I strongly believe on the fact, teaching courses through research will expose students to the current contents bridging knowledge gaps. My research vision is to tackle social engineering problems using mobile computing technologies aided by data science. This vision has enabled me to combine my teaching and research expertise to achieve the set objective. As part of teaching, I was instrumental in developing two honors level modules and related labs – Mobile and Personal Information Systems which focuses on developing android mobile applications and Big Data Management and Analytics using R and Python.
My knowledge and expertise include in the areas not limiting to Mobile Computing, IoT, Big Data, Social Engineering, Data Structures and Algorithms, Compiler Design, Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design using UML, etc.
Imparting knowledge is incomplete without potential collaborations. Collaboration is the third element of knowledge building process on top of teaching and research. Collaborating with the right people enables effective knowledge building among the individuals. I have established collaborative forums with the researchers in other institutions that benefits masters and PhD scholars under my supervision. This is likely to extend in teaching courses for students’ effective learning.
Knowledge building is incomplete without sharing it to the society. Knowledge sharing can be either synchronous or asynchronous. Face-to-face interaction yields synchronized knowledge sharing, while publishing scholarly article yields asynchronized knowledge sharing. Publishing at the right time will make the current contents available to the academic and research community. I make my contents available for peers through constant publications. By sharing knowledge through publications it’s not only supporting the society but also encourages me to achieve higher.
My teaching experience of 29 years gained in India, Ethiopia and South Africa made me to realize that my responsibilities should go beyond knowledge sharing. To achieve this, it is important that inspiring the young and fresh minds with critical thinking and confidence to face the complex work environment after stepping off the campus are important.