School of Engineering


Prof Tom Mmbasu Walingo


Prof Walingo holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a PhD degree in electronic engineering. He is a researcher at the Center of Radio Access and Rural Technology and a lecturer in the discipline of electrical electronic and computer engineering.  

Prof Walingo has authored many peer reviewed journals and conference papers. He is a recipient of several research awards including the SAIEE ARJ, yearly Engineering Research Awards. He is an editor/reviewer of several journals and a member of Technical Program Committees (TPC) of several top conferences in the telecommunications field. 

He has supervised several post-doctoral, doctoral, masters and undergraduates students. He is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). He is a member of the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and a Senior member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) among others.” 

Research interests

  • Digital and wireless communications
  • Satellite communications 
  • Wireless sensor networks 

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