Ciira wa Maina, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Nyeri Kenya
Email: ciira.maina@dkut.ac.ke

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Curriculum Vitae


Ciira wa Maina graduated from the University of Nairobi, Kenya with a Bsc. degree in Electrical Engineering (First class honors) in 2007 and with a Ph.D. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA in September 2011. At Drexel he was a member of the Adaptive Signal Processing and Information Theory Research Group, directed by Prof. John MacLaren Walsh. Between October 2011 and August 2013 he was a postdoctoral researcher in computational Biology working with Prof. Magnus Rattray and Prof. Neil Lawrence at the University of Sheffield. Since September 2013 he has been a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri, Kenya.


Program Chair for DSA 2017 in Arusha

Together with Neil Lawrence, John Quinn and Andreas Damianou we are organising a Data Science Workshop at DeKUT from June 15th to 19th, 2015.

Research Interests

My current research interests include

  • Bioacoustics for biodiversity monitoring and wildlife conservation
  • Innovation in electrical engineering education
  • Internet of ThingsĀ 
  • Wireless communication applications for development
  • Data organisation and analysis for traditional systems of knowledge

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