Dr. Yaw Okraku-Yirenkyi, MACM, MIEEE, MGhIE is a founding member of the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation (GRAF), the country representative for World Robot Olympiad (WRO) and ROBOFEST World Championships.
Currently, he is the Director of Studies at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (Ghana’s Premier Advanced Information Technology Training Institute); he has served in this position since 2008. He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Engineers, Institute of Electrical/Electronic Engineers IEEE and Association of Computer Machinery.
His training and experience have spanned over three decades in Electrical/Electronics Engineering as well Systems Engineering across four countries (Ghana, Japan, US and the UK).
Some organizations with which he has worked include, the Electricity Company of Ghana(Control Engineer), Kyushu Power Company, Kyushu Japan (Research Fellow), Cingular Wireless, New Jersey (Roaming Technology Analyst).
He has dedicated the last seven years to training ‘young minds’ in robotics through GRAF’s Robotics inspired Science Education (RiSE) program which has provided opportunities for many Ghana students to compete in international/world competitions the last five years and also gained admission to world class universities. His current interests and research areas include Science Education, Energy Systems and Robotics.