Returning to our Roots to Combat a Crisis

08/09/2020

UCD Discovery is delighted to invite you to join thought leader Muthoni Masinde, Professor of Computer Science, Entrepreneur in Information Technology, Head of IT Department, Central University of Technology, Free State (South Africa), and Founder and CEO of ITIKI, on UCD Discovery's 'Zoom for Thought' 15-min chat series on

Tuesday September 8th @ 2pm IST

where she will discuss;

‘Returning to our roots to combat a crisis’

Join the UCD Discovery Zoom for Thought chat via zoom - https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/92781832283

 

 The event kicks off at 2pm sharp and finishes at 2.15pm.

 

Biography

Muthoni Masinde is a Professor of Computer Science and an entrepreneur in information technology. As well as working as an Associate Professor and the Head of the IT Department at the Central University of Technology, Free State (South Africa), she is the Founder and CEO of ITIKI - acronym for Information Technology and Indigenous Knowledge with Intelligence.

ITIKI is a drought prediction tool that taps into the rich African indigenous knowledge on natural disasters and augments it with Wireless Sensor Networks, artificial intelligence and Mobile phones. ITIKI is impacting and changing lives among small-scale farmers in Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. Given the overwhelming burden of droughts on Africa’s small-scale farmers which in turn leads to food insecurity, all her current work focuses on this most vulnerable group.

Muthoni holds a BSC, an MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, and the University of Cape Town, South Africa, respectively. She has also recently attained an MBA from the University of the Free State (South Africa).