Mr. Abkul Orto

Lecturer

  • Pursuing PhD IT at JKUAT(school of computing and IT).
  • Computer-Based Information Systems, University of Sunderland, UK, 2006.
  • Sc. University of Belgrade, Former Yugoslavia 1996.
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (A-Level), Nkubu High School,
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (O-Level), Marsabit Secondary School,
  • Certificate of Primary Education, Marsabit Full Primary School,
  • Member: Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA)
  • MUST Research grant Kshs: 362,000 in 2012
  • KENET Raspberry PI project Grant 2014/2015 worth US dollars 10,000
  • TOWA project (for Pastoralist Action for Development, Marsabit) 2012 Kshs 350,000
  • March 2011 to present:  Lecturer Meru University of Science & Technology
  • Strong communication, presentation, negotiation, facilitation, collaboration and technical writing/reporting writing skills
  • Lecture, Faculty of Science & IT BSc IT program, KCA University, Nairobi, Kenya, 2003 – march 2011
  • Taught at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology/Multimedia University
  • Training up to University/College level
  • Administration, Supervision and managing people, team player
  • ICT Project management and implementation
  • Experience to work under tight deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Computer Programming Skills
  • Attended Human resources management skills for non-human resources manager seminar 18th September 2009 (Eureka Educational & Training Consultants)
  • Initiated KCA University wide eLearning MOODLE system.
  • Open & Distance Learning Materials Design & Development Workshop, University of South Africa, 11th to 16th May 2009.
  • Global VSAT Forum Field Engineering, installation, maintenance & operation of VSAT Networks. 15 – 17 June 2005.
  • Project Cycle & gender Workshop, march 9th to 15th 1998
  • Part-time lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology /Information Technology Centre.
  • Freelance consultant in ICT based systems engineering for Windows and Open source environment.
  • Sept 2000 to February 2002: Software Engineering duties – Kenyava WebDesign EPZ Ltd(outsourcing company), Rafiki EPZ, Outer Ring Road Ruaraka, Nairobi. Responsibilities: development of Linux/Windows/JAVA/C++/XML/UML/WAP based solutions for clients in Germany.
  • Mank & Tank Art College (Sept- Dec 2001): Key Responsibilities: Course outline development, Taught Web Design, Presentation skills, worked on software-based distance learning module for Mank + Tank Art College, Parklands, Nairobi.
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  • Information Retrieval, Linked Data, Human Computer Interaction, Problem Frame, Complexity Science, Natural Language Processing, Bioinformatics, Computational Linguistics, Agents, Software/Systems Engineering,  Machine Learning/Neural Networks, Web Semantics, Ontologies, Text/Web Mining, Process Modeling, Mobile & Embedded Systems Computing, Computer Vision, Web Services, Adaptive Systems, Knowledge Management, and  Development/environmental Informatics. Programming

Supervised  160 undergraduate computing Students(degree/diploma)

  • Board Chairman, Pastoralist Action For Development, A CBO in Marsabit County
  • Board member, Pastoralists Education program A CBO in Marsabit County
  • Volunteer services to rural schools(development of software, systems maintenance, motivational lectures, etc)
  • Advocacy for Poverty reduction initiative in marginal area communities through Human capacity development Initiatives
  • Millennium Development Goal/SDGs evangelist
  • ICT4D & HCI4D evangelist
  • SkillsTrain Initiative for ICT/ Entrepreneurship uptake in communities.
  • Chairman CCTV implementation Committee
  • Chairman Biometric Access &Time and Attendance systems implementation committee
  • Dean School of IT & Engineering –till December 2015
  • Director Open, Distance & eLearning – till December 2014
  • Member of the IIEC (innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Centre) mandated to write the initial proposal
  • Appointment to the ICT committee(22/10/14)
  • Appointment to chair the Intellectual property policy review committee(22/10/14)
  • Appointment to the quality assurance policy review committee(22/10/14)
  • Appointment to information safety policy review committee(22/10/14)
  • Appointment to University Tender committee(4/8/2014)
  • Appointment to the library and bookshop committee(5/3/2012)
  • Technical evaluation committee on tender for setup installation and commissioning of network infrastructure(24/2/2012)
  • Ethical risk management awareness.Ethics Institute of South Africa-23rd July 2010
  • Acting associate dean faculty of science & IT, KCA University: December 17th 2008 to April 20th 2009
  • Member University Open & Distance Learning steering committee(KCA university)
  • Team Leader for KCAU MSc Software Engineering, MSc Mobile Computing syllabus development(April 2010)
  • Coordinator Research & Linkage, Faculty of Science & IT,KCA University.
  • Participated in crafting KCA University strategic plan 2009 – 2019.
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  • Dissemination of ICT
  • Girl child Education awareness
  • Mountaineering/Environment conservation
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Data mining/Knowledge engineering
  • Wireless technologies
  • Open source technologies
  • Reading anything inspiring
  • Participating in community development activities
  • Process Mining and Improvement

Email Address: cnjati@must.ac.ke