Alain (MSIN’10) wins at BK’s Urumuri competition
CMU alumnus Alain Kajangwe was among the eight winners of Bank of Kigali (BK)’s Urumuri Initiative. He won an interest free loan of RWF 8,000,000 for his company WiredIn, an early pioneer in IT outsourcing and offshore software development business in Rwanda.
Bobson (MSIT'18) wins $10,000 at the Tigo Changemakers competition
Bobson Rugambwa took home the grand prize of $10,000 (8.2 million Rwandan Francs), with Gwiza, a mobile based core-banking system that enables Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) members build their financial track record by saving digitally.
Alumni Spotlight: Davy Uwizera
CMU-Africa alumnus Davy Uwizera (E’17) is the Facebook developer circle Lead in Kigali, Rwanda. Early in October, he was selected among the 20 most active leads in Africa to travel to Nairobi for training and also to attend the first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in Africa.
Maxwell Air Force Base
Air Force Institute of Technology visits CMU-Africa
Air Force Institute of Technology professor Aihua Wood visited CMU-Africa in September 2023 to explore the facilities and look for potential opportunities for collaboration. “I was very impressed with the campus facilities and students,” says Wood. “I feel like there is a lot of opportunity for AFIT to be involved.”
The New Times
CMU-Africa students featured in The New Times for AI algorithms for Chinese satellite
Two CMU-Africa students, along with four other students from Rwandan universities, were featured in The New Times for creating AI algorithms for Chinese satellite WonderJourney-1A.
Tucker’s research mentioned at Senate hearing
MechE/CMU-Africa’s Conrad Tucker, along with other collaborators from the RAND Corporation and the Challenger Center, were cited for their work during the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing titled “AI and the Future of our Elections.”
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2023 Engineering Faculty Awards announced
The 2023 Engineering Faculty Awards highlight faculty members who have shown outstanding educational, research, and service efforts. Congratulations to all of this year’s awardees!
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