Aminata A. Garba

Aminata A. Garba

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

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Biography

Aminata is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and Director of the Kigali Collaborative Research Center. She previously served as the Director General of the Multisector Regulatory Authority of Niger and worked on engineering, management, research and teaching in telecommunications at Orange (Niger), the National Institute for Scientific Research (Montreal), the National Center for Scientific Research (France) and the Telecommunication and Signal Processing laboratory and McGill University (Montreal).

She also acted as a Director at the African Network Information Center, chair of the West African Telecommunication Regulatory Assembly (WATRA), member of the executive board of the African Water Association, member of the consultative committee of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulation Authority, member of the Experts Group for preparation of the 2013 World Telecommunication/ ICT Policy Forumand member of the national Steering Committee for the Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project.

Aminata received the Master and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications from McGill University (Canada). She co-authored several journal articles, conference papers, invention disclosures and patent applications. Her interests include ICT infrastructure, technologies and policies, Internet of things, emergency communications, cybersecurity, ICT4D, high data rate transmission, capacity building and higher education.