Dr. Andrew Katumba

Role: Senior Researcher.

Andrew Katumba received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda in 2009. Upon graduation, he took up a position as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant at the same university.

From 2011 to 2013, Andrew pursued an MSc degree in Optics and Photonics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and Aix-Marseille University, France. In February 2019, he was awarded the PhD in Photonics Engineering from the Photonics Research Group in the Department of Information Technology at Gent University, Belgium. His doctoral research
focused on Machine Learning and Optical Communications Technology.

From January to May 2019 , Andrew was an Academic Visitor at the Department of Materials at Oxford University, UK.

He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as a researcher with netLabs!UG (Machine Learning and Photonics), both in the College of Engineering, Design, Art & Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University.

Andrew is also an Adjunct Postdoctoral Researcher at the Photonics Research Group, Gent University, Belgium.

Contact: andrewkatumba@cedat.mak.ac.ug

Selected Publications:

  • A. Katumba, Matthias Freiberger, F. Laporte, A. Lugnan, S. Sackesyn, C. Ma, Joni Dambre, P. Bienstman, Neuromorphic computing based on silicon photonics and reservoir computing, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (Invited), 24(6), p.8300310 (10 pages) (2018)
  • A. Katumba, Jelle Heyvaert, B. Schneider, S. Uvin, Joni Dambre , P. Bienstman, Low-Loss Photonic Reservoir Computing with Multimode Photonic Integrated Circuits, Scientific Reports, 8(1), p.2653 (2018) .