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I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Makerere University. My research focuses on Computer Science-driven solutions to the prevailing world challenges. I am also passionate about contributing to quality Computer Science education that is of sufficient breadth and depth, practical and fast enough. Currently, I lead several innovative and research initiatives that aim to create and apply computational methods and tools that can improve the quality of life especially in the developing world setting.

My current research projects include building and deploying distributed systems of miniature IoT/mobile devices to: measure and derive trends of air quality in over 50 urban centers in Uganda to tackle the growing air pollution challenge in developing countries; monitor soil conditions to help farms make smart decisions;  measure the quality of road infrastructure in Uganda to help municipalities and road users. Together with my team we are also building a multi-cloud solution that supports portability of apps and services between private and public clouds while taking into account unique African realities like bandwidth constraints, Internet and power outages.

Previously I investigated and developed programming languages and software tools to help programmers easily write highly adaptive and distributed mobile software without worrying about low-level concerns. My research in this area helped create iScheme and Flute programming languages.

I am  also the Principal Investigator for several research projects including “Probabilistic low-cost air pollution monitoring”; “Centre for Data Technology”; “Build Research Capacity for Innovative ICT4D”; and “African Virtual Cloud Initiative”;.

I received a Ph.D. (with Greatest Distinction - “Summa cum laude”) and MSc. (with Great Distinction) in Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in 2008 & 2012, respectively. I received a B.Sc. (First Class Honors) in Computer Science from Makerere University in 2006, where I also received the Best Science and Overall Best graduate award for that year. Prior to returning to Makerere University I worked as a pre-doctoral and postdoctoral researcher at the Software Languages Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Prior to that I worked in the Software Development industry and IT Management in Uganda.

News


  • July 2019: We are organising the 3rd edition of the Bright Summer School on Software Engineering and IS at Makerere University Bright School at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, July, 2019.

  • May 2019: We are organising the 2nd edition of the Software Engineering in Africa conference co-located with ICSE 2019 in Montreal Canada SEiA 2019, May, 2019.

  • May 2019: We're among the Google AI Impact Challenge winners, May, 2019.

  • February 2019 - Paper Accepted. M. Katarahweire, E. Bainomugisha and K. Mughal (2019) A Multi-Level Data Sensitivity Model for Mobile Health Data Collection Systems. In:  Rocha, Á. et al (eds)  Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCist). Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol__. Springer (to appear)

  • February 2019 - Paper Accepted. J. Businge; M. Openja; D. Kavaler; E. Bainomugisha; F. Khomh; V. Filkov (2019)
    Study of Android App Popularity by Cross-Linking Github and Google Play Store. In IEEE 26th International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER), February 24-27, 2019, Hangzhou, China

  • February 2019 - Paper Accepted.  J. Businge; S. Kawuma; M. Openja ; E. Bainomugisha; A. Serebrenik (2019) How Stable Are Eclipse Application Framework Internal Interfaces? In IEEE 26th International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER), February 24-27, 2019, Hangzhou, China

  • November 2018: I will be attending KubeCon 2018 in Seattle, Washington, USA

  • July 2018: Our paper (J. Businge, M. Openja, S. Nadi, E. Bainomugisha and T. Berger) entitled "Clone-Based Variability Management  in the Android Ecosystem" has been accepted for publication and presentation at the 34th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2018). Septmber 2018, Madrid, Spain.

  • April-May 2018: The AirQo project, US Mission in Kampala and Kampala Capital Authority will organise an air quality awareness week

  • May 2018: We are organising the 1st edition of the Software Engineering in Africa conference co-located with ICSE 2018 in Gothenburg Sweden SEiA 2018, May, 2018.

  • April 2018: We are organising the 2nd edition of the Bright Summer School on Software Engineering and IS at Makerere University Bright School at Mbarara University, April, 2018.

  • April 2018: We are organising an Air Quality Awareness Workshop at Makerere University Let us Talk Air Pollution workshop, 7, April, 2018.

  • March 2018: Our SDG lab, The AirQo project, has been accepted for funding under the Seed beds labs Seed beds, May, 2018. Joel Ssematimba (Research staff) will be traveling for the conference to present the lab

  • September 2017: We are organising the 1st edition of the Bright Summer School on Software Engineering and IS at Makerere University Bright School , September, 2017.

  • July 2017: Our paper (J. Businge, S. Kawuma, E. Bainomugisha, F. Khomh and E. Nabaasa) entitled "Code Authorship and Fault-proneness of Open-Source Android Applications : An Empirical Study" has been accepted for publication and presentation at the the 13th International Conference on Predictive Models and Data  Analytics in Software Engineering (PROMISE 2017). November 8, 2017, Toronto, Canada.

  • July 2017: Our paper (I. N. Oteyo, E. Bainomugisha) entitled "Volume of Signaling Traffic Reaching Cellular Networks from Mobile Phones" has been accepted for publication and presentation at the IEEE AFRICON 2017, Septmber 18-20 2017, Cape Town (South Africa).

  • June 2017: I will be attending the official Launch of the Harvard University Center for African Studies Office & Science, Technology & Innovation Forum, May, 2017.

  • May 2017: We will be hosting Internet Forum & Public Dialogue

  • February 2017, I will be serving as a mentor on the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University.

  • October 2016: Program Committee Member, Workshop on Live Adaptation of Software Systems at <Programming> 2017 - Brussels, Belgium – April 2017.


 
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Department of Computer Science,
School of Computing & IT,
Makerere University - Kampala

E-mail: baino AT cis.mak.ac.ug
Office: Block A 404

Phone: +256 794 665 051