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Emmanuel Kitcher (PhD)


Director, DITSO



Publications / CONFERENCES:

Dr. Emmanuel Kitcher is the foundation Director, Directorate of Information Technology Systems and Operations (DITSO), University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD). He holds PhD in Computer Engineering Sciences (System Analysis, Management, and Information Processing – Industry option), MEng. (Hons) in Information Systems Management and BEng. in Informatics and Computer Engineering, all from the Vladimir State University, Vladimir, Russia.
He is also a Systems Analyst; a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA; a Chartered Professional Administrator (ChPA), Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants – Ghana; a Researcher and Lecturer with over twenty (20) years of experience in the field of Information and Communications Technology. He designs, develops and implements IT Infrastructure and Systems, policies, projects, and procedures for various institutions.
Dr. Kitcher holds other certificates including: the GIMPA-GARNET-NSRC Certificate on Campus Network Design and Operations; Oracle Technology Network Certification, Oracle University and Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in ICT; Faculty Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning; Empretec Entrepreneurship Certificate all in Ghana. He is a member of the following professional bodies: PMI Global, PMI Ghana and a Professional Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants – Ghana.
He was appointed a Senior Lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Ghana and Methodist University College Ghana (Methodist University Ghana). He served as the Director, ICT Directorate, Head (IT Department) and member of Gender Desk Committee at the Methodist University Ghana (MUG). He also served as a member of the IT Programmes Accreditation Board (UPSA); WAEC Online Registration System Implementation Team; Y2K Programme Team, SSNIT; External Assessor, ICT Directorate, University of Health & Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ghana.
Dr. Kitcher serves as the Chairman, Directors of IT in Tertiary Educational Institutions (DITTEI), Ghana; Leader, ICT Policy Development Team (MUG and UESD); Team Leader, Bruce and Bruce Consultancy, Ghana and a member of the following boards: Management Board of the Ghana Academic Research Network (GARNET); a team of experts who developed the GARNET Constitution; Member, UESD Management Team, Strategic Planning Committee and many other statutory committees.
Dr. Kitcher’s professional achievements includes: supervision of the setup and operationalization of the Campus Network Infrastructure; Moodle LMS; KOHA LMS & DSpace and Google Workspace (UESD). He also initiated the design and development of an Enterprise Resource Planning Solution (ERP) and successfully negotiated the inclusion of UESD into the ECG/GoG Free Fibre Network for selected tertiary institutions in Ghana. At MUG, he designed and developed a Decision Support System for Examination Management that eliminated crowding at Examination Centers, revamped the Campus Network infrastructure, designed and implemented a staff responsive shift system, which reduced over-time claims to about 10%. He also helped to reduce the declared number of damaged products (FanMilk Ltd) from about 25% of total production to less than 3% within 6 months at Bruce and Bruce Consultancy Ghana Ltd.
Dr. Kitcher has to his credit several peer reviewed published articles and books. His hobbies are chess, football, lawn tennis, reading and writing.

• Human Computer Interaction;
• Decision Support Systems;
• Artificial Intelligence;
• Cognitive Radio Systems

A. Articles:
1. Kitcher, E. and Lantsov, V.N. (2013). Software Implementation of Cognitive Radio Systems on an SDR-platform “GNU Radio”. National Science Journal of Design and Technology of Electronic Equipment, 4, 44 – 46.

2. Kitcher, E. (2013). Development of plug-in tools for GNU Radio Companion. International Science Journal of The State and Development Prospects of Electronic Technologies – Benardosovskie Reading, 17, 410 – 413.

3. Kitcher, E. (2013). Artificial Intelligence Methods for Decision Making in Cognitive Radio Systems. International Science Journal of Algorithm and Programme Tools for Information Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications, 4, 320 – 326.

4. Kitcher, E. (2012). Development of Wireless Telecommunication Systems based on Cognitive Radio Technologies. International Science Journal of Physics and Radio Electronics in Medicine and Ecology, 10, 213 – 216.

5. Kitcher, E. (2012). Information Exchange between Cognitive Radio Components and Reconfigurable SDR-platform. International Science Journal of Information-Measuring and Management Systems of Military Equipment, 3, 94 – 96.

6. Kitcher, E. (2012). Genetic Algorithm for Multi-objective Optimization. National Science and Practical Conference for Postgraduate and Undergraduate Students. 38 – 39.

7. Kitcher, E. (2012). Features of Cognitive Radio Technology. National Science Journal of Radio-electronics and Telecommunications, 2, 232 – 236.

8. Kitcher, E and Markarov, R.I. (2004). Application of Graphical Models in Reengineering Business Processes. International Science Journal of Informatics, Mathematical Modeling & Design Techniques & Education, 1, 37 – 39.

9. Kitcher, E and Markarov, R.I. (2004). Comparative Evaluation of Grading Systems in Technical Institutions. International Science Journal of Informatics, Mathematical Modeling & Design Techniques & Education, 1, 43 – 46.

1. Kitcher, E.P. (2019). The Human-side of Technology Adoption. ISBN: 978-9988-2-9402-1. Akrong Publications, Accra.

2. Kitcher, E.P. (2017). Neiling the Project: A comprehensive Guide to Tertiary Students’ Projects. ISBN: 978-9988-2-6352-2. Akrong Publications, Accra.

3. Kitcher, E.P. (2010). Computer Applications: The New Interface of Microsoft Office. ISBN: 978-9988-1-4171-4. Akrong Publications, Accra.

4. Kitcher, E.P. (2008). Introduction to Computer Applications. ISBN: 978-9988-1-1054-5. Trust Publications, Accra.

C. Workshops:
• GIMPA-GARNET-NSRC Certificate on Campus Network Design Operations Workshop. GIMPA-Accra, Ghana. December, 2018.
• Empretec Entrepreneurship Certification Workshop. Empretec, Accra, Ghana. July, 2016.

• Faculty Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning (FCOT). Ghana Telecom University College. Tesano-Accra, Ghana. June, 2014.
• Oracle Technology Network Certification Workshop. Oracle University and Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in ICT. Accra, Ghana. July, 2006.