Prof. Nana Yaw Asabere
Director for Research, Innovation, Publication and Technology Transfer (DRITT)
Prof. Nana Yaw Asabere is an Associate Professor and a Senior Lecturer and the Director for Research, Innovation, Publication and Technology Transfer at Accra Technical University, Ghana. He received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Computer Science (CS) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana in 2005 and his Master of Science (MSc.) Degree in ICT from Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark in 2010. Furthermore, through his academic and professional accomplishments, he was awarded a full scholarship by
the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) in May 2011 to pursue his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Computer Science. Consequently, he pursued his PhD from September 2011 at the School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China and successfully completed it in September 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Feng Xia (PhD). During his PhD, he developed and evaluated five (5) different algorithms (pseudocodes) to solve three (3) major scientific problems related to Socially-Aware Recommendations in Smart Conferences.
Prof. Asabere has approximately fourteen (14) years of teaching (graduate and undergraduate levels) and research experience as well as research project supervision with five (5) years of academic leadership at the tertiary level of education in Ghana. At Accra Technical University (ATU), he was the Coordinator/Head of Department for Non-Tertiary and Professional Programmes as well as the Examinations Officer in the Computer Science Department. Currently, he is a member of the current Academic Board as well as two Academic Board sub-committees in ATU (ICT and Research, Publication and Innovation). Additionally, he is a member of the Faculty of Applied Sciences Board as well as a sub-committee of the Faculty Board in ATU (Appointments and Promotions Review Board). As Head of Department, he has successfully spearheaded the accreditation and reaccreditation of undergraduate computer science programmes and is currently facilitating the introduction of new programmes in his Department. He has also facilitated the improvement of ICT facilities, computing resources and his Departmental Staff in ATU.
Dr. Asabere has a number of publications in International Journals and Conference Proceedings such as IEEE/ACM Transactions /Journals/Conferences (Web of Science: SCI, Scopus and EI Indexed). Currently, he has a total of 712 research article citations in Google Scholar (h-index = 16, i10 index = 21). In Research Gate, he currently has a 16.45 RG Score (Impact Points) and 423 Citations. His current teaching and technological research interests include Mobile and Social Recommender Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Big Data, ICT in Education (e-learning and m-learning) and Software Engineering. He received the Best Paper Award in the 10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (2013) which constituted part of his PhD research and thesis. Additionally, he also received the Best Paper Award in the 7th IEEE International Conference on Adaptive Science & Technology (2018). Furthermore, he is a Reviewer as well as an Editor of quite a number of Computer Science Journals and Conference Proceedings. Among these include IEEE Transactions/Systems Journal, Proceedings of WWW International Conference (ACM), ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications and Frontiers in Big Data. He has been a Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member of the All Workshops on Big Scholarly Data since its inception. He is currently a member of IEEE, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana (IIPGh).
Dr. Asabere consults/has consulted internationally for the United Nations (UN) Global Pulse (Report on AI Ecosystem Mapping in Ghana) and locally for the National Accreditation Board (NAB), Ghana.