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'''Shamar Ward''' is currently a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at The University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (UWICHC) and is a Demonstrator/Graduate Teaching Assistant. He is also a Programmer at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) the leading examination body in the Caribbean.  
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'''Shamar Ward''' is currently a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at The University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (UWICHC) and is a Demonstrator/Graduate Teaching Assistant. He is also an IT Officer (Operations) at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).  
  
 
==Career History==
 
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Ward has given multiple talks at the ACM Special Interest Group for University and Colleges Computing Services (SIGUCSS) Conference. He is also the first [[NextGen@ICANN|NextGen]] @ ICANN from the English-speaking Caribbean countries. Mr. Ward formed Simply Smart Technology Lab to solve simple problems with simple and cost-effective solutions and has implemented and published research in this regard. Mr. Ward is a former IT Specialist at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) responsible for IT under a USAID funded Project (BRCCC). With CIMH he has led many tutorials and training sessions across the Caribbean region. These talks include those on the use and implementation of Smart Board systems and online teaching platforms. Shamar is Barbados` Male Youth Ambassador to CARICOM (CYA). His research interests lie in computerized automation using low-cost devices and personal efficiency systems where he has implemented smart campus systems at UWICHC such as the campus shuttle tracker. He also has experience in data analysis having worked for and international company which provides multimedia services to millions across the world.
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Shamar Ward is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at The University of The West Indies (UWI) where he gained a Double Major Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 2014. Mr. Ward has had research published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) focusing on smart technologies. Additionally, Mr. Ward has given presentations at the Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon and at the IAEA United Nations (UN) headquarters in Vienna Austria and at an European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) conference in Hangzhou China on green computing. Mr Ward is currently an IT Officer (Operations) at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and has held other regional posts such as Analyst/Programmer at the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and IT Specialist at The Caribbean Institute For Meteorology & Hydrology (CIMH). Mr. Ward was a recipient of the Internet Society(ISOC) Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 102, Internet Society(ISOC) Fellowship - IoT for policymakers and a recipient of the Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) NextGen@ICANN,  61 fellowship. He has also participated in other IG initiatives such as 2018 ISOC Chapterton on safe IoT usage and  was also certified in an ISOC course on Building Wireless Community Networks. Additionally, Mr. Ward who was formerly Barbados` Youth Ambassador to CARICOM (2015 – 2018) participated in regional and Local IG initiatives such as CARICOM Girls in ICT Day, and was a panelist at 2018 and 2019 Barbados Youth Internet Governance Forums(IGFs).
  
 
==Education==
 
==Education==

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Organization: University Of The West Indies Cave Hill Campus
Affiliation: NextGen@ICANN
Stakeholder Group(s): Academia
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Country: Barbados
Email: shamar.ward@mycavehill.uwi.edu
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Shamar Ward is currently a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at The University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (UWICHC) and is a Demonstrator/Graduate Teaching Assistant. He is also an IT Officer (Operations) at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Career History

Shamar Ward is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at The University of The West Indies (UWI) where he gained a Double Major Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 2014. Mr. Ward has had research published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) focusing on smart technologies. Additionally, Mr. Ward has given presentations at the Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon and at the IAEA United Nations (UN) headquarters in Vienna Austria and at an European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) conference in Hangzhou China on green computing. Mr Ward is currently an IT Officer (Operations) at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and has held other regional posts such as Analyst/Programmer at the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and IT Specialist at The Caribbean Institute For Meteorology & Hydrology (CIMH). Mr. Ward was a recipient of the Internet Society(ISOC) Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 102, Internet Society(ISOC) Fellowship - IoT for policymakers and a recipient of the Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) NextGen@ICANN,  61 fellowship. He has also participated in other IG initiatives such as 2018 ISOC Chapterton on safe IoT usage and  was also certified in an ISOC course on Building Wireless Community Networks. Additionally, Mr. Ward who was formerly Barbados` Youth Ambassador to CARICOM (2015 – 2018) participated in regional and Local IG initiatives such as CARICOM Girls in ICT Day, and was a panelist at 2018 and 2019 Barbados Youth Internet Governance Forums(IGFs).

Education

  • 2017 – Present The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Ph.D. Computer Science
  • 2014 - 2017 The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus M.Phil Computer Science (Upgraded)
  • 2011 - 2014 The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus B.Sc Computer Science (Double Major) (Hons)

Publications

(1) S. Ward and M. Gittens, "Building useful smart campus applications using a retired cell phone repurposing model," 2018 Third International Conference on Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Clean Energy and Green Computing (EBECEGC), Beirut, Lebanon, 2018, pp. 43-48. URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8357131&isnumber=8357120

(2) Shamar A. Ward and Mechelle Gittens. 2016. Monitoring and Analyzing Wi-Fi Availability and Performance on a University Campus Using Recycled Cell Phones to Aid Students in Selecting Study Areas. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on SIGUCCS Annual Conference (SIGUCCS '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 147-152. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2974927.2974929

(3) Shamar Akio Ward and Mechelle Gittens. 2015. A Real-time Application to Predict and Notify Students about the Present and Future Availability of Workspaces on a University Campus. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Annual Conference on SIGUCCS (SIGUCCS '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 67-74. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2815546.2815563

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