Senior Lecturer
Engineering Department

Professional Biography

Nathan Amanquah is an Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Department of the Ashesi University College. He currently teaches a number of senior level courses including Computer Networks, Mobile Web Programming and the advanced programming class. He has previously worked as a systems administrator, a communications engineer and as an automation engineer.

He has 20+ years of experience as a software developer (mobile, web, desktop and systems software). He is a consultant on a wide range of mobile, information technology and telecommunications issues. He holds a BSc and a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the (Kwame Nkrumah) University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and the University of Strathclyde, UK, respectively.   

Areas of Interest

  • Mobile Apps for development: Improving outcomes in health, education and agriculture using mobile applications. 
  • Wireless technologies and protocols for IoT and wireless sensor networks.


  • N. Amanquah, M Mzyece , “Lessons From Addressing Challenges in an Agricultural Extension Scheme Using Mobile Apps”, in Proc of 9th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies  (NGMAST 2015), Cambridge, 9-11 Sept, 2015
  • G Ditsa, N Amanquah, M Muwanguzi "A Dynamic Location-based System for Healthcare Delivery",in Proc of International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM),  Ontario, Canada, May 18-20, 2015
  • A Dafla, N Amanquah, KG Osafo-Maafo, "A Mobile Devices Health Information Application for Community Based Health Services", in Proc of Engineering for Society, 18-19 June, 2015, Leuven, Belgium
  • N Amanquah, M Mzyece, “Mobile Applications Research and Development”, ACM Dev2012 Conference, Poster, March 2012, Atlanta, USA.

Research Summary

Dr Amanquah’s recent research has focused on the use of Mobile Apps for Development, particularly in Africa. He is currently involved in an mHealth project that seeks to help community health nurses upgrade their knowledge, obtain help from remote experts, as well as significantly reduce their paper work (data collection, reporting and travel time).

Awards & Honours

  • UK Mobile VCE grant for mobile communications research. 2000/1, renewed till 2002/3