David Bamutura

Role in Project: 
PhD Candidate
Affiliation/Contact : 
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
My name is David Bamutura, a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science Department at the Institute of Computer Science, Mbarara University of Science and Technology since
February, 2014. Previously, I was an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Networks at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University for two years (2011-
2013). My research interests lie in several areas such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Systems Architecture and Programming languages (Memory Management). Within
NLP, I am specifically interested in applying Machine Translation techniques in the automatic translation of Runyakitara, a Ugandan Language. I envisage a time when people within the
Runyakitara community can access information from the web in their mother tongue.

I am currently a Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) sponsored PhD student under a sandwich program between Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
and Makerere University, Uganda. My doctoral research shall evolve around exploiting Rule- based Machine Translation for Runyakitara to English and backward language Translation with
specific emphasis on applications in the mining of summarized information from online resources in the Healthcare Domain. I have already started my studies while in Uganda
(Preparatory phase) but will be going to Sweden in August, 2016 for the Swedish phase till June, 2017. My academic supervisors are; Peter Ljunlof (PhD), a senior lecturer at the department of
Computer and Systems Engineering which is a division shared by Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Peter Nabende (PhD) and Fred N. Kiwanuka (PhD), who are both lecturers at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda.