I was appointed Pro Vice Chancellor Academic in 2014. Before that I was Associate Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at this same university. I came to Unitech in 1994 and I liked the place so much that I have never left. Unitech has become not only a place of work but a home to me and my family.
I studied Mathematics at the University of Carleton, Canada, where I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Modern Applied Mathematics in 1983 and with a PhD in Combinatorial Optimization in 1987. That was after I had obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1979 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Informatics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 1980. I taught Mathematics to university students in Tanzania, Canada, Zimbabwe and Botswana before coming to Unitech.
My research area is in Combinatorial Optimization. This is about optimization over discrete structures and the study of such discrete structures themselves. One class of these structures is graphs, and I have been interested in graph recognition algorithms for a long time. As a result,I have published, in the well-known Journal of Graph Theory, an algorithm for recognizing line graphs that have a matching cutset and another that does the same thing with quadrangulated graphs. My research interest extends to algorithms for recognizing graphs with a stable cutset and I have published some results in that area too.
Phone: +675 473 4999
Fax: +675 475 7776