Prof Santhi Kumaran
Santhi Kumaran, associate professor in The Copperbelt University · Department of Computer Engineering. Prof. Santhi Kumaran was the Director of the African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) which is a World Bank Initiative at University of Rwanda. She has over 25 years of experience in teaching and research and has 40+ international publications. She received the IBM Faulty Award for the year 2010. She is an Associate Professor in Computer Engineering and has undertaken responsibilities as Dean-School of ICT, Deputy Director-KIST eHealth Center of Excellence, and Manager-African Virtual University (AVU) KIST Learning Center at the University. She has been the Technical programme committee member for many of the international conferences and have organised many workshops.
She has established various local, regional and international links by being the focal point for many ICT related initiatives including some of the EU FP7 projects. Her research focus is in the field of IoT4D. She is involved in establishing ACEIoT partnerships with various industries like Inmarsat, PTC, XM2 and IBM to increase the research impact of ACEIoT.