Assoc. Prof. Florence Tushabe

Associate Professor
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • PhD Computer Science, MSc. Computer Science, Post Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Engineering, Bachelor of Science with Computer Science (Upper Second Class),

Associate Professor for Computer Science


  • June 2013: Women Leading Global Change program, INSEAD Business School, Fontainbleau, France.
  • March 2013: Executive Development Leadership Training, Harvard Business School.
  • 2012-2013: Fellow, International Womens Forum (
  • 2005 – 2010: PhD Computer Science, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • 2002 – 2004: MSc. Computer Science, Makerere University.
  • 2003: Post Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Engineering, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • 1997 – 2000: Bachelor of Science with Computer Science (Upper Second Class), University of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.
  • 1995 – 1996: Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, Nabisunsa Girls School.
  • 1991 – 1994: Uganda Certificate of Education, Nabisunsa Girls School

1984 – 1990: Primary Leaving Examination Certificate, Buganda Road Primary School

Research Interests





  • 2019-2021: OMULUNZI IVR system for livestock farmer, Funded by the Ministry of ICT, Uganda Government.
  • 2016: Online Learning Platform for Uganda PPDA Unit, funded by Uganda PPDA Unit
  • 2014- 2016: Cordinator, Module content development for the Applied Computer Science Program, by the Africa Virtual University. I coordinated 30 lecturers from across Africa to develop online modules in French, English and Portuguese languages. Funded by the African Development Bank.
  • 2011 – 2016: In partnership with the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, this project was on using e-learning to train Masters students in Health informatics. Funded by the Fogarty International.

2014 – 2015: Project leader on the project to train Vocational and Technical Institutions in Uganda in ICT skills, funded by OPEC through the Ministry of Education, Government of Uganda

  • 2013: Innovation Specialist on the ResilientAfrica Network which is a a network of 25 universities in Africa that was building resilience using university innovations. Funded by USAID.
  • 2012 – 2014: Team leader on the project on Data generation and language technology for low-resourced African languages. Funded by Google.
  • 2012 – 2013: Team leader on project to Compare software usability between Rukiga and English languages. Funded by CoCIS, Makerere University
  • 2010: Team leader on the project of using image processing techniques to diagnose fungal skin diseases. Funded by NUFFIC.
  • 2011: An award winning project on Translation of VLC into Rukiga. Funded by NUFFIC. It won an award by Uganda Communications Commission.
  • 2010: An award winning project Translating the Google interface into Runyakitara. Funded by NUFFIC. It won an award by CIO East Africa.



Completed Supervision of PhD Students

The following students have successfully completed their Doctorate Thesis under my supervision:

  1. Selvaramalakshmi P. Bhabuu: Graduated from Bharathidasan University, India in 2017
  2. Kaggwa Fred: Graduated from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda in 2017.

Completed Supervision of Masters Students

The following students have successfully completed their Masters work under my supervision:


  1. Allan Matsiko: To graduate in September 2020
  2. Cranmer Ayesiga: Graduated in September 2019
  3. Patrick Imalingat: Graduated in September 2018
  4. Muhammad Musa: Graduated in September 2018
  5. Ocen Samuel: Graduated in September 2017.
  6. Amori Geoffrey: Graduated in January 2015.
  7. Magezi George William: Graduated in January 2015
  8. Muchake Brian: Graduated in January 2015.
  9. Kilima Godlove Frank: Graduated in January 2014.
  10. Sidney Schinange: Graduated in January 2014.
  11. Kakande Mathew: Graduated in January 2013.
  12. Namusisi Rukiya: Graduated in January 2012.


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