Faculty-Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda - Carnegie Mellon University

Michel Bézy

Michel Bézy

Associate Director, Distinguished Service Professor, Engineering and Public Policy

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Telecom House
Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Kacyiru
Kigali
Rwanda

Phone: +250 784 500 133

Fax: +1 412 268 3757

Email: bezy@andrew.cmu.edu

Education

Civil Engineer in Applied Mathematics, Universite Catholique de Louvain
MSc Science and Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University
PhD Applied Mechanics, Universite Catholique de Louvain

Biography

Michel Bézy has more than two decades of experience in developing business strategy for market introduction of emerging innovative software technology and has been working with executives in enterprises to understand the value of emerging technology for their business.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Bézy worked for IBM Corporation for 25 years, was a professor at the National University of Congo, Research Assistant at the Université Catholique of Louvain in Belgium and was also adjunct professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Bézy's research and teaching areas are: innovation management, strategic use of digital nformation in enterprises and information and communication technology for development.

Selected Writings




Timothy X Brown

Timothy X Brown

Visiting Professor, Computer and Energy Engineering

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Telecom House
Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Kacyiru
Kigali
Rwanda

Phone: +250 787 674 062

Email: timxb@andrew.cmu.edu

Education

BSc Physics, Pennsylvania State University
MSc Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
PhD Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Biography

Timothy X Brown is a Professor in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering and served as Director of the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his B.S. in physics from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology in 1990.

His research interests include adaptive network control, machine learning, and wireless communication systems.  His current research funding includes NSF, FAA, DOE, and industry. Projects include the role of mobility in network control of unmanned aircraft, denial of service vulnerabilities in wireless protocols, spectrum policy frameworks for cognitive radios, and indoor wireless network performance. 

He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and the GWEC Wireless Educator of the Year Award.

Selected Publications

  • P. Madhusudhanan, J. G. Restrepo, Y. Liu, T. X Brown, K. Baker, Stochastic Ordering based Carrier-to-Interference Ratio Analysis for the Shotgun Cellular Systems, IEEE Wire- less Communications Letters, v. 1, n. 6, Dec. 2012. pp. 565-568, 4 p.
  • T. X Brown, J. M. Peha, Policy-Based Radios, in E. Pietrosemoli, M. Zennaro eds., TV White Spaces: A Pragmatic Approach, ICTP, Dec. 2013, pp. 51-66. 16 p.
  • T. X Brown, M. McHenry, S. Jaroonvanichkul, Cognitive Radio Architectures for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, in K. P. Valavanis, G. J. Vachtsevanos, eds., Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Springer, 2013. 32 p.

Aminata Garba

Aminata Garba

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Telecom House
Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Kacyiru
Kigali
Rwanda

Phone: +1 412 268 8558

Email: aminata@ece.cmu.edu

Education

BSc Electrical Engineering, Laval University
MSc Electrical Engineering, McGill University
PhD Electrical Engineering, McGill University

Biography

Aminata Garba has worked at the National Institute for Scientific Research (Canada), the National Center for Scientific Research (France) and the Regulatory Authority of Niger in the development and implementation of telecommunications and utilities regulatory frameworks.

Her research interests include coding, information theory, signal processing, transceiver design, and optical and wireless communication systems, ICT for development, public policy and regulations.

Selected Publications

  • A. A. Garba, R. M. H. Yim, J. Bajcsy, L. R. Chen, “Analysis of optical CDMA signal transmission: Capacity and simulation results,” EURASIP J. Appl. Sig. Process. – Special Issue on Signal Analysis Tools for Optical Information Processing, pp. 1603 – 1616, Jul. 2005. 
  • A. A. Garba, J. Bajcsy: “Optical Code Division Multiple Access Network Transmission With M-ary Chip Symbols, IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, pp. 435 – 446, April 2011.
  • A. A.  Garba, J. Bajcsy: “A non-Gaussian coding scheme that exceeds conjectured Gaussian capacity limit in CDMA transmission with single-user decoding,” Proc. International Symposium on Information Theory and Applications, Seoul, Korea, pp.557 – 562, Oct. 2006.



Syed Zain Khan

Syed Zain Khan

Professor of the Practice of ICT

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Telecom House
Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Kacyiru
Kigali
Rwanda

Phone: +250 78 485 5415

Email: zain@andrew.cmu.edu

Biography

Zain Khan, CMC is the Managing Consultant & President of Alliances Consulting Group Inc. of Canada, and is a Certified Management Consultant through the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC). He has over 30 years background in the ICT sector having worked in major telecom carrier in Canada and as well for a global consulting firm managing the telecom practice prior to his establishing Alliances.

In the African context, he has conducted many strategic consulting engagements and capacity building workshops for government and the private sector. Specific to Rwanda, he has been working with the Ministry of Youth and ICT and has lectured at CMU R as a guest lecturer.  Zain understands the issues on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning from both a strategic and operational perspectives.


Bruce Krogh

Bruce Krogh

Director, Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Telecom House
Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Kacyiru
Kigali
Rwanda

Phone: +250 784 840 855

Email: krogh@ece.cmu.edu

Education

BSc, Mathematics and Physics, Wheaton College
MSc, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois
PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois

Biography

Bruce Krogh has contributed for over thirty years to the theory and application of embedded control systems in a number of areas, including power systems, robotics, manufacturing systems, automobiles and aircraft.  At Westinghouse Corporation he developed control software for electric utility energy control centers. He joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1983. He served on editorial boards of several journals and was founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.  He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Distinguished Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society.  His current research interests include distributed control strategies for the smart grid.

Selected Publications

  • M. Althoff, A.  Rajhans, B.H. Krogh, S. Yaldiz, X. Li, L. Pileggi, Formal verification of phase-locked loops using reachability analysis and continuization,  Commununications of the ACM, vol. 56, no. 10, October 2013, pp. 97-104.
  • A. Rajhans, B.H. Krogh, Compositional heterogeneous verification, Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC2013), Philadelphia, April 2013.
  • L. Parolini, B. Sinopoli, B.H. Krogh, Z. Wang, A cyber–physical systems approach to data center modeling and control for energy efficiency, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol.100, no.1, pp.254,268, Jan. 2012.



Patrick McSharry

Patrick McSharry

Visiting Professor, Oxford Man Institute of Quantitative Finance at the University of Oxford

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Telecom House
Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Kacyiru
Kigali
Rwanda

Phone: +250 786 734 866

Email: patrick@mcsharry.net

Website: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0bg-uVgAAAAJ&hl=en

Education

BSc, Theoretical Physics, University of Dublin's Trinity College
MSc, Engineering, University of Dublin's Trinity College Dublin
PhD, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University

Biography

Dr Patrick McSharry is a Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE.  He takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing quantitative techniques for data science, decision-making and risk management. His research focuses on big data, forecasting, predictive analytics, analysis of human behavior and machine learning. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers, participated in knowledge exchange programs and consults for national and international government agencies and the insurance, finance, energy, telecoms, environment and healthcare sectors. 

Selected Publications

  • P. Moore, M.A. Little, P.E. McSharry. J.R. Geddes, G.M. Goodwin (2012). Forecasting depression in bipolar disorder. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng., 59(10):2801-7. 
  • A. Tsanas, M.A. Little, P.E. McSharry, J. Spielman, L.O. Ramig (2011)
 Novel speech signal processing algorithms for high-accuracy classification of Parkinson’s disease.
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 59(5):1264-1271.
  • J. W. Taylor, L. M. de Menezes and P. E. McSharry (2006). A comparison of methods for forecasting electricity demand up to a day ahead. International Journal of forecasting, 22(1): 1-16.



Hedda Schmidtke

Hedda Schmidtke

Assistant Professor, Information and Communications Technology

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Telecom House
Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Kacyiru
Kigali
Rwanda

Phone: +250 786 592 482

Email: schmidtke@cmu.edu

Website: http://member.acm.org/~schmidtke

Education

PhD, Computer Science, University of Hamburg

Biography

Hedda R. Schmidtke is assistant professor in Information and Communications Technology at CMU Rwanda and CMU Silicon Valley. Her main research interest is on intelligent applications for light-weight mobile and distributed systems, including computing platforms such as RFID, mobile phones, and Smart Spaces.

She has publications in the areas Smart Environments, Internet of Things, Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Wireless Sensor Networks, Geographic Information Systems, and Cognitive Science.

Until 2011, Dr. Schmidtke was research director of the TecO group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Until 2009, she was research professor at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in South Korea.


Taha Selim Ustun

Taha Selim Ustun

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Telecom House
Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Kacyiru
Kigali
Rwanda

Phone: +1 412 268 4862

Email: ustun@cmu.edu

Education

BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University
MSc Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University Malaya
PhD Electrical Engineering, Victoria University

Biography

Taha Selim Ustun received the B.E. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2007 and M.Sc. degree from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2009. In 2013, he has completed his Ph.D. education with a special focus on Protection of Microgrids with high penetration of Distributed Generators in Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

His research interests are power systems, power electronics, distributed generation, and microgrids.

Selected Publications

  1. Taha Selim Ustun, Cagil Ozansoy, Aladin Zayegh, "Investigation of Electric-Vehicle Potential of Australian-Households and Impact on Smartgrid", IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine – Special issue on Microgrids, vol.7, no.4, pp.15,25, Dec. 2013
  2. Taha Selim Ustun, Cagil Ozansoy, Aladin Zayegh, "Implementing Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)  Technology With IEC 61850-7-420", Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on, vol.4, no.2, pp.1180,1187, June  2013
  3. Taha Selim Ustun, Cagil Ozansoy, Aladin Zayegh, "Fault Current Coefficient and Time Delay Assignment for Microgrid Protection System with Central Protection Unit", Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on, vol.28, no.2, pp.598,606, May 2013