Evarist Nabaasa

Senior Lecturer/Dean

About Evarist : 


I am a Ugandan by birth. Ntungamo is my home district and particularly from Kajara County. I am a catholic.


I hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc. CSc) from Makerere University where I graduated in the year 2000. Since Late 2000, I started Lecturing in the Institute of Computer Science at Mbarara University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Lecture. In 2002 to 2003 I headed the department of Computer Science at Mbarara University. I won a Chinese scholarship and went to China for a Masters in Computer Engineering (MEng. CSc) from 2003 to 2006 where I graduated with MEng. Comp Science offered at Hunan University in Changsha City. At my masters I focused my research on Computer Networks particularly researching on Security of Base Stations in Wireless Sensor Networks. On my return to Uganda in late 2006, I continued as a lecturer in the Institute of Computer Science at Mbarara University to-date. In January 2015, I graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from Mbarara University of Science and Technology. During my PhD I was mentored by Prof. Frits Vaandrager of Radboud University- Netherlands, Associate Prof. Idris Rai – of Makerere University,  Dr. Tonny Bulega of Makerere University and Dr. John Businge of Mbarara University of Science and Technology. My research was about Algorithms for Scheduling and Optimization of Traffic Lights via Wireless Sensor Networks.


  1. Nabaasa Evarist, and Dr. Tonny E Bulega, "Scheduling and Optimization of Traffic Lights on a T-Junction Using a Wireless Sensor Network", Internation Journal of Scientific Knowledge-Computing and Information Technology, ISSN 2305-1493, July 2013
  2. Nabaasa Evarist, and Dr. Tonny E Bulega, "Needed Capabilities for Wireless Sensor Networks and Road Traffic Simulators", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2011, July 19th - July 22nd, 2011 - Orlando, Florida, USA
  3. Nabaasa Evarist, and Prof. Yaping Lin, "Candidate Base Stations a Security Solution for Compromised Base Stations In Wireless Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the 4th International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology, July 2005, Amman, Jordan, Vol 1, pg 431-438

Responsibilities at MUST in general and at the Institute of Computer Science in particular since 2000

I serve on a number of committees of Mbarara University

  • Chairperson Distributed Systems Research Group at ICS since Jan 2015 todate
  • Chairperson MUST non Teaching Staff Promotions Committee - 2015
  • Member of the Steering Committee for Needy Students (AfDB) HEST Project 2015
  • Member MUST Higher Degrees Committee - 2013 todate
  • Member of MUST Senate - todate
  • Member of University Quality Assurance Committee - todate
  • Member of Nuffic Coordinators Committee - todate
  • Member of Academic Committee for the Institute of Computer Science - todate
  • Member of the ICT Committee for Mbarara University - todate
  • Chair Person Organizing Committee for the 5th Annual Research and Dissemination Conference for Mbarara University - 2009

Contact: enabaasa@must.ac.ug, nabaasa_kyo@yahoo.com, +256-774-198724

I lecture the following courses among others

  • C Programming
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Networking
  • Operating Systems
  • Embedded Computing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Datastractures and Algorithms

Projects Supervised – Undergraduate students

                        June – 2009

  • Printer Resource Controller over a LAN
  • VOIP & Text Communication over a LAN
  • Movie Partitioner

                        June - 2010

  • C2JAVA
  • Sharing Photos over a LAN

                        June - 2011

  • SMS System for Accessing MUST Students’ Results
  • A Tool Introducing Shapes and their Algebra at Primary Level
  • A LAN Dynamic Time Allocation and Billing System
  • Path Finding in a MAZE

                      June - 2012

  • Ugandan Educational Institutions Finder
  • Ugandan Local Languages Dictory Translator with Audio Capabilities
  • Mbarara University E-Reconcilliation

                       June - 2013

  • Family Tree

                      June - 2014

  • Ugandan Local Languages Word Processor

                     June - 2015

  • MUST Processes Tracker
  • Institute of Computer Science Document Bank
  • UMUNC Transcript Generating System


IUCEA – MUST Representative for Quality Assurance Peer Reviewers Committee for East African Universities

Nov. 2009, I participated in Peer Reviewing Computer Science Programs of: -

  • Kyambogo University – Uganda
  • Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi – Uganda

Feb. 2010, I participated in Peer Reviewing Computer Science Programs of: -

  • University of Nairobi - Kenya
  • State University of Zanzibar - Tanzania
  • University of Dodoma - Tanzania