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CoCIS Hosts Cisco African Networking Academy Safari 2016

The College of Computing and information Science hosted a Cisco African Networking Academy Safari from 28th to 29th June, 2016. The workshop was aimed at updating Cisco instructors in Uganda on the new curriculum developments, Cisco guidelines and Report analysis and addressing the challenges faced by Cisco Networking Academy’s in Uganda. The Principal of the […]

Data Science Summer School 2016

Makerere University, College of Computing and IS hosted the Data science Summer School from 27TH June to 29th June 2016. The workshop targeted graduate students, researchers and professionals working with huge amounts of data or unique datasets. The Summer school focuses on introductory and advanced learners in Data science and Machine learning as well as […]

CoCIS hosts MIT 2016

The MIT (Masters in Information Technology) Carnegie supported Programme has been visiting Makerere University every month of June for the last five years. The programme was made to build capacity within sub-Saharan African countries to empower the next generation of Library and Information professionals. With this knowledge and skills that apply modern Information Communication and Technology […]

Makerere develops an App for new vision

Students at Makerere University are developing an app that shall help monitor most of the activities in the newsroom. Through an MOU with Makerere University, the students are supposed to develop an app for New Vision that should help eliminate most of the challenges experienced in the media house. They are developing an Enterprise Resource […]

CoCIS gets a donation of books

The College of Computing and Information Science has got a donation of books from Mrs. Rakesh Jha, the wife to the Managing Director of Barclays Bank. Some of the book titles include; The complete Reference Java 2, Dynamic html, Structured Cobol, Oracle Bible, Oracle Developers Guide, Power Builder 5, Guide to Oracle, Computer Science with […]

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY REVIEWS ITS PhD CURRICULUM

By: Jackson NamuProf. Buyinza, Director of Research and graduate training at the School of Computing and Information Technology presented a Curriculum Review on the 7th June 2016 at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University. Makerere University’s Doctoral training programme has seen a number of minor and major changes. One of the fundamental […]

Computing research as a development driver

By: Jackson Namu The Data Science workshop was held on 1st and 2nd June 2016 at the College of Computing and Information Science in Makerere University. The workshop is held annually to discuss new innovations and research projects on information technologies. Researchers across Africa and other parts of the world met to discuss research projects and […]

A community follow up system for young pregnant girls in Rural areas in Uganda

The GetIN App is an idea developed during the UNFPA Hack for Youth Global challenge that took place at the Sheraton Hotel, Kampala in July 2015. A total of 17 countries participated in the UNFPA Hackathon 2015. It’s aim was to have participants develop mobile app solutions that promote young people’s access to sexual and […]

Visit by the PEARL Grant Program Officer

By: Charles Halonda-Funa The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. Dr. Ernest Mwebaze was awarded a $500,000 grant by the Melinda and Bill […]

GISUTECH STEM EXPO 2016

By: Charles Halonda-Funa An international Robotics & Technology Competition is a two day event that attracted over 60 participants from 11 countries including Uganda, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Japan, Turkey among others. The competition was organized by Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) to engage young people from all around the world in transforming their ideas […]

Uganda Baati (Graduate Trainee Program)

Founded in 1964 – Uganda Baati was the first company in the East African region to set up an ultra-modern Continuous Galvanizing line. With branches in Tororo and Arua, Showrooms in Mbarara and Gulu, Uganda Baati is the country’s leading manufacturer and supplier of roofing sheets and has the widest range of roofing products in […]

Best student in all Science courses at Makerere University

BRIAN Aine graduated on 22nd January 2016 as the Best Student in all Science courses at Makerere University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. (CGPA of 4.85 out of 5). Mr. Aine was admitted on Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in 2012. He registered with the University within the first […]

CoCIS STAFF MEMBER AWARDED A DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

October started with grand news of Drake Patrick Mirembe, a Lecturer at the College of Computing and Information Sciences’ Networks Department who was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Groningen October 1, 2015. This was after he made an implausible research on a topic “The Threat Nets Approach to Information System Security […]

CoCIS SIGNS A MOU WITH HISP UGANDA

The College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University signed a MOU with the Health Information Systems Program – Uganda (HISP Uganda) June 2015 which shall commence when fully signed by representatives of both institutions and remain valid for two (2) years. Due to CoCIS’ experience in research and training students in areas of computing […]

CoCIS GETS A HONOUR OF AN INFORMATION SCHOOL

The College of Computing and Information Sciences Makerere University was branded an iSchool after a collaboration of Makerere University and Syracuse’s iSchool. This is an idea that was introduced to Ruhakana Rugunda Prime Minister of Uganda who was then then Minister of Information and Communication Technology by Syracuse’s iSchool representatives who after met with officials […]

TECH STUDENTS TO FIGHT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN THROUGH INNOVATION

 By: Prossy Tulinomubezi Makerere university students are to join a fight against women violence through a Technovation challenge by developing mobile applications in categories of emergency response, access to information, services and reporting category. This was arrived at in the Technovation challenge meeting that was held Thursday October 10, 2015 at the College of Computing […]

THE PhD SUMMER SCHOOL SEMINAR

The PhD school seminar which was held at Makerere University, to address the various challenges faced by graduate students in the East African Region has been concluded. The challenges include among others poor facilitation and inadequate support to PhD holders which explains the low research output in high impact forums. These observations motivated senior professor […]

AMITY SCHOLARSHIPS – Deadline Extended

ThePan-Africane-NetworkProject is a joint initiative of the Govt. of India and countries of the African Union.  It aims at imparting education to students of African countries participating in the project, using modern information communication technologies, from some of the topnotch universities of India.  The Indian Universities conduct live classes through the state of the art […]

Two days annual PACT conference concluded

By. Geoffrey Nyerere and Prossy Tulinomubezi The annual Pan African Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications (PACT 2015) that opened Monday 27 July,  has been wrapped up today Tuesday 28, 2015 at Fairway Hotel Kampala-Uganda. Hon. Nyombi Thembo, the guest of honor at the conference said the government of Uganda places a lot of importance […]

ACADEMICIANS URGED TO DIVERSIFY SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

By: Jacky Achan Stenden University Senior lecturer, Dan Musinguzi has called on international scholarship seekers to diversify their area of search to stand a chance of winning funds  needed to cover for further education. Dr. Musinguzi who is based in Quatar, on Tuesday tipped a number of scholars who had gathered at Makerere University College […]

KUDU MOBILE PHONE SUPPORTED AUCTION SYSTEM CONTINUES TO BOLSTER AGRICULTURAL SALES IN UGANDA.

By Jacky Achan A mobile phone supported auction system that enables real time agricultural market analysis – Kudu, is continuing to empower farmers in Uganda to successfully and profitably sell their agricultural produce to available markets. Kenneth Bwire, a member of the Artificial Intelligence in the Developing World (AI-DEV) research group from Makerere University College […]

WHITEFLY MOBILE APP TO BOOST CASSAVA DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND PRODUCTION

By Jacky Achan Cassava disease diagnosis is to improve in Uganda with the development of the Mobile Crop Surveillance project (mCROPS) disease recognition app (named the Whitefly app) which is in its final stages at Makerere University, College of Computing and Information Sciences under the Artificial Intelligence Lab. Solomon Nsumba Software Developer mCROPS says the […]

CHEAPER TRAFFIC MONITORING APP UNDER INVENTION

By Prossy Tulinomubezi A group of PhD researchers at Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences are inventing a traffic congestion monitoring app for developing cities which is cheaper compared to the prevailing technology and can help users to always predict their traffic time. Rose Nakibuule, a lecturer at CoCIS carrying out research on […]

PhD Summer School

Regional Course for PhD Students on Engaged Research Methods and Philosophy of Science August 10 – 14, 2015 Facilitator:   Prof. dr. Henk G. Sol , University of Groningen Co-Facilitators:   Dr. Mercy Amiyo, Makerere University Dr. Raphael Aregu  Dr. Annabela Ejiri Habinka, Mbarara University of Science and Technology Prof. dr. Jude Lubega, Uganda Management […]

MAK DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH HOLDS CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP

By Nyerere Geoffrey The Directorate of Graduate Research and Training (DGRT) Makerere University drew different stakeholders from different Colleges and Schools within the University on Monday to a consultative workshop to discuss the university’s Research Innovations and Communication Strategy (RICS) at the College of Engineering Design Art and Technology (CEDAT). Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi said that […]

COACHING CLIENTS ON NEW TECH APPLICATIONS, IS THE PATH TO SUCCESS

By: Jacky Achan Upcoming innovators in the Information Technology (IT) world have been counselled to properly manage changes they introduce into businesses in Uganda and beyond if their innovations are to become successful in different markets. Hellen Nabusindo Swinnerstone the Chief Executive Officer Trends System East Africa Ltd, based in Kampala Uganda, appealed to ICT […]

COCIS HOLDS THE AFRICA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE WORKSHOP

By Prossy Tulinomubezi The College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) in collaboration with the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) and the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) with other stakeholders from government and private sector have laid strategies for coming up with a winning proposal to be in position to […]

Libraries should be equipped with Web 2.0

By Nyerere Geoffrey Ugandan Libraries should be equipped with web 2.0 to improve service delivery and accessibility to users, Mr Maxwell Omwenga has said Mr. Omwenga, the head Corporate Relations Office, website designer and administrator at the College of Computing and Information Sciences was speaking at the MIT workshop held at the College of Computing and Information […]

KAMPALA LEADING AFRICAN CITIES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

By: Jacky Achan Kampala continues to gain the attention of academic researchers as a top African city rolling out more PHD graduates in the field of Computer Science than any other city in Africa outside of South Africa. Professor Gregg Pascal Zachary of Arizona State University recently visited Makerere University College of Computing and Information […]

SCIENTISTS URGED TO COLLABORATE WTH POLICY MAKERS TO IMPROVE WEATHER INFORMATION

By Nyerere Geoffrey Scientists have been urged to collaborate with Policy makers to come up with policies that can help advance on weather information Speaking at WIMEA-ICT workshop held at College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere Univsersity Thursday June 25, 2015  Dr. Freddie Ssengooba, Associate Professor from the College of Health Sciences, Makerere […]

WIMEA-ICT PROJECT TO CATER FOR GENDER DYNAMICS

By: Prossy Tulinomubezi Gender dynamics are to be addressed through the WIMEA-ICT project by devising strategies that support gender equality if access to weather information and weather information management is to be achieved. Dr. Juliane Sansa-Otim is the Principle Investigator of the NORAD WIMEA-ICT project, says that prior to the task, research was conducted in […]

FAMILY TREE RECORD TRACK TO BE BOOSTED BY ICT

By: Jacky Achan Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) is to partner with familysearch.org to boost usage of its Family tree platform that helps people create a lineage of their families. A team from familysearch.org recently met the Principal CoCIS, Assoc. Prof. Constant Okello- Obura to discuss a working partnership. The familysearch.org […]

PAIRING SCIENTISTS WITH JOURNALISTS IS TO BOOST SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

By: Jacky Achan Researchers in the field of Science have been asked to help the Ugandan media fully understand their trade and file informative reports on their projects other than indulge in politicking. Patrick Luganda a Global Media Trainer and Communications Advisor on the Geneva based Commission for Climatology in the World Metrology Organization advised […]

CLIENT ENGAGEMENT MUST COME FIRST BEFORE INNOVATION, COMPUTER SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN ADVISED.

By: Jacky Achan Tech innovators undertaking an incubation challenge at Makerere University have been braved to first understand client needs before leaping into new software development in their field of specialization. Michael Niyitegeka an ICDL Africa Accreditation Consultant for Uganda (a world leading computer skills certification institution) says the innovator must always be in sync […]

RUFORUM TRAINING STRETCHES TO MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

  By: Prossy Tulinomubezi Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) staff  have discussed ways of corporating with The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) so as to incorporate their work in boosting the agriculture sector. Dr. Moses Osiru, Deputy Executive Secretary RUFORUM says they offer various opportunities to member universities and […]

Indigenous methods of farming to be prioritized

By: Nyerere Geoffrey and Tulinomubezi Prossy Makerere University’s College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) in collaboration with College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES), The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide) came together on Monday June 29, 2015 to evaluate the AgShare Toolkit. […]

HUMANITARIAN SECTOR IN CRITICAL NEED OF INNOVATIONS TO IMPROVE SERVICES

By Nyerere Geoffrey & Jacky Achan Disease prevention, vaccination, health education and reestablishing family links have been identified as key areas that need critical innovations. This came to light in a humanitarian innovation event organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross on Friday 19th June 2015 at Makerere University to address areas of […]

MAK scientists urged to communicate

By: Geoffrey Nyerere & Jacky Achan Ugandan Scientists have been urged to develop effective communication skills, if they are to ably share their innovations with communities that stand to benefit from their works. Patrick Luganda a Global Media Trainer and Communications Advisor on the Geneva based Commission for Climatology in the World Metrology Organization says […]