Amos Chege Kirongo Coordinator Innovations & Entrepreneurship at the Directorate of Research Development & Extension and doubles up as Tutorial Fellow Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing and Informatics in Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru, Kenya. Amos currently has a research interest in the area of Image Processing, Machine Learning, and Big Data. Chege has proposed work based on the development of Algorithms that will result in the creation of solutions for farmers faced with challenges in the detection of a variety of plan stresses and remedying the challenges through Technology.
In the area of Assistive Technologies, Amos Chege with his research team have done research work in the area of Competence Network for e-Inclusion and Assistive Technologies. Kirongo and his research team from the University of Applied Sciences Austria and Meru University of Science and Technology Kenya managed to attract seed fund and conducted a pilot study. The study was based in Meru County in Kenya where we were able to identify the need for Information Communications Technology (ICT) Assistive Devices for Special School Learners with Physical Disability. The gap identified will lead to the design and roll-out of Innovative technologies that will enable learners in Special Schools to access learning content electronically and be able to learn like other children. Findings of this study were presented during the 10th Decolonizing the Spirit Conference in University of Embu in July 2016.
In the area of Open Government Data, Chege together with his co-author, succeeded in proposing a model for integration of Open Government Data to Content Management Systems in Kenya. The research findings were presented during the Nairobi Innovation Week Research Symposium at the University of Nairobi in March 2017. During the 11th Egerton University’s International Conference and Innovation Week, held in March 2017, we were awarded the Best Paper Presentation in the category of Governance, Law, and Security, where we did a review paper of how the public sector has adopted Open Government Data Initiatives.
In the area of Electronic Learning, Amos has co-authored research in the areas of eLearning adoption and use in Institutions of Higher Learning and presented in the KEMU 2016 Annual Research Conference. Chege has also done papers on Electronic waste management and disposal and presented in the International Conference on University-Industry Linkages held in Meru University of Science and Technology in October 2017.
Currently, Chege has ongoing research interests are in the area of Image Processing, Assistive Technologies, Open Government Data, Enterprise Resource Planning adoption initiatives, Information Systems Risks, and Security, and Remote Sensing in Turbidity Measurement in Water.
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