Robert Mugonza


About Robert : 

Robert has worked in MUST for the past 7 years  under the university. He holds a MSc (Hons) Advanced Computer Science and BSc. (Hons) Computer Science. Brain storming on something has always been his hobby and taking on new challenges in new perspectives in the other one.

Apart from teaching, practical skills design and equipping with the nearby firms and neighboring small scale enterprises. He holds profound input to the existence of Dines East Africa, Ltd and the Distributed Systems Research Group, Institute of Computer Science, Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

 Research and publications

  •  My research area is in Distributed Systems with specific interests in service oriented computing that heavily relies on the cloud infrasture setup. In line with service oriented computing, the issue of energy waste sound a bell when the existing service resource pools are faced with a competing and varied form of cloud users because most user tasks fail, get killed, evicted, before complete and successful execution. This is the basic idea that contributed my masters thesis.
  • Currently also handling research on Distributed systems for local governments at the Institute, plus a variety of other government projects.

Past service at the Institute of Computer Science:

  • Coordinator, Certificate courses 
  • Quality Assurance officer at the Institute Of Computer Science
  • Distributed Systems Research Group co-founder.

Projects in the Institute participated in;

Many projects to date but also including the following;

  • Management Information System (Mbarara-MIS) for the Mbarara Dstrict Local gorvernment, 2009.
  • Police Training Coordinator and instructor, 2009
  • Gender ICT sensitization – Group leader 2008
  • Curriculum review for Bachelor of Science in computer Science- 2009
  • Quality Assurance - 2009
  • Nuffic Coordination meetings – 2009
  • Orientation for 1st year students of the Institute of Computer Science.- 2009

Conference/workshops attended

  • 1st and 2nd Pedagogical Skills training workshops (2008 and 2009)
  • ICT for innovativeness and development, Microsoft systems - 2009
  • Annual Scientific Research Conference, Mbarara University (December 2008)
  • Research in the four public universities workshops (2008)
  • Quality Assurance - 2009
  • Curriculum review for Bachelor of Science in computer Science- 2009  

Course Units:          

  • Programming methodology 
  • Software Design and Development
  • Distributed Systems
  • Software Engineering

 Research themes of interest:

  • Distributed Systems
  • ICT for Community Development (Health Informatics, "Community Informatics")