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A. Research Group Mission:

To develop networked systems and applications that will ease access to communication and mobile wireless services thus contributing to the (Uganda's) national development goals. To build a strong foundation for analyzing and solving various forms of digital security problems through modern research methods and strategic collaborations.

B. Technology Themes

Theme Sub Theme Contact
Wireless for Rural Connectivity Capacity Planning Tonny
Wireless Sensor Apps Tonny & Julianne
Wireless mesh & WiMAX Idris & Tonny
Mobile Computing Innovative Mobile Svcs
Mobile Multimedia QoS
Idris
Policies, Protocols & Standards 4 nets in D R Policy & Regulation Protocols & systems designs Julianne
Software Security   John & Richard
Network Security   Richard & Julianne
Information Security   John & Richard
Applied Cryptography   John & Richard
Security Protocols   Richard & Drake

C. Application Areas:

  • Weather Monitoring
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Mobile applications in health
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Systems and Information audit
  • Surveillance
  • Cloud Services

D. Source Fields

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Algorithmic Design
  • Systems Design and Architecture
  • Programming Languages
  • Formal Methods
  • Applied Cryptography

E. Methodologies

  • Experimental
  • Formal Analysis
  • Observational
  • Live networks tests
  • Software Simulations
  • Case studies
  • Seminars

F. MDG Relevance

Opportunities across social, economic & political settings provided by wireless, mobile & broadband technologies Protecting civil liberties Reliability in the mission and life critical systems Security as a Business (Market transactions, banking services, monitoring)

G. Objectives

  1. Clear articulation of our research themes
  2. Communicate our research themes with MSc. & PhD students
  3. Comprehensive support to students carrying out WNSS research.
  4. Establish collaborative partnerships with local and international partners.
  5. Keep abreast with current developments in WNSS.
  6. Generate lots of money through research projects

H. Indicators of a good RG

  1. Regular & productive Group meeting
  2. Number of active members
  3. Number of successful PhD & MSc completions.
  4. Number of publications.
  5. Amount of research grants attracted.
  6. Number of visitors attracted
  7. Active website, mailing list & Media engagement

I. Group Members

PhD Holders

  • Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim
  • Dr. Bulega Tonny Eddie
  • Dr. John Ngubiri
  • Dr. Idris Rai

PhD Students

  • Richard Ssekibuule
  • Drake Patrick Mirembe
  • Ruth Mbabazi Mutebi
  • Bernard Muwonge
  • Bakaki Grace

Master Students

  • Potentially over 50 Master Students

J. If Interested:

Participate in the Weekly meetings Friday 10-11 am
These will be alternating btn Networked Systems & Mobile Computing and Systems Security topics
Sign up on the group mailing list wnss@lists.mak.ac.ug

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