Dr. George Matto holds PhD in Information and Communication Science and Engineering (specialized in Information Technology Systems Development and Management) from the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). He also holds M.Sc. in Computer Science and B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Dar es Salaam.
He is a Senior Lecturer under the ICT Department. 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 become a Lecturer. Dr. Matto was promoted to a Senior Lecturer position in July 2019. From February 2014 to January 2015 he worked with Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Lilongwe, Malawi as academic member of staff a visiting research fellow under the Norwegian’s Fredskorpset project. He has also worked with other Higher Learning Institutions as External Examiner/Moderator. He has also been engaged by other private and public institutions to render his technical expertise.
Administratively, Dr. Matto is currently the Director of the Directorate of Co-operative Library and Archives (DCLA). He is also an editor of Debates and Book Reviews of the East African Journal of Social and Applied Sciences (EAJ-SAS), a University’s peer reviewed journal; and a Member of the University’s Tender Board. Prior to these posts Dr. Matto was the Head of ICT Department (2018 – 2020); Deputy Chief Editor – Research Report Series (2016 – 2019); Minister of Constitution, Laws and Communication for NM-AIST Students’ Organization (2015 – 2016); 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 University’s Assistant Quality Assurance Coordinator (2011 – 2014).
Dr. Matto has received several grants and awards and successfully implemented a number of projects and consultancies. He has also authored various 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, Big Data, ICT for Learning, ICT for Development.