Professor Venansius Baryamureeba is a Professor of Computer Science at Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU)
Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba served as the 1st (Founding) Vice Chancellor of Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU)
from September 2012 to September 2015 and as the 14th Vice Chancellor of Makerere University from November 2009 to August 2012. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Computing and IT and Director of the Institute of Computer Science at Makerere University from 2001 to 2009. He also served as Chairman of the Inter University Council of East Africa, Chairman of the Research and Education Network of Uganda, and has been Chairperson and/or member of several boards/ councils. He has won several national and international awards and recognitions.
He currently serves as the Chairperson of COMESA Innovation Council, Chairperson of Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board and Chairperson of Makerere University Business School Council among others.
Prof. Baryamureeba holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Bergen, Norway.
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- Baryamureeba V., (2014) The Ideal Uganda: My Perspectives, ISBN - 978-9970-477-02-09
- Baryamureeba V., (2015) They Will See Him: Memoir of a Remarkable Life , ISBN - 973-9970-477-04-3
- Washington Okori, Joseph Obua, and Venansius Baryamureeba (2010). Logit Analysis of Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Famine in Uganda. Journal of Disaster Research, Vol.5, No.2 pp. 208-215, 2010.Link
- Okori W., Obua J, and V. Baryamureeba (2009). Famine Disaster Causes and Management Based on Local Community’s Perception in Northern Uganda, Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 21-32. Link
- Kitoogo F.,Baryamureeba V. and G. De Pauw (2008). Towards Domain Independent Named Entity Recognition. International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, Vol.2, No.2, pp. 84-95. Link
- Wakabi-Waiswa P., and V. Baryamureeba (2008).Extraction of Interesting Association Rules Using Genetic Algorithms, International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, Vol.2, No.1, pp. 26-33. Link
- Baryamureeba V. and T. Steihaug, (2007). On the Properties of Preconditioners for Robust Linear Regression, International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, Vol.1, No.2, pp. 50-66,link
- Kitoogo F. E. and V. Baryamureeba (2007). Meta-Knowledge as an engine in Classifier Combination, International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, Vol.1, No.2,pp.74-86.Link
- Baryamureeba V., (2007). ICT as an Engine for Uganda’s Economic Growth: The Role of and Opportunities for Makerere University, International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 47-57.Link
- Wanyama T. and V. Baryamureeba, (2007). The Role of Academia in Fostering Private Sector Competitiveness in ICT Development, International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 58-67.Link
- Kitoogo F. E. and V. Baryamureeba, (2007). A Methodology for Feature Selection in Named Entity Recognition, International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 18-26.Link1 and Link 2
- Baryamureeba V. and F. Tushabe, (2006) The Enhanced Digital Investigation Process Model, Asian Journal of Information Technology 5(7): pp. 790-794.Link
- Tushabe F. and V. Baryamureeba, (2005). Cyber Crime in Uganda: Myth or Reality? Transactions on Engineering, Computing and Technology V8, ISSN 1305-5313. Link
- Baryamureeba V. and J. Ngubiri, (2006). On Improvement of the Volcano Search and Optimization Strategy, J. Dongarra, K. Madsen, and J. Wasniewski (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) LNCS 3732, pp.839-846.Link
- Baryamureeba V. and T. Steihaug, (2006). On the Convergence of an Inexact primal Dual Interior point Method for Linear Programming, I.Lirkov, S. Margenov, and J. Wasniewski (Eds.), LNCS 3743, pp.629-637. Link
- Lowu F. and V. Baryamureeba, (2006). On Efficient Distribution of Data in Multicast Networks: QoS in Scalable Networks, I.Lirkov, S. Margenov, and J. Wasniewski (Eds.), LNCS 3743,pp. 518-525. Link
- J. Kasigwa, V. Baryamureeba, and D. Williams (2005) Dynamic Admission Control for Quality of Service in IP Networks. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Issue 8, page 56 – 60. Link
- Samson OkwakolAriko, and Venansius Baryamureeba (2005) On Internet Access Technology Specification Model. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Issue 8, page 61-65. Link
- Florence Tushabe and Venansius Baryamureeba (2005) Cyber Crime in Uganda: Myth or Reality? World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Issue 8, page 66-70. Link
- Baryamureeba V, (2004). Solution of Robust Linear Regression Problems by Krylov Subspace Methods, I. Lirkov et al. (Eds.), LNCS 2907, pp. 67-75. Link
- Baryamureeba V, (2002). Solution of Large-Scale Weighted Least Squares Problems, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, Vol. 9, pp. 93-106. Link or Link
- Baryamureeba V, (2001). The Impact of Equal Weighting of Low- and High-Confidence Observations on Robust Linear Regression Computations, BIT Numerical Mathematics, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp.847-855. Link
- Baryamureeba V, (2001) On Solving Large-Scale Weighted Least Squares Problems, I.Lirkov, J. Wasniewski and P.Yalamov (Eds.), LNCS 1988, pp.59-67. Link
- Baryamureeba V, Steihaug T and Y. Zhang, (1999). Application of a Class of Preconditioners to Large Scale Linear Programming Problems, LNCS 1685, pp. 1044 -1048. Link
- Baryamureeba V. and T. Steihaug, (1999). Computational Issues for a New Class of Preconditioners, Michael Griebel, Svetozar Margenov, PlamenYalamov (Eds.), Large-Scale Scientific Computations of Engineering and Environmental Problems II, In Series Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 73, pp. 128-135, Vieweg.
- Baryamureeba V. and T. Steihaug, (1999). On a Class of Preconditioners for Interior Point Methods, Nordic Section of the Mathematical Programming Society, Opuscula 49, ISSN 1400-5468.
- Habinka A., Sol H.G., and Baryamureeba V., (2009). “Knowledge Management for Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries – Uganda: A Studio Based Approach”, Conference proceedings of European Conference on Intellectual Capital: INHollanda University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem, the Netherlands: April 28–29, 2009, ISBN: 987-1-906638-30-6CD, pp.246 – 253.
- Habinka A., Sol H.G., and Baryamureeba V., (2009). “Approaches towards Effective Knowledge Management for Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries - Uganda” IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings, IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-905824-11-3: May 6-8 2009, Munyonyo Resort Ggaba, Kampala. Link
- Baryamureeba V. (2008). ICT-enabled Services: A Critical Analysis of the Opportunities and Challenges in Uganda. Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research Vol. 4, Janet Aisbett, Greg Gibbon, Anthony J. Rodrigues, Joseph Kizza Migga, Ravi Nath, Gerald R Renardel (Eds.), Strengthening the Role of ICT in Development. ISBN 978-9970-02-871-2, pp. 215-235. Link
- Wakabi P., Baryamureeba V. and K. Sarukesi (2008). Generalized Association Rule Mining Using Genetic Algorithms. Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research Vol. 4, Janet Aisbett, Greg Gibbon, Anthony J. Rodrigues, Joseph Kizza Migga, Ravi Nath, Gerald R Renardel (Eds.), Strengthening the Role of ICT in Development. ISBN 978-9970-02-871-2, pp.59-69. Link
- Tushabe F, Jehopio P, Baryamureeba V, (2008). Bagyenda P, and C. Ogwang. The Status of Software Usability in Uganda. Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research Vol. 4; Janet Aisbett, Greg Gibbon, Anthony J. Rodrigues, Joseph Kizza Migga, Ravi Nath, Gerald R Renardel (Eds.), Strengthening the Role of ICT in Development. ISBN 978-9970-02-871-2, pp. 1-11. Link
- Lowu F. X. and V. Baryamureeba (2008). Delay-Optimized Path in Peer-to-Peer Networks. Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research ISBN 978-9970-02-871-2, Vol. 4, pp. 312-320.Link
- Wakabi-Waiswa P. P. and V. Baryamureeba, (2007). Extraction of Interesting Association Rules Using Genetic Algorithms, Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research Vol. 3; Joseph KizzaMigga Janet, Aisbett Janet, Katherine Getao, Victor W Mbarika, Dilip Patel, Anthony J. Rodrigues (Eds.), Strengthening the Role of ICT in Development. ISBN 978-9970-02-730-9, pp. 101-110. Link
- Baryamureeba V., (2006). On Solving Large-Scale Linear Systems Arising from Interior Point Methods for Linear Programming, Joseph Kizza, Janet Aisbett, Andrew Vince, and Tom Wanyama (Eds.), Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research: Advances in Systems Modelling and ICT Applications, ISBN 13:978-9970-02-604-3; ISBN 10:9970-02-604-6, Vol. 2, pp. 50-64.Link
- Angeyo J. S., Baryamureeba V, and P. Jehopio, (2006). A Dynamic Framework for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in the Cyberspace, D Williams and V Baryamureeba (Eds.), Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research: Measuring Computing Research Excellence and Vitality, ISBN 13:978-9970-02-592-3; ISBN 10:9970-02-592-9, Vol. 1, pp. 230-247.Link
- Ddembe W. and V. Baryamureeba, (2006). An Investigation of Heads of Computing Departments in Higher Education Institutions, D Williams and V Baryamureeba (Eds.), Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research: Measuring Computing Research Excellence and Vitality, ISBN 13:978-9970-02-592-3; ISBN 10:9970-02-592-9, Vol. 1, pp. 3-11. Link
- Baryamureeba V. and W. Ddembe, (2006). The Doctoral Programme in Computing at Makerere University: Lessons Learned and Future Improvements, D Williams and V Baryamureeba (Eds.), Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research: Measuring Computing Research Excellence and Vitality, ISBN 13:978-9970-02-592-3; ISBN 10:9970-02-592-9, Vol. 1, pp. 26-35. Link
- BaryamureebaV and W. Ddembe, (2006). Inter-departmental Staff Transfers in a Multidisciplinary Research Environment: Towards Transfer Criteria for Academic Staff at Universities in Developing Countries,D Williams and V Baryamureeba (Eds.), Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research: Measuring Computing Research Excellence and Vitality, ISBN 13:978-9970-02-592-3; ISBN 10:9970-02-592-9, Vol. 1, pp. 36-43. Link
- Wakabi-Waiswa P.P. and V. Baryamureeba, (2011). Mining High Quality Association Rules Using Genetic Algorithms. Published in the Proceedings of The 22nd Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference 2011, Cincinnati, USA, April 16-17. Link
- Tushabe F, Baryamureeba V. and F. Katushemererwe, (2010). Translation Of The Google Interface Into Runyakitara. Published in the Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference On Computing And ICT Research - ICCIR 10, Kampala, Uganda, August 1- 4. Link
- AnnabellaHabinka, Henk Sol, VenansiusBaryamureeba (2009). Approaches Towards Effective Knowledge Management for Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries – Uganda. IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings 06 - 08 May 2009, Uganda Link
- Kitoogo F. and V. Baryamureeba, (2007). The use of Meta-knowledge for enhanced Classifier Combination. Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT 2007) Fish River Sun, Sunshine Cost, South Africa, 30th September – 3rd October.
- Muhirwe J. and V. Baryamureeba, (2007).Towards computational morphological analysis for Kinyarwanda, the 1st International Conference in Computer Science and Informatics, Nairobi, Kenya’ February 5-7.
- Wakabi-Waiswa P. P. and V. Baryamureeba, (2007). An improved multi-objective algorithm for association rule mining, Appeared in the edited book for the 1st International Conference in Computer Science and Informatics, Nairobi, Kenya February 5-7.
- Kitoogo F.E. and V. Baryamureeba, (2007). On classifier combination for better-named entity, Published in the Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Computer Science and Informatics, Nairobi, Kenya February 5-7.
- Baryamureeba V and T. Steihaug, (2000). Preconditioning for Iterative Methods in Robust Linear Regression. Presented at the 16th IMACS WORLD CONGRESS 2000 on Scientific Computation, Applied Mathematics and Simulation in Lausanne, Switzerland. Published in the Conference Proceedings August 21-25. Link
- Baryamureeba V., (2000). A New Function for Robust Linear Regression: An Iterative Approach. Presented at the 16th IMACS WORLD CONGRESS 2000 on Scientific Computation, Applied Mathematics and Simulation in Lausanne, Switzerland. Published in the Conference Proceedings August 21-25. Link
- Baryamureeba V, (2000) Solution of Robust Linear Regression Problems by Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Type Methods, Presented at “Sixth copper mountain conference on iterative methods, 3-7 APRIL 2000, University of Colorado, USA". Paper for Hard Copy Proceedings. Technical Report No. 187, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, 5020 Bergen Norway. Link
- Baryamureeba V., (2000). Preconditioners for Sequences of Weighted Linear Systems,Technical Report No. 198, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, 5020 Bergen, Norway.
- Baryamureeba V., (2000). Basis based low-rank correction preconditioners for sequences of weighted least squares problems, Technical Report No. 205, ISSN 0333-3590, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, 5020 Bergen, Norway.
- BaryamureebaV., and T. Steihaug, (1999). Properties and Computational Issues of a Preconditioner for Interior Point Methods, Technical Report No. 180, ISSN 0333-3590, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, 5020 Bergen, Norway.
- Venansius Baryamureeba, On Solving Large Sparse Linear Systems arising from Linear Programming and Linear Regression. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, 5020 Norway. Copyright © 2000 Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, 5020 Norway
- Venansius Baryamureeba, Primal-Dual Interior-Point Method using an Iterative Solver for the Linear System. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, 5020 Norway. Copyright © 1996 Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, 5020 Norway.
Projects/ Research Grants
- Overall Program Coordinator, Makerere University Component, National Remote Sensing Facility, from July 2012. The government of Uganda will commence the implementation of the National Remote Sensing Program with effect from 2012/2013FY. The National Remote Sensing Program comprises of the following: Satellite Ground Station; Data processing laboratories; and the Space Academy. The Satellite Ground Station will be hosted by the National Council for Science and Technology whereas the Data processing laboratories and the Space Academy will be hosted by Makerere University and as a result a building will constructed at Makerere University as part of this program to house the Data processing laboratories and the Space Academy. The Government of Uganda has approved an initial funding to the tune of US$ 30 Million. The Government of Malaysia through her Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has signed an agreement with the government of Uganda to provide technical support in establishing the National Remote Sensing Facility including processing laboratories and research centre. The Republic of South Africa has also signed an agreement with the government of Uganda to provide additional expertise in establishing the National Remote Sensing Program. This is a national program and the initial stakeholders on the program include but are not limited to: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development; Mbarara University of Science and Technology; Uganda Police Force; Uganda Peoples Defence Forces; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs; Ministry of Internal Affairs; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries; Ministry of Land, Water and Environment; and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The College of Natural Sciences will be the main beneficiary at Makerere University but the facility will be available to all colleges at Makerere University and the other stakeholders outside Makerere University.
- Overall Project Coordinator, ADB V- Higher Education Science and Technology Project – Makerere University Component, from January 2012 for a period of five (5) years. This is a government initiative spearheaded by the Vice Chancellor and funded through the ADB V loan worth US$30.04 (UA19.4) Million contributed towards improving the infrastructure and research capacity of Makerere University, specifically;
The Director, Planning and Development Department is the project administrator and Principals are the coordinators in the implementing Units.
- Overall Project Coordinator, Strengthening the Capacity of Makerere University to Implement Reforms and manage Organisational Change, a project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to a tune of CAD 450,000, from May 2012 to October 2013. The Change Management Committee (CMC) comprised of staff at Makerere University is the implementer of the project. The project aims to build capacity to implement organizational reforms and for change management at Makerere University, specifically;
- Project Leader in Uganda and Overall Project Coordinator, Strengthening ICT Training and Research Capacity in the Public Universities in Uganda, a 4- year project funded by NUFFIC to the tune of 5.7 million euros. The overall objective of the Project was to strengthen the Capacity of Makerere University Faculty of Computing and IT, the Institute of Computer Science at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, the Departments of Computer Science at Kyambogo and Gulu Universities to develop, implement and manage relevant educational and research programmes for poverty alleviation, rural and economic development. Professor Baryamureeba wrote the project proposal. Members of staff from the four public universities trained and some are still training in The Netherlands and in Uganda at PhD level supported under this project. At the end of the day more than 30 students, will obtain PhDs as a result of the funding from this project. All the 4 public universities were provided with computing equipment and strengthened in terms of teaching and research. The project commenced on 1st June 2007 and ended on 31st May 2011.
- Project Leader in Uganda and Overall Project Coordinator, Building a Sustainable ICT Training Capacity in the public Universities in Uganda, a 4- year project funded by NUFFIC to the tune of 3.4 million euros. This was the first ever-joint ICT project that brought together the four public universities (Makerere, Mbarara, Gulu and Kyambogo). This project aimed at addressing ICT human resource capacity in the four public universities of Makerere, Mbarara, Kyambogo and Gulu. Professor Baryamureeba conceived the project idea. Thirty-two (32) members of staff from the four public universities trained in The Netherlands and Uganda at master’s level and another 6 members of staff trained at PhD level in the Netherlands supported by this project. All the four public universities were provided with computing equipment and strengthened in terms of teaching and research. The project commenced on 1st July 2004 and ended on 30th June 2008. The Netherlands Government in survey voted this project as the best ICT project in Africa funded by The Netherlands Government. For details visit: Link
- Lead Ugandan Consultant, Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Uganda’s Technical Colleges, a 4- year project funded by NUFFIC grant of 2million Euros and commenced on 1st March 2006 and ended in 2009. The aim of this project was to strengthen the institutional capacity of the 4 technical colleges in Uganda so as to enhance the quality of technically skilled manpower, notably through increased use of ICTs, thereby contributing to poverty eradication and development of Uganda. The project addressed capacity building at institutional level in four technical colleges in Uganda, namely, Uganda Technical College (UTC) Bushenyi; UTC Elgon; UTC Kichwamba and UTC Lira. The main activities of the project included institutional strengthening through development of new policies (aligned with national policies) and training programmes, strengthening of ICT capacity and staff capacity building. The target group were the staff and students from the technical colleges. Professor Baryamureeba conceived the project idea and later wrote the project proposal that was used as a basis for funding. The Lead institution in the North was Hanze University Groningen. Co-partners in the south were Makerere University and Kyambogo University.
- Regional Coordinator-Eastern Africa, Euro Africa-ICT Project, a EU/FP7 project worth 608,099 euros spanning 24 months (January 2010 – December 2011) with the aim of supporting policy dialogues and strengthening cooperation on ICT research between Europe and (sub-Saharan) Africa. The project consisted of a consortium of seven (7) partners located both in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa: Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) – UK, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) – Belgium, Meraka Institute of CSIR (CSIR) – South Africa, Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) – Rwanda, Makerere University (Makerere) – Uganda, Sigma Orionis (SIGMA, Coordinator) – France (Lead), and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) – Italy.
- Regional Coordinator-Eastern Africa, Euro AfriCa-ICT Project, a EU/FP7 project worth 798,961 euros spanning 24 months (January 2008 – December 2009) with the aim of supporting policy dialogues and strengthening cooperation on ICT research between Europe, Carribean and Africa. The project consisted of a consortium of nine (9) partners located in Europe, Caribbean and Africa: Orionis, a Division of Sigma Consultants (France); The Meraka Institute of CSIR (South Africa); The Panos Institute West Africa, PIWA (Senegal); The Academy of Sciences for the developing World, TWAS (Italy); The Africa Unit of The Association of Commonwealth Universities, ACU (UK); Makerere University (Uganda); The Kigali Institute of S&T (Rwanda); The Caribbean Academy of Sciences (Jamaica); and The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (Belgium).
- Project Coordinator, National ICT Incubation Centre. Makerere University Faculty of Computing and IT was designated a National ICT Incubation Centre worth USD 300,000 with the mandate to undertake software and business incubation among others. The Centre rolled out call centres, data centres and e-learning centres in Uganda. Professor Baryamureeba worked as the Project Coordinator in close consultation with The Office of the President (Economic Monitoring), Ministry of ICT and Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda from June 2008 to June 2010.
- Project Coordinator and Manager, National Software Incubation Centre (8th June 2008 to 30th June 2010). Rockefeller Foundation provided a seed grant of US$ 300,000 for the establishment of the software incubation facility at the Faculty of Computing and IT now School of Computing and IT (CIT). The facility provides Computing graduates from all the universities in Uganda with hands on skills in software development. The students were mentored by professionals from the Ugandan industry and international organisations such as IBM, Cisco and FedEx who developed problems in form of projects for the students to undertake. The facility not only provided the students with technical skills, but also with other skills like entrepreneurship, marketing, product branding among others. Every 6 months the faculty graduated at least 100 Certified Software Engineers/ Developers.
- Project Manager, Block A Building – Institute of Computer Science Building. In the period 2001 to 2003, as Dean, Professor Baryamureeba spearheaded the construction of an ultra modern computing centre, 2500sq metres of space. The Norwegian government provided the funding to the tune of 13.2Million NOK under the project ‘Strengthening the Institute of Computer Science, Makerere University’. It was officially opened on 28th January 2004.
- Project Manager, Block B Building – Faculty of Computing and IT. Two years down the road, under his leadership, a contract was awarded to Complant Ltd, a Chinese construction company to put up the largest computing centre in Africa with an approximate area of 12,500sq meters. Construction began in February 2006 and the building was commissioned/opened on 28th January 2009 by H.E. Yoweri K Museveni, The President of the Republic of Uganda. The money for the building was mainly from internally generated in the faculty. Some additional funds were gotten from the Netherlands Government under the Nuffic project, ‘Strengthening ICT Training and
The total investment in infrastructure development from both local and development partners (donors) was about Ushs.50 billion (US$ 30 million) for the Institute of Computer Science/ Faculty of Computing and IT alone over the 7-year period (2001-2008).
- Project Manager for Eastern African Region, Pan African e-Network on Tele Education, an Initiative of the Government of India and African Union (August 2006 to June 2010). Pan-African Network connects 53 Pan-African countries as one network through satellite, fiber optics and wireless links for providing electronic and knowledge connectivity to the African nations based on the connectivity mission with an initial announced budget of US$ 50 million for its installation, initial operation and maintenance for 2 years. The Pan-African network comprises of the heads of State, The Tele-Medicine and the Tele-Education sub networks. Already Makerere University Faculty of Computing and IT is coordinating online degree programmes (www.cit.mak.ac.ug) offered by Amity University under this project.
- Principal Researcher/Primary Investigator and Project Manager, Quality of Service (QoS) in Least Developed Countries (LDCs): A Case Study of Uganda, 2003 - 2004. The research focused on integrated and differentiated services with particular emphasis on how the results could help the Internet service providers, end users and regulatory bodies in meeting their goals and objectives. MTN Uganda and UTL Uganda were used as case studies. The research suggested heuristic algorithms aimed at improved quality of service. The results showed how countries such as Uganda could optimally utilize the small bandwidth without charging the end users more. Cisco Systems University Research Program provided the Research Grant of USD 70,000.
- Partners in Learning Program, December 2004 – June 2010. The Ministry of Education and Sports signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft in December 2004. Professor Baryamureeba played a major role in the activities that preceded the MoU. The Faculty of Computing and IT under his Leadership as Project Manager undertook the implementation of most of the activities under the above MoU in close cooperation with faculties/schools/institutes at Makerere University and other public universities. Some of the activities include but are not limited to: Train teachers and lecturers in tertiary institutions in the use of ICTs in teaching and learning; Impart ICT skills to the students/ staff in tertiary institutions; and Advise on appropriate equipment and infrastructure for online education.
- Coordinator, African Learning Network, (May 2003 - 2007). Enabling Innovation in the information Society through Research and Development. Overall, this programme was geared towards enabling African universities and research institutions play a greater role in the information society and become one of its key pillars by offering innovative solutions and applications. In addition, this activity represented the ‘Knowledge Sharing and Building Intellectual Capital’ goal of the Africa Learning Network, which aimed at promoting the creation and presentation of content and knowledge by learners and teachers and to empower them as global communicators.
- Coordinator/Curriculum Lead, Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Regional Academy (March 2003 to June 2010. Uganda was the First Least Developed Country with Cisco Certified Network Professional Curriculum. African Ambassadors, as well as representatives from United Nations Development Programme, the US Agency for International Development, the International Telecommunication Union, United Nations Volunteers, and Cisco Systems, convened in Washington, D.C., on March 12th, 2003 to announce the establishment of the first Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) degree programme in Uganda. This curriculum is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program and is the first CCNP programme in a least developed country (LDC). This announcement marked another milestone for the Cisco Networking Academy LDC initiative. In July 2000, Cisco Systems formed a strategic partnership with international development organizations to help train students in the world's least developed countries for jobs in the Internet economy. This initiative has created opportunities for skills development in participating countries, empowering them to accelerate progress, attain sustainable development, and fully integrate into the world economy. The LDC initiative provides a compelling example of how business, international organisations or donors and governments can work together to meet the urgent needs of least developed countries and promote digital opportunity. He was behind this programme since its inception. For details see: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/digital_divide/ldc/NewsEvents.html#1
Under his leadership Makerere University planned and conducted successfully training for over 60% of staff and students of Makerere University in ICT skills so that they could fully exploit the power of ICT in research, teaching, learning and administration.
- Leader, Introducing International Professional ICT Training Programs in Uganda. He spearheaded the establishment of international certification programs like those under Cisco Systems Inc., Microsoft Inc., and Oracle Inc. These certifications allow the holder to work anywhere in the world, i.e. they are internationally recognized qualifications.
- Coordinator, Makerere University E-learning Project (July 2001 - December 2004). When Makerere University was faced with the challenge of big numbers of students, the Institute of Computer Science, introduced e-learning at Makerere University under the project ‘Striving for e-learning at Makerere University’ that was funded by Nuffic and its main objective was to develop capacity to integrate computers in the University’s core function of teaching and learning. This was achieved first by developing a solid knowledge base in the area of educational uses of computers within Makerere University, through the development of knowledge and expertise in this field within the university academic staff. In the broad sense, this project enabled Makerere University to offer relevant quality education to its increasing student population and outreach programs thus realising its vision as a centre of academic excellence providing world class teaching, research and service relevant to sustainable development needs of society. The Faculty of Computing and Information Technology was one of those faculties that fully embraced e-learning and all its undergraduate courses and some postgraduate courses are fully available as e-learning courses.
- Chairperson, Makerere University End User Training Project (EUTP) (July 2001- June 2010. Implementing the Makerere University ICT Policy and Master Plan (2001 to date); Chapter 4 of the Makerere University ICT Policy is on end user training in ICT Skills. Makerere University Senate and Council mandated the former Institute of Computer Science (ICS) transformed into the Faculty of Computing and IT now School of Computing IT to conduct all computer-related training in the university.
- Corporate Social Responsibility. Makerere University is engaged in social activities mainly community outreach activities throughout the country. During his tenure as a Dean of Faculty of Computing and IT, outreach was aimed at improving the socio-economic base of the rural people through exploitation of ICT. The impact was expected to be more feasible on the ground as the Faculty widened its financial base to fully facilitate these activities. These activities covered Uganda Police Force, Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, organized women groups and Government of Burundi among others.
- Lead Contact among the African Universities, IBM Global Innovations Outlook: Enabling Economic Growth to Accelerate Positive Change in Africa (www.ibm.com/gio). Global Innovations Outlook (GIO) identifies emerging business, technology and societal trends that will lead to thought leadership, policy shifts and collaborative commercial opportunities for IBM, its clients and its partners.
- E-Governance, free knowledge initiative and e-campus NEPAD initiatives. Professor Baryamureeba was involved in a series of strategic planning events across the African continent to identify and develop synergies among related projects on the African continent.
- Project Manager, Varsity Net Project for East Africa Region. Overall, this programme was geared towards enabling African universities and research institutions play a greater role in the information society and become one of its key pillars by offering innovative solutions and applications. One of the specific aims of the project was to encourage specifically the software development role of universities reinforcing their potential role as incubators and generators of ideas. The VarsityNet project had three (3) phases. The first phase was jointly implemented by; the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Makerere University (Uganda), University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (Kenya). The project started in September 2003 and ended in June 2004. The team developed a unique methodology to undertake a needs assessment at the East African Community (EAC) and conducted a survey. The survey was targeted at EAC and its three autonomous institutions: Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA), the East African Development Bank and the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO). The second phase scaled up the research and development activities and applied the knowledge and expertise accumulated during the first phase to a wider context. One of the specific objectives of the second phase was to create a common framework, based on Open Source Software (OSS), for integrating IUCEA member universities’ education services (the focus was on registration of new and continuing students; generation of students’ transcripts and certificates; online access to student information). Makerere University developed an OSS product to manage university students’ information needs. A prototype of the product was released on 8th August 2005. The third phase of the project commenced in August 2006 and ended in 2008. The project was funded by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and coordinated by the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA).
Doctoral Examination Boards/Doctoral Thesis Reading CommitteeProfessor Baryamureeba has served as a member of the doctoral examination board/ doctoral thesis reading committee for the following PhD candidates:
|Dr. John Nabende, Applying Dynamic Bayesian Networks in transliteration detection and generation, University of Groningen. Dr. Nabende graduated on 2nd December 2011.|
|Dr. John Ngubiri, Techniques and Evaluation of Processor Co-allocation in Multi-cluster systems, Radboud University Nijmegen. The Doctoral defence took place on 15th September 2008.|
|Dr. Josephine Nabukenya, Improving Quality of Organizational Policy Making using Collaborative Engineering, Radboud University Nijmegen. The Doctoral defence took place on 3rd March 2009.|
|Dr. Benjamin Kanagwa, Design, Discovery and Construction of Service Oriented Systems, Radboud University Nijmegen. The Doctoral defence took place on 21st April 2009.|
Graduate Students Supervised to Completion
|Masters (Plan A) S/N||Reg No.||Name||Topic||Status|
|1||2002/HD18/1825/U||Tushabe Florence B||Computer Forensics for Cyberspace crimes||Graduated 2005|
|2||2002/HD18/1924/U||Ariko Okwakol Samson||On Internet Technologies Specification Model||Graduated 2005|
|3||2002/HD18/420/U||Mwebaze Johnson||On Bandwidth Management||Graduated 2005|
|4||2002/HD18/423/U||Ngubiri John||On Multi-Query Optimization in Relational Databases||Graduated 2005|
|5||2002/HD18/214/U||Kakooza Fred Bernard||Adopting the Makerere University Network for IP Video Conferencing||Graduated 2006|
|6||2002/HD18/149/U||Torach Julius Peter||On Public Key Infrastructure Implementation||Graduated 2006|
|7||2003/HD18/1381/U||Ogwanga Cypriano||The Impact on Usability of Users’ Involvement in software Development Projects||Graduated 2006|
|8||2003/HD18/588U||Francis L. Xavior||On Efficient Distribution of Data in Multicast Networks: QoS in Scalable Networks||Graduated 2006|
|9||2004/HD18/2066/U||Nakibuule Rose||Runtime Independent Deadline Scheduling on a Cluster of Workstations||Graduated 2007|
|Masters (Plan B)|
|1||2001/HD18/1746U||Acuc Emmanuel||On Elliptic Curve Cryptography||Graduated 2004|
|2||2001/HD18/1764U||Mayanja Richard||On Building a flexible selection system||Graduated 2004|
|3||2002/HD18/436/U||Nkuyahaga Aggrey||A Case Reasoning Framework for an intelligent Help Desk System: Implementation and Maintenance||Graduated 2005|
|4||2002/PGD18/258U||Agoa Topista Amuge||Floppy Based Linux Operating System for Computers with minimal Resources||Graduated 2006|
|5||2001/HD18/1763/U||Komakech Gabriel||E-mail Supported, Agent- Based Portal for Automobile Sales||Graduated 2006|
|6||2003/HD1363/U||Kahiigi Kigozi Evelyn||A centralized identity Management System To Support Usage Of Shared Network Services||Graduated 2006|
|7||2003/HD18/1408/U||Waibale C S Simon||Monitoring Computer Resources of Small-Medium Enterprises: The case of ERP adoption in Least Developed Countries.||Graduated 2006|
|8||2003/HD18/1371/U||Ssebadduka Mary||Risk Perception in Information Systems Projects||Graduated 2006|
|9||2003/HD18/1425/U||Kahiigi Byamukama P||A Planning Tool for the Electricity Transmission Planning process||Graduated 2007|
|10||2004/HD18/1588/U||Nambaziira Stella Maris||An Online Tool for Monitoring and Tracking Vaccine and Vaccine Logistics Utilization at District Level||Graduated 2006|
|11||2004/HD18/1624/U||Mugabe Samuel||An Integrated Customer Relationship Management System for Mobile Telecom Operators||Graduated 2007|
|12||2004/HD18/1576/U||Kyewalabye James Charles||Enhancing Property Rates Management Using N-Tier Architecture: A Case Study of Kampala City Council||Graduated 2008|
|13||2004/HD18/1575/U||Kyanda Swaib B||A Web Based Voter Registration Tool||Graduated 2009|
|14||2005/HD18/3615U||Malika Michael Balayo Ngati||Analysis of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Security||Graduated 2008|
|15||2005/HD18/4053U||Ssewankambo Damian||A Simulation Model of Loan Servicing for Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisations (SACCOs) under the Poverty Alleviation Program||Graduated 2008|
|16||2005/HD18/0022U||Komunte Mary||A Trust Model for Building Confidence in Business-to Consumer Electronic Commerce Transactions||Graduated 2007|
|1||2005/HD18/4231U||Kitoogo Fredrick Edward||Improved Use of Machine Learning Techniques in Named Entity Recognition||Graduated 2010|
|2||2003/HD15/2461U||Wesonga Ronald||Stochastic Optimisation Models for Air Traffic Flow Management||Graduated 2011|
|3||2005/HD18/4235U||Wakabi Waiswa Peter Patrick||Association Rule Mining Using Evolutionary Computing||Completed.To graduate in 2013.|
|4||2005/HD18/4233U||Okori Washington||Computational Model for Prediction of Agricultural Drought Disaster||Completed.To graduate in 2013.|
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science Graduates
Since 2001, Professor Baryamureeba has supervised over 60 PGD students. For purposes of the record, three graduates are listed below.
|1||2001/PGD18/111/U||John Ngubiri||A Web Based Digital Directory For Makerere University Academic Staff||Graduated 2003|
|2||2002/PGD18/420/U||Johnson Mwebaze||Sales Settlement and Management System||Graduated 2003|
|3||2001/PGD18/059/U||Fred Kakooza||A System Proposal for the Establishment of the National Identification System for the Republic of Uganda||Graduated 2003|
Membership to Professional BodiesProf. V. Baryamureeba is a member of the following professional bodies:
- Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Membership No.: 7250468. email@example.com
- Africa ACM SIGCSE Founding Member. The complete list of founding members: Dr. Izzeldin Osman- Sudan, Dr. Hoda Hosny- Egypt, Laila Khadarawy- Egypt; Professor Baryamureeba- Uganda; Manar El-Kady –Egypt, Heba Faidy- Egypt, Dr. Omar Eldai- Sudan, and Dr. Ahmed El-Deeb - Egypt.
- Kampala ACM Chapter
- Uganda Computer Society
- Uganda National Academy of Computing and Internet Technologies-UNACIT; currently serving as President.
- Honorary member of the International Association of IT Governance Standards
- Member, International Editorial Board of the African Journal of Information Systems; 2007-todate. To provide periodic comments to the editorial Board on issues pertaining to quality of papers published; to hold senior board members regularly accountable in order to maintain the highest academic standards in running the journal.
- Board Member and Founding Member of Author AID Demonstration Project (2007). The Advisory Board consisted of 5 members including one representative from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Croatia and North America.Professor Baryamureeba represented Africa on the Advisory Board. AuthorAID hosted at the International Network for Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) was focusing on addressing barriers to higher representation of developing world contributors in scientific and policy-relevant publications. AuthorAID aimed at increasing the number and quality of articles by scientists from low-and-middle income countries through taking a developmental editing approach to supporting authors from low- and middle-income countries, helping them present their work in ways most likely to survive peer-review and result in publication. AuthorAID targeted the research, commentaries, and editorials that have the potential to influence policy locally, regionally, and globally.
- Anonymous Referee, he has reviewed several international journal papers for example papers for the international journal: Computational Optimization and Applications (ref. Professor Jacek Gondzio, J.Gondzio@ed.ac.uk).
National and International Awards/ Recognitions
- Professor Baryamureeba was presented with the Award of Recognition in appreciation of his dedicated service and exemplary contribution to the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) as a Council member, July 2012. NCHE is the body that regulates higher education in Uganda.
- Member, Club of the Rectors of Europe (C.R.E.). Based on a reasonable evaluation of applicants as well as taking into consideration his professional and public work, the International Socrates Committee of Europe Business Assembly (Е.В.А., Oxford, UK) has considered it necessary to recommend Professor Baryamureeba to join the members of the Club of the Rectors of Europe (C.R.E.). The mission of the Club of the Rectors of Europe consists in consolidation of efforts of the world scientific community in the development of provisions of the Bologna Process. The strategic task of the Club is to unite and coordinate the work of educational institutions in improvement of educational-methodological, scientific-research and cultural-enlightening activities. The award ceremony will be held on 12th of July 2012 under the auspices of City Councils’ Summit of Leaders and Euroscience Open Forum ESOF - 2012 (Dublin, Ireland, 11th-13th July 2012).
- Professor Baryamureeba was awarded the "Amity Global Academic Excellence Award" during the Amity International Business School International Business Summit (INBUSH), 22nd-24th February 2012 at Amity Campus, Sector - 125, Noida, India. This award honors top academicians who have excelled in the respective teaching world and have outshined others because of their distinct vision, innovation, research ideas and inventions.
- On 14th December 2011, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba won the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education at the Africa-India Partnership Summit Le Matinal Educational Excellence Awards 2011 held in Mauritius. The awards of the highest stature are presented to individuals and institutions that have surpassed several levels of excellence and set an example of being a role model through exemplary leadership. The awards also recognise individuals behind the institution who are building their institutions through leadership, innovation, academic excellence and industry interface and a supreme objective of building future leaders.
- On 20th October 2009, Professor Baryamureeba won the 2009 TWAS-ROSSA Prize for Building Scientific Institutions for the African Region. The Academy of Sciences in the Developing World (TWAS) [www.twas.org] is an autonomous international organization, based in Trieste, Italy, that promotes scientific excellence for sustainable development in the South.
- August 2009, Professor Baryamureeba won the award of ‘Most Influential ICT Personality in Uganda’ from ICT Creative Ltd (www.ictcreatives.com).
- In July 2009, Professor Baryamureeba won the International Educator of the Year 2009 Award from International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England.
- In May 2009, Professor Baryamureeba was included in the ‘’TOP 100 Professionals-2009 by the International Biographical Centre in recognition of his significant contribution in the area of ICT to engender influence on the local, national and international scene. As a bearer of Top 100 Professionals-2009, he has been recorded in perpetuity in the halls of the International Biographical Centre.
- In April 2009, Professor Baryamureeba was included in the ‘’2000 outstanding intellectuals of the 21st century’’ by the International Biographical Centre.
- On 27th February 2009, Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) recognized Professor Baryamureeba for his distinguished service to MUASA as its representative to the Makerere University Council for the period February 2007 to Feb 2009.
- In November 2008 Professor Baryamureeba was included in the 2009 Edition of Who's Who in the World. Distributed globally, Marquis' Who's Who in the World is relied upon by business leaders, journalists, academics, and other professionals for its accuracy and currency of information. Additionally, it is found in the collections of many of the world's leading libraries and corporations. Who's Who in the World continues to be recognized internationally as the premier biographical data source of notable living individuals from every significant field of endeavour.
- In September 2008, Professor Baryamureeba was Runner-up at the Presidential Science Awards in the Science and Technology Excellence Award category in recognition of his innovative approach to institutional and human capacity development in computer science by the President of the Republic of Uganda.
- In 2007 Professor Baryamureeba received the ‘Top ICT Educator/ Academic’ Award in Africa for 2007.
- IBM honoured Professor Baryamureeba; A statement from IBM dated 4th December 2007 in New York states that, “IBM made a gift in honour of Professor Baryamureeba to the United Nations (UN) Foundation in support of Nothing but Nets, a grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria”. The statement further adds that,” …through Nothing but Nets, the UN Foundation and its partners work with the Measles Initiative –one of the most successful vaccination efforts undertaken—to purchase bed nets and distribute them in countries and communities in greatest need”.
- Professional of the Year 2005 – British Council Award. This award was mainly for achievers, mentors and inspirational managers who have contributed immensely to the management of their organizations as well as International communities. He was recognized for his efforts in transforming the former Institute of Computer Science into a world class Faculty of Computing and IT at Makerere University and for efforts in effectively managing national projects such as The project on ‘Building a Sustainable ICT Training Capacity in four (4) Public Universities in Uganda’ by providing the services of mentorship, result oriented leadership, project coordination and management in an efficient and harmonious manner to the satisfaction of all parties involved. He was also recognized for managing international projects such as the Cisco Networking Academy, which is now a success story in Africa.
- The 2005 Presidential Science Award Cycle. The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology organized awards for professionals and institutions that have excelled in undertaking cutting edge research, applying research to the benefit of mankind and using ICT as a tool to achieve the millennium development goals. He was recognized for his efforts in empowering the communities (educational and non-educational communities) with ICT skills so as to improve the quality of life through creation of human resource and socio-economic development. He was also recognized for his efforts in spearheading ICT training, research and consultancy services in sub-Saharan Africa.
Awards Won during his Tenure as Ag. Vice Chancellor, Makerere UniversityDuring his time as Acting Vice Chancellor, Makerere University has won numerous awards in recognition of the successes proven as follows:
- Makerere University has been recommended to be awarded with the International “European Quality Award”, giving the right to place and use the award attributes on the official forms and in any advertising purposes. This nomination witnesses the existing system of education that does not yield the best examples of organizing the educational process in high schools of Europe as well as the recognition of professionalism of the teaching staff, the quality of researches, introduction and realization of the international programs. The award ceremony will be held on 12th of July 2012 under the auspices of City Councils’ Summit of Leaders and Euroscience Open Forum ESOF - 2012 (Dublin, Ireland, 11th-13th July 2012).
- On March 11th, 2012, Makerere University received the Century International Quality Award in the GOLD category from Business Initiative Directions (BID) [www.worldquality.org] for Quality, Innovation and Excellence, in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Makerere University won the 2010 CIO100 Annual Awards Competition in acknowledgement of its achievement in ranking among the top 100 organisations in East Africa.
Awards Won during his Tenure as Dean, Faculty of Computing and IT (CIT)During his time as Dean, Makerere University Faculty of Computing and IT [CIT] (formerly Makerere University Institute of Computer Science (MUICS) and its affiliated company ICT Consults Ltd demonstrated an excellent sustainable model for conducting teaching, research and consultancy services. The numerous joint awards in recognition of the successes evidenced this:
- CIT won the International Quality Crown Award 2009 in Diamond Category from Business Initiative Directions (BID) [www.bid-crown.com] for corporate achievement in recognition of leadership, quality, innovation, excellence, technology, customer service and prestige.
- CIT was awarded the ‘’2008 HP Technology for Teaching Higher Education Grant’’ in appreciation for its commitment for student success and for seeking innovative ways to transform teaching and learning through the effective use of technology.
- ICT Consults Ltd received 10th Platinum Technology Award for Quality and Best Trade Name, July 2008. This was in recognition of firms from all over the world, which have distinguished themselves in the field of quality, technology and excellence.
- CIT Cisco Academy received the Regional Academy Excellence Award for East Africa, 2008 in recognition of High student enrolment; excellent support to local academies; focus on student impact initiatives; high female enrolment; and expanded academy curriculum.
- CIT Cisco Academy received best Regional Academy of the year 2007 award for Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia; Istanbul, Turkey 2007. Among the criteria considered in the selection process for the Award were outstanding performance, highest growth and enrolment plus outstanding student support initiatives.
- CIT Cisco Networking Academy received the Regional Academy Excellence Award, Nairobi 2007 in recognition of its consistent maintenance of high student enrolment, consistent high percentage of female students (more than 30%), high number of CCNA graduates (over 2,700), expanded Academy Program Curriculum and Excellent Communication.
- CIT also received the International Quality Crown Award 2007 in recognition of its commitment to Quality, Leadership, Technology and Innovation.
- The International Star Award for Quality in the Diamond Category. On 3rd April 2006 the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology was awarded “The International Star Award for Quality in the Diamond category” http://www.bid-star.com. The award was in recognition of Excellence in Leadership and Business Management; Quality and Excellence; and Technological Innovations and Expansion.
- International Arch of Europe Award for Quality and Technology in the Diamond Category. Makerere University Institute of Computer Science (MUICS) and ICT Consults Ltd received the International Arch of Europe Award for Quality and Technology in the Diamond category on the 28th of February 2005.
- The ICT Development Award; At the Uganda Communications Commission Symposium and Awards Ceremony which was held on 15th July 2004 to mark five years of operation, reviewing successes and failures and mapping the way forward, Makerere University received an award in the ICT Development category based on two separate citations:
- ICT Capacity building through the promotion and growth of the Institute of Computer Science that is creating the critical human resource capacity to address the challenges of the digital divide;
- Exemplary and pioneering performance in organization wide integration of ICT services and systems in organizational functions and processes, and implementing the largest private network in Uganda.
- The ICT Quality Summit International Award. Makerere University Institute of Computer Science (MUICS) and ICT Consults Ltd (which is a private ICT Company comprising of highly qualified consultants from MUICS) received The Quality Summit International Award for Excellence and Business Prestige (www.bid-qualitysummit.com) in the Platinum Category by the Business Initiative Directions (BID) and JBAN.
- The 2003-Century International Quality Era Award. At the May 2003 Century International Quality Era Award Ceremony that was held in Geneva, MUICS and ICT Consults Ltd received a joint award in Gold Category from Business Initiative Directions (BID) in regard to visionary leadership, commitment to quality, innovations, excellence, technology transfer, customer service and prestige. This made MUICS / ICT Consults Ltd. the first organization / company in East Africa to receive such an award.
- Cisco Networking Academy International Awards. MUICS Cisco Networking Academy received two International Awards at the Cisco Africa Forum that was held in Dakar, Senegal 3-5 December 2003. The two awards were in the category of The Highest Academy Student Enrolment and an Outstanding Job Placement Program.
Curriculum DevelopmentHe spearheaded the development and implementation of the curricula for the following programmes at Makerere University (for the period 2001 - June 2010):
- Ph.D programmes: Ph.D in Computer Science, Ph.D in Software Engineering, Ph.D in Information Systems, and Ph.D in Information Technology;
- Masters Programmes: M.Sc. in Computer Science, M.Sc. in Data Communications and Software Engineering, M.Sc. in Information Systems and Master of Information Technology;
- Postgraduate Diploma Programmes: Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science, PGD in Data Communications and Software Engineering, PGD in Information Systems and PGD in Information Technology;
- Undergraduate Degree Programmes: B.Sc. in Computer Science, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Information Systems, and B.Sc. in Software Engineering.
- Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Diploma in Computer Science; and Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology.
In addition he has taken lead in the revision, design, and implementation of the computing curricula at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Kyambogo University, Gulu University and Busitema University.
External AssessmentOn request by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Professor Baryamureeba has assessed several programmes in computing discipline in view of the following: content, organisation of the programme, pedagogy, expected outcomes and literature proposed for the courses. Since 2007, he has recommended more than ten (10) computing programmes for accreditation to the NCHE.
- External Examiner, Mkwawa University College of Education, A Constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam, 2007;
- External Examiner, Department of Computer Science, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, 2003 to date;
- External Examiner, Faculty of Science and Technology, Uganda Christian University Mukono, 2004 - 2007;
- External Examiner, Department of Computer Science, National University of Zimbabwe, 2006 - 2008;
- External Examiner, School of Computer Studies, Kampala International University, 2002 - 2005.
- Member, NCHE Visitation Committee to Nkumba University (26 - 28 April 2011). This was a user friendly visit to enable NCHE know how the University was faring and what progress it had made since its received its charter.
- Team Leader, Visitation Committee of the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to universities with Provisional Licenses in Central Uganda (4-7 April 2011). The committee assessed the different elements that contribute to quality delivery of academic programmes in these Universities. Institutions visited include: Cavendish University, International Health Sciences University, Mutesa 1 Royal University, Team Business College, African Bible University, Earnst Cook Ultra Sound College - Mengo, St. Lawrence University, and Kampala University.
- Chairperson, External Programme Evaluation Committee on Computing and Information for the East African Community Universities (2008 - 2009). The committee visited universities in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania and assessed the different elements that contribute to quality delivery of academic programmes. The findings were shared with the Universities.
- Chairperson of the Visitation Committee that visited Busitema University on 13 - 14 February 2007 and came up with a report that formed a basis of the recommendations to the Minister of Education and Sports, the Parliament of Uganda and the President of Uganda. Busitema University was later set up by an Act of Parliament that was assented to by the President of the Republic of Uganda.
- Member, Verification Committee for the International Health Sciences University, 2008. The committee was asked to verify the facilities of the proposed Health Sciences University and give a comprehensive report, which formed part of the information and data needed that led to the grant of a provisional licence.
- Member, Visitation Committee to Nsamizi Institute for Social Development, 2007. Terms of reference were: to make a visitation to the institute and satisfy itself on the library facilities, the adequacy of qualified staff, lecture rooms, laboratories and other related facilities for teaching undergraduate degree programmes, and submit a report to Makerere University Senate. On the basis of the recommendations of the Committee, Nsamizi Institute for Social Development was affiliated to Makerere University.
- Member, Visitation Committee to the Regional Institute of Business and Management (RIBM), Kenya 2006. The terms of reference were: to assess and satisfy itself on the library facilities, adequacy of qualified staff, lecture rooms, laboratories and other facilities for conducting academic programmes; to assess and validate the likely areas for which affiliation would occur; and submit a report to Senate. The committee recommended no affiliation.
- Member, Search Committee for the Deputy Vice-Chancellors of Busitema University, January 2012 to date. The mandate of the committee is to search, assess, and recommend three (3) suitable candidates for each of the above positions to Senate, from which Senate is to recommend one candidate for each position of the Deputy Chancellor to the University Council for further recommendation to the Chancellor for appointment. The search process for the Deputy Vice Chancellors is still on going.
- Chair of the panel of experts that interviewed candidates shortlisted for the positions of Executive Secretary and Deputy Executive Secretary, Inter-university Council for East Africa (IUCEA) on 16 – 17 April 2010. Professor Baryamureeba was then the Chairperson of the IUCEA Governing Board. IUCEA appointed Professor Mayunga Habib Hemedi Nkunya from Tanzania to the post of the IUCEA Executive Secretary and Professor Pontien Ndabaneze from the Republic of Burundi to the post of the Deputy Executive Secretary. The two assumed office on 6th November 2010 and 1st September 2010 respectively.
- Member, Search Committee for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, February – May 2010. The mandate of the committee was to search, assess, and recommend three suitable candidates for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor to Senate, from which Senate recommended one candidate to the University Council for further recommendation to the Chancellor for appointment. Associate Professor Pamela K. Mbabazi was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science & Technology on 2nd August 2010.
- Chief Judge, maiden Annual Communications Innovations Awards (ACIA) 2010. These awards were organised by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to promote innovations for evolutionary and incremental developments on previous innovations in the sector.
- Member, Search Committee for Vice-Chancellor of Busitema University, November 2008 – June 2009. The mandate of the committee was to search, assess and recommend three (3) suitable candidates for the position of Vice Chancellor to Senate, and Senate recommended the three candidates in order of preference to the University Council from which the Council made its recommendation to the Chancellor for appointment. Professor Mary J Okwakol was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Busitema University in 2009.
- Judge, African ICT Achievers Awards 2008. Since its inception in 1998, the African ICT Achievers Programme has built a strong foundation of recognition and reward for individuals and organizations that have made a difference to the ICT industry in Africa. They must have proven achievement in business excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship or through having touched the lives of others less fortunate. They must have proven that their interaction continues to leverage ICTs to make a difference across the African continent. He served as a Judge for the 2008 Adjudication panel for the African ICT Achievers Awards Programme.
- Member, Search Committee for the Chancellor of Makerere University, June - November 2007. Section 30 of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 as amended provides that there shall be a Chancellor for each Public University who shall be appointed by the President on the recommendation of the University Council. The University Council set up a search committee that commenced its work in June 2007 and finalized its work in September 2007. The Council adopted the search committee’s recommendations and recommended Professor Mondo Kagonyera who was later appointed Chancellor of Makerere University by the President of the Republic of Uganda. Professor Mondo Kagonyera is serving his second term.