Dr. Mussa Ally Dida is the Dean of the School of Computational and Communication Sciences and Engineering (CoCSE) at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), A Senior Lecturer at School of CoCSE. He has a PhD in Information and Communication Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China attained in June 2017. He has successfully supervised/ co-supervised 22 Masters students and 5 PhD scholars to graduation and he is currently supervising more than 15 masters and PhD students. He has published more than 70 papers in highly reputable journals. His research interests are in the areas of ICT for Development, embedded systems, Cyber Security and IT systems development.
Currently he is working on the development of farmers’ support system and farmer’s logistic system. His other responsibilities are: Deputy Centre Leader of the Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA) which is hosted by CoCSE; In Country In Region DAAD Scholarship coordinator. He is a board member of NM-AIST SENATE, NM-AIST Quality Assurance Board. He is also an external examination to different universities including Johannesburg University, Strathmore University, University of Dar es Salaam, University of Dodoma, Moshi Co-Operative University, and Mwenge Catholic University. He has participated in a number of Task force(s) including Task force for Intellectual Property review of NM-AIST and that of review or development of curricula.