Mr. Daniel Obuobi
Mr. Daniel Obuobi holds M.Sc. in Computing and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Education from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Before joining Central University College, he has been a phenomenal inspirer and influence in the study and use of Computers at the University of Cape Coast. He strengthened the Computer Centre to provide services and established the Department Computer Science & Information Technology which he headed until his retirement from the University.
During the period at University of Cape Coast, he was credited with
- Establishing 3 computer laboratories for teaching, learning and research.
- Securing funding ($100,000) from Carnegie Corporation of New York to set up, strengthened and sustains institutional capacity through electronic communication and networking (the establishment of the University of Cape Coast Campus-Wide Network).
- Securing a grant of $22,000 from Microsoft, National Science Foundation and UMASS with a team of Computer Science faculty from University of Massachusetts, Amherst for a Summer School on Distributed and Embedded Systems Networks at the University of Cape Coast in 2007.
- A proposal that led to capacity building at the Department of Computer Science & IT with AWBC (Academic without Borders, Canada, formally AHED) both at the PhD and Masters Level. Regularly seasoned professors lecture the PhD students at UCC to date.
Daniel was also the Technical Director and finally the Campus Director of the African Virtual University (AVU), University of Cape Coast Learning Centre from1997 to 2010. The African Virtual University was setup to produce Computer Science graduate in collaboration with RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) University in Australia.
Daniel has been instrumental in issue of Internet access and availability for all and has been the member of the Internet Society both local and international for several years. He was the president of ISOC Ghana for many years. As the President of ISOC Ghana, he and his colleagues successfully roll up the AfNOG E0 localization programme in Ghana called GhNOG. GhNOG is a yearly programme meant to train critical mass of technical people to help in spreading and maintaining the Internet in Ghana. He is also a founding member of Information Technology Association of Ghana (ITAG).
Daniel is a recipient of numerous prestigious international academic awards including:
- Fulbright Fellowship Award for Professional Development 2005 -2006
- Johan Kooij Fellowship Award for Networking & ICT in Education 2000 & 2002
- Senior Associate, Abdus Salem ICTP, Trieste, Italy: 1998 - 2004
He is currently Senior Lecturer and head of the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology at the Central University. At Central University, he was instrumental in securing accreditation for two programmes: BSc Computer Science and BSc. Information Technology leading to the establishment of the department of Computer Science and Information Technology (DCSIT).
AREAS OF INTEREST
- E-Learning / M-Learning
- Computers in Education
- Software Engineering
- Information systems.
- Computer Security & Information System Security
- Internet and Web Technology
- Design of Intelligent Systems
- Big Data Scientific Research and Analytics
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