Patrick James Mangheni
Professor P. J. Mangheni has operated on the borders between mathematics and information technology for nearly a generation. His interests in the mathematics have grown from ground-breaking work on the characterization of summing operators on injective Banach lattices, through detailed studies of the local geometry of Banach spaces, to the applications of C* algebras and fractals in image analysis. He has also worked on and with virtual learning environments for and in teaching, research and ICT projects. He has integrative skills in ICT systems design, research management and entrepreneurship with more than 30 years post-doctoral experience in teaching, research and IT consultancy work.
Since returning to Uganda in 1983 he has, taught in the Mathematics Department at Makerere University, and at the Uganda Christian University (UCU), where he has been Dean of Science and Technology (2003-2006) and of Research and Postgraduate Studies (2006-present).
Professor Mangheni has been involved in the development of the Information and Communications Technology industry in Uganda mostly through a number of local and multi-national firms and built up considerable experience in IT training and systems domestication in the private and public sector in Uganda. His current research interests include fractals, image analysis and expert systems.
Mar 2008 - present CEO RENU, Research Education Network of Uganda
2006 - 2010 Research Professor and Dean Research and Postgraduate Studies, Uganda Christian University
2003 - 2006 Associate Professor and Dean of Science and Technology, Uganda
1992 - 1999 Head of Department of Mathematics, Makerere University.
Chairman Makerere University Senate Computer Management Committee - overseeing in the period 1993 -1997 the planning and initial implementation of institution wide ICT network at Makerere University.
His education includes: Makerere University B.Sc. (Mathematics), 1st Class (1975); Oxford University, B.A. (Pure Mathematics), 1st Class (1977); Oxford University, MSc (Analysis & Topology) (1978); Oxford University, Doctor of Philosophy (Functional Analysis) (1980).