Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim has been appointed Vice Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance. The appointment was made Tuesday, 28th May 2019 during the first meeting of new members of Board of Trustees elected at the 13th Annual General Meeting of UbuntuNet Alliance held on 30th April 2019 in Entebbe, Uganda.

Dr. Sansa-Otim is a resourceful and productive researcher who takes pride and initiative in going above set objectives. She is currently a senior Lecturer at Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences in Uganda and leads the WIMEA-ICT lab where low cost automatic weather stations research, forecast modeling and software development for weather services are conducted.

In these research efforts she works with colleagues and students from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Sweden and Norway. She has undertaken multi-disciplinary studies with colleagues from the Health, Meteorology, Agriculture and Electrical Engineering disciplines. Her research team has won research grants from a number of Development agencies. She has published widely in international peer reviewed journals and conferences. Julianne received a PhD in Communications Networks from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, after studying “Internet High-speed Data Transport Protocols”. Prior to that she had completed a MSc. in Computer Science and a BSc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Makerere University.

Her current research interests are ICT4Development, Internet-of-things for developing regions, Communications Network Protocol Design, telecommunication policies analysis, Quality of Service, Quality of Experience and Systems Security.

Congratulations on your new role Dr. Sansa-Otim.

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