bazara2

Bazara Barry received his Computer Science first class B. Sc. (Honors) and M. Sc. degrees in 2001 and 2004 respectively from Faculty of Mathematical Sciences -University of Khartoum, Sudan and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Cape Town – South Africa in 2009.

From 2001to 2005 he worked as a software developer and developed various systems for
some financial institutes in Sudan such as Al Baraka Bank (member of the international Al-Baraka Banking Group) and Khartoum Stock Exchange. In 2002 he started his academic career at University of Khartoum as a teaching assistant and became a lecturer later in 2004. He is currently working as an assistant professor at the department of Computer Science – University of Khartoum.

Bazara’s PhD project was partially sponsored by Telkom, the leading communications
services provider in South Africa and on the African continent. Telkom sponsorship allowed him to get in touch with the dynamics of the telecommunication industry in South Africa and be part of the activities organized by Telkom at University of Cape Town. Bazara rejoined the IT and R&D industries after finishing his PhD study in 2009. He served as a project manager, a unit head and a director at the Mathematical Sciences and Information Technology Research Unit which was established jointly by University of Khartoum and Nile Center for Technology Research, a center for applied R&D in most of the fields of ICT, electronic, and GIS.

From April 2010 to October 2011, Bazara worked in the area of project management and
customer satisfaction for Banan Information Technologies which has delivered technology solutions to large telecommunication companies such as Verizon and Sudatel. Bazara has contributed significantly to the success of Banan Information Technology by leading many of its key and critical projects. In December 2011, Bazara became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and started a career as instructor for PMP certification preparation courses. Ever since, Bazara has trained tens of PMP certification aspirants in various
industries such as software development, banking, telecommunication, and construction.

Bazara is the founder and organizer of the Mathematical Sciences and Information
Technology periodical forum which has hosted leaders and influential figures in the academia and industry. The forum represents a platform to exchange ideas, raise awareness, and direct the decision making process.

Bazara is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His publications, which have appeared in prestigious
conferences and journals, can be found in Springer LNCS, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and the ACM Digital Library. He has been the recipient of several awards at the local, regional, and international levels. Bazara has served as TPC chair, co-chair, and member at local and international workshops/conferences in computing and engineering, and a reviewer for international journals in information security.