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Dr. Omar Gatera is lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, College of Science and Technology and head of Ph.D Studies and Research in the African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT), University of Rwanda.
Before joining the University of Rwanda, Dr. Gatera was working for Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) from 2008 to 2020, where he gained a sound expertise in standardization and conformity assessment of electrotechnical systems. Dr. Gatera is also chairperson of the Regulatory Board of RURA and Chairperson of the Technical Committee 57 on Power Management Systems and associated information exchange of the African Electrotechnical Commission (AFSEC).
Dr. Gatera obtained various recognitions and professional certificates such as IEC Recognitions of Achievement for IECEE, IECQ IECEx and IECRE, and successfully completed the Intertek CQI-IRCA Certified ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Auditor /Lead Auditor Training Courses, and attended the trainings on Research & Development and Innovation measurement instruments for evidence-based science, Technology and Innovation Policy Implementation under both the African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) and the Science Granting Councils (SGCs) Initiatives, and participated in grant writing workshop on ERASMUS + Programmes at ICIPE, Nairobi.
Dr. Gatera holds a BSc. Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Systems and MSc Degree in Information, Communication Technology (ICT) both from the University of Rwanda in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He received his Ph.D in Telecommunication Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul, Turkey in 2017. Dr Gatera is a recipient of various grants and a number of publications in Scopus and SCI index. Dr. Gatera is lecturer of Mobile communications, Telecommunication networks and Wireless Sensor Networks. His research interests include telecommunication systems, Wireless Sensor Networks & Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), digital health, smart grid systems and Quality management systems.