Dr. Florence Tushabe has won several awards for successfully implementing innovations in Computer Science. She is also a fellow in the International Womens Forum Leadership program. She has also served as the Head of Computer Science Department and as the Minister of External Relations for the Makerere University Academic Staff Association.
Dr. Tushabe holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
For details see Dr. Florence Tushabe CV (369.67 kB)
- Health (E-Health, Health Informatics, Tele-health, Maternal mortality)
- Multimedia Applications (Video, Image, 3-D, Animations, Virtual Reality)
- Artificial Intelligence
- Linguistics and Localisation of Technology
- Florence Tushabe (2016): Bishop Stuart Press.
- Florence Tushabe (2010): “Extending Attribute Filters to Color Processing and Multimedia Applications” (PhD Thesis, ISBN: 978-90-367-4630-4)
- Florence Tushabe (2004): “Computer Forensics for Cyberspace Crimes.” (MSc. Dissertation)
- B. Muchake, P. Nabende, F. Tushabe and J. Namukangula (2017): “Framework for Lusoga-English Bilingual Parallel Corpus and Its Application”
- P.Selvaramalakshmi, Dr. S. Hari Ganesh, F. Tushabe, (2016), An Improved Performance Evaluation on Large-Scale Data using MapReduce Technique, International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing, Vol. 5, Issue. 12, December 2016, pg.92 – 102.
- P. Selvaramalakhsmi , S. H. Ganesh and F. Tushabe, (2016), An Improved Similarity Joins Using SSPS and Map Reduce Technique on Large-Scale Data, International Journal of Control Theory an Applications, ISSN 0974-5572.
- F. Kaggwa, J. Ngubiri, F. Tushabe, (2016), Combined Feature Level and Score Level Fusion Gabor Filter-Based Multiple Enrollment Fingerprint Recognition, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, July 2016 issue, Vol. 14, No. 7
- F. Kaggwa, J. Ngubiri, F. Tushabe, (2016), ”Gabor Filter-based Multiple Enrollment Fingerprint Recognition”, International Journal of Computer Applications, ISBN : 973-93-80891-70-9, URL : http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume139/number7/24506-2016909210
- F. Kaggwa, J. Ngubiri, F. Tushabe, (2015), “Improving Recognition Performance in Multiple Enrollment Based Fingerprint Recognition Systems”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition ICCVPR’ 15, 11 -13th June, Tunisia.
- G. Amori and F. Tushabe (2015), ““Height of Quality” A Web-Based Sales Promotion Computer Game”, Proceedings of the International Conference of Technology and Management, August 2- 4th 2015, Kampala, Uganda.
- G. W. Magezi and F. Tushabe (2015), “Small and Medium Enterprises IT Security Outsourcing Framework (SMEISOF), Proceedings of the International Conference of Technology and Management, August 2- 4th 2015, Kampala, Uganda.
- 9. F. Kaggwa, J. Ngubiri, F. Tushabe, (2015), “Multiple Enrollment for Fingerprint Recognition: State of the Art Survey” International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT).
- B. Muchake, P. Nabende and F. Tushabe, (2014): "Framework for Cross Lingual Bitext Collection and Extraction for Native Resource Constrained Languages", Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference on Communications (NCC-2014), Paper 1, A Uganda communications Commission.
- F. Kaggwa, J. Ngubiri, F. Tushabe, (2014) "Evaluation of Multiple Enrollment for Fingerprint Recognition," IEEE 2014 Global Summit on Computer
& Information Technology (GSCIT), pp.1-6, 14-16 June 2014
- F. Kaggwa, J. Ngubiri and F. Tushabe (2014): Evaluation of Multiple Enrollment for Fingerprint recognition, International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2014. May 2014
- F. Tushabe and M. H. F. Wilkinson (2012): Color Image Processing using Max- trees: A comparison on Image Compression, Proceedings of the IEEE 2012 International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI 2012)" International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI 2012), 19th – 20th May 2012, China.
- L. Namusisi and F. Tushabe, (2011): "An e-voting Framework for Improving E-governance in Uganda” presented in the International Conference for Computing and ICT Research, Aug 7-9 2011, Kampala, Uganda.
- F. Tushabe, E. Mwebaze and F. Kiwanuka, (2011): “An image-based Diagnosis of Virus and bacterial Skin Infections", presented in the International Conference for Computing and ICT Research, Aug 7-9 2011, Kampala, Uganda.
- F. Tushabe and V. Baryamureeba (2010): "Implications of Cyber Crime on Social-Economic Development", At the launch of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime prevention, The United Nations African institute for the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders, 26 - 27th August 2010, Kampala, Uganda.
- F. Tushabe, V. Baryamureeba and F. Katushemererwe (2010): ``The Translation of the Google Interface into Runyakitara'', presented in the International Conference for Computing and ICT Research, Aug 1-4 2010, Kampala, Uganda. Pgs 236-245, ISBN 978-9970-25-015-8
- Tushabe, F., Wilkinson, M. H. F. (2010), "Effect of selected attribute filters on watermarks" in Second International Conference on Digital Image Processing, 26th February 2010, Singapore. Edited by Kamaruzaman Jusoff, Yi Xie, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7546 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2010) 75463E.
- F. Tushabe, M. H. F. Wilkinson (2008): ``Content-based Image Retrieval Using Combined 2D Attribute Pattern Spectra'', In: Advances in Multilingual and Multimodal Information Retrieval, Vol. 5152/2008, pp 554-561, LNCS, Springer - Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2008. ISBN: 978-3-540-85759-4
- F. Tushabe, P. Jehopio, V. Baryamureeba, P. Bagyenda and C. Ogwang (2008): ``The Status of Software Usability in Uganda'', Proceedings of the International Conference of Computing and ICT Research, August 3, 5th 2008, Kampala, Uganda. Pgs 1-11, ISBN 978-9970-02-871-2
- F. Tushabe and M. H. F. Wilkinson (2007): ``Content-based Image Retrieval Using Shape-Size Pattern Spectra'', Proceeding for the Cross Language Evaluation Forum 2007 Workshop, ImageClef Track. Budapest, Hungary, 19 - 21 September 2007.
- F. Tushabe and M. H. F. Wilkinson (2007): ``Image Preprocessing for Compression: Attribute Filtering'', Proc. Signal Processing and Imaging Engineering (ICSPIE'07), San Francisco, USA, 24-26 October, 2007. Volume 2167, ISBN: 978-988-98671-6-4.
- V. Baryamureeba, F. Tushabe (2006): ``The Enhanced Digital Investigation Process Model'', Asian Journal of Information Technology, Volume 5 issue 7, Pages 790 - 794, 2006. ISSN : 1682-3915 (Print) ISSN : 1993-5994 (Online)
- V. Baryamureeba, F. Tushabe (2005): ``Cyber Crime in Uganda: Myth or Reality'', The World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Volume 8, pages 66 – 70, ISSN: 1307-6884.
- Venansius Baryamureeba and Florence Tushabe (2004): "The Enhanced Digital Investigation Process Model", Proceedings of the Digital Forensic Research Workshop, Maryland, USA, August 11-13.
- 2013: Resilient Africa Network project which is a network of 25 universities in Africa. Its objective is to improve resilience of communities to shocks and stresses that they are prone to by stimulating and scaling up locally made innovations. Sponsored by USAID and worth 25 Million USDs ($25,000,000)
- 2012 – 2014: Data generation and language technology for low-resourced African languages. Sponsored by Google and worth $15,000.
- 2012 – 2013: Comparison of software usability between Rukiga and English languages. This project compares how fast learners can understand and use software in English and a local language called Rukiga. Sponsored by CoCIS and worth 10,000,000/=
- 2011 – todate: Co-ordinator for Uganda on the Health Informatics project, This is a project that uses e-learning to train Masters students in Health Informatics. Over-all co-ordination is by the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Sponsored by Fogarty International Center.
- 2010: An Image based fungal skin disease diagnosis. This is a project that uses image processing techniques to diagnose fungal skin diseases. Sponsored by Nuffic.
- 2011: Translation of VLC into Rukiga. This project localized VLC into local language called Rukiga. It was sponsored by HP. It won an award by UCC.
- 2010: Translation of Google interface into Runyakitara. This project localized the Google interface (www.google.co.ug) into Runyakitara, which is a local dialet spoken by over 7 million people in Uganda and neighboring countries. Sponsored by Nuffic. It won an award by CIO East Africa.
- 2005 – 2010: Image processing for the multimedia applications of watermarking, content-based image retrieval, image compression and color processing. Sponsored by Nuffic.
Completed Supervision of PhD StudentsThe following students have successfully completed their Masters work under my supervision:
- Fred Kaggwa: Graduated in January 2016
Completed Supervision of Masters Students
The following students have successfully completed their Masters work under my supervision:
- Namusisi Rukiya: Graduated in January 2012
- Kakande Mathew: Graduated in January 2013.
- Kilima Godlove Frank: Graduated in January 2014
- Sidney Schinange: Graduated in January 2014
- Amori Geoffrey: Graduated in January 2015
- Magezi George William: Graduated in January 2015
- Muchake Brian: Graduated in January 2015
On-GOING SUPERVISION OF PhD STUDENTS
I am currently supervising the following PhD Candidates:
- Vijilesh Vidyadharan: Supervisor with Bharathidasan University, India
- Lakshmi Bhabuu: Supervisor with Bharathidasan University, India
- Namuddu Janet: Co-supervisor with Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.
On-GOING SUPERVISION OF MASTERS STUDENTS
I am currently supervising the following MSc. Candidates:
- Samuel Ocen, UTAMU
- Night Kabareebe, UTAMU
- Patrick Imalingat, UTAMU
- Allan Matsiko, UTAMU
- Ayesiga Cranmer, UTAMU
- Sheriff Ali Kachala, UTAMU
- Musa Muhammad, UTAMU
- Thomas Munde, Kampala International University.
- Ezeonwumelu, Joseph, Bishop Stuart University.
- Obiezu Chukwujekwu, Bishop Stuart University.
- Igga B. Ibrahim, Bishop Stuart University.
- Masereka Columbus, Bishop Stuart University.
- July 2012: Fellow, in the International Womens Forum http://iwforum.org/
- 18th May 2012: The runner-up of the Local Content Award, by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) at Kampala Serena Hotel.
- 18th November 2011: Best Lecturer in Computer Science Department. Given a present by the Computer Warehouse Group.
- 19th November 2010: My work on translating the Google interface into Runyakitara and Luo was the winner for the CIO 100 Uganda Country. These awards were organised by the East African CIO 100 premier Annual Awards ceremony that took place between the 16th - 19th of November 2010 in Nairobi.
- 2007:The Best Student paper award for the International Conference on Signal Processing and Imaging Engineering (ICSPIE'07), San Francisco, USA, 24-26 October, 2007.
Other Academic Activities
- Member of the Technical Program Committee for the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications (ISIEA 2012), http://www.isiea.org/2012/
- Reviewer for the International Conference on Systems and Informatics, http://icsai2012.ytu.edu.cn/.
- Reviewer for the conference on Human Language Technology for Development http://www.hltd.org/.
- Reviewer for the International Conference for Computing and ICT Research, http://cit.mak.ac.ug/iccir/.
- Team leader, Creating Minimum Standards in Computer Science in Uganda.
- Team member, Curriculum Review for Department of Computer Science, Makerere University
- Consultant, National Council for Higher Education.
- Consultant, Capacity building of Msc and PGDs in Medical Informatics from Kwazulu Natal University in South Africa.
- External examiner, Gulu University.
- External examiner, Ndejje University.
- External examiner, Kwazulu Natal University.
- Organizer of a number of conferences like the translation marathon of Mozilla Firefox into Luganda
Service to the Community
- 2013 – to-date: Founder of FreeHearts Uganda, a NonProfit that caters for needs of pregnant and distressed women and their children.
- 2012 – to-date: Head of the Advisory Committee, The Generation Free of HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiative.
Membership to Professional Bodies
- Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)