Dr Ruth Wario
Senior Lecturer
Computer Science and Informatics
Natural & Agricultural Sciences B2015

Short CV


  • 2005- B.Sc.( IT)

  • 2008 - B.Sc. Hons (IT)

  • 2010 - M.Sc.(IT)

  • 2014 - PhD 

Honours and Awards 

Academic Prestige Forum Honours/Awards in the year 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017 respectively. 


Ruth Wario and Bonface Ngari (2018). A framework for Mobile Learning Technology Usability Testing. International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 978-3-319-92284-3 , July 2018 , Pg. 131-136

ADAH AGANA, Moses; WARIO, Ruth (2018). A Multi-level Evidence-based Cyber Crime Prosecution Information System. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3.19, p. 39-48, aug. 2018. ISSN 2227-524X. Available at: <https://www.sciencepubco.com/index.php/ijet/article/view/16985>. Date accessed: 08 aug. 2018. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.14419/ijet.v7i3.19.16985.

ADAH AGANA, Moses; WARIO, Ruth (2018).. A Fuzzy Skill Predictor for Early Childhood Educators. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3.19, p. 49-58, aug. 2018. ISSN 2227-524X. Available at: <https://www.sciencepubco.com/index.php/ijet/article/view/16986>. Date accessed: 08 aug. 2018. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.14419/ijet.v7i3.19.16986.

Agana, M., Ruth Wario and Onyeke, I. (2018). Shared Wireless Access Point Security in a Hybrid Star Topology using Primary Host Authentication: A case study of NAITES Wi-Fi.. IST-Africa 2018 Conference 978-1- 905824-59-5  IEEE. ISI accredited

Casam Njagi., Ruth Wario. (2018). Sign Language Gesture Recognition through Computer Vision. IST-Africa 2018 Conference 978-1- 905824-59-5  IEEE. ISI accredited

Kebande, V., Karie, N., Kigwana, I., Venter, H. and Wario RD (2018). CVSS Metric-Based Analysis, Classification and Assessment of Computer Network Threats and Vulnerabilities. Iinternational Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (icABCD 2018) 978-1-5386-3060-0, August 2018, Durban, South Africa.

Musumba, G., Kanyi, P., Nyongesa, H. and Wario, R. (2017).  Techniques for evaluation and selection of partners for construction projects. Pan African Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunication (PACT), July, 2017.

Musumba, G and Ruth Wario (2017). Partner Performance evaluation problem for construction projects. Journal  of applied sciences, engineering and technology for development (JASETD) (ISSN: 2309 – 0936) Volume 2 – Issue 1, June 2017. 

Macharia, P., Muiruri, P., Kumar, P., Ngari, B and Wario, R. (2017). The Feasibility of using an Android-Based Infant Fingerprint Biometrics System for treatment follow-up. IST-Africa 2017 Conference 978-1- 905824-56-4, IEEE. ISI accredited

Irerii, B and Wario, R. (2017). An assessment of predictors of learner`s attention and their influence to learner`s engagement and learning outcomes in mobile learning classroom. IST-Africa 2017 Conference 978-1- 905824-56, IEEE. ISI accredited

Emmanuel Ahishakiye, Elisha Opiyo, Danison Taremwa and  Ruth Wario. (2017). Comparative Analysis of Open source Business Intelligence tools for Crime Data Analytics. International Journal of  latest Research in Engineering and Technology (IJLRET) (ISSN: 2454 – 5031) Volume 03 – Issue 04, April 2017, Pg 58-63. Available from http://www.ijlret.com

Emmanuel Ahishakiye, Elisha Opiyo, Ruth Wario and Ivan Niyonzima. (2017). A Performance Analysis of Business Intelligence Techniques on Crime Prediction. International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (ISSN: 2279 – 0764) Volume 06 – Issue 02, March 2017. Available from http://www.ijcit.com/Vol6issue2.php

Robert Oboko, John Kimani, Macire Kante, Christopher Cepken, Ruth Wario and Rebecca Kiai. (2016). A knowledge management system for indigenous crops production: case of sorghum farming in south Tharaka, Kenya. Journal of AIMS Agriculture and Food, 1(4): 439-454. Doi:10.3934/agrfood.2016.4.439. Available from http://www.aimspress.com/article/10.3934/agrfood.2016.4.439

Wario, R., Ireri, B. and De Wet, L. (2016). An Evaluation of iPad as a learning tool in higher education within a rural catchment: A case study at a South African University, Internet Technologies and Society (ITS) 2016 Conference 978-989-8533-58-6, Pg 91-99, December 6-8, Melbourne, Australia

Gichamba, A., Waiganjo, P., Orwa, D., Wario, R. and Ngari, B. (2016). Prototying mAgriculture applications among smallholder farmers, IST-Africa 2016 Conference 978-1- 905824-54-0, IEEE. ISI accredited. 

Maina. E., Oboko, R., Waiganjo, P., Omwenga, E. and Wario, R., (2016). Designing Adaptive Learning Support through Machine Learning Techniques IST-Africa 2016 Conference 978-1-905824-54-0, IEEE. ISI accredited. 

Wario, R.D and Viljoen, MC. (2015). Attitudes towards computer usage as predictors of the classroom integration of ICT at a rural South African university. Southern African Computer Lecturers Association (SACLA) 44 (2015) 978-0-620-65158-5, ISI accredited. 

Wario, R.D. (2015). Using tablets to transform teaching and learning at a rural South African university. 9th Annual University of KwaZulu-Natal Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, September, 2015. 

Wario, R.D (2014). Supporting Academic Success through the Provision of Mentoring: Results from University of Free State QwaQwa Campus. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL), Quebec, Canada. 

Mudavanhu, F. and Wario, R.D. (2013). Exploring the Influence of Multifaceted Classroom Presentation Approaches on Student Learning Experience. University of KwaZulu-Natal’s 7th Annual Teaching and Learning Higher Education Conference, September, 2013. 

Wario, R.D and Mudavanhu, F. (2013). Blackboard, as a Means to promote teaching and learning in Higher Education. Conference Paper Presented. Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association in Southern Africa (HELTASA), University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. 

Wario, R. (2012). Podcasting, a powerful web tool for teaching and learning in higher education: Results from University of Free State QwaQwa Campus. Conference Paper 2nd National Conference on Science and Technology, Luanda, Angola (19th – 20th October, 2011).

Wario, R.D and McDonald, T. (2011). An Investigation into the Use of the Internet and E- commerce in Kenya. International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS), Shanghai, China. 

Wario, R.D. (2011). The Impact of Study Methods on Academic Performance in Higher Education: A Case Study from University of Free State; QwaQwa Campus”. Conference Paper Presented. Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association in Southern Africa (HELTASA), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan, South Africa. 

Wario, R.D and McDonald, T. (2010). An Investigation into the Access and Usage of the Internet in Kenya. International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Timisoara, Romania). 

Book Published

Ahishakiye, E, Opiyo, Wario, R(2018). “Low Cost Business Intelligence Systems using Open Source Tools”, ISBN 978-613-5-80224-5; Lambert Academic Publishing, Mauritius, 2018

Book Chapter Published

Musumba G.W., Wario R.D. (2018). Towards Group Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process. In: Mekuria F., Nigussie E., Dargie W., Edward M., Tegegne T. (eds) Information and Communication Technology for Development for Africa. ICT4DA 2017. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 244. Springer, Cham

Wario R., Ngari B. (2018) A Framework for Mobile Learning Technology Usability Testing. In: Stephanidis C. (eds) HCI International 2018 – Posters` Extended Abstracts. HCI 2018. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 852. Springer, Cham

Ngari, B, Omwega, E., Oboko, R. and Wario, R(2016). “Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development”, ISBN 978-152-250-892-2 (hardcover); ISBN 978-152-250-893-9 (ebook), Jared Keengwe, Eds. IGI Global. Pennsylvania, USA, 2016

Ireri B, Omwega, E., Wario, R., Oboko, R. and Mukiri, I.(2016). “Handbook of Research on Transformative Digital Content and Learning Technologies”, ISBN 978-152-252-000-9 (hardcover); ISBN 978-152-252-001-6 (ebook), pg 329-344, Jared Keengwe, Eds. IGI Global. Pennsylvania, USA, 2016

Ireri, B., Wario, R and Mwingirwa (2017). "Handbook of Research on Digital Content, Mobile Learning and Technology Integration Models in Teacher Education" ISBN 99781522529538 pg 132-148, Jared Keengwe, Eds. IGI Global. Pennsylvania, USA, 2017

Area(s) of Interest

  • Mobile Development 

  • ICT and Education

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

  • Software programming

  • Database Management

Module Currently Presenting

  • Database Design and development

  • Human-Computer Interaction

  • Software programming

  • Educational Technologies

  • Web development

  • Computer Literacy







Publications (Short List)


Area(s) of Interest


Courses Presented

Community Service

Service Learning


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