Position (at KEEP)Project Lead
Position (at KNUST)Dean of the Quality Assurance and Planning Office
DepartmentDepartment of Telecommunications Engineering
Prof. Jerry John Kponyo is the Project Lead of the KNUST Engineering Education Project (KEEP), a 5.5 Million Dollar Africa Center of Excellence (ACE) Impact project sponsored by the World Bank with a focus on Digital Development and Energy. He is also the Dean of the Quality Assurance and Planning Office of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) under the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.
Prof. Kponyo is currently the coordinator of the West Africa Sustainable Engineering Network for Development (WASEND). He is the PI and Scientific Director of the Responsible Artificial Intelligence Lab (RAIL), a 1 Million Canadian Dollar grant sponsored by IDRC and GIZ and also PI for the Partner-Afrika project, which BMZ sponsors.
He is the former Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, KNUST. Prior to becoming Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, He was Head of the Electrical Engineering Department. He is the Co-Founder of the Responsible AI Network (RAIN) Africa, a collaborative effort between KNUST and TUM Germany. Between 2016 and 2019, he was a visiting Professor at ESIGELEC, France, on a staff mobility programme where he taught postgraduate courses in Business Intelligence and conducted research with the staff of ESIGELEC.
He has done extensive research in IoT, intelligent systems, and AI and currently leads the Emerging Networks and Technologies Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, KNUST, which focuses on digital development technologies research. Prof Kponyo’s Ph.D. research focused on applying AI to solving a traffic problem in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs). He has published over 50 articles in refereed Journals and Conference proceedings. He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers.