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CoCIS to incubate students’ applications

CoCIS to incubate students’ applications

Four applications will receive incubation support from the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) to transform their applications to actual usable products. The applications were chosen during the CoCIS Open Day held from 27th – 28th February, 2014 at the College premises. “The applications were selected in the areas of health, education, agriculture and business,” said Dr. Josephine Nabukenya, the Dean of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (SCIT). In...

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Government pledges support for an Incuba…

Government pledges support for an Incubation Center at CoCIS

The government of Uganda will support the setting up of an incubation center at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) to enable the development of ICT applications in the critical sectors that are driving our economy. This pledge was made by the Prime Minister. Hon. Amama Mbabazi during the launch of the CoCIS Open Day on 27th February, 2014. “Supporting this Center is in line with our Vision 2040,...

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Sarah Kimala flies CoCIS flag high as be…

Sarah Kimala flies CoCIS flag high as best science student

A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.83 has earned Sarah Kimala the coveted title of being this year’s best Science student. Kimala who pursued a Bachelor of Information Systems at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) received a prize of sh1m from the Makerere University Convocation and an assortment of souvenirs from the Chancellor, Prof. Mondo Kangonyera during the University’s 64th graduation ceremony. Kimala hopes to join...

30 Jan 2014 | Hits:3909

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Chinese Aerospace University seeks colla…

Chinese Aerospace University seeks collaboration with CoCIS, offers scholarships

A delegation from the Shenyang Aerospace University today visited the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) and interacted with the management and staff members. The purpose of this visit according to Richard Chen, the Dean - International Education College, is to seek collaborations with the computing fraternity. “We are strong in aviation, but we also need computer scientists to enable us improve in this industry,” said Chen, adding that,...

15 Jan 2014 | Hits:2473

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CoCIS Students Win Award at Transform Af…

CoCIS Students Win Award at Transform Africa Summit In Kigali - Rwanda

Keneth Kikomeko and Samuel Wasswa, both students at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) recently won an award at the Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda. The duo, under the PowerBox Team were among the 25 teams ups from across Africa (3 from Uganda) that were sponsored by the Rwandese government to attend the first ever Transform Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda late last year and present their...

14 Jan 2014 | Hits:606

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Proposed Trainer Of Trainers (ToT) For I…

Proposed Trainer Of Trainers (ToT) For Information Ethics In Uganda

Introduction The topic of information ethics is gaining momentum in most African Societies today than before. Likewise, in academic institutions, the debate on topics like intellectual property, information privacy and security, digital divide, censorship, gender discrimination continue to gain ground in different fora. A look at the syllabi of most Information Science/Technology schools programmes, shows that these topics are covered though differently. However, the competencies...

09 Jan 2014 | Hits:580

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NORHED project to increase accuracy of w…

NORHED project to increase accuracy of weather prediction in the region

Accurate prediction of weather is important for ensuring sustainability of our economy and population, according to Assoc. Prof. Arch. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor-Finance and Administration, Makerere University. “In Uganda we have two big challenges – a rapidly increasing population and climate change. If we do not handle these challenges then we shall have a lot of conflicts like land grabbing. In spite of the low levels of technology available,...

09 Dec 2013 | Hits:508

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WIMEA-ICT to build capacity in Weather I…

WIMEA-ICT to build capacity in Weather Information Management

The NORHED funded project - Improving Weather Information Management in East Africa using suitable ICTs (WIMEA-ICT) will go a long way in improving the human resources in the meteorology field which according to Mr. James Akiiki Magezi currently has very few graduate staff. Mr. Magezi represented the Commissioner, Department of Meteorology during the WIMEA-ICT kick off meeting held at Emin Pasha Hotel, Kampala from 20th-22nd November, 2013. According to Dr. Julianne...

09 Dec 2013 | Hits:542

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Pioneer 3D Animation students graduate

Pioneer 3D Animation students graduate

The first cohort of students who pursued a two-year diploma course in 3D Animation at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) graduated on 14th November 2013, in a colourful ceremony at the College. The Chief Guest, Hon. Rose Namayanja Nsereko, the Minister of Information and National Guidance, expressed her gratitude for the timeliness of this training. “As the Ministry of Information, we are identifying means of improving programming in...

03 Dec 2013 | Hits:1512

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CoCIS hosts Swedish Delegation

CoCIS hosts Swedish Delegation

The Principal College of Computing and Information Sciences, Assoc. Prof. Constant Okello-Obura today hosted a delegation from the Swedish Embassy in Uganda and the Swedish Institute. He informed the team that the College had established research partnerships with universities in Sweden, like Karlstad University and a number of staff had benefited from research funding offered by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). “The Swedish Institute would like to encourage more...

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Scholars tipped on promoting Indigenous …

Scholars tipped on promoting Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge

The need to capture, store, preserve and share/disseminate Indigenous agricultural Knowledge (IK) in Uganda was highlighted at a workshop organised by AgShare in conjunction with the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (CAES) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). The workshop activities were facilitated by Andrew Moore (SAIDE) and Rashad Mohammed from Michigan State University (MSU). “Agriculture is the...

03 Dec 2013 | Hits:422

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My experience at the Mozilla Summit in B…

My experience at the Mozilla Summit in Belgium

My name is Asa Lugada, a Computer Science student at the Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences and a Firefox student Ambassador. Recently, seven of my friends from Makerere University and I had the rare opportunity to attend a three day Mozilla Summit at the Square-Brussels Meeting Centre, Rue Mont des Arts in Brussels, Belgium. We, as members of the Mozilla Community Uganda had a great time meeting fellow...

03 Dec 2013 | Hits:653

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HI-TRAIN project kicks off

HI-TRAIN project kicks off

The Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences, in conjunction with Moi University from Kenya and University of Bergen (UiB), Norway received funding from the Norwegian Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) to implement a project titled - Health Informatics Training and Research in East Africa for Improved Health Care Programme (HI‐TRAIN). The five-year project seeks to provide Masters and PhD level training in Health Informatics...

03 Dec 2013 | Hits:347

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CoCIS student wins Cisco regional networ…

CoCIS student wins Cisco regional networking challenge

Mark Ojangole a Cisco student at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) Cisco Academy was the overall best in Sub-Saharan Africa in the recently concluded EMEA 2013 International CCNA NetRiders Skills Competition. The NetRiders competition attracted over 130 students from all Cisco Academies in 57 countries across the globe that sat the same Cisco Theoretical and Practical examinations at the same time. “The overall standard of these examinations is...

03 Dec 2013 | Hits:540

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New PhD from CIT’s Department of Network…

New PhD from CIT’s Department of Networks

Fred Noah Kiwanuka, an assistant lecturer in the Department of Networks successfully defended his PhD thesis titled, ‘Exploring Morphological Attribute Filters in Medical Image Enhancement,’ at the University of Groningen, Netherlands on 20th September, 2013. Dr. Kiwanuka’s PhD studies were sponsored by the Nuffic project-Strengthening ICT Training and Research Capacity in the Four Public Universities in Uganda. To access his thesis CLICK HERE

03 Dec 2013 | Hits:348

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Satellite Communications workshop attrac…

Satellite Communications workshop attracts over 30 participants

A total of 38 participants have successfully completed a one-week Satellite Communications workshop organized by the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) in conjunction with the International Telecommunications Satellites Organization (ITSO) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The workshop was part of a capacity building partnership between the ITU and ITSO for the delivery of satellite communications training under the support of the Centers of Excellence network for Africa. Speaking during the...

25 Sep 2013 | Hits:759

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Mbabazi tips youth on innovation

Mbabazi tips youth on innovation

The Prime Minister, Hon. Amama Mbabazi has called on the youth to be more innovative in order to curb unemployment. Speaking during the third annual Orange Community Innovations Awards held at Makerere University on Thursday, Mbabazi said: “A lot of creativity is expected from the youth today since the levels of unemployment are high. Today, I feel proud in the confidence that the future of this country is safe with...

03 Sep 2013 | Hits:572

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New Deputy Principal pledges to propel C…

New Deputy Principal pledges to propel College forward

The new Deputy Principal of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Dr. Agnes Rwashana Semwanga has promised to work with all College staff to move the College forward. “We are going to tap into the recent grants won from NORHED, Spider and other funders; we shall also operationalize the various MOUs within the College and engage the incoming PhD holders who are ready to take up leadership positions...

25 Jul 2013 | Hits:1155

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Africa needs more platforms to showcase …

Africa needs more platforms to showcase her innovations - Microsoft

The success of the teams from the African continent during the Microsoft Imagine Cup competitions speaks for itself in showing that there is no shortage in innovation – all that is required is a platform to showcase that innovation and take it to the next level. This message was shared by Ms. Alethea Lodge-Clarke, the Microsoft Program Manager - Public Private Partnerships during a press conference at the College of...

23 Jul 2013 | Hits:661

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NORHED funding: CIT wins two projects

NORHED funding: CIT wins two projects

The School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) located in the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) has won funding from the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) to implement research and training projects aimed at boosting the country’s ICT development agenda. NORHED will fund two large projects within CIT, namely: HI-TRAIN: Health Informatics Training and Research in East Africa for Improved Health...

17 Jul 2013 | Hits:701

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Microsoft Imagine Cup: Mak students win,…

Microsoft Imagine Cup: Mak students win, making Africa proud

For the first time in the history of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, a team from Africa was able to win a prize at the worldwide finals. Team Code8 from Makerere University that represented East Africa in the just concluded 11 annual Microsoft Imagine Cup competitions in Russia have won the Women's Empowerment Award presented in partnership with UN Women. The team...

12 Jul 2013 | Hits:874

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Vocational institutions urged to adopt C…

Vocational institutions urged to adopt Cisco courses

Vocational institutions have been urged to include Cisco courses in their curriculum. “The Government of Uganda recently launched the “Skilling Uganda” programme under which we emphasized the need for incorporating ICTs in vocational training. I urge Cisco to bring on board these vocational institutions so that they can also produce multi-skilled and highly competitive ...

24 Jun 2013 | Hits:696

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CoCIS holds Electronic Records Managemen…

CoCIS holds Electronic Records Management (ERM) workshop

A total of 26 people participated in a week-long Electronic Records Management (ERM) course aimed at equipping them will skills to incorporate new approaches in electronic records preservation. “This training will provide you with an opportunity to learn contemporary methodologies that can be adopted to address several deficiencies in the current records and archives management ...

24 Jun 2013 | Hits:603

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Peter Khisa Wakholi defends his PhD thes…

Peter Khisa Wakholi defends his PhD thesis

Peter Khisa Wakholi, an assistant lecturer in the department of Information Systems successfully defended his PhD thesis titled, ‘Process Aware Mobile Systems: Applied to mobile-phone based data collection,’ at the University of Bergen, Norway on 24th May, 2013. His thesis can be accessed at https://bora.uib.no/bitstream/handle/1956/6683/Dr.thesis_Peter%20Wakholi.pdf?sequence=1 ABSTRACT The quest to provide computing services to resource-constrained environments in developing countries is becoming...

07 Jun 2013 | Hits:1159

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Announcement for 2013/2014 Undergraduate…

Announcement for 2013/2014 Undergraduate Private Admissions

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan Applicants for the undergraduate programmes under the private sponsorship scheme for the 2013/2014 Academic Year. For details, please note the following: 1. The closing date for submitting the completed Application Forms or On-line applications is Friday 21st June 2013. 2. The Advert was published in the Daily Monitor, Monday, May 20, 2013 page 34 3. The Web team in...

21 May 2013 | Hits:1649

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Microsoft Imagine Cup: Makerere students…

Microsoft Imagine Cup: Makerere students develop new malaria testing application

Uganda will be represented in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competitions worldwide finals by a team of three students from Makerere University who developed an application that can diagnose malaria without pricking any body part. Team Code 8 is made up of Businge Joshua, Gitta Brian (both first year Computer Science students), Simon Lubambo, a fourth year Electrical Engineering student and their mentor Josiah Kavuma a third year Information Technology student. Their application...

16 Apr 2013 | Hits:4012

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Makerere to host Microsoft Imagine Cup 2…

Makerere to host Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 competition

The world’s premier student technology competition, Microsoft Imagine Cup, is back! This year we have country finals in Uganda. Join us at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) on 15th April 2013 to see some of the best brains in Ugandan universities use their imagination and passion to create technology solutions that can help solve the world’s toughest problems. It is going to be big, competitive, tough but above all...

10 Apr 2013 | Hits:816

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CiPSD wins $50,000 to support business i…

CiPSD wins $50,000 to support business incubation

The Center for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CiPSD) has been awarded $50,000 (over sh130m) from the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to support its Incubation initiatives aimed at developing mobile applications that address the social/economic development needs of underserved communities in Uganda. The Center, hosted at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University will provide incubation support to nurture businesses that will commercialize new products and services for which...

18 Mar 2013 | Hits:958

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Second cohort of Makerere/Amity students…

Second cohort of Makerere/Amity students graduate

A total of 275 students who enrolled for courses offered by Amity University of India have graduated. This is the second cohort of students receiving masters, bachelors and post graduate diplomas after participating in tele-education courses offered through the Pan-African E-Network project hosted by the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University. Addressing the congregation, the representative of the Indian High Commissioner said the Indian government will set up three...

13 Mar 2013 | Hits:1064

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Over 40 CoCIS students get first class d…

Over 40 CoCIS students get first class degrees

A total of 43 students from the College of Computing and Information Sciences yesterday attained first class degrees during Makerere University’s 63rd graduation ceremony held at the university’s Freedom Square. Of these, 35 were from the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) while the eight were from the East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS). Deborah Bongiri with a CGPA of 4.80 was the overall best student...

25 Jan 2013 | Hits:1471

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Huawei rewards developers

Huawei rewards developers

Two students from the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) have emerged victorious in the recently concluded Huawei Android Application Challenge (HAAC). Michael Kakande (BCS) and Moses Ocela (BSSE) won the latest Android DI phones and sh500,000 and sh750,000 respectively after emerging 4th and 3rd runners-up in the interuniversity Challenge that drew participants from Makerere University and Kampala International University. Basing on the theme ‘Enriching life through communication’ Kakande developed...

07 Dec 2012 | Hits:1717

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Drake Patrick Mirembe elected to Chair t…

Drake Patrick Mirembe elected to Chair the ITU Centre for Excellence Network in Africa

Mr. Drake Patrick Mirembe has been elected to Chair the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Centre for Excellence (CoE) Network in Africa for the next two years. Drake was chosen during the recently concluded 5th Steering Committee Meeting held in Kampala, Uganda. Drake joins the prestigious network at an opportune time when he will be able to influence the development of the new strategy that will run all ITU human capacity initiatives...

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Winsenga wins $50,000 Microsoft Imagine …

Winsenga wins $50,000 Microsoft Imagine Cup Grant

For three youngsters, designing an application named Winsenga that performs ultrasounds on pregnant women and detect problems such as ectopic pregnancies or abnormal fetal heart beats has earned them great local and international recognition. The trio of Aaron Tushabe, Joshua Okello and Josiah Kavuma (Team Cipher256) have won the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grant of $50,000 (about sh125m). According to Microsoft, this grant will help the students transform their projects into...

05 Dec 2012 | Hits:1817

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Another doctor for CIT – Agnes Nakakawa

Another doctor for CIT – Agnes Nakakawa

Agnes Nakakawa, an Information Systems professional and a Statistician has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled ‘A collaboration Process for Enterprise Architecture Creation’at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. Agnes is an Assistant lecturer in the Department of Information Systems at CIT.  Her PhD studies were sponsored by the Nuffic project-Strengthening ICT Training and Research Capacity in the Four Public Universities in Uganda. List of Publications from...

04 Dec 2012 | Hits:2515

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Johnson Mwebaze completes his PhD studie…

Johnson Mwebaze completes his PhD studies

On 30th November, 2012 Johnson Mwebaze successfully defended his PhD thesis titled ‘Extreme data lineage in ad-hoc astronomical data processing’ at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. See http://www.rug.nl/news-and-events/promotion-inauguration/2012/40_mwebaze?lang=en Johnson is a Network Administrator in the Department ICT Support Services (DISS) at the College of Computing and Information Sciences. His studies were sponsored by the Nuffic project-Strengthening ICT Training and Research Capacity in the four Public...

03 Dec 2012 | Hits:1779

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CoCIS hosts delegation from Vaal Univers…

CoCIS hosts delegation from Vaal University of Technology

The College of Computing and Information Sciences yesterday hosted a delegation from the Vaal University of Technology (South Africa). The delegation which consisted of Prof. Peter Omara-Ojungu (Principal, Ekurhuleni Campus) and Prof. Gordon Zide (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Governance and Operations) paid a courtesy call on the CoCIS Principal, Prof. J.R Ikoja Odongo in his office. They discussed matters pertaining to areas of possible strategic collaborations between the two institutions especially in areas...

26 Nov 2012 | Hits:1359

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Makerere scientists trained on grid comp…

Makerere scientists trained on grid computing

As part of the initiatives to promote the use of grid computing within Makerere University, the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) recently organized a one-day workshop aimed at sensitizing the University community on the usage of this infrastructure. This training, which was attended by 20 participants, is part of the activities run under the UNESCO-HP Brain Initiative project which brings together higher education institutions and research centres from the...

16 Nov 2012 | Hits:1308

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CWG rewards best Computer Science studen…

CWG rewards best Computer Science student

For the second year running, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) has rewarded the best Computer Science student - David Semakula, with a Dell laptop and a one year internship opportunity at the company. CWG is one of the leading Systems Integration companies, providing hardware and infrastructure solutions, to communications and networking solutions and software applications and deployment to public and private enterprises. Speaking during the handover ceremony at the College of Computing...

31 Oct 2012 | Hits:1599

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Mercy Amiyo defends her PhD thesis

Mercy Amiyo defends her PhD thesis

Mercy Amiyo has joined the steadily increasing list of doctorate holders in the School of Computing and informatics Technology (CIT). This is after she successfully defended her thesis titled, ‘Decision Enhancement and Business Process Agility’ at the University of Groningen, Netherlands on Thursday 25th October, 2012. Mercy is an Assistant lecturer in the Department of Information Systems at CIT. Her PhD studies were sponsored by the Nuffic project-Strengthening ICT Training and...

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Paul Ssemaluulu completes his PhD studie…

Paul Ssemaluulu completes his PhD studies

Paul Ssemaluulu Mukasa has successfully completed his PhD studies at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. Paul defended his thesis titled ‘An instrument to assess information systems success in developing countries’ on Thursday October 25th, 2012. For more information see http://dissertations.ub.rug.nl/faculties/feb/2012/p.s.mukassa/?pLanguage=en His studies were sponsored by the Nuffic project-Strengthening ICT Training and Research Capacity in the Four Public Universities in Uganda. Paul is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Information Technology,...

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Emily Bagarukayo defends her PhD thesis

Emily Bagarukayo defends her PhD thesis

On 2nd October 2012, Emily Bagarukayo-Ngabirano successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled, “A Learning by Construction Approach for Higher Order Cognitive Skills Improvement,” at Radboud University Nijmegen-Netherlands. Publications arising from the research have been appeared in the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) and the Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research among others. Emily’s PhD studies were sponsored by the Nuffic project-Strengthening ICT Training...

11 Oct 2012 | Hits:1865

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MIC training to ease operations in organ…

MIC training to ease operations in organizations

In the corporate world, it is essential for individuals to easily access and share data and also collaborate with their colleagues within and outside the organization. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is one of the applications used to achieve this integrated collaborative environment. In a bid to help improve the productivity and increase profitability for different organizations, the Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) organized a one-week training for IT professionals on Microsoft SharePoint 2010....

03 Oct 2012 | Hits:1287

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Engaging our community: CiPSD trains Mak…

Engaging our community: CiPSD trains Makerere’s lab attendants

A total of forty-nine (49) laboratory attendants/technicians from different units within Makerere University have completed a three-week training conducted by the Center for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CiPSD), College of Computing and Information Sciences. The free training was aimed at equipping the participants with new practical skills in Computer Hardware/ Software Repair and maintenance. It run from Monday 10th to Friday 28th September 2012. According to Drake Mirembe, the head...

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Strathmore holds Mobile Boot-Camp

Strathmore holds Mobile Boot-Camp

  Kenya’s Strathmore University recently organized a three-day Mobile Boot-Camp at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS). The boot camp powered by iLabs Africa and Google was held from 13th - 15th September, 2012 and over 80 students from different universities in Uganda participated. Ms. Grace Kihunda, the project manager at the iLab Africa Research Centre, said Strathmore University has been hosting these camps since 2008 and they are meant...

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Winsenga for ITU Telecom World 2012 in D…

Winsenga for ITU Telecom World 2012 in Dubai

The team that designed the Winsenga application has been selected to showcase their innovation at the ITU Telecom World 2012, courtesy of Uganda Communication Commission (UCC). The event will be held in Dubai from October 14-18th, 2012. Winsenga will participate in ITU's Young Innovators Competition which offers innovative youth a chance to win funding, mentorship and ongoing support (http://cis.mak.ac.ug/cocis-news/157-itus-young-innovators-competition-yic.html). The event brings together major stakeholders in the world's ICT sector...

19 Sep 2012 | Hits:1672

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Peter Patrick Wakabi-Waiswa defended his…

Peter Patrick Wakabi-Waiswa defended his PhD titled: Association Rule Mining Using Evolutionary Computing

In his findings, Wakabi proposes genetic algorithms–based techniques aimed at narrowing the existing gaps in the association rule mining arena including algorithmic complexity and scaling methods in ARM environments. He suggests a new algorithm to generate association rules using five rule quality metrics (comprehensibility, confidence, J-measure, surprise and lift). This combination of rule quality metrics permits a user to evaluate the association rules on the different metrics in a single...

17 Aug 2012 | Hits:9957

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18 teachers undergo ICT training

18 teachers undergo ICT training

A total of 18 teachers from different secondary schools recently participated in a two-day Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) workshop organized by the College of Computing and Information Science (CoCIS) at the College last week. The workshop, according to the CH4HS coordinator, Dr. Benjamin Kanagwa, was aimed at improving the teaching of Computer Sciences in high schools by equipping the teachers with new skills and sharing with them innovative teaching...

17 Aug 2012 | Hits:1658

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Nazir Ahmad Suhail defends his PhD Thesi…

Nazir Ahmad Suhail defends his PhD Thesis

Nazir Ahmad Suhail defends his PhD Thesis titled: A Framework for Implementation of Blended Learning in Constrained Low Bandwidth Environment In his findings, Nazir identifies the multimedia (learning content) compatible with the challenges of constrained low bandwidth environment and the network (bandwidth) related issues. He also assessed the “level of e-readiness for constrained low bandwidth” through self reported perceptions of key stakeholders (institutions, lecturers, and students) about implementation of blended learning...

14 Aug 2012 | Hits:1725

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CoCIS students scoop Orange Innovation a…

CoCIS students scoop Orange Innovation awards, cash

Revising for examinations will soon become more interesting after a group of students from the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) developed a mobile application - ‘My Revision Guide’ that helps students revise on their phones. This app was the overall winner in the recently concluded Orange Community Innovation Awards 2012, earning sh10million for its developers - Fred Bisaso and Yasin Sekabira, all 3rd year students of Computer Science....

14 Aug 2012 | Hits:1986

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BPO TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT Call for Appli…

BPO TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT Call for Applications

The Government of Uganda through the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda [NITA-U] and Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences in Collaboration with Egyptian Government, is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2nd National Business Process Outsourcing [BPO] Training Program commencing September 2012. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the strategic use of a third-party services provider to perform activities traditionally handled by internal staff and resources. BPO is often...

02 Aug 2012 | Hits:2312

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CoCIS bags CCNP regional Award

CoCIS bags CCNP regional Award

The College of Computing and Information Sciences has won the overall Academy Curriculum Excellence (CCNP East Africa) award during the recently concluded Cisco Academy Conference, held in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. According to Drake Mirembe, the Ag, head of the Center for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CiPSD) the award was in recognition of the College’s continued commitment to excellence in delivery of the Cisco training programmes in the region. This follows an...

30 Jul 2012 | Hits:1305

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ITU's Young Innovators Competition (YIC)

ITU's Young Innovators Competition (YIC)

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) would like to announce second edition of ITU’s Young Innovators Competition (YIC) on behalf of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Young innovators will also have the chance to win funding, mentorship and ongoing support. The competition, which is open to 18-25 year olds worldwide, gives young, talented social entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend the ITU Telecom World 2012 due to take place in Dubai, United Arab...

09 Jul 2012 | Hits:1451

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Huawei sponsors 10 for specialized ICT t…

Huawei sponsors 10 for specialized ICT training

A group of ten students and lecturers from the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) are participating in a 10 day training organized by Huawei Technologies at the Huawei Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. This training is part of the recent Memorandum of Understanding that Huawei signed with Makerere to offer specialized ICT training and scholarships to students. The first group of trainees included seven students and three lecturers. They include...

09 Jul 2012 | Hits:1638

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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY 2012/2013 SEMESTER …

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY  2012/2013 SEMESTER DATES

Orientation Week: Saturday 11th August, 2012 to Friday 17th August, 2012 (7days) Semester One: Saturday 18th August, 2012 to Saturday 15th December, 2012 (17 weeks) Semester One Vacation:  Saturday15th December, 2012 to 26th January, 2013 63rd Graduation: Monday 21st to Friday, 25th January, 2013. Semester Two: Saturday 26th January, 2013 to Saturday 25th May, 2013.   (17 weeks) Semester Two Vacation: Saturday 25th May,  2013...

06 Jul 2012 | Hits:3301

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MafutaGo wins $10,000

MafutaGo wins $10,000

MafutaGo, the application developed by five students from the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) has won $10,000 (about sh25m) in the recently concluded Pivot East Competition. MafutaGo, is a mobile application that helps motorists locate the nearest petrol station with the cheapest fuel and associated car services like washing bays. It was developed by Christine Ampaire, Samuel Remo, James Muranga, Gerald Odur and Jjingo Wasaka Kisakye. The Pivot East...

08 Jun 2012 | Hits:2864

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Makerere University Government Sponsorsh…

Makerere University Government Sponsorship Cut-off points - 2012/13

PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES JOINT ADMISSIONS BOARD GOVERNMENT STUDENTS' ADMISSIONS, 2012/2013 CUT-OFF POINTS   Programme Univ Code Cut-off   1 Bachelor of Information Technology Mak BIT 51.4 2 Bachelor of Records & Archives Management (Science) Mak BRA 44.2 3 Bachelor of Records & Archives Management (Arts) Mak BRA 52.5 4 Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Mak BSW 52.0 5 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Mak CSC 51.4 6 Bachelor of Information Systems Mak ISD 51.2 7 Bachelor of...

28 May 2012 | Hits:4523

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2012/2013 Undergraduate Private Admissio…

2012/2013 Undergraduate Private Admissions

The academic registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan applicants for the undergraduate programmes under the private sponsorship scheme for the 2012/2013 academic year the details are as follows: Each applicant should: Either (a) Have the uganda certificate of education with at least (FIVE PASSES), or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at advanced level obtained at the same sitting. (for day programmes, only candidates who sat a''level in 2011, 2010 and...

27 May 2012 | Hits:3347

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College staff win UCC awards

College staff win UCC awards

The second edition of the Annual Communications Innovation Awards (ACIA) held on Friday 18th May, 2012 at Serena Hotel saw staff from the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) win awards in various categories. The Student Research Award for the postgraduate level went to Seth Muhairwe, currently working in the Department of ICT Support Services (DISS). He was recognized for designing a mobile application that monitors water levels in valley...

21 May 2012 | Hits:1946

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Dr. Julianne Sansa to attend Internet So…

Dr. Julianne Sansa to attend Internet Society Fellowship

Dr. Julianne Sansa Otim will participate in the Internet Society Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) programme. Under this programme, Dr. Sansa will attend the IETF’s 85th meeting to be held from November 4th- 9th, 2012 in Atlanta, USA. She was chosen after excelling in a highly competitive application process that attracted over 260 aspirants. The IETF is the world’s premier Internet standards-development body and the Fellowship to the...

16 May 2012 | Hits:2119

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WinSenga does not cost $3,000

WinSenga does not cost $3,000

We thank The New Vision for identifying and highlighting the exceptional talent displayed by Aaron Tushabe, Joshua Okello and Josiah Kavuma, all students of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University. The trio designed an application codenamed WinSenga that focuses on how to detect ectopic pregnancies in women as well as monitor baby movements and position in the womb during pregnancy. However, we would like to clarify that WinSenga...

16 May 2012 | Hits:1818

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CIT students win Microsoft East and Sout…

CIT students win Microsoft East and Southern Africa Imagine Cup

For the fifth year running, students from the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) have won the Microsoft East and Southern Africa Imagine Cup competition and will go on to compete in the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals to be held in Sydney, Australia in July, 2012. The Team, Cipher 256 designed an application codenamed WinSenga that focuses on how to detect ectopic pregnancies in women as well as monitor baby...

09 May 2012 | Hits:3543

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Huawei to offer specialized ICT training…

Huawei to offer specialized ICT training to Makerere University students

Huawei, a leading global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) service provider today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the College of Computing and Information Technology, to offer scholarships and specialized ICT training to top performing students. The partnership, according to the Huawei Managing Director for Uganda, Mr. Eric Yang, is part of Huawei’s global ‘Telecom Seed for the Future’ knowledge transfer programme which will be implemented in partnership with the...

29 Apr 2012 | Hits:2007

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Online Courses - Call for Applications

Online Courses - Call for Applications

AMITY University of India in collaboration with the Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences are pleased to announce an in intake for the academic year 2011/ 2012 to join the following programmes provided under the Pan-African e-network project. Programme Admission Requirement Duration Operational fees per semester Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology A good Bachelors degree in any discipline. 1 Year 400,000/= Diploma in Information Technology Two principle passes at A’...

25 Apr 2012 | Hits:4784

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CIT should maintain a private sector out…

CIT should maintain a private sector outlook within the University – Dr. Ssewanyana

He joined the then Institute of Computer Science in 2002 with one mission: to contribute to the development of the human capacity in computer science in Makerere University and the country. This was achieved through the implementation of a Masters programme entrenched with a strong foundation of delivering a rich curriculum and maintaining a high level of standards where there was no compromise on quality and plagiarism was intolerable. In...

24 Apr 2012 | Hits:2109

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‘CIT student set to earn $1M from Mobile…

‘CIT student set to earn $1M from Mobile Applications’

He is fast becoming a common figure on national television. He was featured in the new NTV series of the Entrepreneur, a programme dedicated to profiling enterprising youth. Abdu Ssekalala, a third year student of Information Technology at the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT), Makerere University has developed nine mobile phone applications available on the Nokia Ovi Store. One of these apps, the Uganda Theme – has attracted...

24 Apr 2012 | Hits:2969

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Doing internship in India has changed my…

Doing internship in India has changed my life

My name is Nelson Bamwine, a Systems Engineer at Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) India. In 2010 after I had completed my course at the then Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (CIT), CIT together with AIESEC Makerere University advertised an internship opportunity. The interviews were conducted by both parties and I thank God I made it to the final list. My Curriculum Vitae was forwarded to TCS which also conducted...

18 Apr 2012 | Hits:2203

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Get a Microsoft Certification for FREE w…

Get a Microsoft Certification for FREE with a FREE Voucher

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (CiPSD), COLLEGE OF COMPUTING & INFORMATION SCIENCES PRESENTS FREE VOUCHERS FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PAPERS   Networking Fundamentals - Exam 98-366 Windows Server (Admin Fundamentals) - Exam 98-365 Security Fundamentals - Exam 98-367 Windows OS Fundamentals - Exam 98-349 Database Administration Fundamentals - Exam 98-364 Windows Dev Fundamentals- Exam 98-362 Web Development Fundamentals - Exam 98-363 Net Fundamentals – Exam 98 -372 Software Development Fundamentals - Exam 98-361   APPROACH CiPSD office level 5...

10 Apr 2012 | Hits:3398

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50 students acquire new software develop…

50 students acquire new software development skills

A total of 50 students have participated in a two-week interactive training exercise aimed at building their capacity in software development. The training codenamed – JAMS was organized by Grammen Foundation and conducted by Thoughtworks, an international IT consulting company. JAMS was also aimed at equipping the students with business analysis skills. “Apart from software development, we want the students to learn how to think from the customers’ perspectives,” said...

30 Mar 2012 | Hits:3066

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Exciting opportunities await students af…

Exciting opportunities await students after the launch of 360 Campus

University students will now have a new opportunity to interact with mentors, employers and interest groups thanks to the virtual forum – 360o Campus that was launched yesterday at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University. Speaking at the launch, Elise Orane, the US Mission in Uganda representative, said the United States government is committed to empowering the youth by...

23 Mar 2012 | Hits:2632

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CiPSD wins Wireless Networking Kit from …

CiPSD wins Wireless Networking Kit from ITU

The Center for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CiPSD) has won a Wireless Networking Kit from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This kit consists of a Video Sender, Spectrum Analyzers, Switches, NanoStation, PicoStation, Yello UTP Cables, Red UTP Cables, Black UTP Cable, Wireless Networking in the Developing World Books (WNDW) and a copy of Radio Mobile Software. The kit was won after the Center’s head, Drake Patrick Mirembe presented an execellent...

02 Mar 2012 | Hits:2228

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Dr. Jude Lubega to lead SIRCA II project…

Dr. Jude Lubega to lead SIRCA II project

Dr. Jude Lubega has been appointed the Programme Collaborator for Strengthening Information Studies Research Capacity Alliance (SIRCA II). His appointment will run from January 2012 to December 2013. The SIRCA II programme aims at building research capacity among emerging principal investigators based in the Global South. As the Programme Collaborator, Dr. Jude will mentor the young Principal Investigators (PI) to undertake projects won under the IDRC. This is great opportunity for...

01 Mar 2012 | Hits:2053

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CIT Student Shines at the Barcelona Prem…

CIT Student Shines at the Barcelona Premier Mobile Awards 2012

Mafuta Go, a mobile application developed by a group of students and alumni from the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) has emerged first runner up at the Premier Mobile Awards in Barcelona - http://www.mobilepremierawards.com/winners/. The students were represented by Ms. Christine Ampaire (Bsc. Software Engineering, Year 2) who presented Mafuta Go at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2012 (http://www.mobileworldcongress.com ) to a panel of international...

01 Mar 2012 | Hits:2154

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Thank you for loving me – Mabel Atemo

Thank you for loving me – Mabel Atemo

“Thank you for your love and support, that even amidst all the hard economic times, you still find it in your hearts to love me. This is truly humbling and God will reward you all,” said Mabel Atemo as she received a contribution from the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS). Through donations from students, staff and friends of the College among them, Eng. Charles Wana-Etyem, the chairperson Makerere...

27 Feb 2012 | Hits:1843

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NFT Consult Ltd sets up Career Developme…

NFT Consult Ltd sets up Career Development Centre at CoCIS

The College of Computing and Information Sciences has signed an MoU with NFT Consult Ltd (www.nftconsult.com) to set up a Career Development Centre at the College. Mr. Michael Niyitegeka the College’s head of Corporate Relations, said the Centre, located on Block B, Level 6 is an intervention intended to help equip Makerere University students with skills that prepare them for the industry. “Part of the feedback that we have received from...

27 Feb 2012 | Hits:3331

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Cisco Academies in Uganda to adopt new o…

Cisco Academies in Uganda to adopt new operating model effective 1st March, 2012

With effect from 1st March, 2012, all Cisco academies in Uganda are supposed to adopt a new operating model – the Open Model. “The new model, as opposed to the previous hierarchical model allows the academies to choose where to get services conveniently and at competitive rates,” said Drake Patrick Mirembe, Head of the Centre for Innovations and Professional Skills Development at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS)....

01 Feb 2012 | Hits:2928

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Makerere to carry out a needs assessment…

Makerere to carry out a needs assessment for online courses

Makerere University is carrying out a needs assessment in educational institutions within the East African region to establish a mechanism of delivering online educational programmes within the region. This activity according to the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, is aimed at ensuring that the E-learning regional centre, based at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University serves the needs of the East African region. Prof. Baryamureeba was speaking...

30 Jan 2012 | Hits:3597

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Donate towards a Kidney transplant

Donate towards a Kidney transplant

Mable Atemo a 2010 IT graduate of Makerere University lies in Mulago hospital on life support as she undergoes dialysis, to rid her blood of impurities. Atemo was born with one kidney, which stopped functioning last December. Since then, Atemo has had to visit Mulago hospital for detoxification (dialysis) three (3) sessions a week at a cost of between shs. 400,000/= to 500,000/= per session.   According to Atemo’s unemployed mother, Yayeri Adiko...

30 Jan 2012 | Hits:2990

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CoCIS graduands @ the 62nd Graduation

CoCIS graduands  @ the 62nd Graduation

A total of 939 students from the College of Computing and Information Sciences graduated on 17th January, 2012 with Diplomas, Bachelors, Masters and PhDs. Of these, 55 got First Class Degrees and Joseph Lutaaya (Bachelor of Computer Science) was the overall best student with a CGPA of 4.80. The new PhD holders are Benedict Oyo – PhD in Information Systems. Sarah Birungi Kaddu, Hellen Byamugisha and Nathaniel Mukungu got PhDs in...

10 Jan 2012 | Hits:2584

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First cohort of Makerere-Amity students …

The first group of students who enrolled for the Tele-Education programmes conducted by Amity University of India in partnership with Makerere University have graduated. A total of 44 students obtained Postgraduate Diplomas and Master’s degrees. The online graduation ceremony which was conducted in India was held simultaneously in five African countries including Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana and Botswana via Video Conferencing on 16th December, 2011. Several students from Uganda excelled tremendously in various disciplines...

06 Jan 2012 | Hits:5009

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CoCIS improves safe water access in rura…

CoCIS improves safe water access in rural areas

Approximately 20% of water systems in Uganda do not function or operate significantly behind design expectations with failure rate high especially for hand pump based technologies. To improve the functionalist of these water points, the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) has designed a mobile application that facilitates the availability of actionable and timely information to the district water engineers who ensure that these water points are functioning efficiently. According...

12 Dec 2011 | Hits:2443

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