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Mrs Ambili Thomas

Mrs Ambili Thomas is currently working as a Senior Lecturer with Botho University (BU), Gaborone. She is doing her PhD in Computer Science with the University of Botswana. She has over 15 years of combined experience in academia and the software industry.  Before joining BU, she was working as a software professional with Software Application and Information Solutions (SAiS) Botswana. She has acquired experience in the implementation of ERP/software systems at various Botswana organizations, such as the University of Botswana, Diamond Trading Company Botswana, Botswana Housing Corporation, Botswana Life Insurance, and the Department of Roads Transport & Safety. She also has experience in designing and developing various eCommerce portals and web-based shipping applications. She is a certified android application engineer, certified Microsoft big data engineer, and a Microsoft certified professional. 

She has presented her research papers in various international conferences, published in ‘International Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering Research and has recently contributed a book chapter in the Springer series [Thomas A., Narasimhan V.L. (2020) Modelling CPU Execution Time of AES Encryption Algorithm as Employed Over a Mobile Environment]. Her areas of research include Mobile Cloud Computing and Mobile Security. Ambili Thomas teaches subjects such as mobile operating systems, mobile communications, mobile device programming, and wireless network security. She has acquired experience as Lecturer, Researcher, Academia module leader, Academia curriculum developer, Software Developer, and Software project leader.

 

Main research interests over the last 5 years

Mobile cloud computing and security

Mr James T.P. Matshwele

James is an up-and-coming academic in the field of applied chemistry with research interests in the following:

  1. Synthetic Inorganic and Organic Chemistry applied to drug discovery and development.
  2. Industrial Chemicals production and catalysis
  3. Environmental Chemistry applied to clean water and their technology
  4. Ruthenium Dye-Sensitized solar cells in clean energy technology.

Main research interests over the last 5 years

  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Metal-based antibacterial drugs
  • Environmental chemistry

Shantha Indrajith Hikkaduwa

Shantha Indrajith, Senior Lecturer, Botho University, Botswana With a blend of experience of twenty-eight years in the academy and the industry as a lecturer, practising lawyer, accountant & Manager, he has authored four books for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICA-SL) & Association of Accounting Techniques of Sri Lanka (AAT-SL) and presented and published research papers at international conferences and journals. He has got academic & Professional qualifications in three disciplines, Law, Management & Accounting. Law graduate (LLB) of University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, International Management –MBA(UK) from the University of Wales. His academic experience extends to Business Schools in Sri Lanka, Brunei, the UK and presently in Botswana. His research interest is in Sustainability, Business law and management. In these areas, he has presented seven research papers and published five papers. He has been teaching various modules such as Business Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Taxation, Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Essentials of Entrepreneurship, and Research Methodology. Organizational Behaviour, Business Law.

Main research interests over the last 5 years

Business Management

Sustainability practices

Dr Srinath Doss

Dr Srinath Doss is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology and researcher and Fellow in the Department of Network and Infrastructure Management, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Botho University, Botswana. He has published and presented more than 35 papers in International Journals and a good number of prestigious conferences. His research interests include MANET (mobile ad hoc network), Information Security, Network Security and Cryptography, Cloud computing, wireless and sensor networks. He has published papers in highly reputed journals like the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Springer. Dr Srinath Doss serves on the Editorial Board of seven International Journals. He is an advisor for the International Journal of Research in Mechanical Mechatronics and Automobile Engineering. He has taught modules such as Network Security, Information and Data Security, Protocols and Internetworking Standards, Data Communication and Networking, Computer Network Security, Enterprise Application Development and Internet and Web Programming.

Dr Rajiv Kumar

Dr Kumar has experience of 17 years in academics and he has worked in various organizations. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. He has published more than 30 research papers in various journals and conferences including Springers, Elsevier etc. He has supervised more than 20 students at the Master level. He is a member of various professional bodies like IEEE, IETE, ISTE, CSI etc.

 

Main research interests over the last 5 years

  • Data mining
  • Pattern mining
  • Image Processing
  • Machine Learning

Dr Strike Mbulawa

Dr Strike Mbulawa is a well-seasoned research economist who has been in the educational sector for more than 10 years. He has worked in the industry (private and public) for eight years. He has a Doctorate in Economics (UB); an MSc in Finance and Investment (NUST), a BSc (Hons) in Economics (UZ), Management Accounting (CIMA, UK) and PostGraduate Diploma Higher Education (BU). 

He is a Certified Associate for Digital teaching & Learning, a certified assessor and a moderator by the Botswana Qualifications Authority. He does corporate training in the fields of Accounting, Finance and Economics. It is the same fields that his research efforts are being channelled into. He is well acquainted with time series, non-parametric, parametric and panel data analysis. He has advanced knowledge of Software for Statistics and Data Science (STATA), Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), e-views and Financial Modeling in Excel. He has been working with think tanks like the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) since 2010. He received training and practical applications in the proposal, data analysis and drafting policy briefs. He has published over twenty-seven (27) research articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Main research interests over the last 5 years

  •       Financial economics
  •       Health economics
  •       Macro and Micro-economics
  •       Education and labour economics

Professor Oliver Chikuta

Professor Oliver Chikuta is the current Dean of the Faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism at Botho University, Gaborone, Botswana. Before joining Botho University, he was the Executive Dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism at the Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe, former Chairperson of the Tourism and Hospitality Management Department at the Midlands State University and the Founding President of the Tourism Educators and Researchers Association of Zimbabwe (TERAZ). He holds a PhD in Tourism Management from the North-West University (Potchefstroom, SA). His PhD thesis titled; ‘The development of a Universal Accessibility Framework for South Africa and Zimbabwe’ won the Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award at the 7th World Conference on Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure (Istanbul, Turkey, June 2014). The focus of his study was to ensure that tourism is accessible to all, including people with disabilities.

Professor Chikuta also holds a Master of Commerce degree in Marketing Strategy and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management (MSU). He also has certificates in Tour Guiding Services, Elementary Fares and Ticketing, E-Commerce, Food Safety Management and Introduction to Accessibility and Inclusive Design. Professor Chikuta is also an active  Hospitality Customer Service Excellence Coach. His research interests are Universal Accessibility in Tourism, Nature-Based Tourism, Sustainable and Heritage Tourism, Customer Service Excellence, Tourism marketing. He has published extensively in the above areas and has presented at regional and international conferences. Professor Chikuta has also carried out some consultancy work in the tourism industry. His consultancy work is the National Human Capital Audit for the Hospitality and Tourism industry in Zimbabwe (2012-2014), where Professor Chikuta took a leading role as a Consultant. He is currently coordinating a 130000 Euro project on developing a Technologically Integrated Sustainable Tourism Education Module with a German partner at DHBW University. He has vast industry experience, having sat on the Board of Trustees for the CUT Hotel Group for four years.

Dr. Abhishek Ranjan

Dr Abhishek Ranjan is the Dean and Head of Botho University, Maseru Campus. He is responsible for managing the Lesotho Campus operations which include: Academic Services, Quality Management, Accreditation, Admissions, Corporate Training, Human resources, Finance, Marketing and Stakeholder relations. He is also responsible for smooth, effective and efficient coordination between Maseru Campus and Botho University, Gaborone campus which serves as the head office. He has over 12 years of experience in teaching and administration in the University setup. He taught various Computer Science and Information Technology courses and also was involved in the development and administration of academic programmes and is a seasoned researcher. Dr Ranjan is a seasoned researcher whose research interest area is MANET (mobile ad hoc network), Network Security and Deep Learning. Dr Ranjan has presented at various international conferences and his work has been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. 

Prior to being given the responsibility of heading the Botho University Maseru, Dr, Ranjan served as a Dean for Faculty of Computing, Manager Internal Quality Assurance Department, Module Leader and Senior Lecturer at Botho University Botswana Campus. As a Manager for Internal Quality Assurance, Dr Ranjan led a team to set up Botho University Quality Management System in line with ISO 9001:2008 and attained the certification of ISO 9001:2008 from Botswana Bureau of Standards. Dr Ranjan’s experience spans Teaching, Research, Training, Quality Assurance, Faculty Management, Education Management and Campus Management roles.

Main research interests over the last 5 years

MANET, Deep Learning

Mr John Batani

Mr Batani is a lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology based in Maseru. He has published at least 6 journal articles and one textbook, with three more textbooks currently in production. His research interests include ICT4D, Deep Learning, Cloud Computing and AI. He is currently working on emerging technologies for reducing under-five mortality.

Main research interests over the last 5 years

ICT4D, Deep Learning, Cloud Computing, AI, Security, IoT, E-health, 4IR 

Dr. David Masake

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Research Experience

Study flexibly online – when and where it suits you
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  1. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of studying whenever and wherever it suits you thanks to an
    easy-to-use, intuitive online learning platform which you can access from your desktop or mobile
    device – anytime, anywhere
  2. Access the same student benefits as on-campus Botho University students, such as a student ID card
    and eligibility to apply for an NUS student discount card
  3. Graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification identical in title and quality to that of
    an on-campus Botho University student

Education

Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities
College of MathematicsChina
Position
Professor (Pluralistic)

Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities
College of MathematicsChina
Position
Professor (Pluralistic)