As of 2017/18 academic year, the Department has a total of 31 academic staffs of which 9 are with Ph.D. degree of whom 2 hold a rank of associate professor and 7 hold a rank of assistant professor. All the rest except four hold MSc degree. The Department plans to increase the educational level of its staff and plans to make the current about 29% Ph.D. level staff to at least 50% in the next three years. the current head of the department is Dr. Dagmawi Lemma who is been serving in this position since February 2017. Dr. Ayalew Belay and Mrs. Amsale Zelalem serve as coordinators for the graduate and undergraduate of the regular scheme respectively, while Mr. Nesredin Suleman and Mr. Mekonnen Geremew serve as coordinators for the continuing education for the graduate and undergraduate programs respectively. Profiles of each staff as of 2017/18 is presented below:

Faculty Members

Dr. Solomon Atnafu Besufekad

Associate Professor
About

Dr. Solomon Atnafu is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Addis Ababa University. Dr. Solomon got his PhD degree from “Laboratoire d’InfoRmatique en Image et Systèmes d’information“, INSA Lyon, France in July 2003; his MSc in Computer Science from Technical University of Dresden, Germany in 1989; and his BSc degree in Mathematics from Department of Mathematics, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia in 1983.

He has offered several courses both at the graduate and the undergraduate program levels of the Department. He has advised four PhD Candidates and is currently co-advising three PhD students in their dissertation works. He has also advised sixty eight graduate students in their MSc thesis works on different subjects. He has served as Head of the Department of Computer Science during the period February 2006 to August 2009 and as Associate Director of the Center for IT Research and Innovation at the IT Doctoral Program of AAU from July 2011 to September 2016. Dr. Solomon has published: 12 papers on reputable journals, 2 book chapters, 31 papers on proceedings of peer-reviewed International Conferences; 8 Monographs, 10 on proceedings of peer-reviewed national conferences. He was also involved in dozens of projects as project manager and/or as consultant and served as program committee member in more than fifteen International conferences.

Research Interest

  • Multimedia Data Management,
  • Information Retrieval,
  • Localization,
  • e-Governance, and
  • Mobile Information Systems (mHealth, M4D, etc.)

Publications
Since 2011

  1. Getachew B. Demisse, Tsegaye Tadesse, Yared Bayissa, Solomon Atnafu, Mekuria Argaw & Dessie Nedaw; Vegetation condition prediction for drought monitoring in pastoralist areas: a case study in Ethiopia; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 2018; Pages 1-17; Taylor & Francis; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01431161.2017.1421797.
  2. Demisse, G.B.; Tadesse, T.; Atnafu, S.; Hill, S.; Wardlow, B.D.; Bayissa, Y.; Shiferaw, A. Information Mining from Heterogeneous Data Sources: A Case Study on Drought Predictions. Open Access Information Science Journal; 2017, 8, 79. Open Access Information Science Journal; Volume 8, Number 3, Page 79, Year: 2017. ISSN 2078-2489; CODEN: INFOGG.
  3. Woldmariam, Mesfin;Ghinea, Gheorghita;Solomon, Atnafu;Grønli, Tor-Morten; Monetary Practices of Traditional Rural Communities in Ethiopia: Implications for New Financial Technology Design; Human-Computer Interaction, 2016;  doi:10.1080/07370024.2016.1139461
  4. Getachew T. Ayehu, Solomon A. Besufekad; Land Suitability Analysis for Rice Production: A GIS Based Multi-Criteria Decision Approach; American Journal of Geographic Information System, 2015 4(3), pp. 95-104.
  5. Berhan G., Tadesse T. andAtnafu S.; Drought Spatial Object Prediction Approach using Artificial Neural Network; Journal of Geoinformatics & Geostatistics: An Overview; 2015, 3:2; http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2327-4581.1000132.
  6. Demisse, G., Hill, S., Tadesse, T., Atnafu, S.Drought Prediction System for Improved Climate Change Mitigation, IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52(7); pp 1 -6. ISSN: 0196-2892, 2014.
  7. Demisse, G., Tadesse, T., Atnafu, S., Hill, S., Tesfatsion, Y.; Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Standard Precipitation Index Parameters to Monitor Drought at National Scale: The Case of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, Vol. 34, No. 1, April 2012, pp. 67 – 94
  8. Getachew Berhan, Tsegaye Tadesse, Solomon Atnafu, Shawndra Hill (2011), Using Satellite Images or Drought Monitoring: A Knowledge Discovery Approach, Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2011, ISSN: 0378-0813.
  9. Solomon Atnafu, Dessalegn Mequanint and Yigremew Adal; E-local governance: a case study on life-event services in the kebeles of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; on the book “Local Governance and ICTs in Africa; Case Studies and Guidelines for Implementation and Evaluation”; Edited by Timothy Mwololo Waema and Edith Ofwona Adera. ISBN 978–0–85749–032–2 paperback (Pambazuka), ISBN 978–1–55250–518–2 e-book (IDRC), Printed in the United Kingdom by the MPG Books Group, 2011.
  10. Getachew, Berhan, Tsegaye, Tadesse, Solomon Atnafu., Shawndra, Hill.; Drought Monitoring in Food Insecure Areas of Ethiopia by Using Satellite Technologies, on the book: “Experiences of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa” (editor: Prof. Walter Leal Filho), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2011; ISBN 978-3-642-22314-3.
  11. Melkamu Beyene, Pierre-Edouard Portier, Solomon Atnafu, Sylvie Calabretto: Tensor factorization for cross lingual entity co-reference resolution in the linked open data. MEDES 2015: 25-29 October 2015, Caraguatatuba/Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  12. Gashaw Tsegaye, Solomon Atnafu; Design of local web content observatory system; Procedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Green Innovation for African Renaissance (AFRICON – 2015), pp: 1-5; 14 – 17 September 2015; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  13. Solomon Atnafu; Local Internet Content: the Case of Ethiopia; the 12th Globelics International Conference; 29th – 31st October 2014 · Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, At Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  14. Mesfin F. Woldmariam, George Ghinea, Solomon Atnafu: Towards a Digital Money Structure for illiterate Users; ECIS 2014 Proceedings – 22nd European Conference on Information Systems, Tel Avivi, Israel; 9-11 June, 2014.
  15. Mesfin F. Woldmariam, Gheorghita Ghinea, Solomon Atnafu, Tor-Morten Grønli: Mobile Money System Design for Illiterate Users in Rural Ethiopia. HCI (10) 2014: pp. 482-491.
  16. Woldmariam F Mesfin, Solomon Atnafu and Gheorghita Ghinea; Open Air Market and Mobile Money Information System Requirements; 2013 Proceedings of the International Conference on ICT for Smart Society (ICISS 2013); IEEE. Jakarta, Indonesia; 13 – 14 June 2013.
  17. Berhan, S. Atnafu, T Tadesse, S Hill; Drought information mining from satellite images for improved climate change mitigation; World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT), 30 October – 02 November 2012, Trivandrum, India; 2012.
  18. Woldmariam F. Mesfin, Gheorghita Ghinea, Solomon Atnafu; Towards understanding the rural financial ecosystem in Ethiopia: perspective from case studyTowards understanding the rural financial ecosystem in Ethiopia: perspective from case study; Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems; Pages 103-108; MEDES ’12, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Memberships of international bodies/journals

  • ACM –Association for Computing Machinery (the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society) – http://www.acm.org/
  • AIS – Association for Information Systems (an International Professional Society in Information Systems) – http://www.aisnet.org

Address

Mobile: (+251)-91-140 69 46
University email ID : solomon.atnafu@aau.edu.et
Alternative email ID:  satnafu@gmail.com,

Dr. Dida Midekso

Associate Professor
About

Dr. Dida Midekso received his PhD in Computer Science from Teesside University, UK, in 1991. He is currently an Associate Professor in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Natural and Computational Sciences and Coordinator of Software Engineering Track, ITPhD, since 2008. Dr. Dida has been instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Computer Science. He has played and is still playing a major role in the construction and revision of curricula: B.Sc, MSc. and ITPhD. His research interests are in the area of Software Engineering, Computer Aided Learning (CAL) and NLP tools for Afaan Oromoo.  Dr. Dida has advised more than 50 MSc students and currently advising six students. He has also co-supervised 4 PhD students and currently supervising three students. He has published more than 20 papers in international journals/ conferences and authored/co-authored 8 books in Computer Science. He has served and is still serving on so many Committees at the Department, College and University levels. He is also serving as a member of Board of Directors for a number of non-governmental organizations. In addition, Dr. Dida has served on program committees of a number of  international/ local conferences. He is married and blessed with four children.

Research Interest

Software Engineering, Computer Aided Learning (CAL), and NLP for Afaan Oromoo.

Publications

  1. TatekEngedashet, Dida Midekso,Ricardo J. Machado, Implementing product focused Process improvement through The Post Iteration and Process Improvement Workshop, International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications (IJSEA)  (Volume 6, Issue 3 March 2017)
  2. Mesfin Workineh; Nuno M. Garcia; Dida Midekso, “Cloud computing as technological solutions for higher education institutions: Adoption readiness assessment model: Reseach in-progress”, In Proceedings of the 2017
  3. Gebremariam Mesfin, Alexandra Covaci Tor-Morten Gronli, Dida Midekso, Wu-Yuin Hwang, “Agile and Continuous Digital Learning Integration:Perspectives in Ethiopian High Schools” In proceedings of  the 10th International Conference on Ubi-media Computing and Workshops (Ubi-Media), 978-1-5386-2761-7, 2017
  4. TatekEngedashet, Ricardo J. Machado, Dida Midekso, Integrated Framework of Agile and CMMI: An Alternative Path towards Product Focussed SPI for Small Companies. Lecture Notes on Software Engineering (LNSE), Vol.4, No.1, 2016, ISSN 2301-3559.
  5. B.Habtie, A.Abraham. D. Midekso, A Neural Network Model for Road Traffic Flow Estimation, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016, N. Pillay et al. (eds.), Advances in Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 419, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-27400-3_27
  6. B.Habtie, A.Abraham. D. Midekso Applying Design Science Research to Design and Evaluate Real-Time Road Traffic State Estimation Framework, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016, N. Pillay et al. (eds.), Advances in Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 419, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-27400-3_20
  7. B.Habtie, A.Abraham. D. Midekso, Road Traffic State Estimation Framework Based on Hybrid Assisted Global Positioning System and Uplink Time Difference Of Arrival Data Collection Methods, IEEE Africon 2015, 978-1-4799-7498-6/15/$31.00 ©2015 IEEE
  8. B.Habtie, A.Abraham. D. Midekso, Cellular Network Based Real-Time Urban Road Traffic State Estimation Framework Using Neural Network Model Estimation, 2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, 978-1-4799-7560-0/15 $31.00 © 2015 IEEE, DOI 10.1109/SSCI.2015.16
  9. B.Habtie, A.Abraham. D. Midekso, Hybrid U-TDOA and A-GPS for Vehicle Positioning and Tracking, Lecture notes in Computer Science © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015, E. Onieva et al. (Eds.): HAIS 2015, LNAI 9121, pp. 605–619, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19644-2_50.
  10. B.Habtie, A.Abraham. D. Midekso, Comparing Measurement and State Vector Data Fusion Algorithms for Mobile PhoneTracking Using A-GP Sand U-TDOA Measurements, Lecture notes in Computer Science/ © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015, E. Onieva et al. (Eds.): HAIS 2015, LNAI 9121,pp. 592–604, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19644-2_49.
  11. Gebremariam Mesfin, Tor-Morten Gronli, Dida Midekso, GheorghitaGhinea, Towards end-user development of REST client applications on Smartphones, ScienceDirect Computer Standards & Interface, 2015.
  12. Gebremariam Mesfin, Tor-Morten Gronli, Dida Midekso, GheorghitaGhinea, Evaluating Usability of Cross-Platform Smartphone Applications, Awan et al. (Eds.): MobiWis 2014, LNCS 8640, pp. 248–260, 2014. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  13. GaddisaOlani, Dida Midekso,Design and Implementation of Morphology Based Spell Checker. International Journal of Scientific & Technology research, Volume 3, issue 12, 2014, ISSN 2277-8616.
  14. Nassir Dino, AwelDico, Dida Midekso, Business and IT Strategic Alignment Applying SOEA Framework. International Refereed Journal of Engineering and Science (IRJES), Volume 1, issue 4, 2012.
  15. Dino, A. Dico, D. Midekso and W. Alemu (2011): Case Study of Service Oriented Enterprise Architecture Framework, Computer Technology and Application, Volume 3, Number 3, P240 – P249 (Serial Number 16) (ISSN1934-7340), David Publishing Company, USA.
  16. AmanuealZewge, Elias Lewi, Dida Midekso, Design and Implementation of Forward and Inverse Gravity Modeling Tool, East African Journal of Sciences, Vol.5, No. 2, 2011.
  17. Mesfin Workineh; Nuno M. Garcia; Dida Midekso, “Cloud computing as technological solutions for higher education institutions: Adoption readiness assessment model: Reseach in-progress”, In Proceedings of the 2017

Awards & Recognitions

  • Certificate of Recognition from Ethiopian Journal of   Education(EJE), 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Department of CS, 2017
  • Certificates of Participation from MCIT
  • Certificate of Participation from ITPhD, 2012
  • Certificate of Participation from Aster Nega Publishing Enterprise, 2006
  • Certificate of Participation from Internet Society, 1998
  • Certificate of Completion from African Virtual University, 1997

Books

  1. Abebe Abeshu, Dida Midekso, Automatic Morphological Synthesizer for AfaanOromoo: An Experiment using Rule-Based Approach [Paperback], LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (23 Aug 2012), ISBN-10:3659204579, ISBN-13: 978-3659204579.
  2. Dida Midekso, Dejene Ejigu, Mulugeta Libsie, Tibebe Besha, Information Technology for Grades 9-10, Aster Nega Publishing Enterprise, ISBN 978-99944-1-038-5, 2012
  3. Dida Midekso, Dejene Ejigu, Mulugeta Libsie, Tibebe Besha, Information Technology for Grades 11-12, Aster Nega Publishing Enterprise, ISBN 978-99944-1-039-2, 2012
  4. Dida Midekso, Introduction to Computer Science and Applications, Aster Nega Publishing Enterprise., 2003
  5. Editor, A textbook entitled Information Technology, Mega Printing Enterprise, 2001.
  6. Dida Midekso, Programming with Pascal, AAU Printing Press, 1997.
  7. Dida Midekso, Introduction to Computer Science, AAU Printing Press, 1994.
  8. Dida Midekso, Adinew Alemayehu, Techniques of Computer programming and Fortran90, AAU & University of Cagliary, Italy, 1992

Address

Campus: Arat Kilo
Building: Computer Science
Floor number: First Floor
Office no. : 230
Office telephone: 0111222922
Mobile: 0962267946
University email ID : dida.midekso@aau.edu.et
Alternative email ID:  mideksod@yahoo.com

Amsale Zelalem

Lecturer
About

BSc and MSc in Computer Science from Addis Ababa University have been teaching at the same institute for more than six years.

Research Interest

  • IoT
  • Computer Security
  • Mobile Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Context-aware Computing

Publications

Amsale Zelalem, Solomon Atnafu; Design and Implementation of Multilingual Electronic Dictionary and Translator for Smart Phones, On the Proceedings of the Ethiopian ICT Forum (EICTF 2011), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; October 27, 2011

Address

Mobile: +251-911412689
E-mail :  amsale.zelalem@aau.edu.et

Dr. Dagmawi Lemma

Assistant Professor
About

Dagmawi Lemma received his BSc. (2005) and MSc. (2008) Degree in Computer Science from Addis Ababa University. In 2016, he received his PhD in Information Technology from the Software Engineering Track. He also had received Diploma in Drafting in 1994 and Computer Aided Design (CAD) in 1996.

As his training span between drafting (Engineering) and computer science, he practiced is professional expertise as working as designer in design studio and participated in several civil construction projects (including building, factories and road construction). Later he intersects his design expertise and successfully accomplished several CAD projects including 3D modeling and animations.

After completing his study in computer science, Dagmawi was involved in several ICT projects mainly in design and implementation of web applications, LAN/WAN design and implementation, RFID systems development, system integration and more.

Dagmawi is also involved in various ICT societies. In the past he has served as Vice President and then President of Ethiopian IT Professionals Association while continued serving as: Eminent Expert to Ethiopia in World Summit Award, Member of International Federation of Information Processing, Member of ICT Technical Committee in Ethiopian Standard Agency as well as Member of the Program Committee in the Advances in Computer-Human Interaction (ACHI) that is part of the International Academic, Research and Industry Association (IARIA).

Currently, he is Assistant Professor at Addis Ababa University and is conducting researches in the area of HCI/Usability, RFID security, IoT, big-data, cloud computing and ubiquitous systems. While his researches are cross platform from standalone systems to cloud and pervasive ones, his main focus in all cases center at HCI and Security.

Research Interest

  • Pervasive Computing
  • IoT and IoT Security
  • HCI
  • System Integration
  • Security
  • RFID Systems
  • CAD/CAM

Memberships of international bodies/journals

Publications

  • Dagmawi Lemma, Addis Seifu, ” A Comparison of QWERTY and Alphabetical Layout on Small Handheld Devices”, Human-Computer Interaction International, USA (2018), in press
  • Dagmawi Lemma, Gonçalo N. P, Abel Gomes, Dejene Ejigu, “Delegation Theory in the Design of Cross-Platform User Interfaces”, Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Technologies, Springer, LA, USA(2015) 519-530
  • Dagmawi Lemma, Abel Gomes, Dejene Ejigu, “UI Delegation: The 3rd Dimension for Cross Platform User Interface”, Advanced Computer Human Interaction – 2015, Lisbon, Portugal (2015) 1-8
  • Desselagn Mequannent; Dagmawi Lemma, “Integrating ICT pedagogy in developing countries: The case of Ethiopia”, Revue Intenationale D’Education, 67 (2014) 75-84
  • Dagmawi Lemma, Mulugeta Lebssie, “Malicious Process Conscious Operating Systems (MPCOS).”, Broadband Communications, Information Technology & Biomedical Applications, 3, Pretoria, South Africa (2008) 311-317

Address

E-mail: dagmawi.lemma@aau.edu.et

Seble Nigussie

Lecturer
About

Seble got her bachelor and master’s degree in Computer Science from Addis Ababa University. She is been teaching in the same institute (Addis Ababa University) since 2010, starting from graduate assistant position, then as an assistant lecturer and now as a lecturer. Besides teaching Seble also has participated in different projects as a researcher, developer and system analyst.

Publications

Seble Nigussie and Yaregal Assabie, Automatic Recognition of Ethiopian License Plates, IEEE Africon 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Address

Office telephone: +251 11 122 29 22
E-mail : seble.nigussie@aau.edu.et