The two day workshop was organized to provide SCIT PhD students with an insight into research strategies, get a better understanding of the Supervisor/Student Relationship, and an opportunity for Ph.D students to present their research papers.
The workshop was officially opened by the Principal of the College, Prof. Constant Okello-Obura, who said that “colleagues and all PhD students should ensure that they follow the University guidelines regarding attaining and retaining a Ph.D”. He also encouraged PhD students upon completion to have at least published an article or literature review and wished them successful deliberations during the workshop.
Visiting from the Netherlands was Prof. Henk G. Sol a Professor of Business Engineering and ICT at Groningen University. He proceeded to do a presentation on Navigating in the Sea of Information Specifically Design Science and Engaged Research while giving opportunity to other PhD students to also present their research papers. Some of the presentations included (refer to attached pdf);
- Visual-Based Traffic Flow Congestion Prediction and Speed Estimation from Image Sequence by Rose Nakibuule
- Geospatial Predictive Model for Epidemiological outbreak: A case of Ebola by Kamukama Ismail
- Public Participatory GIS model for e-Govt service delivery: A case of Solid Waste Management by Arinaitwe Irene
- Enhancing Maternity and Postnatal Care Decisions Among Pregnant Women by Hasifah Kasujja
During the presentations and Q/A sessions participants provided positive criticism that was well received and in closing, Prof. Henk G. Sol thanked and appreciated all that transpired over the two days and was looking forward to more similar workshops in the future.