Fredrick Mtenzi

Associate Professor

 Head of Research


Dr. Fred Mtenzi joined IED,EA as an Assistant Professor in February 2017


PhD in Management Information System, University of Dublin, Ireland
Masters of Science Management, University of Dublin, Ireland
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Current areas of teaching

  • ICT in Education
  • Researching Education: Methods and Strategies
  • Science Education

Research interests

  • Cyber security
  • Online digital investigations
  • Privacy and algorithm design
  • Technology integration in education.
  • Computational Complexity and Optimisation
  • Systems Security Auditing and Compliance (in Education, Healthcare and financial institutions)
  • Open Source Software (in low cost devices in teaching, learning, research and software development)


  • Associate Professor ,The Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, Tanzania, 2019 to date
  • Assistant Professor, The Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, Tanzania, 2017 to 2019
  • Senior lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, 2008 to 2016
  • Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, 2000 to 2008
  • Lecturer, University of Dar es salaam, Dar es salaam, Tanzania 1994 to 2000
  • Assistant Lecturer, University of Dar es salaam, Dar es salaam, Tanzania, 1991 to 1994
  • Tutorial Assistant, University of Dar es salaam, Dar es salaam, Tanzania, 1989 to1991

Professional associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and young researcher’s mentor
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • Mathematical Association of Tanzania (MAT)
  • Africa Regional Congress of ICMI on Mathematical Education (AFRICME)
  • AFRICME Tanzanian Chapter Team

Awards and honours

  • Irish Government Scholarships, Master Management Science ,1991
  • Best Master of Management dissertation, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1993
  • Irish Government Scholarships, PhD Management Information Systems,1996


Book Chapters
  1. Saimon, M & Mtenzi, F. (2022). Transforming Summative Language Literacies’ Assessment of Tanzania Primary Education through Mobile Technology. In Bahiza, Y. (Ed).  Education in Troubled Times: A Global Pluralist Response UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  2. Saimon, M & Mtenzi, F. (2022) (In Press) Supportive Curriculum Framework for Remote Learning in Tanzania Early Childhood Education: Insights from Covid-19 Pandemic. In Dattola, A. (Ed) Handbook of Research on Adapting Remote Learning Practices for Early Childhood and Elementary School Classrooms IGI Global Publishers of Timely Knowledge
  3. Fredrick Mtenzi. (2016). Privacy Protection of EHR in e-Healthcare Systems, Pervasive Computing in Medicine: From Nano to Cloud. In Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner (Ed). Wireless Computing in Medicine: From Nano to Cloud with Ethical and Legal Implications. ISBN: 978-1-118-99359-0. John Wiley & Sons, USA
  4. George S. Oreku and Fredrick J. Mtenzi. (2012). A Review of Challenges and Opportunities on e-Government Initiatives in Tanzania. In Kelvin J. B. & Saul Z. (Ed). Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies: Adoption, E-Participation, and Legal Frameworks. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0324-0.ch003. IGI Global
  5. Zanifa Omary, Fredrick Mtenzi, Bing Wu. (2012). Dynamic Context Aware Access Control Model for the Areas with Shortage of Healthcare Professionals, Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates: Knowledge Resources, Vol.5, ISSN: 1998-5509, 44-48pp
  6. Fredrick Mtenzi. (2009). Computational Experience in Methods for Finding Tight Lower Bounds for the Sparse Travelling Salesman Problem, Editor Ali Aldahood, in Computational Intelligence & Modern Heuristics. ISBN  978-953-7619-28-2

  1. Joe L.P. Lugalla, Fredrick J. Mtenzi and Samuel Andema. (2022). Rethinking Teacher Education: Improvement, Innovation and Change. ISBN 978 9987 084 90 6. Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Ltd.. Jane Rarieya, Joe L.P. Lugalla, and Fredrick J. Mtenzi. (2022). Maximizing Educational Change: Research, Policy, Leadership, Technology and Curriculum. (Forthcoming)
  2. Quasim Mehdi, Fredrick Mtenzi, Bryan Duggan and Hugh McAtamney. (2006). Editors of the conference proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Games: AI, Animation, Mobile, Educational & Serious Games 22-24 November 2006 Dublin Institute of technology – Ireland, ISBN 0-9549016-2-2
  3. Charles A. Shoniregun, Kudakwashe Dube and Fredrick Mtenzi. (2010). Electronic Healthcare Information Security (Advances in Information Security) Springer 1st Edition (November 17, 2010), ISBN-10: 0387848177 and ISBN-13: 978-0387848174.2. Charles A. Shoniregun, Alex Logvynovskiy and Fredrick Mtenzi. (2008). Editors of the Proceedings of the International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, June 22-28 2008, Dublin, Ireland, ISBN 0-9546628-2-2.
  4.  Fredrick Japhet Mtenzi, George S. Oreku, Dennis M. Lupiana and Jim James Yonazi. 2018. Mobile Technologies and Socio-Economic Development in Emerging Nations, ISBN-13: 978-1522540298 and ISBN-10: 1522540296. IGI Global
Journal papers
  1. Saimon, M., & Mtenzi, F. (2021). Reflective Practices as the Cornerstone for Teacher Development in the 21st Century: Lessons from Educators’ Action Research Projects. Journal of Research, Policy & Practice of Teachers and Teacher Education, 11(2), 88-100.

Conference papers

  1. Ciaran O’Leary, Fredrick Mtenzi and Clare McAvinia. (2016). Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST) 2016 Conference, St. John’s, NL, Canada, May 24-25, 2016
  2. Ciaran O’Leary, Fredrick Mtenzi and Clare McAvinia. (2016). Towards Reusable Personas for Everyday Design, The Everyday Designer, conference, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), to be held in Dublin, Ireland from December 11-14, 2016
  3. Musa Saimon and Fredrick Mtenzi. (2020). Facilitating Accommodation of Learners with Disabilities in Summative Assessment of Literacies in Tanzania through Mobile Application
  4. Kudakwashe Dube, Ngonidzashe Zanamwe, Fredrick Mtenzi, Jasmine A. Thomson and Gilford T. Hapanyengwi. (2013). Modelling the Meal Planning Problem to Exploit Knowledge From National and International Food, Nutrition and Lifestyle Guidelines for Use in Mobile ICT-Based Applications for HIV/AIDS Therapy Management, Third International Symposium on Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems, International Institute for Software Technology United Nations University, Macau, 21st-23rd August, 2013
  5. Edina Hatunic-Webster, E.; Fredrick Mtenzi.; O'Shea, B. (2014). Model for analysing Anti-Phishing Authentication Ceremonies, Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST), 2014 9th International Conference for , vol., no., pp.144,150, 8-10 Dec. 2014 doi: 10.1109/ICITST.2014.7038795
  6. Ciaran O’Leary, Fredrick Mtenzi and Clare McAvinia. (2015). Designing Software for Academic Practice - A Typology of Users, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, EdTech 2015
  7. Ciaran O’Leary, Fredrick Mtenzi and Clare McAvinia. (2015). Practice-based personas: integrated user and practice models, Design Science in Information Systems and Information Technology Conference, DESRIST 2015
  8. Dennis Lupiana, Fredrick Mtenzi and Brendan O'Shea. (2015). The Dualism of Context in Ubiquitous Computing, The 7th International Conference on Information Technology, ICIT 2015, doi:10.15849/icit.2015.0111 (

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