Hossana Twinomurinzi BSc Hons (Mathematics), Masters (IT), PhD (IT), MSc (Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering) is a C2 South Africa NRF Rated Researcher and 4IR Professor with the Centre for Applied Data Science, University of Johannesburg. He is currently Vice Dean for Research, Innovation & Internationalisation at the College of Business and Economics. He is also supporting the efforts in the College on infusing data science into research, teaching/learning and community efforts.
He is also an Associate Editor for the African Journal of Information and Communication, past Associate Editor at the African Journal of Information Systems, former Chairperson for the ICT4D Flagship at the University of South Africa, and former Secretary for SAICSIT. His primary research interests are in Applied Data Science, Digital Skills, Digital Government, Digital Innovation and ICT for development. He has supervised 15+ Masters and Doctoral students in the areas of data analytics, digital government and ICT for development.
He serves on the editorial boards of several academic publications and has served as a convener and technical chair at several international and national conferences. He has led national research projects of ICT and done contract research in various sectors ranging from the military, government, non-profit organisations and banking. He has management and executive experience, having served in chief executive and senior management positions in South Africa, England, Swaziland and Uganda. He is a professional facilitator and is occasionally involved in social enterprise activities.