Prof Joseph Muliaro Wafula is a member of the CODATA executive committee and the Chair of CODATA Kenya. A member of the editorial board of the Data Science Journal; committee of the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project Taskforce Project sponsored by JICA and the ccommittee of the United Nations SDGs on Agriculture and Climate Change Pillars of Kenya.
He holds a BSc. Science (Hons) (Kenyatta University), MSc. Physics (University of Nairobi), M.Phil. Microelectronic Engineering and Semiconductor Physics (University of Cambridge –UK), Summer Doctoral Program (Berkman Centre for Internet & Society/Oxford Internet Institute’s -Harvard University Law School), and PhD Information Technology (JKUAT).
He is a recipient of two IBM awards namely: the 2016 IBM Shared University Research Award on Open Data Cloud Project for JKUAT for building an open data platform for researchers in Africa, and the 2014 IBM MEA Award, for capacity building in Mobile Application development. He won the Kenya Open Data Champion Award of 2016.
He is a fellow of the Computer Society of Kenya and the Cambridge Commonwealth Society and has published book chapters, a book and research papers in peer reviewed international journals. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing at JKUAT and the founder Director of the ICT Centre of Excellence and Open Data (iCEOD).