Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Samuel Nii Odai

Prof. Samuel Nii Odai is a Ghanaian professor of Hydraulics and Water Resources, and a serving Vice Chancellor of Accra Technical University. He is a Commonwealth Academic Fellow, and a recipient of the National Best Research Scientist Gold Award for water, environment and sanitation.

Professor Odai was born in Tema where he attended the Twedaase Primary (the first primary school in Tema) and Middle Schools. He proceeded to the Koforidua Secondary Technical School where he sat for the General Certificate Examination (GCE) Ordinary and the Advanced Levels.

He then moved to the Hohai University where he graduated with BEng in Irrigation and Water Conservancy Engineering (in Civil Engineering). He obtained his MSc and PhD degrees at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. He obtained his MSc in 1996 and PhD in 1999, specializing in the area of computational hydraulics (water resources engineering).

He had his national service as a science and math teacher at the Tema Technical Institute. He was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 1999, then promoted to senior lecturer in 2002, to Associate Professor in 2007 and to Full Professor in 2012.

He has served as Examinations Officer of the School of Engineering (now College of Engineering), Deputy Manager of the Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation Project, manager of the Water Resource and Environmental Sanitation Project at KNUST. He is the founding Director of the WASCAL Graduate Research Program in Climate Change and Land Use. Until his appointment as the Vice Chancellor, he was serving as the Pro Vice Chancellor at KNUST.

He is the International Director of the UK-based Welcome Trust-sponsored project under the theme “Scientists Networked for Outcomes in Water and Sanitation” (SNOWS). Prof. Odai has been inducted as a Fellow into the Ghana Academy of Art and Science. He was awarded the best research scientists at the First Ghana Research Science Congress under the theme “Water, Sanitation and Environment: Securing our Future through Science”. He has many publications in reputable international journals and conference proceedings to his credit.

Journal Editor

Dr. Nana Yaw Asabere

Dr. Nana Yaw Asabere is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Department, and Director of Research, Innovation, Publication and Technology Transfer (DRIPTT), in Accra Technical University (ATU), 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 (M.Sc.) 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 Government through the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) in May, 2011 to pursue his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Computer Science. Consequently, he pursued his Ph.D. 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 (Ph.D.). During his Ph.D., he developed and evaluated five (5) different algorithms (pseudocodes) to solve three (3) major scientific problems related to Socially-Aware Recommendations in Smart Conferences.

Dr. Asabere has approximately fifteen (15) 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. In ATU, he has held positions such as Coordinator/Head of Department for Non-Tertiary and Professional Programmes as well as the Examinations Officer in the Computer Science Department and Head of Computer Science Department. Currently, he is a member of the current Academic Board as well as two Academic Board sub-committees in ATU (ICT & Research, Publication, and Innovation). Additionally, he was 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 Committee). As Head of Computer Science Department (November, 2018 – December, 2020), 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. 

As shown in Section I.2 of this document, Dr. Asabere has several 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 799 research article citations in Google Scholar (h-index = 17, i10 index = 22). In Research Gate, he currently has a 16.45 RG Score (Impact Points) and 434 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 the10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (2013) which constituted part of his Ph.D. 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 several 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.

EDITORIAL

Advisory Board

Vacant (External – Outside ATU)

Journal Board

A. Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Samuel Nii Odai, Vice-Chancellor - Accra Technical University

B. Managing Editor

Dr. Nana Yaw Asabere, Director – Directorate of Research, Innovation, Publication and Technology Transfer (DRIPPT), Accra Technical University

C. Associate Editors

Engineering and Built Environment

  1. Prof. Felix Kutsanedzie, Mechanical Engineering Department – Accra Technical University.
  2. Prof. Amevi Acakpovi, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department – Accra Technical University.
  3. Dr. Richard Asiedu Ohene, Building Technology Department – Koforidua Technical University.

Applied Sciences and Applied Arts

  1. Prof. Edmund Ameko, Science Laboratory Technology Department – Accra Technical University.
  2. Dr. Alice Constance Mensah, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department – Accra Technical University.
  3. Dr. Ezer Osei Yeboah-Boateng, Faculty of Computing and Information Systems – Ghana Communication Technology University.

Business, Social Science and Humanities

  1. Prof. Dadson-Awunyo-Vitor, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension Department – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
  2. Prof. Kwasi Dartey-Baah, Department of Organization and Human Resource Management – University of Ghana
  3. Dr. George Amoako, Marketing Department – University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

D. Review Board

  1. Dr. Isaac Asempah, Mechanical Engineering Department – Accra Technical University.
  2. Dr. Moro Adams, Mechanical Engineering Department – Accra Technical University.
  3. Dr. Tina Wemegah, Civil Engineering Department – Accra Technical University.
  4. Dr. Prodeo Yao Agbotui, Civil Engineering Department – Accra Technical University.
  5. Dr. Bernard Arthur-Aidoo, Building Technology Department – Accra Technical University.
  6. Dr. Emmanuel Akoi-Gyebi Adjei, Building Technology Department – Accra Technical University.
  7. Dr. Stephen Bani, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department – Accra Technical University.
  8. Dr. Emmanuel Tete-Okoh, Interior Design and Upholstery Technology Department – Accra Technical University.
  9. Mrs. Phyllis Otu, Science Laboratory Technology Department – Accra Technical University.
  10. Dr. George Osei Adjei, Medical Laboratory Technology Department – Accra Technical University.
  11. Dr. Ezer Osei Yeboah-Boateng, Faculty of Computing and Information Systems – Ghana Communication Technology University.
  12. Dr. Sylvester Hatsu, Computer Science Department and ICT Directorate – Accra Technical University.
  13. Dr. William K. Senayah, Fashion Design and Textiles Technology Department – Accra Technical University.
  14. Dr. Florence Plockey, University Library – Accra Technical University.
  15. Dr. Osei Antwi – Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department – Accra Technical University.
  16. Dr. John Frederick Ekpe – Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department – Accra Technical University.
  17. Dr. Ernest Christian Winful, Accounting and Finance Department – Accra Technical University.
  18. Dr. Elikem Chosniel Ocloo, Marketing Department – Accra Technical University.
  19. Mr. Frank Frimpong Opuni, Marketing Department – Accra Technical University.
  20. Dr. Michael Nana Owusu-Akomeah, Business School – Ghana Communication Technology University.

Editorial Assistants

  1. Ms. Edith Mensah, DRIPPT
  2. Mr. Louis Gyekye Appiah, DRIPTT
  3. Mr. Paul Goddey, DRIPTT