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SECTION A

Identity Details

Name:

Department:

School:

Academic Qualifications:

Designation:

Responsibility: 

LAWRENCE MWENDA MURIIRA

Computer Science

Science & Technology

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D

Chairman of Department/Lecturer

Teaching, Content Development,
Research and Administrative Duties

Name:LAWRENCE MWENDA MURIIRA
Department: Computer Science
School: Science & Technology
Academic Qualifications: B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D
Designation: Chairman of Department/Lecturer
Responsibility: Teaching, Content Development,
Research and Administrative Duties

SECTION B

Academic Background

InstitutionYearsQualification
St. Pius X Seminary, Meru1991-1993
St. Cyprian High School, Meru1994-1995K.C.S.E
Kenya Methodist University, Meru1998-2003B.Sc (Mathematics & Computer Science)
Strathmore University, Nairobi2006-2009M.Sc. (Information Technology)
University of Electronic Science and
Technology, China
2015-2019D.Eng(Computer Science & Tech)

SECTION C

Current/Recent Teaching

  • Introduction to Computer Information Systems
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Research Methods
  • SECTION D

    Area(s) of Specialization & Research Interests

    Specialization:

    • Computer Science

    Research Interest:

    • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
    • Internet of Things
    • Financial Technology
    • Health Information Systems
    • Information Technology & Communication for Development (ICT4D)

    SECTION E

    Selected Recent Publication(s)

  • Muriira L.M, Zhao Z., and Min G., Exploiting Linear Support Vector Machine for Correlation- Based High Dimensional Data Classification in Wireless Sensor Networks , Sensors, Vol. 18, No. 9, 2018.
  • Muriira L.M, and Kibua N., Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology: The Future Mobile Payment Service for Kenya, International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, vol. 6, no. 1, 2012, pp. 73-83.
  • SECTION F

    Grants/Consultancies Won

  • 2012 Competition for Infrastructural Improvements in a University; Amount: KES. 1,100,000; Funded by: Harvard Alumni for Global Action (HAGA) – 2012 -2013
  • Computer Science/Information Systems/Engineering (CSISEE) Mini-Grant; Amount: KES. 1,500,000; Funded by: Kenya Education Network (KENET) – 2020 -2021
  • SECTION G

    Scholarship Award(s)/Recognition(s) Received

  • China Scholarship Council (CSC) Award; Funded by: Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – 2015
  • SECTION H

    Professional Affiliations

  • None
  • SECTION I

    Contact Details

    The Department of Computer Science (Nairobi Campus)
    Kenya Methodist University
    P. O. Box 45240-00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email:

    Lawrence.Muriira@kemu.ac.ke
    mwendamuriira@gmail.comail.com

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