AWBC—Academics Without Borders Canada — actively works to promote development in developing countries by assisting them in improving and expanding higher education. AWBC volunteers work on projects that foster the skills and expertise needed for health care, education, agriculture, infrastructure, business, and more. AWBC work in all disciplines and areas of instruction. AWBC are a bilingual Canadian NGO based in Montreal, with volunteers working around the world.AWBC is in partnership with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Ghana to address the need for Computer Scientist and Information technologist in the Department of Computer Science and Information (DCSIT).
In August 2010, Geňa Hahn of the Université de Montréal (Canada) and Dominique Sotteau, from INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique,France) came to University of Cape Coast for 2 weeks to conduct a feasibility study looking at institutional support for the program, potential areas of specialization and the research interests of faculty members in DCSIT. They recommended that a process for creating a graduate program proceed in 3 stages.
This project will help to establish a doctoral level education for the faculty members in Department for Computer Science and Information Technology, which has eight (8) full time faculty members with none of whom has a PhD. This program will also provide training to teaching assistances to the master’s degree level. In addition, the program will help build the research skills of faculty members to enable them publish research papers in reputable journals.
Geňa Hahn, PhD (McMaster, Canada), Doctorat d’état (Université Paris-Sud, France) is a professor at the University of Montreal (Canada) in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research/Département d’informatique et de rechercheopérationnelle (DIRO).
Dominique Sotteau, Doctorat d’état (Université Paris-Sud, France), a former Directeur de recherche of the Laboratory for Computer Science at the National Centre for Scientific Research/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) was Director of International Relations at the French Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) from 2008-2010.
Xavier Goaoc, PhD (Université Nancy 2, France), has been a researcher at the French Institut National de Recherche en Informatiqueet en Automatique (INRIA) since 2005.
Yannick Toussaint, PhD (University of Toulouse) is researcher at Institut National de Recherche en Informatique (INRIA) on the Orpailleur team in Nancy, France. He is interested in using symbolic data mining methods such as formal concept analysis and itemset mining to build ontologies or semantically annotate texts.
Dr. Laure Berti-Équille, Director of Research, IRD, Institut de Recherché pour le Développement affiliated to UMR ESPACE DEV IRD U228 and an associated researcher of LIF (Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale) of Aix-Marseille University and CNRS.
Dr. Andrew U. Frank is Professor of Geoinformation at the Technical University of Vienna since 1991. He teaches courses in spatial information systems, representation of geometric data, design of Geographic Information Systems for administration and business, selection of GIS software, and economic and administrative strategies for the introduction of GIS. In 1999 he became head of the newly founded Institute for Geoinformation and Land Surveying. In 2004 this Institute was merged with the Institute for Cartography and Geo-Media-Techniques and he is now the head of the Institute for Geoinformation and Cartography.
Professor. Jorg Liebeherr is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto and hold the Nortel Chair in Network Architecture and Services. His research area is computer networks. Most of his current research is on stochastic network calculus and overlay networks.
Professor Laurent Lemarchand is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), France. His areas of specialization are Combinatorial Optimization, Parallelism, Circuit Synthesis.
Prof. Simone Santini from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain.
Jean-Charles Lamirel from LORIA/INRIA – Université de Strasbourg, France. Research Interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, clustering and neural networks complex networks and similarity measures.
Dr. Elizabeth Quaglia from the Royal Holloway, University of London is a post-doctoral researcher in the CryptoTeam at École Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, working with Prof. David Pointcheval in the BEST (Broadcast Encryption for Secure Telecommunications) project.
Professor Eric Tanter (PhD in Computer Science), Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science(DCC), University of Chile, He is the head of graduate commitee, PhD program. His interests lies in Programming Languages and Software engineering.
Professor Dr. Artur Lugmayr, Department of Business Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology(TUT). Entertainment and Media Lab(EMMi). His scientific work is situated between art and science. Research Interests are Semantic Ambient Media, Media Business Information Management, Media Business Information Systems, Financial and Investment Management, Financial and Investment Systems, Stock Exchange Trading.
M.Phil/M.Sc. in Computer Science and Information Technology / Mathematics and other related courses.