Full First Name(s)
Euphraith Muthoni
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2012, University of Cape Town); MBA (2019, University of the Free State); MSc (1999, Free University of Brussels); BSc (1997, University of Nairobi)
Research Discipline(s)
Brief Biography (English)

Prof Muthoni Masinde currently works as an Associate Professor and the Head of the IT Department at the Central University of Technology, Free State. She is the Founder of ITIKI - an acronym for Information Technology and Indigenous Knowledge with IntelligenceITIKI is a drought prediction tool that taps into the rich African indigenous knowledge on natural disasters and augments it with Wireless Sensor Networks, artificial intelligence, and Mobile phones. Given the overwhelming burden of droughts on Africa’s small-scale farmers which in turn leads to food insecurity, all her current work focuses on this most vulnerable group. Muthoni holds a BSC, an MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi, the Free University of Brussels, and the University of Cape Town, respectively. She has also recently attained an MBA from the University of the Free State to enhance her skills in running ITIKI as a business. She has over 20 years’ experience in computing that spans both the academic and industry spheres. Muthoni has published widely and supervised masters and doctoral students. Besides, the applied nature of her research has attracted significant social innovation funding and international recognition.

Job Title
Associate Professor and Head of IT Department
Primary Organisation
Central University of Technology
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
African Region
East Africa

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