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Dr. Sylvester Akpah




Computer Science and Engineering

Research Interest

Project Management, Object Detection and Classification using Artificial Intelligence, Design and Implementation of ICT Projects, Local Area Network Infrastructure Deployment

Solution-driven Computer Science Engineer with a wide variety of professional experiences cutting across several operating system platforms. Adept at developing interactive lesson plans, maintaining a conducive environment for teaching and helping students develop targeted solutions to real-world problems. Specializes in getting students to understand theoretical Computer Science and Engineering concepts through practical approaches. On the community front, Sylvester is very much interested in initiatives which focuses on kidney health.

PhD Computer Science and Engineering
University of Mines and Technology
MSc Information Technology
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
BSc Information Technology
Ghana Telecom University College
University of Mines and Technology
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ghana Telecom University College
Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghana (IET)
International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
BISCI – Advancing the Information & Communication Technology Community
Certificate of Best Presentation (IRC 2020, XIV, International Research Conference). Barcelona, Spain.
UMaT PhD Staff Development Sponsorship
2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship (Drexel University, Philadelphia)
Assistant Lecturer
  1. [1] Akpah, S., Vondee, S. and Boahen, D. (2023), "Designing a Ssustainable Control Room for Tracking Excavators in Ghana’s Small-Scale Mining Sector – A Case of Minerals Commission Control Room", International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 185 No. 16 , pp. 18 - 24

  2. [2] Akpah, S., Vondee, S. and Boahen, D. (2023), "Tracking of Excavators in the Artisanal Small-Scale Mining Sector in Ghana using TX 140-4G Tracker", International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 185 No. 16, pp. 25 - 32

  3. [1] Akpah, S., Alese, B. K. and Ziggah, Y. Y. (2022), "Object Detection in Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining Environments using a Modified YOLOv4 Algorithm", International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 183 No. 50, pp. 36 – 49

  4. [2] Akpah, S., Ziggah, Y. Y. and Mireku-Gyimah, D. (2022), "Assessing the suitability of convolutional auto encoder as an unsupervised tool for image classification in artisanal small-scale gold mining environment", International Journal of Computing and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 26 – 40

  5. [3] Amadua, C. C., Folib, G., Kissi-Abrokwaa, B. and Akpah, S. (2021), "Geostatistical Approach for the Estimation of Shear-Hosted Gold Deposit: A Case Study of the Obuasi Gold Deposit, Ghana", Malaysian Journal of Geosciences (MJG), Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 76 – 84

  6. Anafo, P., Akpah S., Ofori Y. (2020), ""The Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure on University of Mines and Technology Campus and its Impact on Library E-Resource Accessibility”, ", Ghana Mining Journal,, Vol. 20, No. 1, , pp. 75 - 83.

  7. Mensah B., Hayfron Acquah J. B., Akpah S. (2019), "“Tool for Detecting Irregular Patterns in the Use of Automated Teller Machine Card Using K-Means Algorithm”:", International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research: , Vol. 10 Issue 1, , 2229-5518.

  8. Akpah S., Mireku-Gyimah D., and Aryeh F. L. (2017), " “Improving the Performance of a Network by Managing the Bandwidth Utilisation with squidGuard: A Case Study”,", Ghana Journal of Technology, , Vol. 1, No. 2, , pp. 9 - 17.

  9. Akpah S., Asante M., Frimpong T. (2016), " "An Improved Computer Network Access Control using Free BSD PFSENSE: A Case Study of UMaT Local Area Network",", Communications on Applied Electronics: , Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 23-27.

  1. Asare, S. and Akpah, S. (2020), " “Exploring the Impact of Augmented Reality on STEM Education in Ghana”,", 6th UMaT Biennial International Mining & Mineral Conference,,
  2. Vondee, S. and Akpah, S (2020), ""Controlling Drone Flight Missions through Natural Language Processors Using Artificial Intelligence",", ICCSIE 2020: XIV. International Conference on Computer Science and Information Engineering. ,
  3. Akpah, S., Asante, M. Twum, F. and Aryeh, F. L. (2016), "“An Improved Computer Network Access Control Using Free BSD Pfsense ”,", 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining & Mineral Conference,, 82-88.
Lead Consultant, Ghana Mine Repository and Tracking System (Minerals Commision, Ghana)
Promoting Environmental and Socially responsible Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in Northern Ghana
Web Master, US-Ghana Alumni Association
UNDP/GEF grant to promote Sustainable small-scale mining in Talensi and Nnadowli districts in Ghana
WebMaster, Firm Health Ghana Foundation
IT Officer, Operation Smile Ghana
Research and education on Buruli ulcer-"Climatic Extremes, Mining, and Mycobacterium ulcerans: A Coupled Systems Perspective
Network Principles
Software Development and Management
Digital Signal and Image Processing
Data Communication and Computer Networks
Design Practices in Computer Science
Introduction to Computing
Computer Applications
Data Communication and Networks
Software Engineering
Firm Health Ghana Foundation and College of Nursing and Health Professions (Drexel University, Philadelphia)
Firm Health Ghana Foundation and Center for Global Health (University of Pennsylvania)