Mrs. Juanita Ahia Quarcoo

Lecturer

P. O. Box 206, Sunyani

ahiaquarcoo_juan@stu.edu.gh

Lecturer

Computer Science

Biography/Autobipgraphy

Juanita Ahia Quarcoo holds an MPhil. in Computer Engineering and is a lecturer. She teaches programming (Java, C++), mobile service system design, computer system architecture, data structures and algorithms, and computer literacy at Sunyani Technical University, Ghana. She earned an MPhil. in Computer Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2011, and PgD (Postgraduate Diploma) in Wireless and Mobile Computing (WiMC) from Advanced Information Technology Institute – Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence (AITI – KACE). Her research interests are in the area of Computer Networks; Educational and Instructional Technology; Wireless and Mobile Computing; Artificial Intelligence; Cloud Computing and Mobile App Development.

As an educational technologist, she is hardworking, resourceful and ambitious with extensive knowledge and understanding of practical applications of technology in education and its relevant impact on other sectors of the IT industry. Experience of applying varying technologies in the classroom and its impact on the teaching and learning process in institutions of higher learning has affected her delivery as a lecturer and contribution to the growth of the industry as a whole. Having an active commitment to the changing scenes in the classroom coupled with the influx of new technologies backed by the presence of various wireless and mobile computing platforms creates an avenue for the application of recent tech both in research and in instructional delivery.

Languages Spoken
  1. English
  2. Twi

Publication/Research

Published
  1. Nti, I. K. & Ahia Quarcoo, J. (2019); Self-motivation and Academic Performance in Computer Programming Language Using a Hybridised Machine Learning Technique; International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IJAE), Volume (8), Issue (2)

Professional Qualifications

Education

Senior Secondary School (Science)
WAEC – 2001

BSc. (Computer Engineering)
KNUST – 2006

MPhil. (Computer Engineering)
KNUST - 2011

PgD. (Wireless and Mobile Computing (WiMC)
AITI – KACE - 2013

Other Certification(s)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (August, 2020)
  • AWS Essentials (July, 2020)
  • Introduction to Cloud (June, 2020)
  • Research4Life MOOC: AGORA (December, 2019)
  • Research4Life MOOC: ARDI (December, 2019)
  • Research4Life MOOC: GOALI (December, 2019)
  • Research4Life MOOC: OARE (December, 2019)
  • Research4Life MOOC: Hinari (December, 2019)
  • Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner (September, 2019)
  • Introduction to Cyber Security – Cisco (September, 2019)
  • Build Your Own Chatbot (September, 2019)
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (September, 2019)
  • Introduction to IoT – Cisco (May, 2019)
  • Accelerating Deep Learning with GPU (September, 2018)
  • Spark Overview for Scala Analytics (August, 2018)
  • Watson Assistant Foundations (August, 2018)
  • Scala 101 (August, 2018)
  • Deep Learning with TensorFlow (August, 2018)
  • Build Your Own Chatbot (August, 2018)
  • Using R with Databases (August, 2018)
  • Deep Learning Fundamentals (August, 2018)
  • Machine Learning with R (August, 2018)
  • Blockchain Essentials (August, 2018)
  • Machine Learning with Python (August, 2018)
  • Accessing Hadoop Data using Hive (July, 2018)
  • Moving Data into Hadoop (July, 2018)
  • MapReduce and YARN (July, 2018)
  • Predictive Modelling Fundamentals I (July, 2018)
  • Digital Analytics & Regression (July, 2018)
  • Spark Fundamentals I (July, 2018)
  • Python 101 (July, 2018)
  • Hadoop 101 (July, 2018)
  • Data Analysis with Python (July, 2018)
  • Data Visualization with Python (July, 2018)
  • Python 101 for Data Science (July, 2018)
  • Big Data 101 (July, 2018)
  • SQL and Relational Databases (July, 2018)
  • Data Visualization with R (July, 2018)
  • Data Privacy Fundamentals (June, 2018)
  • R 101 (June, 2018)
  • Data Science Methodology (June, 2018)
  • Data Science Hands – On with Open Source Tools (June, 2018)
  • Introduction to Data Science (June, 2018)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Master 2007 (August, 2011)
Affiliations
  1. Member, International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
  2. Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – Ghana
  3. Member, ISW Community

Teaching Experience

Lecturer at Sunyani Technical University
  1. Computer Literacy
  2. Programming (Java, C++)
  3. Data Structures and Algorithms
  4. Computer System Architecture
  5. Mobile Service System Design
Part – Time Teaching
Valley View University - Techiman
  1. Fundamental Concepts of Computing
  2. Information Technology Foundation
  3. Information Technology Systems
  4. Introduction to Spreadsheet program
  5. Operating Systems
  6. Programming Concepts using C++ language
  7. Structured System Analysis and Design

Service/Innovations

Service
  1. Faculty (Faculty of Applied Science and Technology) Representative at Faculty of Business and Management Studies Board (March, 2020 – till date)
  2. Secretary, Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) – Sunyani Chapter (December, 2019 – till date)
  3. WITED Coordinator/Champion, Sunyani Technical University (June, 2019 – June, 2020)
  4. Member, HND ICT Re-accreditation Committee – Department of Computer Science (January, 2020)
  5. Zonal Coordinator for Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Region, WITED Ghana (September, 2018 – till date)
  6. Assistant Faculty Examinations Officer, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (May, 2018 – May, 2019)
  7. WITED (Women in Technical Education Development) Coordinator/Champion, Sunyani Technical University (April, 2018 – April, 2019)
  8. Lead member, Signing of MOU between STU and Certified Learning Solutions Ghana (December 4, 2017)
  9. Member, Committee that Drafted Intellectual Property Policy for STU (August, 2017)
  10. Representative of Sunyani Technical University, National Girls in ICT Day Celebration in Sunyani (May 20, 2017)
  11. Chairperson, Committee that Drafted B-Tech Computer Science Proposal (May, 2016)
  12. Academic Counselor (February, 2015 – April, 2016)
  13. Secretary, Polytechnic Teachers’ Association of Ghana (POTAG) – Sunyani Chapter (September, 2014 – March, 2017)
  14. Member of Examination Coordinating Team (January, 2012 – May, 2018)
  15. Head of Computer Science Department, Sunyani Technical University (March, 2013 – September, 2014)
  16. Acting Coordinator, Department of Information Technology, Valley View University, Techiman Campus (February, 2012 – July, 2012)
  17. Member of Sunyani Technical University Coordinating Team, Brong Ahafo Policy Fair (May 2-5, 2012).
  18. Academic Board Representative for Computer Science Department, Sunyani Technical University (January, 2012 – September, 2014).
  19. Reviewer and Editor for Department of Graduate Programmes, Research and Development, Sunyani Technical University (January, 2010 – May, 2017).