Our Team

Cosmas Mwikirize

Advisor

Cosmas Mwikirize is a former Associate Principal Investigator of the iLabs@MAK Project (2011-2014) and an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Makerere University. He is currently a Fulbright fellow, and a PhD candidate of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. His current research interest is improving 2D/3D ultrasound for guidance of minimally invasive procedures such as percutaneous biopsies, pain management and brachytherapy. He has a passion for working with and inspiring young people to develop technology that has potential for global impact, especially in the health sector.

He led the team that developed the first internet laboratories (iLabs) in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-USA. From 2009-2011, he was a research fellow on the iLab-Africa Program, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. His work, undertaken in collaboration with MIT and the iLab Global Alliance yielded better approaches for to utilizing iLabs in resource challenged settings. He also initiated efforts to promote science and technology innovation in Ugandan secondary schools through inception of the annual Science and Technology Innovations Challenge (STIC). The competition aims to unearth and support innovators through project based learning, with a focus on robotics and mobile phone technologies.

Cosmas is a board member representing East Africa on the Board of Africa Fulbright Network. Africa Fulbright Network brings together thousands of current African scholars and alumni/alumnae that have benefited from the Fulbright Program-the USA's flagship international educational exchange Program, supported by the Department of State. Since 2013, he has served as a mentor and judge for BigIdeas@Berkeley, a competition that supports student led high impact projects geared toward solving the world’s most pressing problems such as affordable and quality healthcare, and sustainable energy alternatives. 


Maximus Byamukama

Advisor

Is a PHD candidate researching in Embedded Systems for Environment Monitoring, their design for robustness and low power consumption. The PHD is focused on minimizing human interaction with automatic weather stations, particularly on the development of new techniques to improve reliability of the software, hardware and power supply to deliver ‘deploy and forget’ designs to the industry and meteorological authorities to save time and money. He pursed his Masters’ Degree in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering in Dec 2011 at The University of Nottingham.

He is a lecturer at Makerere University lecturing Embedded Systems, Computer Programming, Digital Processing, Audio & Speech Signal Processing doubling as a structured C/C++, Object Oriented Programming in C# and Management Information Systems lecturer at Victoria University.

Maximus has experience in Electronic engineering from Chilwell (April to December, 2011) where he researched in concrete preservation technologies and the development and manufacture of patented electrochemical corrosion prevention systems, a Software developer with Ikanos in the United Kingdom where he developed the core classes for WPF Enterprise Applications (April to October, 2010), Instrumentation and microcontroller programming from the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (April to October, 2010)

Douglas Baguma K

Managing Director

The co-founder of Innovex, Douglas has a trade of starting various ventures right from an early age. He has vast experience and a commendable acumen in integrating innovation with business. He is currently the managing director at Innovex while pursuing a Business course.

David Tusubira Sunday

Technical Lead

One of the co-founders at Innovex, David has been building embedded systems for over four years now. And currently the leading technical product development, David has vast experience in microprocessor programming, electrical circuit design, robotics and embedded systems training. A certified LabVIEW programmer

Positions held include; Electronics and Embedded systems trainer at Greenbridge School of Open Technologies (2013- 2014), Head of the ILabs@MAK Embedded Systems department (2014- 2015)

Alvin Kabwama

Electronics and Product Design Engineer

One of the co-founders at Innovex and LabTECH Innovations, he started his innovation journey through robotics way back in high school at St Mary's College Kisubi in Uganda and is currently the head of product design at LabTECH Innovations and Innovex Uganda Limited.

He is an electronics and product design engineer trained at Makerere University and Singularity University in the NASA Ames Research Centre, Silicon Valley California, with 5 years’ experience in instrumentation and sensor development, robotics, electronics, drone development and navigation, Machine Learning and Vision, Virtual and Augmented Reality.

He has been a product design engineer on a number of ground breaking projects including Matibabu, non-invasive malaria diagnosis application for early instant malaria detection, BreastIT which is also a phone application coupled with hardware that is used on a woman’s breast and tests for lumps in the breast using ultrasound to be able to recreate the images of these cancerous lumps, and UriSAF which hardware and software based solution for effective diagnosis and monitoring of antenatal and sexual reproductive health in low resource settings.

His goal is to leverage the use of exponential technologies to be able to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Frank Odongkara

Systems Architect

With a background in Computer Engineering and currently leading the development of open Labs at iLabs@MAK, Frank qualifies to be a code genius. Having worked with several tech news web platforms such as dignited and storipot, he was invited to the team for his relentlessness in building sustainable and easy to manage web systems. 

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