Idongesit Ekerete

Idongesit Ekerete

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Idongesit (ID) EKERETE (Member IEEE, IPEM) is a Lecturer in Computing Science at the School of Computing, Ulster University. He currently serves as a Lab Manager in the Pervasive Computing Research Centre in the School. He holds the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK.

ID is a co-investigator within the £3.3M Advanced Research and Engineering Centre project funded by PWC within the thematic area of FinCrime. He leads the IEEE SMC UK-Ireland Chapter as the Vice-Chair. He also holds several academic awards such as UNIUYO overall best graduating student award and Prof. Hilary’s for best student award, amongst others.

He received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (First Class Hons) from the University of Uyo, Nigeria, in 2011. From 2012 to 2013, he was trained as an Instrument and Control Systems Engineer at Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria. He received the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, in 2017. He was a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, University of Uyo, Nigeria, from 2011 to 2021.

His research interests include privacy-friendly home-based monitoring; unobtrusive sensing; activity recognition and classification; AI-based activity modelling; sensor fusion and data mining. Others include digital twins, human-computer interaction, pervasive computing, and control systems engineering.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Unobtrusive Sensing Solutions for Home-based Monitoring

24 Apr 201810 Dec 2021

Award Date: 10 Dec 2021

Master, Design and Development of Low-Cost Arduino-Based Electromyography for Home-Based Post-Stroke Rehabilitation, University of Strathclyde

12 Sept 201611 Sept 2017

Award Date: 8 Sept 2017

ICT in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Uyo, Nigeria., University of Uyo

3 Oct 200531 Dec 2010

Award Date: 11 Aug 2011


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