group maintains an active international outreach and collaborative research
program. We currently have an active relationship with AAU (Addis Ababa
University, ET) and Bahr Dar University (Bahr Dar, ET) in mechanical engineering,
computer science and CE programs. The work done under Sam's supervision
at AAU in wireless applications was considered ground breaking and resulted
in several patent applications and entrepreneurial undertakings. Further,
eight publications have resulted from these collaborative works.
- Addis Ababa University
1. Shiferraw Abebe
CS Department, AAU
Currently a Lecturer at Grad School of Telecom of the Eth. Telecom Corp/
wireless java application for SMS (Short Messaging Service) in a multi-language/script
Environment using J2ME".
Mapping and Predictive Text Inputting Algorithm in a Wireless Environmnet.
ETC Conference, Sep 2004.
CS Department, AAU
Currently at School
of Commerce, Addis Ababa University
Thesis: Design of Architecture and Implementation
Issues for a Terrestrial & VSAT based National Telemedicine Network.
(i) Lemma, F, Denko, M.K. Tan, J., and Kassegne,
S.K, "Envisioning a National E-Medicine Network Architecture in a
Developing Country: A Case Study," Int. J. of Healthcare Information
Systems and Informatics, 3 (1), pp 44-62, Jan-Mar 2008. (download).
of Architecture and Implementation Issues for a Terrestrial LAN &
VSAT-based National Telemedicine Network in Ethiopia. Biomedical Informatics
Conference in San Francisco, CA - Sep 04.
(iii) Survey of Current
Efforts and Potentials in Application of Telemedicine in Ethiopia,
ETC Conference, September 20, 2004.
(iv) Novel Architecture
Design and Implementation of Telemedicine in Ethiopia. ETC Conference,
September 20, 2004.
(v)Lemma, F, Denko, M.K. and Kassegne, S.K, "Hierarchical
Model Based LAN Architecture & VSAT-based WAN for a National Telemedicine
Network in a Developing Country", Proceedings of WCIT 2006, held
in conjunction with WCC 2006, August 2006, Santiago, Chile.
3. Tewodros Seyum
SISA - School of Information Systems for Af., AAU
Currently a software engineer with Microsoft, Seattle, Washington.
Currently at U Cincinnati - in PhD program.
Thesis: Modeling RBS moment connections
and panel zone behavior through MPC & Mixed element based approach. (download).
Constraint and Mixed element based approach for RBS and panel zone
modeling", EACE Journal, September 2004.
(ii) Hailu, D., Zekaria, A., Kassegne, S.K., "A
New Efficient Multiple-Node Constraint Approach for FEA Analysis of Radius-Cut
RBS Moment Frames in Highly Seismic Areas," Proceedings of the Joint EACE-AAU International
Conference on Computational Mechanics, Structures and Earthquake Engineering
(ICCMSE-2003), January 9-10, 2003,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- Bahr Dar University
ME Department, BDU/AAU
Presentations at AAU and BDU
of High-Frequnecy Wide Pass-band Tunable MEMS Accelerometer," Seminar
(by Berhanu Kebede Wondimu, recent graduate from our group), ME Department,
Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, ET, December 2008.
2. "MEMS Devices:
Overview and Research and Commercialization Trends," Seminar, ME
and ECE Departments, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, ET, June 2008.
3. "Closed-form 3-D Beam FEA for Modeling Steel Buildings with RBS
Moment Connections," Seminar, Civil Engineering Department, Addis
Ababa University, July 15, 2007.
3. "Trends in Computational Mechanics and Finite Element Methods"
- Mechanical and Civil Engineering Departments, Addis Ababa University,
4. "Recent Advances in Computer-Assisted Structural Dynamics and
Seismic Design" - Eth. Civil Engineers Association, January 2002.
5. "Extensible Markup Language (XML) Localization Issues" -
Computer Science Department. Addis Ababa University, January 2002.
6. "Simulation Issues for MEMS and Nano Devices" - Electrical
and Mechanical Engineering Departments, Addis Ababa University, December
7. "Computational Methods and Finite Element Analysis for Earthquake
Engineering" - Civil Engineering Department, Addis Ababa University,