Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Masinde, M., Antoine Bagula, 2015.  A Calibration Report for Wireless Sensor Based Weatherboards. Journal of Sensor Actuator Networks (JSAN), 4(1), 30-49; doi:10.3390/jsan4010030 – See more at: http://www.mdpi.com/2224-2708/4/1/30

Masinde, M, 2015, An Innovative Drought Early Warning System for Sub-Saharan Africa: Integrating Modern and Indigenous Approaches. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) Vol. 7, Iss. 1, 2015, Pages 8 – 25

Mwagha S.M.,  P.W. Waiganjo, C.A. Moturi, E.M. Masinde, 2014.  Intelligent System For Predicting Agricultural Drought For Maize Crop. International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research, VOL 2, ISSUE 4, ISSN 2347-4289. Pp 51-54

Mwagha S.M.,  P.W. Waiganjo, C.A. Moturi, E.M. Masinde, 2014.  Intelligent System for Predicting Agricultural Drought For Maize Crop. International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research, VOL 2, ISSUE 4, ISSN 2347-4289. Pp 51-54

Mwagha S.M., M. Masinde, P.  Ochieg, 2014.  Comparison of Nearest Neighbor (ibk), Regression by Discretization and Isotonic Regression Classification Algorithms for Precipitation Classes Prediction, International Journal of Computer Applications (0975 – 8887), Volume 96– No.21, June 2014. Pp 44-49.

Masinde, M., 2013. Artificial Neural Networks Models for Predicting Effective Drought Index: Factoring Effects of Rainfall Variability. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-013-9464-0 ISSN:1381-2386, Springer Netherlands

Masinde, M. and Bagula, A., 2012. ITIKI: bridge between African indigenous knowledge and modern science of drought prediction. Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 7(03), pp. 274-290.

Masinde, M., Bagula, A. and Muthama, N., 2012. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) use in Drought Prediction and Alerts. In: A. FINLAY and E. ADERA, eds, Application of ICTs for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector: Developing Country Experiences and Emerging Research Priorities. APC, IDRC, CRDI; Association for Progressive Communication (APC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), South Africa, pp. 107-108.

Masinde, M., Zebal, N. and Antoine, B., 2012. Extending the Power of Mobile Phone Using Service Oriented Computing. In: N. VENKATASUBRAMANIAN, G. VLADIMIR and S. STEPHAN, eds, 4th International ICST Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Application (MOBILWARE 2011). Volume 93; Part 2 edn. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, pp. 34-44.

Masinde Muthoni, Antoine Bagula and Victor Murage (2010) Middleware for Distributed Computing on Mobile Phones, in Enrique Canessa and Marco Zennaro (eds), m-Science: Sensing, Computing and Dissemination, 1st Edition. Trieste: ICTP – The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

Ireri, E. Muthoni. (2003) Event Driven Review of the University of Nairobi’s SMIS, in Ralph M. Stair and George W. Reynolds, Principles of Information Systems, 6th Ed. Boston, Massachusetts: Thomson Course Technology.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Masinde, M, 2014.  An Effective Drought Early Warning System for Sub-Saharan Africa: Integrating Modern and Indigenous Approaches, In: South Africa Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference 2014 (SAICIST 2014) Proceedings, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa 28 September-01 October 2014.

Masinde, M, 2014.  IoT Applications that work for the African Continent: Innovation or Adoption?, In: 12th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2014) Proceedings, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil 27-30 July 2014.

Masinde, M, 2014.  An Assessment of Field Readiness for Wireless Sensor Based Weatherboards– A Calibration ReportIn: 12th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2014) Proceedings, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil 27-30 July 2014.

Masinde, M, 2014.  Enhancing Student-Centered Learning: the role of Ubiquitous Learning Environments, In: 5th Annual ICT in Higher Education Summit Conference Proceedings, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 27-28 March 2014.

Masinde, M., , 2013. Survivability to Sustainability of Biodiversity: What do ICTs and Indigenous Knowledge have to do with it?, M. BEST L., Z. ELLEN, D. JONATHAN, G. BEKI and M. GARY, eds. In: The Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, December 07-10 2012, ACM Digital Library, pp. 122.

Masinde, M. and Bagula, A., 2013. SenseWeather: Sensor-Based Weather Monitoring System for Kenya, In: The IST-Africa 2013 Conference Proceedings, Nairobi, Kenya, 29-31 May 2013.

Masinde, M. and Bagula, A., 2013. Downscaling Weather Forecasts using ITIKI in Mbeere: Implementation Roadmap, Proceedings of ITU Kaleidoscope 2013: Building Sustainable Communities, K-2013, held in Kyoto Japan between 22-24 April 2013, to be published in IEEE Xplore. (Nominated for best paper award)

Masinde, M., Bagula, A. and Muthama, N., 2012. The Role of ICTs in Downscaling and Up-scaling Integrated Weather Forecasts for Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, M. BEST L., Z. ELLEN, D. JONATHAN, G. BEKI and M. GARY, eds. In: The Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, March 12-15 2012, ACM Digital Library, pp. 122.

Kagwe, J. and Masinde, M., 2012. Survey on DNS configurations, interdependencies, resilience and security for *.ke domains, E. CUTRELL, Z. W., B. GAETANO and T. BILL, eds. In: ACM Annual Symposium on Computing for Development, ACM DEV ’12 Atlanta, GA, USA, March 10 – 11, 2012. 2012, ACM, pp. 25.

Masinde, M. and Bagula, A., 2011. The Role of ICTs in Quantifying the Severity and Duration of Climatic Variations – Kenya’s Case, Proceedings of ITU Kaleidoscope 2011: The Fully Networked Human? – Innovations for Future Networks and Services K-2011, 12-14 December 2011, IEEE Xplore, pp. 1-8. (Nominated for best paper award)

Masinde, M. and Bagula, A., 2011. A Framework for Integrating Indigenous Knowledge With Wireless Sensors in Predicting Droughts in Africa, N. BIDWELL and W. HEIKE, eds. In: Indigenous Knowledge Technology Conference 2011, 2-4 November 2011.

Masinde, Muthoni, Wainaina James and Antoine Bagula 2011. Using NLIDB to Make Weather Information Relevant to Kenyan Farmers; in the proceedings of the 2011 African Conference on Software Engineering and Applied Computing to be held in September 19-23, 2011 – Cape Town, South Africa

Masinde, M., Bagula, A. and Victor, M., 2010. MobiGrid: A Middleware for Integrating Mobile Phone and Grid Computing, IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY, ed. In: The 6th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2010), October 25 – 29 2010, IEEE Communications Society.

Masinde, M. and Bagula, A., 2010. A Framework for Predicting Droughts in Developing Countries Using Sensor Networks and Mobile Phones, Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists ( SAICIST 2010) 2010, ACM, pp. 11-13.

Waema T, Masinde Muthoni, Odera G, Adeya-Weya C, Were P and Chepken C, (2009); Development of a Business Process Outsourcing Industry in Kenya: Critical Success Factors; IDRC.

Masinde, Muthoni (2008) Using an Adaptive E-Learning Environment For OOP – University of Nairobi Case, in the proceedings of the IST-Africa 2008 Conference; Windhoek, Namibia, 7-9 May.

Masinde, Muthoni (2007) Ensuring Quality in eLearning Programmes for Transnational Education in Africa – a Systems Approach, in the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training; The Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 28-30 May.

Masinde, Muthoni and Wanyama Masinde (2006) A Systems Thinking Framework for Quality Assurance in Transnational Education – The Case of Kenya; in the proceedings of the Regional Eastern Africa Conference/Workshop on Quality Assurance in Higher Education; Kenyatta University, 6-11 November.

Masinde, Muthoni (2006) Using JAD to Bridge the Design-Reality Gaps; A Major Cause of IS Projects’ Failures in the Developing Countries, in the proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Sustainable ICT in Developing Countries, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 6-9 August.

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