Designation: Lecturer
School: Computer Science and Information Technology
Department: Computer Science
Email: benson.kituku@dkut.ac.ke

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
MSc. Computer Science Nairobi University 2011
BSc. Computer Science and Engineering Maseno University 2007

Areas of Expertise

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computing theories
  • Natural language processing

Work Experience

  • 2016 – To Date: Lecturer, Dedan kimathi University of Technology
  • 2014 – 2020: Chair of Department, Dedan kimathi University of Technology
  • 2012 – 2016: Assistant Lecturer, Dedan kimathi University of Technology

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • 2007 – 2012: Assistant Team leader- card production, maintainance, data capture departments

Social Responsibilities

  • 2022: Member of kaewa school board of management

Publications

  1. Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
    • Kituku, B., Nganga, W., & Muchemi, L. (2021). Grammar Engineering for the Ekegusii Language in Grammatical Framework. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research, 6(3), 20-29.
    • Kituku, B. (2019). Grammar engineering for Swahili. International Journal of Computer and Information Technology, 8(06).
    • Kituku, B., Nganga, W., & Muchemi, L. (2019). Towards Kikamba computational grammar. Journal of Data Analysis and Information Processing, 7(04), 250.
    • Kituku, B., Muchemi, L., & Nganga, W. (2016). Framework for Many to One Machine Translation. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering vol 6(5).
    • Kituku, B., Muchemi, L., & Nganga, W. (2016). A review on machine translation approaches. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1(1), 182-190.
    • B. Kituku. G, Musumba. P Wagacha 2015. KAMBA PART OF SPEECH TAGGER USING MEMORY BASED APPROACH.
  2. Publications in conference proceedings
  • B.Kituku, P.Wagacha, G.Pauw 2011,In proceeding of Human language technology development conference, A Memory based approach to kikamba Name entity recognition pg 106-111,Alexandrina, Egypt.
  • Kituku, B., Nganga, W., & Muchemi, L. (2021, November). Leveraging on Cross Linguistic Similarities to Reduce Grammar Development Effort for the Under-Resourced Languages: a Case of Kenyan Bantu Languages. In 2021 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Development for Africa (ICT4DA) (pp. 83-88). IEEE.
  • B. Kituku, P.Wagacha.W.Nganga 2014, in proceeding of 1st African Nazarene University conference, Kamba part of speech tagger, international journal of natural language computing 4(2).

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence, computing theories and natural language processing