Students 2020

Habtamu Tadesse Abebe

I grew up in Ethiopia and I am a student at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology. My major is Electrical and Computer Engineering. I chose Electrical Engineering because I am interested in designing and integrating electrical and electronic systems and devices. After graduation I plan to continue in my postgraduate degree and become an expert in my field of study. I also want to develop my self in to a higher position that allows me to continue to use my skills and knowledge. I enjoy swimming, playing football and reading.

Advisor: Heath Hofmann

Aymen Jelaludin Ahmed

I am a a software engineering major at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology. Education is really important to me mainly because of the environment I was raised in. So after completing my undergraduate studies, I would like to go to graduate school to gain the skills and knowledge I will need to work in the education sector. Aside from school, I enjoy discovering new places and learning about new cultures and different ways of living.

Advisor: Valeria Bertacco

Bruktawit Teklay Amare

I am a student at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia). I aspire to pursue a graduate degree in the field of machine learning. I am interested in using technology to make people's lives better.In particular,I would like to be involved in projects that focus on improving healthcare and education systems. I enjoy listening to music and exploring new things.

Advisor: Nikola Banovic

Tsedeniya Solomon Amare

I am a software engineering student at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology. I am interested in making the use of technology easier by simplifying the interaction with humans. After acquiring technological knowledge via my study, I am keen on sharing the experience grasped.

Advisor: Nikola Banovic

Biruk Solomon Bade

I have been studying mechanical engineering at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology. I have always been interested in the field of aeronautics and hope to do my Masters in this field but this doesn’t mean that I am going to be confined to this field. I also want to be an expert in mechatronics and its application. Some of my hobbies are playing soccer, chess and playing games.

Advisor: Margaret Wooldridge

Shalom Abebaw Bekele

I am a student at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia). My major is Mechanical Engineering. My professional interest after graduating is to work on making Power and Energy affordable and reliable in Ethiopia by using upgraded technology. I would also like to work on providing clean and accessible water in some regions of Ethiopia by treating chemically contaminated and polluted water using waste water treatment procedures supported by technology. My hobbies are reading books, playing snooker, spending time with family and serving church.

Advisor: Margaret Wooldridge

Meron Zerihun Demissie

I am currently studying Software Engineering at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology. After I graduate, I plan to study a postgraduate's degree in Cyber Security and practice this knowledge by involving in research that can contribute to ground breaking solutions to concerning security problems in the IT infrastructure. I spend my spare time reading books, watching movies and spending time with family. I am also involved in various voluntary activities that require my expertise or my effort to help my community.

Advisor: Todd Austin

Simret Araya Gebreegziabher

I am a fourth year software engineering student at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia). I have always loved learning and discovering new things and have been known for my curiosity from a young age. After I finish my undergraduate studies I would like to pursue graduate studies and keep going with academia. I also have a great passion for gender empowerment and sustainable digital technology and would like to work on those in the future.

Advisor: Valeria Bertacco

Bethel Roger Hall

I am a 4th-year software engineering student at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia). Through the internship I had previously, I was able to hone my knowledge and skills on Machine Learning by working on various real-life projects. I am very excited about AURA Program and the dividends it will bring to my professional life. I believe that the program will definitely help me enhance my research skills and join a graduate school to work on research projects that will change the lives of many farmers in Africa. I am a friendly person and I enjoy traveling, playing basketball, swimming and hiking!

Advisor: Jean-Baptiste Jeannin

Gemmechu Mohammed Hassena

I am a 4th-year Software Engineering student at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia). I am deeply interested in Software development and Artificial intelligence area of the field. For the past 2 years, I have been interning for Software solution companies where I have sharpened my skills and laid a strong foundation. I am excited and eager to learn and explore more about AI, especially on Computer Vision. My interests other than programming are making 3D animations, playing basketball, and charity programs. In my professional life, I hope to be one of the researchers whose work is used by billions of people to improve their way of life.

Advisor: David Fouhey

Eden Benti Mesfin

I am a Civil and Environmental Engineering major at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology. After I graduate, I plan to join graduate school and peruse higher level education. In the long run, I want to take part in different research programs to bring change to the current traditional way of Civil Engineering practice in my country. Besides school I like to travel, volunteer and listening to music.

Advisor: Evgueni Filipov

Emnet Mesfin Regassa

I am a student at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia). I am very interested in mathematics which is my major passion also I have interest in developing mobile applications that are usable and user friendly. I enjoy researching the latest trends in technology and experimenting with new ideas. I love being creative and coming up with my own solutions and interested in teaching. I enjoy team sports like football, tennis both table and ground tennis, playing chess and asking questions. I love tutoring, conversations, reading and listening to music.

Advisor: Baris Kasikci

Dawit Sefiw Simegn

I am an aspiring and determined student currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering focusing on Communication Engineering at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia). The plan is to stick to a graduate school right after so I can be part of the professional world as an academic researcher and a teacher (a leader). I'm interested in football, music and biographies.

Advisor: Heath Hofmann

Samson Hailemichae Woldu

I am a 22 year old fourth year undergraduate student at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology. My major is Thermal engineering which is one of the streams under the mechanical engineering department. I aspire to bring significant change regarding renewable energy. I spend my free time watching documentaries and movies, and exercising at home or the gym.

Advisor: Margaret Wooldridge

Kidus Birkayehu Workneh

I am a 4 th year student who is currently doing his undergraduate studies at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia). I am majoring in Computer Engineering which is a sub stream in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I aspire to be a master computer engineer, discovering and researching areas in the branch that are yet to be discovered an put it into a good use.

Advisor: Todd Austin

Yohannes Nakachew Zewodie

I am majoring in Electrical and Computer engineering in the stream of communication engineering at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology. I want to pursue further studies in the field of semiconductor technology and networking. I plan to complete my studies at the Ph.D. level. I want to do advanced research and discover important things that contribute to the betterment of human society. When I am not busy, I enjoy playing football, watching movies.

Advisor: Baris Kasikci