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Dr Chao Mbogo: Impacting Value through Edutech

About Her:

Dr Chao Mbogo is a currently a lecturer at the department of Computer Science at Kenya Methodist University and also the Program Lead and Cofounder of KamiLimu.

She has an M.Sc in graduated with a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Cape Town. Her research is focused around supporting students from resource constrained environment, to learn computer programming using their mobile phones.   She’s also the Program Lead and Cofounder of KamiLimu.

Dr. Chao has a proven record of academic achievement, and awards from different international organizations.

In 2017, she was awarded Google Women Techmakers Travel Grant to Grace Hopper 2017, Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On award, TechWomen Emerging Leader, G20 Think Tank Summit Young Global Change Maker, Quartz African Innovator, McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders Award Finalist and ‘Zuri’ Award Nomination.

In 2016, Dr Mbogo got the Google Travel Award for Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing,  Anita Borg Institute Faculty Scholarship for Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing,  Kenya Education Network (KENET) Travel Award to present at the International Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education.
In 2015: Heidelberg Laureate Forum Young Researcher, selected as one or 200 young researchers worldwide in Mathematics and Computer Science,  Schlumberger Faculty for the Future award,  ACM-Women Travel Award to present at the Mobile Learning Conference.
2014: Google Travel Award for Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
2014: Google Anita Borg award winner (EMEA).
2014: The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D
(IPID) Travel Award to present at the Mobile for Development Conference.
2012: Hasso Plattner Institute grant for a PhD in Computer Science at University of Cape Town.
2005: Shell Centenary Scholarship fund for an M.Sc in Computer Science at University of Oxford.

Her Work:

Mbogo is presently a researcher, at the Kenya Methodist University.  Her research is around Educational Technology, specifically using the mobile phone to learn programming for novice learners in resource-constrained environments.

In September 2016, she founded KamiLimu; a structured 6-month mentorship program that seeks to augment learning for Computer Science students through professional development, community involvement, scholarship awareness, innovation workshops and industry exposure.

She was a Research Assistant at E-learning project in October 2015, her role involved analysis of data and consolidating a report on KwaZulu-Natal.

From 2016-2013, Dr Mbogo has written over 7 publications on Java programming on mobile phones.

Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed conferences such as Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), and peer-reviewed journals such as IADIS International Journal at WWW/Internet.

Why TechHer Loves Her:

Dr. Chao is offering practical teaching and problem based learning for novice in the tech space; she is continuously impacting value to Edutech through her publication and presentations.

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