Idris A. Rai

Idris A. Rai is currently an Associate Professor in Communication Networks at Makerere University and served as Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs) in the then Faculty of Computing and IT until when it was named the School of Computing and Informatics Technologies late 2010. He also served as a member of Makerere University Senate and a member of the Makerere University Council Committee on ICT. He has served in a number of Senate committees such as Academic Program and Library Committee and other Senate ad-hoc committees.

He holds a PhD in Communications Networks, awarded with highest honor in 2004 at ENST-Telecom ParisTech, France. He then worked as a senior researcher in Lancaster University, UK for three years. He then joined Makerere University in 2007 after 14 years of pursuing his higher education outside the African continent.

My Events

  • The Annual Meeting of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS2011), 25 -27 July Singapore, 2011 TPC member
  • EuroAfrica-ICT Awareness Workshop, 6-7 April, Sudan, 2011 Organizer
  • International Conference, Communication, Computing Control Applications (CCCA'11), Tunisia, 2011 Will present our paper
  • Internet Engineering Tast Force (IETF-80) meeting Prague, Czech Republic, March 27 - April 1, ISOC fellowship to attend the meeting
  • ICTD'10 and ACM DEV 2010) London UK, December, 2010
  • Internet Engineering Tast Force (IETF-79) meeting Beijing China, 7th - 12th November, I'll attend the meeting
  • AFRICOMM 2010: 2nd International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Develoing Countries, 25-26 November 2010, Cape Town, Role: TPC Chair -- will attend the conference
  • Joint EuroAfrica-ICT and the eI-Africa Conference, Dec 7-10, 2010 Helsinki, Finland. Role: An Organizing Team Member
  • ICT 2010 Event: Europe's most visible forum for ICT research and innovation, Organized by European Union, Brussles 27th - 29th September, 2010. I'll attend the event
  • IEEE International conference on communications (ICC'11)  workshop on NTSEM, Japan, 2011. TPC Member
  • ACM CoNEXT workshop on Re-Architecting  the Internet  (ReArch), Pennsylvania, USA, 2010, TPC Member
  • A workshop on Improving Efficiency of Training Functions for ITU Center of Excellence in Africa, July 5th -8th, Sponsored by ITU, Makerere University, Organizer
  • TECS workshop at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, July 26th - 28th, 2010. I will attend the event!
  • 3rd Workshop on Innovative Mobile Technology and Services for Developing countries (IMTS-DC'10), in Conjunction with ICCIR'10, July 30, 2010, Kampala Uganda. Role: Organizing team member
  • An Summit on Relevant Computing Curricula Development for Sub-Saharan Africa, to be held in Conjunction with ICCIR'10, August 4th - 5th, 2010. Kampala, Uganda: Role: Organizing Chair
  • 6th International Conference on ICT Research (ICCIR'10), 1-5 August 2010, Kampala, Uganda. Role: track chair of the conference
  • The 1st African Globelics Doctoral Academy for Research on Innovation and Technology Systems (AGDARITS) for Development will be held at the University of Nairobi, Kenya from 4-16 July 2010. Role: An ICT4D Senior Scholar -- The Event postponed to a later date!
  • 1st IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA, October 4-6. Role: co-chairing the Symposium on Smart Grid and Area Networks (HAN, IAN, BAN, FAN, and NAN)
  • MOMOKLA launch, 8th March 2010, at Munyonyo Resort, I'm invited to present on Mobile Phone Innovation Initiatives at Makerere University
  • 77th IETF Meeting, on 22th-26th March. I will attend the 77th IETF meeting in Anaheim, CA, USA.
  • Training in South Africa on the use of Technology for Education under UNESCO-HP Brain Gain Initiative project. 13-19 December, 2009
  • ITU African Center of Excellence steering committee meeting, 14th-15th, January, 2010, Dar-es-Salam, I am attending as the representative of Makerere University
  • EuroAfrica-ICT Forum in Addis Ababa 4th, February I'm one of the forum organizers.
  • Google Faculty Summit 2010, 8th-11th February, I am honoured to receive an invitation from Google to attend a meeting in Switzerland on 8th - 11th February.

Lastest News