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Dr Moses Mwangi THIGA

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Senior Lecturer, Information Technology
Department
School of Science, Engineering and Technology
Computer Science and Information Technology
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

P.hD Information Systems (Kabarak University)

M.Sc Information Systems Management (Liverpool University)

M.Sc Statistics (Egerton University)

B.Sc Computer Science (Egerton University)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Health Informatics, Maternal health, Artificial intelligence, ICT's Agriculture, E-learning

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Book

A Handbook for Establishing Computer Clubs in Kenyan High Schools. Moses M Thiga. ISBN: 978-9966-26-213-4. Published by Utafiti Foundation 2021.

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Francis K Komen, Moses M Thiga, Peter Rugiri. Designing an Artificial Neural Network Power Demand Forecasting Model. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology (IJARCET) Volume 9, Issue 10, October 2020, ISSN: 2278 – 1323
  2. Faith Mueni Musyoka, Moses Mwangi Thiga, Geoffrey Muchiri Muketha “A 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system for preeclampsia management in antenatal care”. Informatics in Medicine-Unlocked, Elsevier. Volume 16 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imu.2019.100199
  3. Musyoka Faith M., Moses Mwangi Thiga, Geoffrey Muchiri Muketha “An Assessment of Suitable and Affordable Smart armband for preeclampsia Management in Antenatal Care”. International Journal of  Information Technology, Volume 3(6) 2019
  4. Thiga, M.M and Oguk, C. (2019) Electronic Voting System for Efficient Students' Elections (2019)
  5. Joseph Mbugua, Moses Thiga, Joseph Siror (2019) A Comparative Analysis of Standard and Ensemble Classifiers on Intrusion Detection System. International Journal of Computer Applications Technology and Research. Volume 8–Issue 04, 107-115, 2019, ISSN:-2319–8656Pages 107 - 115. DOI: 10.7753/IJCATR0804.1005
  6. Kirori Mindo, Moses Thiga, Simon M. Karume (2016) Implementation of A Scalable Zigbee Wireless Personal Area Network for Collection of Data for Water Billing. Mara Research Journal of Information Science and Technology Vol. 1, No. 1, November 2016, Pages 170 – 177
  7. Kirori Mindo, Moses Thiga, Simon M. Karume (2016) A Wireless Sensor Network Model Design for Water Flow Data Telemetry: Case of Water and Sanitation Companies in Kenya. Mara Research Journal of Information Science and Technology Vol. 1, No. 1, November 2016, Pages 158 – 169.
  8. Thiga, Moses M.; Siror, Joseph; Githeko, Jason; and Njagi, Kageni (2015) “A Use Intention Model for Location-Based Mobile Advertising,” The African Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 2.
    Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/ajis/vol8/iss1/2
  9. Mwangi, R., Ngure, P., Thiga, M., & Ngure, j. (2014) Factors Influencing the Utilization of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Services among University Students in Kenya. Global Journal of Health Science. 6(4).
  10. Mutiga, M.W., Ndogo, S. N., & Thiga, M.M. (2014). How Apps Impact Farming Communities. ICT Update, Issue 77, pp 18 – 19. http://ictupdate.cta.int/Feature-Articles/How-apps-impact-farming-communities/(77)/1400182160
  11. Thiga, M. M., Siror, J. K., & Githeko, J. (2013). An SMS and USSD Model for Location-based Mobile Advertising. International Journal of Computer Science & Engineering Technology, 4(7), 14.
  12. Thiga, M. M (2013). Addressing public service vehicle security Challenges using an SMS and USSD identity confirmation system. International Journal of Computer Engineering and Applications 3(3) 229.

Peer Reviewed Technical Papers

Why Invest In ICT’s in Agriculture? Potential for Investment in ICT’s for Agriculture.(2018) Moses M Thiga, Simon N. Ndungu & Mary W. Mutiga. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) ISBN: 978-92-9081-640-9

CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. Moses Thiga and Wilson Balongo. Establishing Innovation Management Systems : The Case of Kabarak University. Proceedings of the International Association of Science Parks 2022 Conference held at the Konza Technolpolis. 30th and 31st May 2022
  2. Moses THIGA, Pamela KIMETO, Mvurya MGALA, Emmanuel KWEYU, Steve WANYEE and Tooroti MWIRIGI. A Remote Blood Pressure Data Collection and Monitoring System for Expectant Mothers. IST-Africa 2022 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2022. IST-Africa Institute and IIMC, 2022, ISBN: 978-1-905824-69-4, IEEE Xplore Conference Publications.
  3. Moses THIGA, Pamela KIMETO, Daisy KIPTOO. Collecting Blood Pressure and Activity Data Using an Integrated Mobile and Smartwatch Application. Proceedings of the Kabarak University International Research Conference on Computing and Information Systems. 5th - 9th October 2020 Nakuru, Kenya.
  4. Antony G. MUSABI,Moses THIGA, Simon KARUME. Challenges of Health Information Exchange in Maternal Healthcare in Kenya A Case Study of Nakuru County Level 5 Hospital. Proceedings of the Kabarak University International Research Conference on Computing and Information Systems 5th - 9th October 2020 Nakuru, Kenya.
  5. L. C. CHEPTEGEI, M. THIGA and E. OKUMU, "Challenges Affecting the Effective Communication of PHI to Non-Medical Users: A Contextual Inquiry," 2020 IST-Africa Conference (IST-Africa), 2020, pp. 1-8.
  6. Dorothy BUNDI, Amos KIRONGO, Moses THIGA. Digital Technologies as a Driver in the Provision of Universal Health Coverage. Proceedings of the Kabarak University International Research Conference on Computing and Information Systems 5th - 9th October 2020 Nakuru, Kenya.
  7. Thiga M. (2020) Increasing Participation and Security in Student Elections through Online Voting: The Case of Kabarak University. IST-Africa 2020 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2020, Pages 1-11, ISBN 978-1-905824-64-9, IEEE Xplore Conference Publications.
  8. Mueni, F., Thiga, M., and Muchiri, G. A Blood Pressure Monitoring Prototype for Preeclampsia Management in Antenatal Care in Kenya. Proceedings of the Kabarak University International Research Conference on Translative and Preventive Healthcare 2018.
  9. Chahira, M., Thiga M., and Siror, J. Improving the Performance of Network Intrusion Detection Based on Hybrid Feature Selection Model. Proceedings of the Kabarak University International Research Conference on Computing and Information Systems 2018.
  10. Maoncha, E., Karume, S., and Thiga M. A Web Based Inter Institution Model for Lecturer’s Teaching Workload Monitoring in Kenyan Institutions of Higher Learning. Proceedings of the Kabarak University International Research Conference on Computing and Information Systems 2018.
  11. Kilisio, M., and Thiga M. Practices, Challenges and Approaches for Software Project Risk Management in Kenyan County Governments. Proceedings of the Kabarak University International Research Conference on Computing and Information Systems 2018.
  12. Alex KIBET, Moses M. THIGA, Simon Maina KARUME (2018) Designing a Blockchain Based Smart Contract Model: A Case of Real Estate Industry. Proceedings of the Kabarak University International Research Conference on Computing and Information Systems 2018.
  13. Thiga, M , Chebon, V, Kiptoo, S., Okumu, E., and Onyango, D., Electronic Voting System for University Student Elections: The Case of Kabarak University, Kenya. IST-Africa 2018 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2018, Pages 1-11, ISBN: 978-1-905824-60-1, IEEE Xplore Conference Publications.
  14. Kirori M., Thiga M., Karume S., A scalable Zigbee WPAN for water flow telemetry, IST-Africa 2017 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2017, Pages 1-12, ISBN: 978-1-905824-57-1, IEEE Xplore Conference Publications.
  15. M. Thiga. “A Model for the delivery of SMS and USSD Location-based Mobile Advertising using Network-based Positioning”. Proceedings of the IST-Africa Conference, 2016.
  16. M. Thiga and S. Ndungu. Developing Scalable and Sustainable ICT’s for Agriculture: Lessons from the failed NALEP Monitoring and Evaluation System, Kenya. Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Research Conference, 2015, Kabarak University.
  17. Thiga, M.; Ndungu, S., “Utilization of ICT for agriculture: A case study of Kakamega county, Kenya,” in IST-Africa Conference, 2015, vol., no., pp.1-9, 6-8 May 2015 doi: 10.1109/ISTAFRICA.2015.7190569
  18. M Thiga, J. Siror, J. Githeko and K. Njagi. Factors Influencing the Intention to Use Location-based Mobile Advertising among Micro-enterprises. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Research Conference, 2013, Kabarak University.
  19. M. Thiga Knowledge Management in Kenyan Higher Education: The Challenges of Dissemination. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Research Conference, 2012, Kabarak University.
  20. M. M. Thiga, D. K. Nassiuma & A. S. Islam. Stochastic Models of Internet Traffic Data for Different Types of Internet Users: The Case Of Egerton University, Kenya. Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Research Conference, 2011, Kabarak University.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS

2022

  1. Conference on the Development, Deployment and Adoption of Artificial Intelligence Solutions in Africa 2023, EUR 3,000, Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ),
  2. Tensorflow Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Grant, USD 10,000, Google
  3. An Integrated Clinical Trial and Machine Leaning Operations Model for Artificial Intelligence Projects in Healthcare, KES 1,500,000, Kenya Education Network. Collaborators - Dr Moses M Thiga,Dr Pamela Kimeto,Ms Daisy Ondwari and Ms Daisy Kiptoo
  4. Timetabling and Class Attendance, KES 500,000, Kabarak University, Collaborators - Dr Moses M Thiga, Mr Philip Matunda, Mr Ian Njuguna and Mr Emmanuel Changole.
  5. Framework for Identification, Review and Resolution of Ethical Issues in Healthcare Machine Learning Projects, USD 25,000, IBM Technology Ethics Lab (Lab) - The University of Notre Dame. Collaborators - Dr Moses M Thiga, Dr Pamela Kimeto and Mr Jeremiah Fadugba

2021

  1. Tensorflow Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Grant, USD 10,000, Google.
  2. Computer Science Education Week, USD 3,000, Cape Town Science Center / Google.
  3. Online Voting System Upgrade, KES 300,000, Kabarak University. Collaborators - Dr Moses M Thiga, Mr Shem Kiptoo and Mr Vincent Chebon.
  4. Early Prediction of Pre-eclampsia Using Long Short Term Memory Networks (LSTM-NN) on the Edge and Effectiveness of Low Dose Aspirin and Calcium as prophylaxis, KES 500,000, Kabarak University.

2020

  1. eHealth for Universal Maternal Health Coverage in Undeserved Counties and Vulnerable Population Groups in Kenya, KES 18,106,000, National Research Fund. Collaborators - Dr Moses M Thiga, Dr Pamela Kimeto, Dr Mvurya Mgalla, Mr Emmanuel Kweyu, Mr Steve Wanyee and Dr Mwirigi Kinagwi
  2. Artificial Intelligence in Health Workshop 2020, EUR 1,000, Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ).

2019

  1. Early detection of preeclampsia using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring using wearable devices and Long Short Term Memory Networks (LSTM-NN) on the edge., USD 8,000, Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D). Collaborators - Dr Moses M Thiga and Dr Pamela Kimeto
  2. Conference Travel Grant, USD 5,000, Kabarak University and Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D)
  3. Google CS First Outreach, USD 11,100, Google

2018

  1. IST Africa Conference Travel Grant USD 1,500, Kenya Education Network (KENET)
  2. Google Professional Development Grant for High School Teachers, USD 20,000 Google

2017

  1. Africa Code Week Outreach, USD 1,000, Google
  2. Google Infrastructure Grant USD 17,500, Google

2016

IST Africa Conference Travel Grant, USD 1,800, Kenya Education Network (KENET)

2015

  1. Community Knowledge Worker: A Cloud and Mobile based Community Extension approach for climate change adaptation, EUR 20,000, The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). Collaborators - Dr Moses M Thiga and Mr Simon N Ndogo.
  2. ICT’s for Climate Change, KES 100,000, Kabarak University.
  3. ABIRI: An SMS and USSD passenger manifest system for the Public Sector, KES 660,000, National Commission for Science and Technology Research.
  4. Google Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS), USD 13,000, Google. Collaborators - Mr Kirori Mindo and Dr Moses M Thiga.
  5. Online Education In Kenya: A Situational Analysis, KES 100,000, Kabarak University. Collaborators - Dr Betty Tikoko, Dr Kageni Njagi and Dr Moses M Thiga.
  6. IST Africa Conference Travel Grant, USD 1,500, Kenya Education Network (KENET).

2013

Google Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS), USD 10,000, Google.

2011

Knowledge Management in Kenyan Higher Education. Kabarak University Research grant, KES 100,000

 

TEACHING AREAS
  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Research Methods
  3. Information Security
  4. Systems Development
  5. Computer Programming
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
Masters Level:

Completed

  1. Mr Malachi Manasseh - M.Sc. Information Technology - 2022
  2. Ms Daisy Kiptoo - M.Sc. Information Technology - 2022
  3. Mr Anthony Musabi - M.Sc. Information Technology - 2021
  4. Mr Francis Komen - M.Sc. Information Technology, Kabarak University – 2020
  5. Mr Alex Kibet - M.Sc. Information Technology, Kabarak University – 2019
  6. Mr Evans Moancha - M.Sc. Information Technology, Kabarak University – 2019
  7. Mr Kirori Mindo - M.Sc.Information Technology, Kabarak University - 2016
  8. Ms Petronella Njeri Gathu - MA Leadership, PAC University - 2016
  9. Mr Paul Kamau - MA Leadership, PAC University – 2016

Ongoing

  1. Ms Gladys Korir - M.Sc Information Technology
  2. Ms Joy Phoebe – M.Sc IT Security and Audit
PhD Level:

Completed

  1. Mr Andrew Kipkebut - Ph.D Computer Science, Kabarak University – 2022
  2. Ms Laura Cheptegei - PhD Computer Science, Kabarak University – 2022
  3. Mr Simon Ndogo - PhD Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology - 2022
  4. Kirori Mindo - PhD IT Security and Audit, Kabarak University – 2019
  5. Faith Mueni - PhD Information Technology, Kabarak University – 2019
  6. Mbugua Chahira - PhD Information Technology, Kabarak University – 2019

Ongoing

  1. Ms Dorothy Bundi - Ph.D IT Security and Audit
  2. Mr Simon Ruoro - Ph.D Information Technology
  3. Mr Peter Kemei - Ph.D IT Security and Audit
MEMBERSHIP / ASSOCIATION
  1. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - Member no 88820
  2. Board Member, Data Science Africa

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As members of Kabarak University family, we purpose at all times and in all places, to set apart in one’s heart, Jesus as Lord. (1 Peter 3:15)

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