Dr. Christelle Scharff, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Pace University, USA and founder of MobileSenegal, Senegal
Christelle Scharff is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Pace University in New York City. Her research background is in Formal Software Verification with a Ph.D. from the Universite Henri Poincare in Nancy, France. She has taught courses including Discrete Mathematics, Programming, Programming Languages, Databases, Data Mining, Internet Programming, Mobile Application Development, Software Quality Assurance & Reliability, and Software Engineering at Pace University. She has teaching experience in the US, France, Senegal, Cambodia and Vietnam. She was awarded grants from NSF, IBM, Microsoft, NCIIA, and Google. She is leading an annual global software development project at Pace University. In this project, students in the US, Cambodia, India, Thailand and Senegal collaborate to develop software. She also initiated a project on mobile for social changes in Senegal called MobileSenegal that organizes bootcamps, training for faculty, competition and pilots to test mobile solutions.
Jean-Marie Preira, ESMT, Dakar, Senegal
Jean-Marie Preira teaches at ESMT. He is also a Web developer (PHP, Java, XML, Ajax). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in cryptology at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. He supervises student projects on WAP, SMS and VoiceXML. He has taught courses and given seminars on the Mobile Web at diverse events in Senegal and abroad. In collaboration with his colleagues, he established a mobile lab at ESMT.