MICHAEL MIREKU KWAKYE

Photo Biography:

Currently, I hold the position of a Lecturer at the Faculty of Informatics. Prior to my current position, I completed my Masters in Computer Science at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) under the supervision of Professors Iluju Kiringa and Herna L. Viktor . I was awarded Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

Earlier, I acquired research experiences where I took up a fellowship at Center for Informatics at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brazil. I was involved in a number of research projects with Faculty members and students in the areas of Spatio-temporal databases, data mining, and data warehousing, amongst others. I have attended and presented research works at a number of international conferences, seminars, workshops and demonstrations.

Moreover, I have acquired industry experience over the years, where I worked as a Software Developer at Covenant Visions Int. Limited (affiliated to Etranzact Ghana Limited ), Systems Analyst/Database Administrator at Students Loan Trust Fund . I also took up Business Intelligence consultancy position as a Business Systems Analyst at Rancard Solutions Limited , and with a number of other companies.

Research Interests

  • Model and Meta-data Management – Mapping Discovery, Schema Merging, Data Exchange;
  • Data Mining and Knowledge-Based Systems;
  • Dimensional Data Modelling, Data Warehousing, and Data Integration;
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence;
  • Transaction Processing Systems and Data Management;
  • Spatio-temporal Data Warehousing, Semantic Data Warehouse for Trajectories;
  • Privacy Preserving Data Repositories.

Publication

  • Refereed Conference
    1. Michael Mireku Kwakye, Iluju Kiringa, Herna L. Viktor, “Merging Multidimensional Data Models: A Practical Approach for Schema and Data Instances,” In Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge and Data Applications, DBKDA 2013: 100-107. This Paper won a Best Paper Award.
  • Refereed Journal Paper
    1. Mário Sergio Silva, Valéria Cesário Times, Michael Mireku Kwakye, “A Framework for ETL Systems Development,” 27th Brazilian Symposium on Databases, JIDM, Vol.3, No. 3.
    2. Michael Mireku Kwakye, Iluju Kiringa, Herna L. Viktor, “Instance-based Integration of Multidimensional Data Models,” International Journal on Advances in Software, Volume 7, Numbers 1 & 2, 2014, Pages 402-421.
    3. Michael Mireku Kwakye, Hanan Yaro Boforo, “The Adoption of Fingerprint Identification as an Accessible, Secured Form of ATM Transaction Authentication,” Publication in progress.
  • Workshop, Position Paper, Poster Demonstration
    1. Michael Mireku Kwakye, Valéria Cesário Times, Chiara Renso, ”A Generic Semantic Data Warehouse Modelling for Trajectories,” Publication in progress.
    2. Michael Mireku Kwakye, Iluju Kiringa, Herna L. Viktor, “A Practical Approach to Merging Multidimensional Data Models,” Poster Demonstration, NSERC BIN AGM Conference, Toronto, Canada, November 2011.
  • Monographs, Technical Reports
    1. Michael Mireku Kwakye, “A Practical Approach to Merging Multidimensional Data Models,” Master’s Thesis, University of Ottawa, December 2011, pp. 161,http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/en/handle/10393/20457.
  • Notable Scholarly Web Citation
    1. Michael Mireku Kwakye, “Data Integration”, Wikipedia Citation,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_integration#cite_note-5.

Conferences,Seminars & Workshops:

  • Seminar, Poster Presentation
    1. Graduate Seminar Series, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [February 2011]
    2. NSERC BIN Data Analytics Poster Presentation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [November 2011]
  • Workshops
    1. NSERC BIN Annual General Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [November 2010]
    2. NSERC BIN Data Analytics Research Workshop, BIRS, Banff, Alberta, Canada [May 2011]
    3. NSERC BIN Annual General Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [November 2011]
  • Conferences
    1. 20th International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, CASCON 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [November 2010]
    2. 5th International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge and Data Applications, DBKDA 2013, Seville, Spain [February 2013]

Teaching :

  • January 2013 – May 3013  
    1. INF 181: Microcomputer Systems & Applications
    2. ICT 132: Introduction to Computer Programming
  • January 2014 – May 2014
    1. ICT 232: Database Design & Management I
    2. ICT 312: Software Reliability and Quality Assurance
    3. ICT 112: High-Level Language Programming (C++)
  • May 2014 – August 2014
    1. ICT 112: High-Level Language Programming (C++)

Michael Mireku Kwakye

Lecturer
Faculty of Informatics
Ghana Technology University College
Tesano Campus
PMB 100, Accra-North
Tel: (+233)-50-1341910
(+233)-20-2294649
Email:
mmireku@gtuc.edu.gh