Staff Profile


Dr Abdullah Ally

  • lecturer

  • +255759267895
  • abdulla@udsm.ac.tz

Dr Abdullah Ally

Dr Abdulla Ally is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds a PhD in Systems Analysis and Integration Engineering from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China. He received his Masters in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Hons), both, from the University of Dar es Salaam. His research interests include Computer Networking, Network Science, Modelling of Networks and Dynamic Processes, Data Mining, Systems Analysis and Design, and Systems Integration and Interoperability. He currently serves as Acting Managing Director of the University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre.

Collaborative Projects
Dr Ally is a renowned consultant and has participated actively in several ICT projects under the Government and Non-Government Organisations funded by several agencies such as Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and PEPFAR through the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has been involved in the implementation of several information systems projects such as:

  1. The Human Resource and Payroll Management System under President Office Public Service Management and Good Governance,

  2. Localization & Customization of Free and Open Source Software under KiLinuX Project,

  3. Development, Training and Deployment of Human Resources Information System under Local Government Authorities in Collaboration with Prime Minister Office-Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG).

  4. The Performance Evaluation and Analysis of Human Capital Management Information System (HCMIS) for President Office Public Service Management and Good Governance.

  5. Provided technical expertise in systems requirements & analysis, software customization, data quality and management, and training facilitation.

Teaching responsibilities

Dr Ally has taught several Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses such as:

  1. Business Process Management,
  2. Integrated Health Information System Architecture,
  3. Operating Systems,
  4. Network Design and Administration,
  5. Software Project Management,
  6. Systems Analysis and Design,
  7. Information Systems Concepts, and
  8. System Administration using Linux Operating System

Administration Roles

Dr Ally has coordination and administrative roles in various ICT projects such as the development and implementation of education management systems, financial management systems, and Monitoring & Evaluation Systems in East Africa and other local and international stakeholders. He is currently coordinating the countrywide deployment and maintenance of Afyacare, CTC and Biometric project in several Referral Regional Hospital in Tanzania. At the University of Dar es Salaam, he has held various positions such as:

  1. Postgraduate coordinator,
  2. Non-degree programmes coordinator,
  3. Examination Officer, Consultancy,
  4. Professional and Tailor-made Programmes Coordinator,
  5. Time Table Coordinator,
  6. Lab User Committee Coordinator, and
  7. Acting Head of Department.

Contacts Information 

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Information and Communication Technologies
P.O. Box 33335, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Email: abdulla@udsm.ac.tz
Mobile: +255 (0) 713 475497
Office Allocation: CoICT, Block A, Room #A003