Prof. Kwame Osei Boateng holds a Doctorate in Systems Engineering from the Graduate School of Engineering and Science of Ehime University, Japan, Masters in Computer Science from the same university and BSc. (Hons.) degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Science and Technology (now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology), Kumasi Ghana. During the doctorate studies, Prof. Kwame Osei Boateng was engaged, as a research assistant, in the development of computer programs for laboratory experiments.
In the first three years of post-doctoral period, he was involved in R&D activities for the development of computer-aided design and test of very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan, where he worked as a researcher. His duties included the modeling of hardware in the C language and conducting model simulations for the purposes of testing hardware.
Since March 2003, Prof. Boateng has been working for Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as a senior lecturer and later as an associate professor. For six years (2003-2009), he doubled as an ICT consultant and exercised a technical supervisory role in the design/expansion and maintenance of the university internetwork and information system software. He was the first head of the Department of Computer Engineering from 2007 to 2009.
Also, he headed the Kumasi Virtual Centre of Information Technology (KVCIT) of the KNUST Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) in the 2010/2011 academic year. Since August 2011, he has been the Head of Department of Computer Engineering at KNUST.
He has mentored two groups of graduates who took projects to Ghana Multimedia Incubator Centre—one of the groups was able to develop its project into a viable security appliance development company. Prof. Boateng is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society. He has been a Technical Committee member of IEEE VTS. He was the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for IEEE ICAST 20012.
His present research interests are in the areas of design, test and diagnosis of logic and VLSI circuits, test of PLL, network security protocols, applications of residual number systems (RNS), image processing, smart metering and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)