Dr. George E. Matto

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George Elly Matto



Head, Information and Communication Technology Department

Area of expertise

Database Systems, Data Mining, Text Mining, Pattern Recognition, ICT for Learning, ICT for Development


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Short Biography

Mr. George E. Matto holds both M.Sc. in Computer Science (2011) and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science (2006) from the University of Dar es Salaam. He is currently pursuing PhD in Information and Communication Science and Engineering (ICSE) at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). In addition to pursuing PhD studies, Mr. Matto is the current Head of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department. He is also Deputy Chief Editor of Research Report Series, a University’s peer reviewed journal. Prior to these current posts George was the Head of ICT Unit (2012 – Jan, 2014), Member of the Consultancy Services Board (2012 – 2015), Secretary of the Graduation Committee (2013 – 2014), Member of Research Report Series Editorial Board (2013 – 2016), and Assistant Quality Assurance Coordinator (2011 – Jan, 2014) of the University. He also, in 2016, received a leadership award from the NM-AIST Management for his outstanding leadership as School Representative and Minister of Constitution, Laws and Communication in the Students’ Organization.

He is currently holding a position of a Lecturer at the University. His academic career started in September 2006 when he was employed by the Mount Meru University as Tutorial Assistant. He joined MoCU in October 2007 as Tutorial Assistant. In April 2010 he was raised to Assistant Lecturer position and in July 2014 he was elevated to his current Lecturer position. Mr. Matto has also worked with the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi as Lecturer and a visiting Research Fellow (from February 2014 to January 2015) under the Norwegian’s Fredskorpset project. He has also worked with other Institutions of Higher Learning as External Examiner/Moderator. Some of such Institutions are Mwenge Catholic University, and the Institute of Accountancy Arusha.

In connection to other projects that he successfully executed, Mr. Matto is a founder of AfyaBox, a mobile-based platform for locating nearby health facilities. He has also authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and a book (see his Google Scholar profile). In connection, he has presented papers to numerous national and International Conferences. His research, teaching and consultancy interests center mainly on Database Systems, Data Mining, Text Mining, Pattern Recognition, ICT for Learning and ICT for Development.