Dr. Yaw Okraku-Yirenkyi
PROFILE OF DR. YAW OKRAKU-YIRENKYI
Dr. Yaw Okraku-Yirenkyi, MACM, MIEEE, MGhIE is currently 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 October of 2008. The Centre is popularly known as the Kofi Annan ICT Centre. He is also a founding member of the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation (GRAF), the country (Ghana) representative for World Robot Olympiad (WRO) and ROBOFEST World Championship. 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). Organisations with which he has worked includes, the Electricity Company of Ghana (as a Control Engineer), Kyushu Power Company, Kyushu Japan (Research Fellow), Cingular Wireless, New Jersey (RoamingTechnology Analyst). He has dedicated the last eleven years to training ‘young minds’ in robotics through GRAF’s Robotics inspired Science Education (RiSE) program. The program has provided opportunities for many Ghana students to compete in international/world competitions and in the last seven years also gained admission to world class universities. His current interests and research areas include STEM Education, Energy Systems and Robotics.
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