Kenyan Higher Education Institutions

Dr Wausi

  1.  

P56/60187/2010

IRERI  DAISY MBUCU

F

Weather Monitoring Systems Using Wireless Sensor Networks.

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P56/60217/2010

ATIENO  LOICE VICTORINE

F

Framework For Enhancing Information Availability And Access At Grass-Root Level

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P56/61310/2010

GAITHO  PETER NJOGU

M

Framework For Implementation Of Electronic/Continuous Auditing System In The Public Sector (A Case Study Of The Kenya National Audit Office-Kenao)

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P56/72444/2008

KARUGU  GODFREY CHEGE

M

 A Model IT Contingency Plan for a University: Case of UoN

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P56/P/8294/2004

EMURUGAT  ALFRED

M

Data Warehousing In Public Universities

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P56/61303/2010

MBITHI  NICHOLAS MULEI

M

Framework For Securing An Organization'S Information Technology (IT) Resources In The Public Sector

Dr Orwa

  1.  

P56/61307/2010

KINGARA  JOHN GITHAIGA

M

A Framework For Post-Implementation Evaluation Of Information Systems: The Case Of Ifmis In Kenya

Dr Orwa

  1.  

P56/61308/2010

OGOLA  GEORGE ODERO

M

Exploring Factors Affecting Kenya’S Tax Practitioner’S Usage And Adoption Of Online Tax Filing And Payment System

Dr Orwa

  1.  

P56/71105/2008

WANGANGA  GICHUHI

M

A Framework For Integrating Ict In The The Teaching And Learning Process In Primary Teacher Training Colleges In Kenya.

Mr Ogutu

  1.  

P56/61305/2010

MUTUA  JESSE NGUGI

M

A Framework For Evaluating Mobile Learning (M-Learning)Systems In Kenya

Prof Waiganjo

  1.  

P56/78868/2009

RONOH  JONATHAN

M

Factors Affecting Adoption Of Voice Over Internet Protocol (Voip) And Other Converged Ip Services In Kenya. (A Case Study Of Telkom Kenya Ltd)

Prof Omwenga

  1.  

P56/P/8144/2003

MAINGI  JULIUS KAIRITHIA

M

Web Based Genetic Algorithm Mediated Polytopes Optimization System.

Mr Muchemi

  1.  

P56/60449/2010

NDITHI  HENRY KIVUVA

M

A Framework For Water Quality Management Using Geospatial Information Systems (Gis) Data Mining: Case Of Nairobi River

Mr Mwaura

  1.  

P56/7525/2006

GICHIRA  CHARLES MACHARIA

M

A Framework ForAdoption of Open Source Software (OSS) by Organizations in Kenya

Mr Mwaura

  1.  

P56/60210/2010

MAKUMBI  LEONARD KAVEKE

M

An Analysis Of Information Technology (It) Security And The Adoption Of Security Policies: A Case Study Of Kenyan Small And Medium Enterprises (Smes).

Mr Miriti

  1.  

P56/61311/2010

KOMBE  HUSSEIN MARIAKA

M

Computerized Auditing In Public Sector Enterprises:A Study Of Kenya Government National Audit Office(Kenao)

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P56/P/7295/2005

KATHALE  PAUL MUTINDA

M

Impact Of Quality Of Web Service On Consumer Perception Toward Adoption Of E-Service Delivery Technologies Among Online Kenyan Consumers

MS Ronge

  1.  

P56/60147/2010

RABALA  PAUL O. H.

M

A Mobile Phone Supported Fish Marketing Solution For East African Community: Case Study Of Muhuru Bay In Kenya And Kirongwe In Tanzania.

Mr Mburu

  1.  

P56/60216/2010

MUTUA  CECILIA WAVINYA

F

Intelligent Mobile-Based Advertising:Assessing The Readiness Of The Kenyan Market

Mr Mburu

  1.  

P56/60663/2010

GISIORA  DICKSON OCHOKI

M

Disaster Preparedness And Business Continuity Planning, The Case Of The Integrated Financial Information System (Ifmis) Used By Government Departments In Kenya.

Mr Mburu

  1.  

P56/71117/2008

MBUNYA  TITUS NYAKUNDI

M

Application Of The Theory Of Planned Behavior Framework In Assessing The Factors That Influence The Usage Intention Of A Mobile Phone To Access Internet In Kenya

Mr Ruhiu

  1.  

P56/71908/2008

MUNGA  ALPHONSE KINGORI

M

Adoption of mobile Internet in Kenya:An empirical study

Mr Ruhiu

  1.  

P56/P/7631/2005

NJAGI  ANNE WANJIRU

F

Towards A Knowledge Management/Repository Framework:Case Tsc

Mr Ruhiu

  1.  

P56/70488/2007

CAROLINE WARUI

F

An intelligent backoff scheme for IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN

Mr Ayeinga

  1.  

P56/P/9110/2001

NDAMBUKI CHRIS

M

Software Metrics and Measurements and their Application in the Software Process--A case study of the Kenyan Software Industry

Dr Orwa

  1.  

P56/P/8259/2001

KAMUNYA SAMUEL MUTHEE

M

Mobile agents in network Management

Mr Ayeinga

  1.  

P56/8278/2001

GITHEHU KINU

M

Enterprise Application Integration Using Web Sevices

Mr Mwaura

  1.  

P56/70289/2007

GICHUHI JOSEPH

M

Inter-Carrier Mobile Content Management Platform  (A Case Study For The Kenyan Mobile Sector)

Dr Omwansa

  1.  

P56/61306/2010

KURIA  DANIEL NYAGAH

M

The Digital Divide: Degree Of ICT Accessibility By The Visually Impaired.

Mr Muchemi

  1.  

P56/70452/2007

SIGEI  DANIEL KIPNG'ETIDGE

M

Enterprise Information Security Architecture: A Survey Of The Prevalent Models

Mr Mwaura

  1.  

P56/61070/2010

KAMAU  PAUL CHEGE

M

Forecasting Foreign Exchange Rates

Mr Miriti

  1.  

P56/7362/2006

OTIENO  HAGGAI BENJAMINE

M

Use of appropriate ICTs in attaining food security in Kenya

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P56/71051/2008

OLAL  WILFRED OCHOLAH

M

A Framework For e-Service Development For Government Of Kenya

Mr Moturi

  1.  

P56/60540/2010

ISHMAEL  NICODEMUS AKETCH

M

Evolving Role of eCRM In Telecommunication Companies  A Case Of: Orange Kenya

MrOgutu

  1.  

P56/P/7866/2002

MUTUA  JOYCE

F

text mining user defined data from document repositories

Mr Muchemi

  1.  

P56/P/7779/2005

OROKO  LOIS KERUBO

F

Transformational ITGovernance Case Study Of Mobile Government Adoption In Kenya

Mr Ruhiu

  1.  

P56/P/7937/2004

NDIGIRIGI  ALEXANDER NDUNGU

M

E-Learning Development in Kenya An Empirical Analysis of Critical Factors that Affects Learners’ Satisfaction in E-Learning

Dr Oboko

  1.  

P56/60593/2010

NDEGWA  STANLEY KIAMA

M

A Model For Assessing Curriculum Implementation, Monitoring And Evaluation In Secondary Schools

Mr Mburu

 


 

  1. Conferences

Conference Paper Presented

Staff Name

Title of the Paper

Place

Date

Dr. Omwenga

A Framework for Distributed Learning Objects Repository in Developing Countries

 

August, 2011

Dr. Omwenga

Modeling a Computer-Mediated Learning Infrastructure: Concepts, Principles & Implementation Requirements.

 

2011

Dr. Waiganjo

Exploring the SAWA Corpus: Collection & Deployment of a Parallel Corpus English-Swahili

 

2011

Dr. Waiganjo

“Livestock Diagnostic Support System for Rural Pastoralists Communities in Kenya”

 

11th August, 2011

Prof. Waema T. M.

Local Governance and ICT in Africa: Case Studies and Guidelines for Implementation and Evaluation

 

 

2011

Prof. Waema T. M.

Development Outcomes of Internet and Mobile Phones use in Kenya

 

2011

Mr. C. A. Moturi

A Framework for Knowledge Management of Wildlife Research in Kenya

AIBUMA 2011 Conference

25th – 26th Aug., 2011

Mr. C. A. Moturi

Successful Implementation of Digital Village Projects: A Factor to Economic Empowerment at the Community Level - 2012

3rd African International Business and Management Conference, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Prof.Waema

ICT Indicators in Higher Education: towards an E-Readiness assessment Model

Ubuntu Net Connect 2011

Nov 24-25

Prof. T.M. Waema

Policy implications of the Relationship Between ICT Access and Usage and Well-being: A case study of Kenya in African Journal of Science, technology, Innovation and Development(AJSTID),3(3), 31-62

 

Dec 2011

Prof.T.M.Waema, D.O.Ochieng and Onsomu, JO

Mobile Interfaced Crops Dignosis, Expert System(MICDES); A Case for Rural Kenyan Farmers in Int. J. Services, Economics and Management,Vol.4, No. 1,pp4-26

Mobile Interfaced Crops Diagnosis

0ct 2011

 

Conference Attendance

Staff

Conference

Date

Place

Mrs. Muthoni Masinde, S.N. Mburu, P. Rabala, R. Oboko

Workshop On Applications Of Wireless Sensor Networks For Weather Monitoring In East Africa

 6th – 8th  July, 2011

SCI Labs

Dan Orwa, P. Waiganjo, S.N. Mburu, R.Oboko

Liberation Technologies- Design thinking

18th – 22nd July, 2011

SCI Labs

Prof. Okello Odongo

Workshop IEEE by LEWA

July,  2011

KICC

Michael Anindo

KeFA Grant Proposal writing Course

1st – 12th August, 2011

SCI Labs

E.A Miriti

UNITID fellowship Training- Information Security & audit

15th – 19th August, 2011

SCI Labs

Mr. Christopher Moturi

AIBUMA 2011 Conference

25th – 26th August, 2011

KICC, Nairobi

Dr. Omwenga

Training on ICT in Education

August, 2011

Science Boardroom

T. Omwansa

Conference & Training

12th – 16th Sept, 2011

Nigeria

Dr. P. Waiganjo

Sizzle International Workshop

17th – 18th August, 2011

Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Ng’ang’a

First regional workshop on Electronic Healthcare & Telemedicine

28th – 29th July, 2011

K.I.E.

Dr. Waiganjo

First regional workshop on Electronic Healthcare & Telemedicine

28th – 29th July, 2011

K.I.E.

T. Omwansa

Scientific Communication & Publishing (Training Centre in Communication)

15th August,  2011

Chiromo Campus

Mr. Joseph Ogutu

Curriculum writing Workshop for Masters in Computer Education 

14th – 16th July, 2011

Strathmore University

Prof. Okelo-Odongo

Workshop for the Academic Division

4th – 7th August, 2011

Midland Hotel - Nakuru

Stephen N. Mburu

Workshop on Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks for Weather Monitoring In East Africa

6th – 8th July, 2011

SCI Labs

Prof. Okelo-Odongo

BPO/ITES Workshop

21st – 22nd Sept 2011

Silver Springs Hotel

Prof. T.M. Waema

Research Methodology workshop

18-19 Oct, 2011

Addis Ababa University

Prof. T.M. Waema

Expert Group meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation policy Report on Africa

17-19 Oct, 2011

Addis Ababa

Prof. T M waema

 Facilitated a Strategic Planning Workshop and reviewed the strategic plan of the College of agriculture and Veterinary services, University of Nairobi

3-4 Nov 2011

KCB Leadership Training Center, Karen

Mr.Ogutu

LIWA-ICT sector Borad Conference

24-25 Nov, 2011

Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi

Ms Muthoni Masinde

ITU Green ICT Application Challenge

October 2011

Rome, Italy

Ms P. Wangunyu

Research and grant proposal writing workshop

Oct,2011

Chiromo

Mr. M. Anindo

 

Python African Tour

Oct. 24-28, 2011

SCI Labs

Mr. S. Mburu

 

Python African Tour

Oct. 24-28, 2011

SCI Labs

Dr. Wanjiku Ng’ang’a

 

Python African Tour

Oct. 24-28, 2011

SCI Labs

Mr. R. Oboko

 

Python African Tour

Oct. 24-28, 2011

SCI Labs

Ms. Christine Ronge

Python African Tour

Oct. 24-28, 2011

SCI Labs

 

Conferences Hosted

Conference

Date

Venue

Workshop On Applications Of Wireless Sensor Networks For Weather Monitoring In East Africa

 6-8 July, 2011

SCI Labs

Liberation Technologies- Design thinking

18- 22nd  July, 2011

SCI Labs

UNITID fellowship Training- Information Security & Audit

15-19 August , 2011

SCI Labs

KEFA Grant Proposal writing Course

1-12th  August, 2011

SCI Labs

Python African Tour

Oct24-28,2011

SCI Labs

emobilis

Oct 2011

SCI Labs

TCC - Training on Proposal writing and communication

Dec 2011

SCI Labs

 

  1. Collaborations

 

Title

 

Partners

Staff Involved

  1.  

Nairobi Sizzle-social media user research

Helniski Institute of information technology(HIT) Alto university, Finland, Nokia and Technoserve Kenya

Dr. Waiganjo/Mr. Orwa

  1.  

Mobile Application Cevelopment course for Spurring Technological Growth Open Source Moodle e-learning Project

Google /UoN

Mburu/Prof.Okelo-Odongo

  1.  

MIT’s-Africa Internet Technology Initiative (AITI) Summer Programme

UON/MIT

DR.Waiganjo/Mburu (On-going)

 

  1.  

Software Development Subcontracting  and Usability Lab

Nokia Research Center (NRC)/SCI

Dr. Waiganjo/Orwa/Oboko/Okelo-Odongo (On-going)

  1.  

Diasporas and Distributed Computing

 

UNESCO, University of Nairobi/Hewlett Packard

Prof. Okelo Odongo/Opiyo/Ayienga, Miss Ronge

(On-going)

  1.  

Bournemouth/UoN Collaboration

 

Bournemouth University/University of Nairobi

SCI Staff (On-going)

  1.  

Research Commercialization

Simon Fraser University/DFAIT (Canadian Government)/SCI

Prof. Waema/Muchemi (on-going)

  1.  

Liberation Technologies Program-design Thinking

Stanford University/Nokia/SCI

Dr waiganjo/Orwa (On-going)

  1.  

Regional mobile Applications lab

World Bank’s Infodev/UON-Google Education

Prof. Okelo-Odongo/Dr. Waiganjo/Orwa

(On-going)

  1.  

Research Commercialization

Simon Fraser University

Prof. Waema (On-going)

  1.  

Utilities for the Blind and visually Impaired persons

ICT Board/Kenya society for the Blind

Dr.waiganjo

(On-going)

  1.  

KORDA (Kenya Oncological Research Database)

SoM/SCI

SCI Staff (On-going)

  1.  

Real time, Farmer-Centric M&E Platform

NSCT

Dr. Nganga/Wangunyu (On-going)

  1.  

Developing Online Language Technology Resources

Ford Foundation/Nnamdi Azikwe University Nigeria/ Bard College NY,USA

Dr. Ng’ang’a/Dr. Waiganjo/Dr. Omwenga (On-going)

  1.  

ANLoc –African Network for Localization

ZuZa Software Foundation

Dr Waiganjo/Dr. Nganga (On-going)

  1.  

ICT Supported Distance Education in Institutions of Higher Learning

VLIR Belgium

Dr. Omwenga

(New)

  1.  

Sizzle Virtual Center of Excellence

Aalto University/Helsinki Institute of Information Technology/UON/Beijing University/EIT labs Helsinki

Dr. Wagacha

(New)

 

  1. Consultancies

Title

Client

Staff Involved

UNITID Fellowship Health Informatics

Centre for Disease Control (Training)

Dr. Nganga/ E.A. Miriti

E-readiness assessment and accession for 50 Universities in East African Region (2008 – 2011)

50 Universities in East African Region

Prof. Waema

Grants Funds Management Strategic Plan

University Management & Stakeholders

Prof. Waema

Kenya Centre for Excellence Partner Institution for ITES/BPO

ICT Board

Prof. Okelo-Odongo/Dr. Wausi/Dr. Nganga

Development of Curriculum

Directorate of e-Government

Prof. Okelo-Odongo//Dr. Nganga/Mr. Moturi/Dr. Oboko

 

  1. Student Mentorship Activities

Activity

Description

Participants

Competitions

Garage 48

Catherine Mahugu/ Kelvin Kimani

Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition - Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Catherine Mahugu

Rice University Business Plan Competition, Texas, USA

Catherine Mahugu

Ignite Hackathon Nokia Competition

8 students

Wellcome Sanger Prize Competition

Andrew Ntwiga

NASA Space Apps Challenge

Boniface Muganda, Nyongesa Telewa

Mobile Garage

Kichitaro Shiojiri

Tandaa Digital Content Grant

Brian Kinyua

GSMA Mobile Health University Challenge, Cape Town

Evelyn Kavata Mwango, Nancy Saruni

Boot Camps

Google Startup Weekend

43 students

Mobile Garage

12 students

Nailab Start-Up Weekend

17 students

Junior Achievement Kenya

18 students

Science Hack Day

Boniface Muganda , Peter Kamiri, Samuel Kariu, Michael Kimathi, Bernard Banta

Student Interactions

Round Table Discussion

20 students and 4 academic staff

NUCOMSSA Fun Day

36 students

Student-Student Interaction

100 students

Recruitment Drives

Techno Brain

60 students

Delloitte

500 students from across the University

  1. Safaricom Internship Programme

 

Prof Lucy Irungu, DVC (RPE)

300 student from SCI and School of Engineering

High Tech SME Nurturing

(contributed to CBPS PC)

SasaAfrica Social Entrepreneurship

Catherine Mahugu

Deveint.com

Antony Nandaa

Tandaa Digital

Brian Kinyua

industrial attachment

Students undertook internships in various partner institutions including  Nokia/Sizzle Project, Knowledge for Life, Google Kenya, Equity Bank, Equity Bank, KenGen, Aimsoft, NEMA, MoHEST,

69 students

Skill Training

Knowledge for Life – K4Life

40 students

Conferences

Africa Mobile Money Research Conference

Ernest Omolo and Billy Njoka Njoroge were involved as assistants

Ambassadors

Google Ambassadors

Paul Njeru,  Sylvia Karanja

Alumni Involvement

Judith Owigar and Linet Kwamboka were actively involved in many mentorship activities

 

Invited Speakers

Avinash Ramtohul, Cluster Leader, Oracle, Africa

All students

Annie Njenga, mLab

All students

ESRI East Africa

All students

 

  1. Human Resource

Designation/Grade

No of Staff

Professor

1

Associate Professor

3

Senior Lecturer

4

Lecturer

12

Tutorial Fellow

4

Assistant Registrar

0

Senior Administrative Assistant

1

Admin Assistant

0

Senior Secretary

1

Secretary

1

Technologists

6

Library Assistant

1

Office Assistant

1

Receptionist/Telephone Operator

2

Cleaners

2

Driver

1

 

 

Type: 
College Annual Report
Year: 
2012:00

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