Frank Semakula Graduate_Researchers
Frank is currently a master’s student at Technological University Dublin, Ireland studying Electronic and Communication Engineering. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Makerere University which he received in 2018. He also holds a Diploma in the same field and a Certificate in Information Technology from the Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology Nakawa. He was also awarded a certificate in Cisco Enterprise Networking from UTL Technologies Ltd Bengaluru India. Frank has other certificates for Mikrotik networking which include MTCNA and MTCWE. He is also an ambassador Africa Code Week (ACW) and Africa Talent Bank (ATB) in Uganda as well serving as a member, school management committee for St. Kizito Mugigi Kyamuliibwa Primary School, Kalungu District. He is an energetic, responsible, and reliable engineer and educator. He enjoys teaching, mentoring, and supporting engineering students as well as carrying out research on his initiative. He has demonstrated good leadership skills in both work and academic environments, Frank works well, either on his own or with other people in a team environment. He is a highly competent telecommunications and ICT professional with strong technical skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
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Nekemeya Edward Seremba Graduate_Researchers
A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Honors) from Makerere University. I am a Graduate Member of U.I.P.E registered as GM/2021. I am an instrument of positive change in my field, and an all-round individual in pursuing a career in Electrical Engineering and all its related fields with the goal of being registered as an Engineer.
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Dorothy Okello Senior_Researchers
Dean, School of Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University. Also, Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Principal Researcher at netLabs!UG that seeks to be a leader in collaborative research, development and solutions on innovative telecommunication and networking technologies, strengthening the innovation ecosystem in Uganda and across East Africa. Adjunct Member of Faculty, Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland. Director of Innovation, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) hosted by Makerere University. Supported by USAID, RAN is a multi-disciplinary network of 18 Sub-Saharan African universities that seek to identify, develop and scale innovative solutions to strengthen resilience of African communities. Member, Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE), and registered by Engineers Registration Board (ERB). Served as UIPE President 2016-2018. Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and have served on the 2017 - 2019 IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Africa (AHCA). Founder, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) whose mission is to promote and support the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by women and women organizations in Uganda. Recognized with a number of international and national awards over the years including as ‘Top ICT Woman – Uganda ICT Excellence Awards 2009’ organised by the Uganda ICT Forum. Featured in 12 Top Technology People in East Africa who are technologists with a social twist by Enterprise Technology Magazine, September 2012. Received the Women Achievers Award 2012 for enhancing women’s empowerment through Science & Technology presided over by H.E. Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda. In November 2013, 1st recipient of Africa’s first Digital Woman Award at ICT Days in Cameroon. In 2014, selected as Vital Voices Fellow for distinguished emerging and established women leaders who promote women and girls’ progress.
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Gorret Namulondo Graduate_Researchers
Gorret is a graduate with a degree in Computer Engineering from Makerere University. She is into nurturing and mentoring the young with coding skills. These include but are not limited to serving as a trainer for the Africa Code Week Program an initiative to teach coding skills to secondary and primary school students to build systematic and critical thinking, and volunteered with Women in Technology Uganda (WITU) to provide training on the MIT App Inventor and Scratch applications. More also she is interested in Networking and Machine Learning.
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Alexander Muhangi Graduate_Researchers
Alexander is a graduate with an honors degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Makerere University and also currently pursuing a Masters of science in the same field at Makerere University. He has a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry specifically in radio network planning and as a graduate researcher in netlabs!UG with skills in research and development (R&D) and data analytics. His research interests are broadly centered on mobile wireless communications with emphasis on design of efficient green wireless technologies for future 5G networks. Future research interests are also driven towards having a merger of existing and novel techniques, like Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning and aerial base stations, for the enhancement of quality of service and quality of experience of mobile communications systems.
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Edwin Mugume Senior_Researchers
I received the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering (First Class Honors) from Makerere University, Uganda in 2007, the MSc degree in Communication Engineering (Distinction) in 2011 and the PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2016, both from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Since 2017, I am a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Makerere University, and a Senior Researcher with netLabs!UG. My research interests include energy efficient dense HetNets, 5G cellular technologies, UAV-based cellular systems, applications of machine learning in wireless networks, and rural broadband connectivity.
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Conrad Ekisa Graduate_Researchers
Knowledge driven Network Engineer, and Telecommunications Researcher with keen interest around access technologies and a passion for creative design around automated and scalable network deployments. Demonstrated capability and insight in the networking and Information Technology field.
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