Dr Juma Lungo joined the University of Dar es Salaam in 2003 as a member of the academic staff. He completed a B.Sc. in Computer Science degree in 2000 from the University of Dar es Salaam. He obtained both his M.Sc. and PhD in Information Systems at the University of Oslo, Norway in 2003 and 2008 respectively. His PhD research area was on Open Source Software Information Systems. After the PhD studies, Lungo has pioneered the implementation of many Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) projects. In 2016, he championed the establishment of Tanzania Data Lab (dLab) and served as the first Manager of the dLab. dLab is a data hub that enables data availability and use to become more prominent in Tanzania to support evidence-based decision making and pragmatic planning across sectors.
As a lecturer, Dr Lungo teaches Software Engineering, Database Systems and Information Systems. He has published extensively on Information Systems, Data Science, Mobile computing and GIS. He has supervised several Masters and PhD students to completion and has served as an external examiner and as opponents to PhD defences. Outside the classroom, Lungo is a web application programmer, Linux systems administrator and Systems analyst, and holds a Patent for inventing the Online Student Academic Register Information System (SARIS) code-named Zalongwa.