c. 2007-2012, led various academic/industry efforts (mobile/cloud computing, GPGPU supercomputing, FPGAs, etc.) at Addis Ababa University, my alma mater.
since ~2012, PhD researcher @ UvA. Worked on "microcontracts"; focus was security and private data processing in distributed systems. See this talk
(slide #30). Left academia in late 2014, i.e. "dropped out"; focusing on Bitcoin and blockchain technologies since. Maybe some day I'll write a dissertation/book.
since ~2014: BitGadaa (a new media art project; think blockchain + African culture)
late 2014-present: working full-time on blockchain-related projects
Undergraduate: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, introduction to Computing, Data Structures and Algorithms, Digital Electronics, Computer Architecture, Software Engineering, Operating Systems, etc.
Graduate: Software Agents (AAU, Ethiopia), Large Installation Adminstration (OS3, Netherlands)
Network Security: Case Study on AAUNet (2007, BSc project), with H.G. Alemayehu
Mobile Services and ICT4D: Towards the Network Economy, Ethiopia's Case (2008), with H.G. Alemayehu
Heterogenous Cloud HPC in Mobile Devices (2011, MSc project)
Optimizing Security for Virtual Machine Applications, HPDC 2012 poster+abstract
The Virtualization Landscape (Literature Review), October 2012
Tuning (Virtual) Machines for TCB Minimization (talk, 1st prize for Best Presentation), 2012
Towards Purpose-Driven Virtual Machines, ESSoS 2013 Doctoral Symposium
P2P Web of Trust Calculi and Promise Games, ASCI A9 (Fundamentals and Design of Distributed Systems), 2014
BitGadaa: Futuristic African Democracy, in Orban et al. "Network Society", 2015
Gadaa: The Next Generation (talk, Howard University), Aug 2015
Liberty Capital and the Internet of Value (talk, Harvard Berkman Center, Cooperation Group), Feb 2016
Oromo as a Network Society: Perspectives on BitGadaa (talk, Howard University), Aug 2016
Diversity and Inclusion in Digital Institutions (talk, GWU), Aug 2017