Department of Electrical and Mining Engineering

Dr M Sumbwanyambe

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Electrical and Mining Engineering
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 011 670 9482

Fields of academic interests

Research Interests

  • MANETs
  • Wireless technologies.
  • Short range wireless communication and wireless sensors for the control for renewable energy and energy efficiency purposes.
  • Pricing and resource management in radio access technologies.
  • Energy efficiency and renewables.
  • ICT usage in e-health, e-commerce, e-education and e-governance.
  • Telecommunication technologies and game theory
  • Network optimization.
  • Information technology and their use in social and economic development. Engineering management.
  • Bio-mimicry and innovation in ICTs.
  • Artificial intelligence and risk management

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional Affiliation

International association of Engineers.


Short Biography

Dr. Mbuyu Sumbwanyambe is a lecturer at the University of South Africa and is a member of international association of engineers (IAENG). He is the recipient of UJ-commonwealth scholarship. Dr Mbuyu Sumbwanyambe has a MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and a PhD in Engineering Management from the same University. He has a wide range of industry experience, which he gained in South Africa and Zambia, working as consultant project engineer and a researcher at the University of Johannesburg.

Recent Publications

  • M. Sumbwanyambe, A. L. Nel and W. A. Clarke Telecoms policy and regulation for social and economic development in South Africa: A comparative study, in Proc. 18th Telecommunications Forum TELFOR 2010, pp. 24-26, Belgrade, Serbia, 2010.
  • M. Sumbwanyambe, W. A. Clarke, Towards Indoor Mobility Modeling For MANETs, in Proceedings of the 1st IEEE African Winter School on Information Theory and Communications Kruger National Park. SA. 2010
  • M. Sumbwanyambe, A. L. Nel and W. A. Clarke, Challenges and Proposed Solutions Towards Telecentre Sustainability: A Southern Africa Case Study, in Proc. IST-Africa 2011 Conference Proceedings, Gaborone, Botswana, 2011.
  • M. Sumbwanyambe, A. L. Nel and W. A. Clarke, "Optimal Pricing of Telecom Services in a Developing country: A Game Theoretical Approach", in Proc. 10th IEEE Africon conference 2011, Livingstone, Zambia, 2011.
  • M. Sumbwanyambe and A. L. Nel "Liberalization, Regulation and Privatization (LRP): Telecommunication Reform Challenges in Zambia", in Proc. 15th International Conference on Intelligent in Next Generation Networks (ICIN), pp. 202-206, Berlin, Germany, 2011.