Pacome Landry Ambassa

Email address: pambassaAtcs.uct.ac.za

Biography

Pacome L. Ambassa is currently pursuing studies towards a PhD degree in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town. He works under the supervision of Dr. Anne V.D.M Kayem and Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel. His is working in the general area of information security and cryptography. He is particularly interested in privacy for smart micro-grids in resource constrained environment. Pacome comes from Yaoundé, the lively capital of Cameroon. He obtained an MSc in Computer Engineering and a BSc in Computer Science in 2012 and 2009 respectively. Both degrees from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Ngaoundere. 

Research Interests

His research is a part of the Secure Micro-Grid Architecture for Resilient Power Networks "SMARtPowerNet" project which  seeks to enable the effective and efficient use of renewable energy in so-called micro-grids. It focuses on small (rural) communities not connected to national power networks. They innovatively use efficient low-cost information technology.  His special interest is on the protection of privacy of people in such an environment where electricity consumption patterns may disclose information about behaviours and lifestyles of people inside the dwellings. For example, the approximate number of occupants in a household, when they are present, as well as when they are awake or asleep,  their schedule to take a shower, when the TV and/ or computer is on; the number of appliances in the home etc.