logo

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM

Research Group Details

Network and Cyber Security (NCS)

Group Information

Network and Cyber Security (NCS) Research Group is an interested research group in issues related to communication networks and cybersecurity hosted at the College of Information and Communication Technologies (CoICT) of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania. The objective of the group is to nurture professionalism in education, research, industrial and social practices in the field of communication networks, information security and privacy.

NCS group members and industrial invited guests have been conducting researches, curriculum development, awareness programmes and deployment of services and products in areas spanning to theoretical foundations of wired and wireless communication networks, mobile computing, distributed systems, multimedia streaming, secure infrastructures, cryptography, crypto-currency, secure communication frameworks and protocols, vulnerability and digital-forensic assessments.

Activities

Research:  Members of NCS research group have conducted more than 25 research studies in the areas of wired and wireless communication networks, mobile computing, distributed systems, multimedia streaming, secure infrastructures, cryptography, crypto-currency, secure communication frameworks and protocols, vulnerability and digital-forensic assessments. Some of these researches have completed and others still ongoing.

Curriculum Development: The NCS research group is also pioneering the establishment of curriculum programmes such as a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and networks and security courses for the undergraduate level.

Awareness Programmes:  The NCS research group has offered public seminars to create awareness of an interesting community. The following public seminars have offered for free:

  • A seminar titled “Understanding Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency” conducted by Dr Kosmas Kapis (UDSM/CoICT), Mr Kisa Kazibwe and Dr Joseph Mushi (UDSM/CoICT) on 17th 2018 at 14:00 – 16:00 Hrs.
  • A seminar titled “GePG Scalability Opportunities via Emerging Web Technologies” conducted by Dr Joseph Mushi (UDSM/CoICT) and Mr Salum Shomvi (Hazina) on 22nd 2021 at 15:30 – 17:00 Hrs.
  • Meeting schedule and location

S/no.

Date

Time

Venue

Presenters

Status

1

01/08/2017

09:00 - 10:00

Board Room
(A118)

1. Raymond Deodatus Kyara

Done

2

03/08/2017

09:00 - 11:00

B106

1. Sudi Abubakari

Done

2. Omary Saidi

3

19/12/2017

14:00 - 15:00

B106

1. Emmanuel Damas

Done

4

24/01/2018

14:00 - 16:00

B206

1. David Azaria Mbabaye

Done

2. Kahemele Florian Simon

5

15/02/2018

14:00 - 15:00

B204

1. Jane Lissah

Done

6

17/04/2018

14:00 - 16:00

Board Room
(A118)

1. Maduhu Mshangi

Done

7

22/05/2018

14:00 - 15:30

B204

1. Sarah Florence Massae

Done

8

30/11/2018

14:00 - 15:00

B204

1. Omary Saidi

Done

9

21/12/2018

14:00 - 15:00

B204

1. Mariam Ali

Done

10

26/06/2019

13:00 - 14:00

B204

1. Anthony Joseph Kigombola

Done

 

Group Research Area

The Research Group is focusing on the following specific research topics/subjects

    1. Wired and wireless communication networks
    2. Mobile computing
    3. Distributed systems
    4. Multimedia streaming
    5. Secure infrastructure
    6. Cryptography
    7. Crypto-currency
    8. Secure communication frameworks and protocols
    9. Vulnerability assessments
    10. Digital-forensic assessment

  • Ongoing short term research projects
    • To be added
  • Ongoing Long term research topics
    • To be added

Group Leadership

  • The Group Coordinator is Dr Joseph C. Mushi

Membership

Academic member of staff (Principal investigators)

    1. Kapis CoICT <kkapis@gmail.com>
    2. Joseph Mushi <joseph.mushi@udsm.ac.tz> (Coordinator)
    3. Mercy Mbise <mercymbise@gmail.com>
    4. Fatma Simba <fatmasimba@gmail.com>
    5. Hellen Maziku <nahelna@gmail.com>
    6. Mahir Meghji <mahirmeghji@gmail.com>
    7. Abdil Mohamed < abdil.rashid@gmail.com>
    8. Henrick Mwasita <hemwamr@gmail.com>
    9. Anthony Kigombola <kigombola@gmail.com>
    10. Twahir Abasi <abtwahir@gmail.com>
    11. Emmanuel Damas <edamas83@gmail.com>
    12. Alexander Kivaisi <regak2010@gmail.com>
    13. Hussein Lema <hussul2005@yahoo.co.uk>
    14. Hassan Muhomi < muhomis@gmail.com>
    15. Yona Andegelile < yandegelile@icloud.com>
    16. Aron Kondoro < awkondoro@gmail.com>

 

Technical/ Supportive staff (if any)

    • Hillary Seif

 

Current PhD research students

    1. Abdil Rashid Mohamed
    2. Anthony Joseph Kigombola
    3. Hussein Sudi Lema
    4. Yuda Mnyawami
    5. Ibrahim Sultan
    6. Mgeni Ngogomelo Athuman

Current MSc research students

    1. Okiki Sebastian Gentanyi
    2. Nickson TEMU
    3. Augustino Nicodemo
    4. Frida Fulgence Moshiro
    5. Rodrick John Kayombo
    6. George Emmanuel Nguvava
    7. Athumani Mwinyimkuu
    8. John Malolela
    9. Sarah Florence Massae
    10. Magdaleana Amiri Mpole
    11. Upendo S Mchome
    12. Simon Abraham Frank
    13. Joseph Cassim
    14. Fatma Kombo Said
    15. Angela Laisser Israel
    16. Benedicto Mvuma
    17. Said Khelef
    18. Talha Aboud Talib
    19. Mariam Ali
    20. Mathew Mulisa Rugaimukamu
    21. Pius Mhere Kegoro
    22. Saidi Mawenje
    23. Victor Jackson Massam
    24. Kahemele Florian Simon
    25. David Azaria Mbabaye
    26. Langton Chibura