Dr John K. Tarus

Vice President

Dr. John K. Tarus is currently the Vice President of Internet Society, Kenya Chapter. The Vice President is the principal assistant to the Chapter President whose role is to perform any duties of the President in his/her absence. He has also served previously as the Chapter President from February 2021 to February 2023. He is passionate on matters related to Internet Governance and Policy; and championing the growth of open and secure Internet among communities. Dr. Tarus received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 2017. He also holds an M.Phil. Degree in Information Technology from Moi University, Kenya received in 2011. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Information Technology, School of Information Sciences, Moi University. He is a former Ag. Director of ICT in Moi University, Kenya.

He is also a Unionist championing workers’ rights and welfare. His research interests include e-Learning, Internet of Things, Internet governance, recommender systems, data mining and open source software. He has published widely in high impact refereed journals and international conference proceedings in his field. He is a member of the following organizations: Internet Society (ISOC); Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET); Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA); and Association of Computing Practitioners Kenya (ACPK).

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