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Dr A.M.G?

Dr. Attlee Munyaradzi Gamundani (Dr A.M.G)  is a life long learner, a student of life, a friend, a colleague, a caring parent, a loving  husband, a team player and a problem solver.  With his solution oriented personality, he believes in lessons learnt rather than focusing on mistakes from the crucibles of life. Every moment in his life is an opportunity to unlearn,  learn and  relearn. 

As a Senior Lecturer : Cyber Security in the Computer Science Department at Namibia University of Science and Technology his engagements involves Teaching (both undergraduate and postgraduate levels)Research (supervising Honours, Masters and PhD Students, research grants application, administering and being a principal investigator for research projects in his specialisation)Mentoring (junior staff members, colleagues and students)Administration and Community engagement (creating awareness, serving in boards, delivering keynote addresses, consultancy services and serving in various community relevant roles as requested)

Among his main community engagement activities is the annual Namibia National Cyber Security Competition (NNCSC), which he is part of the co-founding team members and has been running yearly since 2015 to date. Dr. Gamundani served as the NNCSC Chairperson in 2019 and is now serving on the same position since 2021. NNCSC is an initiative earmarked at raising cybersecurity awareness in an engaging and practical way. To date, he is serving as part of the Steering Committee for the Africa Region to International Cybersecurity Competition (AFRICC) which is an extension of the NNCSC grassroots. He is also a committee member for the International Cybersecurity Competition which is earmarked to host its first competition series in Greece in June 2022.

As an ICTD Fellow (Postdoc Researcher) at United Nations University Institute in Macau. His work on AI Governance and Ethics was under the Sustainable Decision-Making Tech research project. He is driven by the passion to implement  participatory AI  Ethics and Governance in the Health  and Education sectors. He was part of the organising team for establishment of the AI Africa Expert Network in support of the UN Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation to enhance multi-stakeholder efforts on global AI cooperation.

Dr. Gamundani is also serving as the country (Namibia) representative for Responsible AI Network-Africa (RAIN-Africa). On November 2020, he was appointed as an Advisory Board Member and Operations- Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) committee for the Pan African Information Communication Technology Association (PAICTA).

Attlee’s long CV consists of a list of his wide research publications featured in International Journals and International Conference proceedings in the field of Information Security covering IoT Security, Cloud Computing Security, ICT4D and Data Security. Dr A.M.G delivered keynote addresses on security issues at national and international forums as well as co-authored junior level ICT Teacher’s Textbooks (Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7) in Namibia. He has received several awards in teaching, presentation and research throughout his career

He was elevated to the Senior Member IEEE (SMIEEE) status as testimony of his wide contributions to the computer science domain. He is also a Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) and part of the initial team mandated to establish the CheckPoint Secure Academy in Namibia. 

Personal MottoIts better to light the candle than to curse the darkness

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University Services

I had the pleasure and honour to serve in the following service roles.

Curriculum Committee.

January 2018 to June 2018 Curriculum Committee, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Cyber security curriculum review for the period, 2019 to 2021 period and mapping the department’s strategic objectives for the five year plan from 2019 to 2023.

Strategic Planning Committee.

January 2018 to July 2018 Strategic Planning Committee, NUST, Windhoek, Namibia Appointed by the Vice Chancellor to be part of the Thematic Working Group on Teaching, Learning and Technology for the Institution’s five-year strategic plan from 2019 to 2023 (PSP-5 for NUST).

Teaching and Learning Change Agent.

January 2015 to December 2019 Teaching and Learning Change Agent, NUST, Windhoek, Namibia Faculty Change Agent (Teaching and learning)- Namibia University of Science and Technology.

National CERT Committee member.

January 2015 to present National CERT Committee member, NUST, Windhoek, Namibia Reporting directing to the Ministry of ICT, been nominated to be part of the CERT Committee for Namibia representing NUST as a key stakeholder in the planning, benchmarking and implementation of the National CERT.

Namibia National Cyber Security Competition

January 2015 to present Organised the First, Second, Third, Fourth ,Fifth, Sixth, Seventh Namibia National Cyber Security Competition (NNCSC 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022)

Quality Assurance Department Representative

January 2013 to December 2013 Quality Assurance Department Representative Faculty of Engineering representative, Chinhoyi University of Technology

Communication Skills and Languages School Representative

January 2012 to December 2013 Communication Skills and Languages School Representative Faculty representative, Chinhoyi University of Technology

Department Industrial Liaison Officer

January 2012 to December 2013 Department Industrial Liaison Officer IT Department, Chinhoyi University of Technology

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Do you have any research idea(s), a project that falls under my research interests of Internet of Things (IoT) Applications and Security; Cybersecurity; Child Online Protection or AI Ethics and Governance?

Qualifications

Academic qualifications from Tertiary level and above.

PhD in Computer Science

2019

PGCHE: Postgraduate Certificate In Higher Education

2017

MSc in Computer Science

2011

BSc Honours Information Systems Degree.

2006

Awards

Some of the awards received to date

Team of the Year Award (TOYA) 2018

Digital Forensics and Information Security Research Cluster – for exemplary display of the NUST values

Team of the Year Award (TOYA) Finalist 2018

Digital Forensics and Information Security Research Cluster – for exemplary display of the NUST values

Research Excellence Award 2016

Best Emerging researcher of the year in the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, NUST, 2016.

Excellent Teaching Award 2016

Mid Career (Category B) Faculty Level  2016– Faculty of Computing and Informatics, NUST, 2016 

Best PhD Presentation

Best PhD Presentation at the School of Computing and Informatics Research Day, Polytechnic of Namibia, 2015

Research Excellence Award 2015

Awarded Research excellence award-Best School emerging researcher of the year 2015 in the School of Computing and Informatics, Polytechnic of Namibia, 2015.

Best Blended eLearning Course

Best Blended eLearning Course Award 2015  during the Polytechnic of Namibia Technology Day, Polytechnic of Namibia, 2015.

Certifications

CCSA - Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator ( Dec 2021 - Dec 2023)
BSAFE - United Nations Department of Safety and Security (2019) - UNDSS
Preventing Fraud and Corruption at the United Nations (2020) - United Nations
Ethics and Integrity at the United Nations (2020) - United Nations
Information Security Awareness - Foundational (2020) - UNDSS
Information Security Awareness - Advanced (2020) - UNDSS
Computer Forensics Best Practices (2021) - EC Council
ISO 9001:2000 Internal Quality Auditor (2008) - S.T. World Class Consultancy
Leadership and Innovation (2016) - Highline College, Seattle, WA, USA
Leadership in Higher Education (2016)