CMU-Africa faculty, students and alumni are actively engaged in relevant research projects that respond to the challenges and opportunities in Africa. These have resulted in published journal and conference papers, raising the profile of Rwanda as a country where academic research is being pursued.

A research university like no other, Carnegie Mellon is home to experts who lead their fields and create new ones.

Research Highlights

Alumna Joan Nkiriki (MSECE '17) presented her research at ISGT Europe in Italy on September 28, 2017. The paper, which was coauthored by Prof. Taha Selim Ustun, was on "Mini-grid policy directions for decentralized smart energy models in Sub-Saharan Africa.‬"

Learn more about some of the recent research our faculty, students, and alumni have published and presented:

Become a research affiliate at Kigali Collaborative Research Center (KCRC)

KCRC is an enabling environment for collabrative research and innovations in Africa. For more information, contact the Director of KCRC, Prof. Timothy X Brown.