The soon to be Dr. Bernard Shibwabo Kasamani, is a Strathmore home-grown product, he recently successfully defended his doctoral thesis at his Faculty of Information Technology, and will be graduating in the upcoming 2014 graduation ceremony. His accomplishments come in quick succession, a Masters in Msc.IT) and undergraduate BBIT all in a short time span.
His journey started in 2003, when he first heard of Strathmore University.He fell in love with IT and pursued this passion from undergraduate level.
He combined BBIT program with an award from Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and in 2006 while in 4th year, he landed a teaching vacancy in IT at Swift Global Kenya Limited. Upon completion, he had three options to pursue; teach full-time, take up a vacancy at Virtual Solutions, or start a business. In due time, Strathmore offered him a job as a site engineer, to foresee the successful running of Academic Management System, (AMS) which he took, forgoing all other options. He has not regretted this.
This later on culminated in Strathmore offering him a scholarship to pursue his Masters, graduating in 2010, his thesis was titled: Towards integrated data repositories for improving enterprise- wide systems coherence, which was presented in the Symposium on Progress in Information and Communication Technology, (SPICT) at Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia.
In 2011, he successfully defended his doctoral proposal, and by January 2012, he was enrolled for his PhD studies, under the supervision of Prof. Wanyembi Wabuke- University of Kabianga, and Dr. Ateya of Strathmore University, he submitted and successfully defended his doctoral thesis on 16th May 2014.
His doctoral thesis: Deriving a Transparent Data space- Oriented Entity Collaborative Infrastructure, was sponsored by his faculty and National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. His research is derived from the premise that data is stored in multiple formats, each on its own underlined presentation; he focused on finding ways of integrating divergent stores. Among his contributions is formulation of algorithms model for system integration for data spaces, results showing the performance of the proposed model, and the current state of data spaces.
Under the academic motto, Publish or Perish, he has had 11 published research papers,5 of which are his doctoral work. Some of his published works include:A survey of the State of Dataspaces, Improving the decision-making process using an information management system, and Inteli-restore as an instantaneous approach for reduced data recovery time, to mention a few. He describes his doctoral journey as interesting, easy, and which required a lot of enquiry.
Bernard is grateful for all the support accorded to him by his supervisors and his faculty in general.
We wish him all the best in his endeavors.