MPhil and PhD degree supervision

Posted December 5, 2013 by Khedo
Categories: Research

I am currently supervising MPhil and PhD degree projects at the University of Mauritius in the areas of Mobile Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Context-Aware Systems and Social Computing.

I am particularly interested in the implementation of the following projects:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sensor Networks
  • Context-Aware Systems for Visually Impaired Persons
  • Pervasive and Mobile Health Systems
  • Mobile Disaster Management Systems
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Privacy issues in Online Social Networks

Contact me for more information: k.khedo AT uom.ac.mu

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Inter-college debate competition (WoW 2007)

Posted July 5, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: News

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I was invited to serve as the member of jury for the Inter-college debate competition (WoW 2007) organised by Infosys on the 27 June 2007. The topic of the debate was “Mauritius has the potential to operate at a higher level of the value chain in IT”. The proposing team was from Royal College Curepipe and the opposing team was from Dr Maurice Cure SSS. Both teams did extremely well. The RCC students were very good in terms of expressiveness, and voice and the Dr Maurice Cure students were very good in terms of arguments put forward. The debate in general was of very high quality. Congratulations to both teams.

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I am now on Facebook

Posted June 30, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: News

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Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

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Chinatown: Food and Cultural Festival

Posted June 21, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: News

Have been to the Chinatown Port-Louis last week-end, Saturday night. The impressive response obtained from the members of the public for the last two years has prompted the organisers to hold this manifestation once again. This festival is a commendable initiative particularly as regards the promotion of Chinese cultural and traditional heritage, and show casing the Chinese rites and food diversity and at the same time reviving the old china town of the capital. It has become a must attend event.

See below some pictures (taken on Saturday night) for those who have not been able to attend: Chinatown roads, Heritage Court, Chinese Food etc…

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Guest Lecture at Charles Telfair Institute (DCDM Business School)

Posted May 16, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: Computing, Research, Teaching

I was invited to deliver a guest lecture on “Experimentation in Computer Science and Software Engineering” at the Charles Telfair Institute (formerly DCDM Business School) to some BSc Computer Science level 3 students on Wednesday 16 May 2007. The guest lecture included the following discussions:

  • Nature of Computing
  • Why experiment?
  • Methods of expriementation
  • Computer Science Research and experimentation 
  • Issues and possible approaches

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IT Job Profiles in Mauritius – 2007

Posted May 15, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: Computing, News

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I have recently compiled a list of IT job profiles in Mauritius. These jobs are currently being undertaken by past UoM students in leading IT companies in Mauritius. The names of the persons and the company have not been mentioned for obvious reasons.  

This compilation gives prospective IT graduates an apercu of the duties and responsibilities that they will be called upon to take and the tools and technologies that they will experience with.  

I would like to thank all my friends and past students who have willingly provided these valuable information.    

Your feedbacks are welcomed.  
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Guest lecture at UOM by Infosys Experts

Posted April 6, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: Teaching, UOM Events

We had a guest lecture on Software Processes and Practices as used in the Software Industry at the University of Mauritius on Friday 6th April 2007, delivered by experts from Infosys Technlogies Limited, Mauritius. Mr Vinod Wakade, Operations Incharge, Infosys Mauritius was also present and has shared views and experiences with the UOM Computer Science and Information Systems students.

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The Guest lecture was delivered by Mr Jimut Basa, Project Manager at Infosys Mauritius, who has more than 7 years of experience in Software Development for European Clients (UK, Switzerland, Belgium and Netherland). His presentation was mainly geared towards software engineering practices in the software industry including requirements engineering, estimation, quality management, knowledge management, and global delivery model.  He has given an industry view of the different concepts and techniques discuss in the Software Engineering modules.  

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The presentation was followed by a few questions from UOM academics and students. Both Mr Vinod Wakade and Mr Jimut Basa was of the opinion that qualities required in order to work for Infosys is mainly analytical, problem solving, and good behavioural skills. They also commented that UOM graduates are doing very well at Infosys.   

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I thank both Mr Vinod Wakade and Mr Jimut Basa for the enriching presentation and for sharing their experiences with us.

Feedback from students who followed the presentation are welcomed.

The Great Teacher

Posted March 23, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: Teaching

  • The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.     

  • Le professeur médiocre affirme. Le bon professeur explique. L’excellent professeur démontre. Le grand professeur inspire.

~William Arthur Ward

 In my pursuit for academic excellence, I hope I will be able to inspire my students to become good human beings.

The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad […] I must be vigilant every day, for fear that I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow.

Flag Raising at UOM

Posted March 9, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: UOM Events

Flag-raising Ceremony at University of Mauritius on Friday 09 March 2007 at 1300 hours in the Raised Plaza, Academic Complex Tower Block.

Mauritius attained independence on the 12th March 1968 and on the date of the year 1992 became a Republic

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Glory to thee, Motherland,
O motherland of mine.
Sweet is thy beauty,
Sweet is thy fragrance,
Around thee we gather
As one people,
As one nation,
In peace, justice and liberty.
Beloved country, may God bless thee
For ever and ever.
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My Teaching Interests

Posted February 22, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: Teaching

Object-Oriented Techniques, Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Middleware Technologies, Communication Technologies, Networking and Data Communication, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing.

Project Supervision

BSc Projects

  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Telemedcine Applications Development
  • Simulation of Wireless Sensor Networks for real-life scenarios

MSc Projects

  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks – Routing Protocols, Energy-efficient Algorithms, Power-Aware Scheduling Schemes, Clustering, Deployment Strategies, Localization and positioning, Communication models

My Research Activities

Posted February 22, 2007 by Khedo
Categories: Research

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My research interests are directed toward

  • next generation middleware technologies,
  • context-aware computing,
  • mobile ad-hoc networks,
  • mobile and ubiquitous computing and
  • wireless sensor networks.

I am a member of the Context-Awareness Research Group (CARG) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Mauritius

Current Research Projects

  • Study and Implementation of Context Aware Services in Mauritian Hotels
  • Context Aware Security Mechanisms for Healthcare