John M Kanyaru - Research
Director of Undergraduate Studies
My core research area is Software Requirements Engineering, in particular, the development and use of automated environments in supporting validation of
requirements and specifications.
I am also interested, and actively working within the area of Model Driven Development (MDD). I am particularly interested in the application of MDD in deriving
useful non-trivial structural models from specifications. I have done work in this area looking at the use MDD and asscociated technologies in deriving UML class
models from business models.
Recently, I have developed interests in Healthcare Informatics, especially, the use of automated prototyping to elicit and clarify healthcare issues, and the
subsequent application of MDD to develop integrative healthcare applications that address issues that cross-cut primary and secondary care.
Jun, 2008 – May, 2010: Addressing calculation errors in medication. Funding was from UnLtd, to support initial empirical analysis within representative GP surgeries and 2 hospitals. The funding was for GBP 3500.
July, 2008 - March, 2011: Computer Science Curriculum Development project. This was funded by the UK's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to support work developing Jomo Kenyatta University's Computer Science Curriculum as a means to enhancing student employability.The funding was for GBP 58,555.
May, 2009 - May, 2010: Enhancing Community Cohesion in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK. This project was focussing on enhancing community cohesion among the inhabitants of Bournemouth, UK. The project was funded by the UK's Department for Community and Local Government. The funding was for GBP 5,575.