Dr. Finian Mwalongo is a Lecturer and Head of the Department of Computer Studies at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (Dr.rer.nat.) from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, a Master of Computer Applications from Bangalore University, India, and a BSc. with Computer Science from the University of Dar es Salaam.
Dr. Mwalongo has over 17 years of experience in academia. From 2008 to 2010 he served as an Institute Coordinator for the project to establish the India-Tanzania Center of Excellence in ICT (ITCoEICT) where he was in charge of coordinating all the project implementation activities. He has been involved in curriculum development and review for Bachelor and masters programmes. He also serves as a member on several committees including the Tanzania ICT Sector Skills Council.
His research interests are in Computer Graphics, Interactive Web-based Visualization, and Machine Learning. He has presented his work at international conferences, and his articles appear in peer reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.