Mr. Henry Otoo

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED

  1. Phd Candidate (Mathematics), 2015 - Date
  2. MPhil (Mathematics), 2011
  3. BSc (Mathematics), 2007

     
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

  1. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, (2009 - 2011)
  2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, (2003 - 2007)
  3. St. Augustine's College, Cape Coast, Ghana, (1999-2002) 


AWARDS

UMaT, Ghana, Staff Development Fund to pursue PhD at UMaT,  (2015 - date)

 

PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP

    Member - University Teachers Association Of Ghana, (2013 - Date)

    Member - National Institute of Mathematical Sciences, (2009 - Date)

    Mathematical Association of Ghana (2015)

ACADEMIC RANKS HELD

    Assistant Lecturer (2013 - Date)


SUBJECTS TAUGHT

    MA 379 Elements of Topology

    MC/CE/EL 169 Linear Algebra

    MC/EL/CE 260 Mathematical Analysis

    MA 276 Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing

    MA 255 Mathematical Methods

    MA 532 Stochastic Processes with Applications


SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK/THESIS/RESEARCH

    6 Undergraduate Project Works, (BSc)

 

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  1. 3rd UMaT Biennial International Mining & Mineral Conference, “Expanding the Frontiers on Mining Technology”, Tarkwa, Ghana, 30th July to 2nd August, 2014.
  2. Workshop on Career Progression and Promotion Issues. Organised by the UMaT Planning and Quality Assurance Unit of Ghana. March 8, 2014, UMaT, Tarkwa, Ghana.
  3. Seminar on Role Play in Administration/Management. Organised by the UMaT Planning and Quality Assurance Unit of Ghana. January 31, 2014, UMaT, Tarkwa, Ghana.

RESEARCH OR PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN

  1. 2015 : Determining and Forecasting the Trend of Incidents at a Mining Company in Tarkwa.                                                                                                                           This research was conducted to determine the trend of incidents and develop a predictive model for forecasting, analysing and monitoring the future occurrences of incidents at the mine site. Incidents secondary data from a mine site in Tarkwa was analysed using statistical tools such as regression analysis, time series and the Box-Jenkins approach. From the analysis, the number of incidents at the mine site followed a downward trend showing a gradual decline from 2009 to 2013. The incident time series was non-stationary and the forecast showed a constant trend in the number of incidents from 2014 to 2015.
  2. 2014 : Minimization of Heat Transfer losses at the Shell Bitumen Plant, Takoradi, Ghana.                                                                                                                               This research was an extension of Heat Transfer Effectiveness-Application to Shell Bitumen Plant, Takoradi, Ghana. In this work, a thorough review was done on the lagging materials of the pipelines in the plant. Consequently, all asbestos lagging materials was replaced with industrial fiberglass. Simulations was carried out on three different lagging materials: asbestos, fiberglass and composite of asbestos and fiberglass. It was observed that of the three lagging materials the one which gave the best insulation was the fiberglass. Also, comparison analysis was made on copper and zirconium heat exchangers to ascertain which of them best suits the operation at the Takoradi Shell Bitumen Plant.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Otoo, H., Wiah, E.N., Nabubie, I. B. and Ahialekedzi, I. K. (2015), "Determining and Forecasting the Trend of Incidents at a Mining Company in Tarkwa", International Journal of Statistics, Vol. 39, No. 1, 1121-1130
  2. Wiah, E.N., OTOO, H., Nanbubie, I. B. and Mohammed, H. R. (2014), "Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in  HIV/ AIDS Epidemic model with treatment." ,Scientific and Academic Publishing, Vol. 4, No. 3, 86-96
  3. Anthony Simons and Henry Otoo. (2014) "Minimization of Heat Transfer losses at the Shell Bitumen Plant,Takoradi, Ghana",International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology , Vol. 1, No. 5, 93-102

Record of Service

Since my appointment into the University of Mines and Technology in June 2013, I have served the University community in the following important responsible positions:

  1. Five Years Development  Plan of the Mathmematics Department Committee (3-31 March, 2014)
  2.  Mathematics Postgraduate Course Structure Review Committee (3-12 March, 2015)
  3. Academic Tutor (2013- Date)