PhD in Computer Science – University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Prof. Yirsaw Ayalew is Head and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Botswana. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Klagenfurt, Austria with a specialization in Software Engineering. His research interests include software testing and debugging, end user software engineering, requirements engineering, software maintenance, software process improvement and software engineering for healthcare systems. More specifically, his work examines the development of techniques and tools to support end users in testing and debugging their programs; frameworks for assessing maintainability of systems; adaptable software process assessment and improvement frameworks for small software companies; and information systems for effective healthcare service delivery.
He serves as member of organizing and programme committees of many international conferences such as 2nd African Conference on Software Engineering and Applied Computing, 32nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering- Software Engineering Education Track, IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, and ACM/IEEE Symposium on Software Engineering in Africa (now African Conference on Software Engineering). Currently, he is a reviewer for journals such as IEEE Access, African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education and International Journal of Software Engineering, Technology and Applications.