Tuesday 21 July 2009

Lecturing in Africa

From 2002 to 2006 I worked for the UN  as a Research Fellow of UNU-IIST in Macao, China. Part of the job was to hold advanced computer-science courses in developing countries. The participants were post-graduates, typically young assistant professors. 
Most fascinating and adventurous were my two courses in Africa, one in Lagos, Nigeria and one in Dakar, Senegal.
University of Lagos, Nigeria, Nov. 4-8, 2002
The course title was Formal Methods in Software Development. It was part of the School on Methods, Tools and Techniques for Industrial Software Development jointly organized by UNU-IIST and University of Lagos.
The Lagos course participants and their lecturer (guess who it is!).
Our lunch was colorful.
Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, November 24–28, 2003

The course in Dakar was on Foundations of Software Testing covering formal testing techniques.
The Dakar course participants and myself.
On the weekend there was time to enjoy the beauty of Africa.