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…Meet Prof. Arthur U. Ume, the HOD & CHAIR,

Profile of Arthur U. Ume

Arthur U. Ume is presently a Professor of Information Technology at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola – Nigeria He also taught as a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria. Before this, he was among the Faculty members who started and stabilized the School of Information Technology at the American University of Nigeria.

Prof. Ume also had an extensive teaching and industrial experience in fields relating to Information Technology, Software Engineering and Computer science abroad. His doctoral thesis examined extensive introduction of innovative systems and technologies in Europe in the late eighties. He also led teams to build software solutions in the United States. As a young post–doctoral fellow he was posted to Lake Chad Research Institute under the NYSC scheme, where he conducted studies in systems analysis and operations research. While at the American University of Nigeria he doubled as the director of the African Center for ICT under the American University of Nigeria, Yola – Adamawa State.

Prof. Ume’s present areas of research are in the Emerging Information and Communications Technology and Business Intelligence (BI). These include case-studies on how to use ICTs to tackle and combat the environmental degradation caused by climate change in Nigeria; he also supervises postgraduate works on how to leverage emerging ICTs and business intelligence for decision-making in key sectors of Nigeria, such as the Nigerian Prisons, Education Sector and Health Care System. While in the US he led IT Project teams that built industry-strength and industry-refereed software applications such as the “WYSTAR” for PNC Bank; the “FISAP” for the US Department of Education (DOE); the “EARS FRAMEWORK” for the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and “PROJECT SEED” for the American Chemical Society.

Arthur Ume has produced and presented numerous scientific papers at international conferences based on his research. His publications include articles on Enterprise Solutions, Emerging computer interaction styles, Embedded systems, Software engineering and ethics. He just finished producing and publishing a university textbook A Handbook on Computer Information Systems Design & Applications Development.

His contribution to teaching in the field of Information technology, Computer science, Software engineering and IT Project management is highly recognized in the Universities where he presently teaches. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Szent Istvan University of Godollo, Hungary Europe and other Federal Universities in Nigeria; Prof. Ume was the organizer of an international conference on Sustainable Development at Baze University Abuja in January 2015, in which renowned experts from business, environment, and computer engineering sectors actively participated. His professional qualifications include a doctorate degree and two Masters’ degrees in relevant fields of Information Technology/Computer Systems Development, Software Engineering and IT Project Management. He is in the process of organizing another International conference in collaboration with the National Productivity Centre, Abuja at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola – Nigeria.