Dr. Eric Tutu Tchao

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Computer Engineering
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering Block, Room A312

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Blockchain Technologies, Optimization of Wireless Networks for Smart Grid Deployments, Communications for Mobile Health, ICT4D and Renewable Energy Te...~more

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Eric Tutu Tchao, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Engineering Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. Dr. Tchao has a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from KNUST, where he worked on Analysis of MIMO Antenna Configuration Effects on WiMAX network deployments.

He is a member of IEEE Communications Society and The Internet Society. He is also a member of the IETF’s Special Working Group on IP over IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) Networks. Dr. Tchao is also a Fellow of The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre (KNUST), a Networks Consultant and the Team leader of KNUST High-Performance Computing User Group.

As a faculty member of KNUST, Dr. Tchao’s interest in globalization and technology transfer has resulted in assisting the development of B.Sc. and MPhil programmes in the Computer Engineering Department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Dr Tchao is a DFG Scholar, A Future Africa Research Leader Fellow, and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the World Academy of Science (TWAS). He is also a winner of KNUST-MTN Ghana’s Research Innovation Grant 2015. Dr. Tchao is the Scientific Director of the Distributed IoT Platforms, Privacy and Edge-Intelligence Research (DIPPER) Lab (dipperlab.knust.edu.gh) and the Agricultural Innovations and Food Security Theme Lead under the Responsible Artificial Intelligence Lab. (RAIL) (rail.knust.edu.gh). He is also the Grants and Research Coordinator for the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He currently manages local and international grants funded by UKRI, BMBF, DAAD, etc. He is the Lead for The Digital Development Technology Research Theme, which is under the KNUST Engineering Education Project (KEEP). KEEP is a World Bank ACE Impact Project. His research interests cover appropriate technology for development in the African environment, Optimization of Heterogeneous Fourth Generation Wireless Networks, Communications for Mobile Health, and ICT4D. He has extensive journal and conference publications in these areas. Dr.Tchao’s research activities have assisted in knowledge transfer activities with Agri-tech companies in Ghana.

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