Dennis Karugu Gichuki

Name: Dennis Karugu Gichuki

Contact details:

E-mail: ……@kibu.ac.ke

Website: kibu.ac.ke

Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Kibabii University, Kenya, 2019- DatePhD in Information Technology (ongoing)
Kibabii University, Kenya, 2014- 2018MSc. Information Technology
Makerere University, Uganda, 2004 – 2007Bachelor of Information Technology
St. Lawrence Citizens’ High School, Uganda, 2002 – 2003Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) A Level
Moi Secondary School, Kenya, 1998 – 2001Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) O Level

Field of Specialization

  • Computer Hardware
  • Programming: C, C++, Java
  • Computer Networks

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – Membership Number: 4960414
  • Internet Society – Membership Number: 190289
  • Internet Society- Kenya Chapter Membership – Membership Number: 776386
  • International Association for Engineers (IAENG) – Membership Number: 153646
  • Universal Association of Computer and Electronic – Membership Number: SM1010003317

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
Aug 2018 to dateKibabii University,KenyaCoD, Information TechnologySenior Technologist
  • Participate in the review of IT practical manuals and materials on a regular basis, updating when required within the departments to align them with market programme needs.
  • Participate in the development and application of innovative and appropriate IT practical, delivery /demonstration techniques and materials that create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students in the department for effective learning and teaching.
  • Transfer IT practical skills, methods and techniques to students and other stakeholders in the department.
  • Ensure that IT practicals design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the university and the department.
  • Supervise students computing projects, field trips and where appropriate, industrial placements and Industrial training to equip students with on job training and skills.
  • Carry out guided research and act as a participant in the research in projects in the department.
  • Feb 2016 – Aug 2018KCA University, KenyaICT DirectorICT Coordinator
    • Managing the ICT section
    • Allocation of ICT resources
    • Organizing ICT training for staff and students
    • Liaising with service providers
    Jan 2015 – DateKibabii UniversityCOD Computer SciencePart Time Technician
    • Managing routine operations of the labs
    • Preparing lab instructional materials
    • Conducting lab sessions
      Sep 2015 – Jan 2016KCA University, KenyaICT CoordinatorICT Assistant
      • User support
      • System configurations
      • ERP support
        May 2015 – Aug 2018KCA University, KenyaAcademic CoordinatorPart-Time Instructor
        • Managing routine operations of the labs
        • Preparing lab instructional materials
        • Instructing diploma courses
        • Conducting lab sessions
          Sep 2014 – DateKibabii University, KenyaCOD ITPart-Time Instructor
          • Managing routine operations of the labs
          • Preparing lab instructional materials
          • Instructing diploma courses
          • Conducting lab sessions
            Sep 2011 – Apr 2012African Institute of Research & Development Studies, KenyaGeneral ManagerPrincipal
            • Managing routine operations of the campus
            • Preparing Budgets for the campus
            • Recruiting
              Jun 2010 – Aug 2011African Institute of Research & Development Studies, KenyaPrincipalAcademic Registrar
              • Coordinating all academic affairs of the campus
              • Timetabling
              • Supervising academic staff
              • Keeping custody of lesson plans and class registers
              • Student exam registration processing
              Jul 2009 – May 2010African Institute of Research & Development Studies, KenyaAcademic RegistrarICT HOD
              • Coordinating all ICT department affairs of the campus
              • Departmental timetabling
              • Provision of ICT support
              • Keeping custody of inventory
              Feb 2009 – Jun 2009African Institute of Research & Development Studies, KenyaICT HODICT Lecturer
              • Instructing diploma course in IT
              • Setting and marking internal examination
              • Conducting lab sessions
              Jan 2008 – Jan 2009Nakuru College of Health Sciences & Management, KenyaPrincipalICT officer & Lecturer
              • Instructing diploma course in IT
              • Setting and marking internal examination
              • Conducting lab sessions

              Professional Research Interest

              • Virtualization, Thin clients, and green ICT
              • Emerging trends in ICT including 4th Industrial revolution
              • Cloud computing
              • ICT4D

              Research Experience and Funds Attracted

              YearPosition in ProjectResponsibilities/DutiesResearch/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)
              2014AuthorAuthor, Trademark East AfricaAdoption and Use of Information Communication Technologies by Small and Medium Enterprise for Trade in East African RegionKsh 129,816.00

              Consultancy

              YearPosition in Consultancy TeamResponsibilities/DutiesConsultancy/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)
                  

              Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

               

              Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

              1. Dennis Karugu Gichuki, Alice Nambiro Wechuli, (2020), Online Agricultural Extension Based on Internet Communication Principles, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJSRSET), 7(3): 442-446
              2. Gichuki D. K, Nambiro A. W, (2019), Virtualization Performance Evaluation for Green IT Deployment in Public in Public Universities, International Journal for Computer Science and Technology, 10(3): 9-11
              3. Gichuki D. K, Rubia S. C, Wabwoba F, (2019), Towards Philosophy of Information Technology, International Journal of Contemporary Applied Researches, 6(6): 35-42
              4. Gichuki D. K, Nambiro A. W, Wabwoba F, (2018), An Investigation of the Impact of System Virtualization on Green ICT Deployment in Kenyan Public Universities, IJSRSET, 4(11): 25-29