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PROF. JASON MUNYIRI GITHEKO

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
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Faculty of Science
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DEPT. OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Box 16641 Nakuru
SUMMARY
  • Actively and deeply involved in Christian ministry,
  • Twenty-four-year teaching experience at university level,
  • Involvement with several research and innovation projects,
  • Extensive administrative experience,
  • Experience with successful project start-ups and management,
  • Involved in community and national initiatives,
 
 
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

 
 
FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Innovation, Mobile, and Internet Technologies 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate Engineer, Kenya Engineers Registration Board 2020 

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

2001-2002: Founding Director, Self Sponsored Programmes and Nakuru Town Campus, Egerton University

2001-2006: Founding Director, Nakuru Town Campus, Egerton University

2000-2002: Founding Director, African Virtual University Centre, Egerton University.

08/97-01/98: Acting Chairman, Department of Computer Science, Egerton University

 
 
KEY PROJECTS
  1. Information Management Consultant TSC TPAD project, 2018-2019
  2. Training of engineers & mathematicians on innovation, 2016
  3. Design of electronic devices for Electronics Hub project, 2015 – 2016.
  4. Design and implementation of English-Kiswahili mobile translator application, 2014-2016,
  5. Internet Live Video Streaming implementation, KOC, 2010 – present.
  6. Planning and implementation of Egerton University ERP (Sage ACCPAC), 2007.
  7. Planning and implementation of Egerton fibre optic network and campus networks, 2005
  8. Creation and upgrading of Egerton University website, 2005 onwards.
  9. Planning and implementation of first Internet leased line to Egerton University, Njoro campus, 2001
  10. Member of Kenya Education Network (KENET) Implementation Team and later, Management Board, 2000 – 2006.
  11. Implementation of DVB-based AVU satellite-based distance learning system, 2000.
 
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

2019 - 2020: Update of Maneno Engine (English-Kiswahili Mobile Translator)

2017- 2020: Kuku App – Poultry agribusiness platform

2015 - present: Development of electronic products

2014 - 2016: Road safety in Nakuru county, Kenya

2013 - 2015: English-Kiswahili Mobile Translator

2010 - 2011: Survey of E-Content Development Frameworks

2010 - 2020: Evolution of live video streaming effectiveness

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Jason Githeko (2021). Ten Years of Live Video Streaming Experience in Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 8(4), April 2021.
  2. J. M. Githeko (2021). Maneno Engine® Mobile English-Kiswahili Translator (RZ17682). Available from Amazon Appstore
  3. Philip K. Muchiri, Lucy Wathika, Jason Githeko (2019). The Skills and Knowledge Gap that Inhibit Effective Use of the Amlib Library Management Software at Egerton University Library, Njoro – Kenya. International Journal of Library Science, 8(2): 40-47
  4. Jonathan C. Kandagor, Jason M. Githeko and Arnold M. Opiyo (2018). Usability attributes influencing the adoption and use of mobile apps for dissemination of agricultural information. International Journal of Agricultural Extension, 06 (01), 33-41.
  5. Mukhwaya, P., Ndirangu, M. and Githeko, J.M. (2017). E-Readiness for E-Learning by Secondary School Teachers in Taita Taveta County, Kenya. Mara Res. J. inf. Sci. Technol. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 25 - 32, ISSN: 2518-8844
  6. Mukhwaya, P., Ndirangu, M. and Githeko, J.M. (2017). Perceived Adequacy of E-learning Facilities in Public Secondary Schools in Taita-Taveta County, Kenya. Mara Res. J. inf. Sci. Technol. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 17 - 24, ISSN: 2518-8844
  7. 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).
  8. 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]
  9. Cherus, J., Njagi, . K., Githeko, J., & Siror, J. (2014). Fraud vulnerability of Kenya’s National Identity Card System. ADRRI Journal of Engineering and Technology2(2), 64-71. Retrieved from https://journals.adrri.org/index.php/adrrijet/article/view/67
  10. 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]
  11. 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]
  12. 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].
 
 
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  1. Githeko, J. M. (2020). Unmanned Aerial System in Agriculture: Regulations and Good Practises. Presented at the Virtual Global Agritech Summit 2020 (virtual edition), 16th December 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malasia.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5.  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.
  6.  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.
  7. 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.
 
 
TEACHING AREAS
  1. Mobile Applications
  2. Computer Graphics
  3. Scientific Computing
  4. Database Systems
  5. Object Oriented Programming
  6. Systems Analysis and Design
  7. Computer Applications in Manufacturing
 
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :

Philip Kamau Muchiri

Egerton University:      Assessing Human Errors and Staff Skills in Use of the Amlib Software in Egerton University Library, Njoro – Kenya, 2020

Jonathan Kandagor

Egerton University: Use of Mobile Applications for Disseminating Agricultural Information In Baringo and Nakuru Counties of Kenya, 2019

Patrick Towet Mukhwaya

Teachers Service Commission: E-Readiness for Integration of E-Learning in Public Secondary Schools in Taita, Kenya, 2017

Robert Jere Omusonga

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority: Effects of Selected Roofing Materials on Air Navigation Signal Propagation, 2016

 
 
PhD. LEVEL :

Charles Oguk

Rongo University

The Elements for Developing Information Technology Security Metrics Model for Universities in Kenya, 2021 [Special Assignment, Supervisor Passed Away]

Moses Thiga

Kabarak University

An SMS and USSD Model for Location-based Mobile Advertising in Microenterprises,                           2014

Joel Cherus

Kenya Government

A Model of an Integrated and Secure Personal Identification System, 2014

 
 
OTHER SOCIETIES
  1. Internet Society
  2. Association for Computing Machinery(ACM)
  3. Interaction Design Association (IxDA)
  4. Graduate Engineer, Kenya Engineers Registration Board 2020.
 
 
REFEREES

Peter Kibas

Dean School of Business

Zetech University

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