Martin Saint is a professor, researcher, and cyber engineer, arriving at Carnegie Mellon University’s Africa campus in 2013 with more than 30 years of private and public sector experience. He teaches and researches in the area of complex systems, particularly networks and emerging technologies, and taught the first academic financial technology and blockchain courses on the African continent. He consults on engineering, economics, business, and policy issues for public and private organizations.

He is an invited lecturer at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy and a research fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Centre. He is an advisor for two World Bank-funded African Centers of Excellence, one in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the other in data science. He has completed research at the University of Colorado’s Pervasive Communications Laboratory and Digital Energy Lab, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute, and Idaho National Laboratory.

He received his MS and Ph.D. in computer systems networking and telecommunications from the Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy (TCP) Program in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado in the USA. Outside of work, he enjoys building projects and companies and is often found immersed in a book at a café.

As director of academics, he is responsible for:

  • Provide strategic management of academic programs
  • Course scheduling
  • TA assignments and training
  • Orientation and special programs
  • Student travel funds
  • Academic advising lead
  • Academic resources lead
  • Liaising with Pittsburgh academics including serving on the College’s Curriculum Review Committee (CRC)
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Martin Saint


Ph.D., Telecommunications, University of Colorado Boulder

MS, Telecommunications, University of Colorado Boulder

BS, Business Administration, University of Redlands, California

BA, Philosophy, University of Redlands, California