Prof. Simon Maina KARUME

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Professor of Information Technology
Computer Science and Information Technology
P.O Box 15232 - 20100 Nakuru

Professor of Information technology with over 20 years experience working in the ICT industry as a computer instructor in high school, technical institute instructor, University lecturer, ICT researcher and ICT administrator. A seasoned academician and researcher in information technology with extensive research experience in IT security and audit where I have participated in: design and development of: (i) a smart water meter using zigbee technology, (ii) a driver road safety index model to curb road carnage in Kenya, (iii) a risk exposure index for SMEs in Kenya, (iv) a threat matrix for smart devices in a Campus LAN and (v) adoptability model for digital evidence (vi) lecturers workload monitoring system. A Member of ISACA, internet society Kenya chapter and ITU-T focus group on Digital currency including Digital Fiat Currency (FG DFC). Current research in ICT include: designing a Risk Appetite model for organizations, Information Compliance Metric for Cyber laws among others

Google Scholar
  •  PhD in Information Technology (PhD IT) Masinde Muliro Uni of Science. and Technology 2011 – 2014
  • Msc In Computer based Information Systems (CBIS) Sunderland University  2004 – 2006
  •  Bsc In Mathematics and Computer Science (1st Class Honors ) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 1997 – 2001
  • Diploma In Science Education (1st Class) Kenya Science Teachers Training College 1990 – 1992 
  • UNESCO-HP Brain Gain Initiative grid computing workshop - configuring grid nodes, Hewlet Packard
    (HP) headquarters, Johannesburg, South Africa, 14th to 18th December 2010
  • UNESCO-HP Brain Gain Initiative, Advanced Training and Scientific Workshop in grid computing
    (application porting), CSIR Meraka Institute , Pretoria, South Africa, 22-26 March 2011
  • National E-waste conference 2010 Nairobi, Kenya, green technology curriculum in e-waste management -
  • Computer managers’ Congress organized by Computer Society of Kenya, Turtle Beach Clubs, Malindi,
    23-26 August 2011
  • ICT and Network Security Seminar, Reef beach Hotel North Coast Mombasa Kenya, 19th -23rd March
  • Masinde Muliro University in-house software (AMIS, EXAM-MIS, e-learning system Moodle and venue
    booking system) Training Workshops for efficient service delivery- Organizer and facilitator
  • The ICT directors Forum, Safari Park Hotel Nairobi, 23 November 2011
  • 4th MMUST Academic staff seminar “using ICT to improve and enhance teaching and learning in higher
    education” 7th January 2010 – Facilitator


    • Professor of Information Technology   Kabarak University  September 2022 to date
    • Associate professor of IT  Kabarak University  June 2021 - Sept 2022 
    •  Research Collaborator in ICT consultancies and ICT for development Research projects  Ermis Africa NGO, August 2008 to date 
    • Adjunct Associate professor of IT Cooperative University of Kenya  Feb 2021 to date
    • Associate professor of IT Laikipia University (LU) Nov. 2016 to June 2021
    • Senior Lecturer in Information Technology   Laikipia University (LU)  Jan. 2014 to Nov. 2016
    • Senior Lecturer in Information Technology Masinde Muliro University of science and Technology Oct 2013 – Jan 2014 
    • Lecturer in Information Technology Masinde Muliro University of science and Technology  Jan 2010 to Oct 2013
    • Assistant Lecturer in Information Technology Masinde Muliro University of science and Technology Nov 2007 – Dec 2009
    • part-time Lecturer in computer science and IT Jomo Kenyatta .niversity of .Agriculture and Technology  Nairobi Campus Jan 2007 to Nov 2007 
    • Teachers Service Commsission Computer Studies Lecturer at Kabete Technical training Institute (KTTI) Sept 2005 to Nov 2007
    • Head of Computer studies Njoro Boys High School Sept 2002 – Sept 2004
    • Head of Computer studies  Emining Secondary school   June 2001 to Sept 2002
    • Post Graduates Programs coordinator School of Science Engineering and Technology Kabarak University Jan 2022 to date
    • ICT Director and Chairman Department of computing and informatics  Laikipia University (LU) Oct 2016 to June 2021
    • Examination officer department of mathematics and computer Science Laikipia University (LU)  Mar 2016 to Oct 2016
    • Senate Representative Sch. of Science. and Applied Technology Laikipia University (LU)  Oct 2015 to Mar 2016
    • ICT Director Masinde Muliro University of Science and .Technology. (M.M.U.S.T) Jan 2009 to August 2014
    • HUAWEI and UNESCO ICT Talent Cultivation white paper review September - November 2021: Available: https://www-file.huawei.com/-/media/corporate/local-site/ke/pdf/ict-talent-cultivation-for-kenyas-digital-economy-whitepaper.pdf 
    • Curriculum Development and Review workshop Facilitation  Kaimosi Friends University College January 2021
    • Bsc in Data Science Curriculum development Cooperative University of Kenya January 2020
    • Msc and Bsc Computer science Curriculum development and review University of Kabianga  September 2019
    • Curriculum development stakeholders’ forum Cooperative university college of Kenya  April 2016 
    • IT Degree programs Academic Advisor/consultant Nairobi Institute of Business studies (NIBS) February 2015 
    • Consultancy services in E-waste management guidelines  National Environmental management Authority (NEMA) January 2011
    • Web developer Kabete Technical Training Institute Jan 2006 – Sept 2007 
    • Merlin international Networking of Merlin kisii office (Technical advisor) July 2004 – august 2004 
    • Njoro High School IT infrastructure development and School computerization project Technical advisor Jan 2003 – Dec 2003 
  • Member of Association of Computer Practitioners Kenya
  •  Member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Associate Member Computer Society of Kenya
  • Member ISOC Kenya Chapter
  • Member ITU-T focus group on Digital currency including Digital Fiat Currency (FG DFC)=

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