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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Peer-reviewed Research Publications

  1. Bennett Kankuzi and Jorma Sajaniemi, A mental model perspective for tool development and paradigm shift in spreadsheets, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Available online 9 November 2015, ISSN 1071-5819, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2015.10.005.
  2. Bennett Kankuzi and Jorma Sajaniemi. Visualizing the problem domain for spreadsheet users: A mental model perspective. Presented at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, Melbourne, Australia. August 2014
  3. Bennett Kankuzi and Jorma Sajaniemi. An Empirical Study of Spreadsheet Authors’ Mental Models in Explaining and Debugging Tasks. Presented at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, San Jose, CA, USA. September 2013
  4.  Bennett Kankuzi and Yirsaw Ayalew. Spreadsheet Visualization using the MCL Algorithm in Handbook on Computer Engineering and Innovations in Education for Virtual Learning Environments, Intelligent Systems and Communicability: Multimedia Mobile Technologies, Experiences in Research and Quality Educational Trends. Blue Herons Editions. December 2012
  5.  Bennett Kankuzi and Yirsaw Ayalew. An MCL algorithm based technique for comprehending spreadsheets. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Psychology of Programming. Leicester, UK. 2008
  6. Bennett Kankuzi and Yirsaw Ayalew. An End-User Oriented Graph-Based Visualization for Spreadsheets. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on End-User Software Engineering (WEUSE '08), pages 86-90, Leipzig, Germany, May 2008. Publisher: ACM Press, ISBN: 978-1-60558-034-0, URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1370847.1370866
  7. Bennett Kankuzi and Yirsaw Ayalew. A Dynamic Graph-Based Visualization for Spreadsheets. In Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pages 198–203, Innsbruck, Austria, March 2008. Publisher: ACTA Press, ISBN: 978-0-88986-725-3, URL: http://www.actapress.com/Abstract.aspx?paperId=32925
JAN, 2010 – AUG, 2015 UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND, JOENSUU, FINLAND

Ph.D. (Computer Science)

  • Area of Specialization - Human Centred Software Engineering
  • Thesis Title - Deficiencies in Spreadsheets: A Mental Model Perspective
  • Thesis overview – tackled the problem of errors in spreadsheets from a perspective of how spreadsheet authors think when they are carrying out various spreadsheet activities and consequently developed spreadsheet tools that enhance the current spreadsheet interface and also provided a case for a new spreadsheet paradigm.
  • Thesis published in print and electronically - http://epublications.uef.fi/pub/urn_isbn_978-952-61-1828-4/index_en.html 
  • Course Work: Empirical Studies of Programming, Requirements Engineering, Mental Representations in IT Education, Software Process Management, Usability Engineering, Philosophy of Computer Science, ICT for Development


AUG, 2006 – JUL, 2008 UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA, GABORONE, BOTSWANA

M.Sc. (Computer Science)

  • Thesis Topic: A Dynamic Graph-based Visualization for Spreadsheets
  • Advisor: Yirsaw Ayalew, Ph.D.
  • Course Work: Software Engineering, Database Systems Engineering, Object Oriented Systems, Web Engineering, Distributed Computing Systems, Computer Networking and Communications, Decision Support Information Systems, Computing Research Methods


JUL, 1998 – JUL, 2002 UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI (CHANCELLOR COLLEGE), ZOMBA, MALAWI

B.Sc. (Computer Science (major) and Mathematics (minor))

  • Graduated with Distinction.
  • Course Work: Algorithms & Data Structures, Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Systems Analysis and Design, Modeling and Simulation, File Structure and Design, Database Systems, Software Engineering, Information Systems Project, Artificial Intelligence, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, An Introduction to Differential Equations, Advanced Calculus, Numerical Analysis



2 comments:

Clement Nthambazale Nyirenda. Friday, July 25, 2008 12:16:00 PM  

Bennet

Congratulations on the award of the MSc degree.The publications look nice.Wishing you all the best as you settle down in Malawi.

Arlvin Blessings Wednesday, October 06, 2010 11:28:00 PM  

You have been an inspiration to me. i'l alway learn from you & try publish a beautiful blog as yours

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