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Dr. Kelechi C. Emerole is a distinguished Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire, with a robust background in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Dr. Emerole holds a PhD from Newcastle University, UK, where his research on "Alternative Solutions to Hard Problems in Post Quantum Cryptography for Security" significantly advanced the field. His work has been prominently featured in prestigious international venues, including the IEEE International Conference on Communications and various scholarly journals. With over ten years of experience in academia, Dr. Emerole excels in delivering high-quality tutorials and lectures, developing curricula that bridge theoretical knowledge with practical application. His scholarly activities, particularly in data security and cryptography, complement his teaching, providing students with a rich, applicable learning experience. Dr. Emerole is actively seeking collaboration opportunities in the areas of applied cryptography, specifically focusing on enhancing the privacy of AI models using techniques such as Multi-Party Computation (MPC), Homomorphic Encryption, and others. As a member of the IEEE and an Associate Fellow at the Higher Education Academy UK, he remains at the forefront of technological and educational advancements in his field. Dr. Emerole's profile is available on Google Scholar, showcasing a portfolio of impactful publications and contributions to the field of computing and cryptography.

Research interests

Dr. Kelechi C. Emerole's research interests span a wide array of topics within the domain of cryptography and its application to modern challenges in computer science. He is particularly fascinated by the intersection of applied cryptography and artificial intelligence, focusing on developing robust methods to ensure the privacy and security of AI systems. Dr. Emerole’s current research explores innovative cryptographic techniques such as Multi-Party Computation (MPC) and Homomorphic Encryption to safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of data processed by AI models. This work not only contributes to the theoretical foundations of cryptography but also addresses practical implications crucial for the advancement of secure digital infrastructures. His commitment to these research endeavors aims to pave the way for safer, more reliable AI applications across various sectors, including healthcare, finance, and public safety.

Teaching specialisms

Dr. Kelechi C. Emerole brings over a decade of experience to the forefront of computer science education, embodying a passion for fostering academic growth and innovation among his students. At the University of Hertfordshire, he has become an integral part of the teaching cadre for a diverse set of modules, including "Introduction to Programming and Discrete Structures," "Computational Problem Solving," "Mobile Computing," and "Principles and Practices of Large-Scale Programming," to name a few. Dr. Emerole's pedagogical approach is characterized by interactive and practical engagement, preparing students not just for exams, but for real-world challenges. His role in developing curriculum content and assessment tools has been pivotal in ensuring that teaching methods align with learning objectives, thereby contributing significantly to curriculum relevance and student satisfaction. As a respected member of the Cybersecurity and Computing Systems research group, Dr. Emerole is committed to integrating his research insights into the classroom, thus enriching the academic environment with cutting-edge knowledge and practices in software engineering and data security.

Education/Academic qualification

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, PhD, Alternative Solutions to Hard Problems in Post Quantum Cryptography, Newcastle University

30 Jul 201819 Apr 2023

Award Date: 17 Jul 2023

External positions

Teacher, Newcastle University

30 Jul 201830 Apr 2023


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