University of Rwanda

Dr Omar Gatera

Senior Lecturer


Dr. Omar Gatera is the head of Ph.D Studies and Research at the African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) and lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda.

From 2008 to 2020, Dr. Gatera was working for Rwanda Standards Board (RSB), where he gained a sound expertise in standardization and conformity assessment for electrotechnical systems.In addition, Dr. Gatera successfully participated in the in-country training workshop on Research & Development and Innovation measurement instruments for evidence-based science, Technology and Innovation Policy Implementation under both the African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) and the Science Granting Councils (SGCs) Initiatives; obtained an “IEC Recognitions of Achievement” for IECEE, IECEx and IECRE, and successfully completed the Intertek CQI-IRCA Certified ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Auditor /Lead Auditor Training Courses.

Dr. Gatera is a member of regional and international organizations for standardization such as African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission (AFSEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Dr. Gatera also contributes in standards harmonization for eastern african countries (EAC).

Dr. Gatera holds a BSc Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Systems and MSc Degree in Telecommunication Engineering both from the University of Rwanda in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He received his Ph.D in Telecommunication Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul, Turkey in 2017. His research interests include cooperative mobile communications, wireless sensor networks, IoT systems, ad-hoc networks, signal processing techniques, health information technologies and software engineering.

Dr.Gatera has published various papers in international journals and conferences and most of them are indexed by both Scopus and Thomson Reuters.

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