Prof. Jason M. Githeko, PhD

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Prof. Jason M. Githeko, PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Science,

Department of Computer Science,

Egerton University. P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 722 740 237

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EDUCATION

 

1996

Ph.D., Computer Applications in HRD

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

1992

Ed. M. Entrepreneurship Development

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

1990

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical – 1st class honours)

South Gujarat University, India

1983

Dip. Ed. (Physics, Chemistry)

University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Innovation and Internet Technologies

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Apr. 2013 - present

Associate Professor, Computer Science, Egerton University

Feb. 1998–Mar. 2013

Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, Egerton University

Nov. 1996-Jan. 1998

Lecturer, Egerton University

2002-2006

Director, Self SponsoredProgrammes and Nakuru Town Campus, Egerton University

2001-2002

Director, Nakuru Town Campus, Egerton University

2000-2002

Director, African Virtual University Centre, Egerton University.

08/97-01/98

Acting Chairman, Department of Computer Science, Egerton University

 

RECENT RESEARCH& CONSULTING PROJECTS

 

2014 -2015

Road safety in Nakuru county

2014 -2015

Electronics hub

2013-2014

English-Kiswahili Mobile Translator

2013-2014

Effectiveness of online surveys

2010 - 2011

Survey of E-Content Development Frameworks

2010 - 2014

Assessment of live video streaming effectiveness

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

RECENT INNOVATIONS

• Githeko, J. M. (2017 cont'd). KukuApp: A mobile App for Free Range Chicken Farming.

• Githeko, J. M. (2016). Maneno Engine: Mobile English-Kiswahili Translator.

RECENT JOURNAL ARTICLES

• Moses M. Thiga , Joseph Siror, Jason Githeko, and Kageni Njagi (2016). Factors influencing the Intention to use Location-based Mobile Advertising among Micro-enterprises. The African Journal of Information Systems, 8(1).

• Robert J., Daudi M. Nyaanga, Jason M. Githeko, Boniface K. Chomba (2015). Effects of Selected Roofing Materials and Angle of Incidence on Navaids Signal Strength . Industrial Engineering Letters, 5(5), 137 – 152 [May 2015]

• Joel Cherus, Jason Githeko, Joseph Siror, and Kageni Njagi (2014). Identity Fraud: A Literature Review and Future Research Directions. Africa Development and Resources Research Institute Journal, 5(2), [February 2014]

• Thiga, M. M., Siror, J. K. & Githeko, J. M. (2013). An SMS and USSD Model for Location-based Mobile Advertising. International Journal of Computer Science & Engineering Technology (IJCSET), 4(7), 1070-1083 [July 2013]

• Musa, N., Githeko, J., El-Siddig, K. (2013). Challenges of Using Information and Communication Technologies to Disseminate Agricultural Information to Farmers in Sudan . International Journal of Sudan Research (IJSR) Volume 3 Issue 2.pp. 117-131 [09 June 2013].

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

• Githeko, J. M. (2016). KukuApp: A mobile App for Free Range Chicken Farming . Presented at the IAAS Africa Annual Conference (ADM 2016), 1 – 3 December, 2016, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

• Githeko, J. M. (2016). Development of English-Kiswahili Translator. Accepted for presentation at The Second DeKUT International Conference On Science, Technology, Innovation And Entrepreneurship, 2nd – 4th November 2016, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya

• J. M. Githeko, R. A. Akach and E. W. Kamau(2015). Experiences with Live Internet Video Streaming from Semi-Rural Sites in Kenya . Accepted for presentation at Kabarak University Fifth Annual International Conference, July 14 – 17, 2015.

• R. J. Omusonga, Prof. D. M. Nyaanga, Prof. J Githeko, B. K. Chomba (2015). Effects of Selected Roofing Materials on Air Navigation Signal Strength . Accepted for presentation at Kabarak University Fifth Annual International Conference, July 14 – 17, 2015.

• Githeko, J. M. (2014). ICT and Our Future . The 2nd International Conference on Emerging and Future Information Communication Technologies (ICEFICT). June 11th and 12th, 2014, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

• Cherus, J. K., Githeko, J. M., Siror, J. and Njagi, K. (2013). Why Kenya's National Identity Card System is Vulnerable to Fraud . Kabarak University 3rd Annual International Conference . October 15, 2013 – October 18, 2013. Kabarak University, Nakuru, Kenya.


COMMUNITY WORK

• Pastoring Kings Outreach Church, Maili Tatu, 2012 - present

• Kenya Red Cross Society – Life Member

• Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Kenya-Nakuru Chapter Leader

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Web-based automation, e-learning, innovation, language tools, multimedia, computer networks, ICT applications in agriculture, education and governance