University of Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

Short Profile

I received my Master of Science Degree in Information and Communication Systems Security from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH – Sweden) in 2012 and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Dar-es-Salaam in 2007.

I am an Assistant Lecturer in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department, at the University of Dar-es-Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania. Currently, and I am a PhD student doing research in using smart grid technologies to design and implement more efficient autonomous solar-driven microgrids for off-grid rural communities. My other research and consultancy activities are focused on analyzing ICT systems security, and using Mobile technologies to design Mobile applications for educational and financial use-cases.

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Use Case Description

iGrid Portal
The use case aims at developing a Science Gateway for the iGrid project, which aims at deploying a Smart Grid in rural areas of Tanzania to drive capacity development and enhancement.

e-Infrastructure Services Exploited

For storing documents, datasets and other research products, the iGrid project adopted the Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository (OAR), in which specific sub-categories have been created for the use case. A DataCite-issued Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is automatically assigned by the OAR to each iGrid record to improve its findability, discoverability and reusability. iGrid records stored in the OAR are integrated in the project portal using the API of the repository.

For the presentation layer, the iGrid Portal is implemented with the FutureGateway Portal – developed in the context of the INDIGO-DataCloud project and based on the latest version of Liferay.

Current Implementation of the Use Case

iGrid Portal