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.
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Learn more about some of the recent research our faculty, students, and alumni have published and presented:
- Prof. Kumar Bhagavatula received an award as a Co-author, 2017 IEEE Data Storage Committee Best Student Paper Award (March 2019) for the paper “Locally rewritable codes for resistive memories,” IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 34, doi: 10.1109/JSAC.2016.2603683, 2470-2485, 2016
Mr. Martin Saint and Prof. Timothy X Brown published "A New Spectrum License for Old Circumstances: A Retrospective Look at the Nextel Interference Proceedings" at the Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC).
- Sarath Tennakoon published "Aspects of travelling wave based protection philosophy for consideration in DC grids of the future", 5th IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference", 1-4 December,2019, Santos Brazil
- Prof. David Vernon published “Internal simulation in embodied cognitive systems, Comment on ‘Muscleless motor synergies and actions without movements: From motor neuroscience to cognitive robotics” by Vishwanathan Mohan et al.’, Physics of Life Reviews, 2019.
- H. Muramira and E.Ndashimye published "Applying Blockchain Technology to Enhance Security in Smart Home Systems" March 15-16, CMU-Africa, Kigali, Rwanda
Alumnus Jean Bonfils Tuyishimire (MSIT ‘17) presented his research on "Development of the Internet of Things Indicators in Rwanda based on Stakeholder Analysis" at the 8th International Conference on ICT Convergence in South Korea. This research paper was coauthored by Prof. Aminata Garba, Mr. Martin Saint, and Theodette Mukayisenga (MSIT ‘17).
Alumnus Robert Basomingera (MSIT'17) presented his research on “Demonstrating Smart Irrigation Control and Communications Systems for Rural Farms” at IST-Africa 2017 in Namibia. This research paper was coauthored by Prof. Timothy X Brown.