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Adjunct Lecturer in Computer Science

Valley View University

Subject Area:Systems Analysis & Design, Database Systems

2007Present

Director - Research, Innovation & Development

Advanced Information Technology Institute (AITI)
20042007

Adjunct Lecturer, Computer Science

University of Cape Coast

Subject Area: Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering

Department: Computer Science & Information Technology

20032004

Adjunct Lecturer in Computer Science

Ashesi University College

Subject Area:Programming I and Programming II (Java Programming)

Department:Computer Science

19992003

Lecturer & IT Faculty Coordinator

National Banking College

Subject Area:IT Policy & Strategy Formation, IT Audit, Web Engineering

Database Systems, TCP/IP Networking Technology, UNIX Systems 

19941999

Lecturer in Computer Science

University of Ghana

Subject Area:Computer Systems, Operating Systems, Database Systems,Expert Systems

Education

20072011

Ph.D

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

References

Nii Narku Quaynor

Jae Jeung Rho

Young Sun Kwon

Agnar Aamodt

Summary

Dr. Abdulai graduated from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),with a Ph.D. in Information and Telecommunications Technology. He received his Masters and Bachelor Degrees from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, respectively. His research interests are:                      

  • Software Engineering
  • Service Oriented Architecture and Web Engineering
  • Wireless Communication Resource Management 
    •  Dynamic Spectrum Access and Management in Cognitive Radio Networks
    •  Spectrum Regulation and Management
  • Techno-Economic and Game Theory Models for Wireless/Mobile Communication Networks
  • Human Centred Design Process - Usability Engineering Practices
  • IT Industry Dynamics, Technological Innovation and Industrial Change 
  • Management/Decision Science
  • Development Informatics

Dr. Abdulai is known to have contributed immensely to the deployment of Information Technology in many organisations in Ghana, particularly the financial sector. As the Vice President of Internet Society Ghana Chapter he collaborated with the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) to organise the first National ICT Round-Table Discussion in Ghana. This culminated in the initiation of five ICT related projects in:

  • Agriculture         -         An E-Commerce for Non-Traditional Exports Website, 
  • Education           -         A Training Centre for Information & Communication Technology,
  • Environment        -         An Environmental Information Network, 
  • Health                 -         An ICT Policy for the Health Sector and subsequently, 
  • GINKS                 -         An Information Network for Knowledge Sharing.

Dr. Abdulai has served on a number of ICT committees and boards in Ghana; notable among them being the National ICT Policy and Planning Committee and the National Communications Authority (NCA) Board. Professionally, he is affiliated to the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), the Ghana Institute for Information Technology (GIIT) and the Ghana Science Association.

Recommendation

“M-S Abdulai has distinguished himself  as a very knowledgeable, dedicated and a seasoned IT professional, by his involvement in various ICT initiatives aimed at helping spread Information Technology knowledge and developing ICT applications for various sectors of the Ghanaian economy; particularly for delivery of social services.

He is detail-oriented, creative, open minded and a man of integrity.” - Leopold Edem A. Hillah, Application Software Engineer, TARA SYSTEMS (GH)