Dr. Peter Nabende

Role in Project: 
Supervisor and Student Management
Affiliation/Contact : 
Makerere University
Bio: 
Peter Nabende, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems at the School of Computing and Informatics Technology, College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Makerere University, a Master of Science in Computer Science (focusing on Computer Information Systems) from Makerere University, and a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural
Sciences at University of Groningen. Nabende is also an avid follower of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on platforms like coursera from where he achieved a verified online non-credit specialization in Data Mining from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Nabende mainly lectures two course units in the School of Computing and Informatics Technology: Intelligent Systems in the Bachelors of Information Systems program, and Web-based Information Systems and Web Mining Technologies in the Masters of Information Technology program. He also occasionally lecturers other course units including: XML and Web Services; ICT Selection, Design, and Implementation; Data Warehousing and Data Mining; and Design and Analysis of Algorithms. Nabende is also an academic supervisor on research undertaken by PhD and Masters students in the Department of Information Systems at Makerere University. So far, he has primarily supervised research for five Masters students to completion.

Nabende has served and continues to serve as an external examiner for different Computing programs in Uganda. In 2012, he was a member of a Special Committee selected by the National Council of Higher Education to draft curricula guidelines for Computing programs run by Ugandan Universities. He has served as principle curriculum reviewer for the Bachelors in Information Systems and MSc in Information Systems programmes in Makerere University. He has also served as an external curriculum reviewer for computing programs run by different public Universities in Uganda.

Nabende is interested in research in the areas of Information Systems, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, and Artificial Intelligence. He has presented his research in several local and International workshops and conferences. He has published some of that research in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He has also served and continues to serve as an academic peer reviewer for several International Conferences.

Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/peternabende