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SCI hosts a Successful Regional Workshop on WSNs

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The School of Computing and Informatics played host to a very successful Workshop on Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks in Weather Monitoring in East Africa (the first one of its kind in the Region).  The Workshop attracted participants from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya. The participants were composed of researchers, professionals and students (undergraduate and postgraduate) from both computer science and meteorology.  The 3-day (July 6-8) workshop was aimed at equipping the participants with practical skills on how to use wireless sensor networks to forecast/monitor weather.

During the opening ceremony held on July 7, the DVC(RPE), Prof. Irungu thanked the RadioCommunications Unit of the Aeronomy and Radiopropagation Laboratory (ARPL) of ICTP for sponsoring the events.  She also acknowledged the technical support by the University of Cape Town as well as by Libellium.  Prof. Irungu further hailed the efforts of Muthoni Masinde, SCI and Prof. Muthama, Department of Meteorology for initiating this multi-disciplinary research collaboration between the School and the Department of Meteorology.  She challenged the two units to ensure that the current weather data collection spearheaded by Department of Meteorology latter is improved and beefed up using the more versatile WSNs technology.

Prof. Lucy Irungu (Centre) addressing the Workshop Participants.  Next to Prof. Irungu are Prof. Aduda, Principal, CBPS (left) and Prof. Odongo, Director, SCI (right)

The Trainers (from left), Dr. Zennaro of ICTP, Dr. Bagula of UCT and Eng. Yarza of Libellium

Ms. Muthoni Masinde of the University of Nairobi explaining how e-weather station works

Antonio (not verified) wrote:

Wed, 2011-09-21 14:09

Bravo!Aluta continua! You make us feel proud. You are the future champions. All the best.

JAY Maingi (not verified) wrote:

Fri, 2011-07-29 11:35

Bravo IT Gurus the researches are bearing fruit so fast .

Anonymous wrote:

Mon, 2011-07-18 11:47

this is good. let's keep it up and roll some of these concepts out to assist in vision 2030.

Nixon.

Njogu (not verified) wrote:

Fri, 2011-07-22 14:16

Congrats and we are pround of you. Contenue representing THE university well!