Short Bio:

  • Masters degree in Computer Science in 1989 from Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany.
  • Served as lecturer in Computer Science in Alemaya University till 1995.
  • Served as lecturer in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science, Addis Ababa University from September 1995 to August 1997.
  • Phd in Computer Science in 2003 from University of Lyon (INSA de Lyon), Lyon, France (1999 to 2003).
  • Serving the Department of Computer Science, Addis Ababa University at a rank of Assistant Professor (Augest 2003 to present).

Research Interests:

  • localisation,
  • localization of mobile devices,
  • multimedia data managment,

Some of the masters thesis I advised on Localization:

  • Wireless Java Application for Unicode-based Simple Text Message (STM) in Ethiopic Script, By: Shiferaw Abebe, External Advisor: Dr. Samuel Kinde, University California, Irvine, CA. Co-Advisor: Dr. Solomon Atnafu (2003/04).
  • Online Handwriting Recognition for Ethiopic Characters, By Abinet Shemelis, Advisor: Dr. Solomon Atnafu (2004/05).
  • Writer Independent On-line Handwriting Recognition for Ethiopic Characters, By Daniel Negussie, Advisor: Dr. Solomon Atnafu (2004/05).
  • WAP for Ethiopic Content: An Application for Accessing Marketing Information, By Teferi Assefa, Advisor: Dr. Solomon Atnafu (2004/05).

Contact Address:

  • email: satnafu@cs.aau.edu.et or solomon_atnafu@yahoo.com
  • postal address: P.O.Box 80804, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia