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Prof. Charles Mundia

Summary of Qualifications
Prof. Mundia has Considerable research and teaching experience in Geomatic Engineering, GIS and Remote Sensing analyses. Has two year post-doctoral research experience at the school of Integrative Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba. Has Served as an Associate professor of GIS and Remote Sensing for two years at the Centre for Spatial Information Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan. Prof. Mundia has served as head of department and a senior lecturer at the department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Science of Jomo Kenyatta University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Geoinformatics and Dean school of graduate studies and research, at Dedan Kimathi University of Agriculture and Technology.
Prof. Mundia has authored two University level books published by Nova Science publishers (USA) and Lambert Publishing Company (Germany) and has published widely in high impact international journals on Remote Sensing and GIS analyses. He appears in the ‘Who is Who’ in Science and Engineering’, eleventh edition (2011-2012) by Marquis who is who publication board of United States.

Research interests:
1. Geomatic Engineering
2. GIS Spatial Analysis
3. Remote Sensing Modelling
4. Environmental Assessment

Curriculum Vitae

2015 – Present Associate Professor of geoinformatics, , Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing, and serving as Dean school of graduate studies and research at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
2013-2015 Senior Lecturer, Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya.
2009 – 2013 Senior Lecturer, J Department of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing, KUAT
2007 – 2009 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Spatial Information Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
2006 – 2009 Lecturer, Department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
2003 – 2006 Ph. D. (Integrative Environmental Science , GIS & Remote Sensing ), University of Tsukuba, japan
2000- 2003 Msc. (Integrative Environmental Science , GIS & Remote Sensing ), University of Tsukuba, Japan
1997 –  2000 Surveyor, Ministry of Lands and Settlement, Kenya institute of Surveying and Mapping
1991- 1996 Student of BSc. Land Surveying and Photogrammetry, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Publications
Published University Level Book

  • Mundia C. N., and Aniya M. (2011) Spatial Temporal analysis and Modeling of Urban growth, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8433-8314-1

Edited University Level Book

  • Mundia C.N., Kamusoko C., and Murayama Y.(2011) Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis in Sub-Sahara Africa., Nova Science Publishers, USA. ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.

Book chapters

  • Mundia C.N., Nduati E. W. (2016) “GIS Framework for Managing African Slum Societies: A Case of City Slum in Nairobi, Kenya” Book Chapter in “Re-finding African local assets and city environments: Governance, research and reflexivity”. WakanaShiini, SaichiroShiraishi and Tom Ondicho (EDS). ISBN: 978-4-86337-219-1. Research Institute for languages and culture of Asia and Africa publishers, 2016
  • Nduati E.W. and Mundia C.N. (2016) “Remote Sensing-based Evaluation of Trends and Impacts of Land Surface Property Changes in the Mara Ecosystem” Book Chapter in “Re-finding African local assets and city environments: Governance, research and reflexivity”. WakanaShiini, SaichiroShiraishi and Tom Ondicho (EDS). ISBN: 978-4-86337-219-1. Institute for languages and culture of Asia and Africa publishers, 2016
  • Mundia C.N., Aniya M., and Murayama Y. (2011) “Remote Sensing and GIS Modeling of Spatial Processes of Urban Growth in an African City.” Book Chapter in “Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis in Sub-Sahara Africa”, Courage Kamusoko, Charles N. Mundia and Yuji Murayama (Eds), ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.
  • Mundia C.N.,and Murayama Y.(2011) “Spatial-Temporal Patterns and Driving Forces of Land Use/Cover Changes in an African Wildlife Sanctuary.” Book Chapter in “Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis in Sub-Sahara Africa”, Courage Kamusoko, Charles N. Mundia and Yuji Murayama (Eds), ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.
  • Mundia C.N., and Gachari M.K. (2011) “Remote Sensing and GIS, Current Status and Future Prospects in Sub-Sahara Africa.” Book Chapter in “Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis in Sub-Sahara Africa”, Courage Kamusoko, Charles N. Mundia and Yuji Murayama (Eds), ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.
  • Mundia, C.N., Mubea K. N., and Gachari M.K. (2011)“Exploratory Land Use/.Cover Change Analysis in a Municipality in Kenya Using Markov Chain Model.” Book Chapter in “Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis in Sub-Sahara Africa”, Courage Kamusoko, Charles N. Mundia and Yuji Murayama (Eds), ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

  • Shadiva, S., J., & Mundia, C.N. (2017). Assessing the environmental impacts of post eatec wattle tree plantations in eldoret municipality. International Journal of Life Sciences Research. Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp: (28-36)
  • Kinuthia, I., G., & Mundia, C.N. (2017). GIS Modeling For An Optimal Road Route Location: Case Study Of Moiben-Kapcherop-Kitale Road. Journal of Geographic Information System (Vol.6, No.1) .
  • Ngunyi, N., Mundia, C.N. &Gachari, M.K. (2017). Analysis of standard gauge railway using GIS and Remote Sensing. American Journal of Geographic Information System 2017, 6(2): 54-63
  • Rono, F., & Mundia, C. N. (2016). GIS based suitability analysis for coffee farming in Kenya. International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, Volume 6, No 3, 0976 – 4380
  • Mukiri, D.M., & Mundia, N.C. (2016). Integrating GIS and Remote Sensing in Environment Impact Assessment of EwasoNyiro mega dam in Kenya. International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences Volume 6, No 4, 0976 – 4380
  • Kuria, D., Ngigi, M., Gikwa, C., Mundia C., &Macharia, M. (2016). A web-based pilot implementation of the africanized land administration domain model for Kenya – A case study of Nyeri, County. Journal of Geographic Information System, Volume, 8, 171-183
  • Rotich, J.K., Gachari, M. K., & Mundia, C.N. (2016). Suitability analysis for optimum location of health care facilities in rural Kenya. Journal of public health volume 2 | no. 3 march | 2016
  • Mbayaki, H., Mubea, K.., Mundia, C. (2016). Assessment of land use land cover change and decline in sugarcane farming using GIS and Remote Sensing in Mumias District, Kenya; International Journal of Science and Research. Volume. 5, : 2319-7064
  • Muthama, P., Mubea, K., & Mundia, C. (2016). Assessment of impacts of road infrastructure using GIS and Remote Sensing: A case study of Yatta sub county in Kenya; International Journal of Science and Research. Volume 5., 319-7064
  • Lukoko, P., and Mundia, C., (2016) GIS Based Site Suitability Analysis for Location of a Sugar Factory in Trans Mara District International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR) (2016) Volume 25, No 3, pp 324-339
  • Rotich J.K., Gachari, M. K. , and Mundia C. N., (2016) Suitability Analysis For Optimum Location Of Health Care Facilities In Rural Kenya. Research Journal of Public Health Vol. 2 , No. 3, 2016
  • Boitt, M.K., Mundia, C.N., &Pellika, P. (2014) Modeling the impacts of climate on agro ecological zone – Case study of Taita Hills, Kenya. Universal Journal of Geoscience 3(6): 172-179.
  • Boitt, M.K., Mundia, C.N., &Pellika, P. (2014)Using Hyperspectral Data to Identify Crops in a Cultivated Agricultural Landscape – A Case Study of Taita Hills, Kenya. Universal Journal of Geoscience 2(6): 172-179, 2014
  • Boitt, M.K., Mundia, C.N., &Pellika, P. (2014) Modeling the impacts of climate on agro ecological zone – Case study of Taita Hills, Kenya. Universal Journal of Geoscience 3(6): 172-179.
  • Kapoi, J. K.,Mundia, C.N (2014) Livelihood vulnerability assessment in context of drought hazard: A case of Baringo County, Kenya. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)Vol (3)3, 346-349.
  • Nduati1, E. W. Mundia, C. N. Ngigi, M.M (2013) Effects of Vegetation Change and Land Use/ Land Cover Change on Land Surface Temperature in the Mara Ecosystem. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Vol (2) 8, 21-29
  • Magondu, M. G., Ngigi, M.M., Mundia C.N (2013) Integrated solution for water resources information management: Case of Athi river catchment. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Vol (2) 8, 337-342
  • Watene, G. C., Musiega, D E., Mundia, C.N. (2013). A GIS Based Parking Management and Dissemination System. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Vol (2) 7, 194-201
  • Nduati, W.E & Mundia, C.N (2013) A Remote Sensing based approach to evaluation of trends and impacts of land surface changes in the mara ecosystem. International journal of SDI Research. Open access, http://www.ijsr.net/archive2i8/MDIwMTXxOD=pdf
  • Mubea, K. W, Ngigi, T.G, Mundia, C.N (2010) Assessing application of Markov Chain Analysis in Predicting land over change: Case study of Nakuru Municipality. Journal of Agriculture, Science and technology, Vo l(2) 2010
  • Mundia, C. N & Murayama Y. (2010) Modeling Spatial processes of urban growth. Journal of Urban Planning, 31, (2) 259-272.
  • Mundia, C. N & Murayama Y. (2009) Analysis of Land Use/Cover Changes and Animal Population Dynamics in a Wildlife Sanctuary in East Africa. Remote Sensing Journal, 1, 952-970.
  • Mundia C.M, Gachari M.K, Mubea K.P. (2008) Environmental Assessment of Lake Nakuru National Park Using Remote Sensing. Case study Nakuru Municipality of Land use mapping using GIS. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology Volume 10 (2) 2008
  • Mundia, C. N., &Aniya, M. (2007) Modeling urban growth of Nairobi city using cellular Automata and Geographical information systems. Geographical Review of Japan, 80,(12) 777-788.
  • Mundia, C N., &Aniya, M. (2006). Dynamics of Land Use/cover Changes and Environmental degradation of Nairobi city Using GIS. Land Degradation and Development, 17, 1, 97-108.
  • Mundia, C.N., &Aniya, M. (2005). Analysis of Land Use Changes and Urban Expansion of Nairobi City Using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems. International journal of Remote Sensing 26, 13, 2831-2849, August, 2005.

Conference Proceedings

  • Kapoi, J.K., &Mundia C.N (2014) Vulnerabiity and drought risk assessment for Baringo County livelihoods. Mechanical Engineering conference on Sustainable Research Volume 5,2-, 6, ISSN: 2079-6226.
  • Muthoka, J. M., &Mundia C. N (2014) Spatial-Temporal effects of land use changes on surface temperatures in Nairobi. Mechanical Engineering conference on Sustainable Research Volume 5,26-31, ISSN: 2079-6226.
  • Mwangi, E. W., &Mundia, C.N (2014) Assessing and monitoring agricultural crop production for improved food security in Machakos County. Mechanical Engineering conference on Sustainable Research Volume 5,310-314, ISSN: 2079-6226.
  • Watene, G., Musiega D. &Mundia C.N (2013) A GIS based Parking management and dissemination System. Mechanical Engineering conference on Sustainable Research, Volume 5,115-121, ISSN: 2079-6226.
  • Nduati, W.E &Mundia, C.N (2012) An evaluation of climate effects and trends using LST and NDVI. Mechanical Engineering Conference on Sustainable Research, Volume 5, 107-113, ISSN: 2079-6226.
  • Magondu, M.G., Ngigi, M.M., Mundia, C.N (2013) Web-based water resources information management system: A case of Water resources management. Mechanical Engineering conference on Sustainable Research, Volume 5 399- 403, ISSN: 2079-6226.
  • Mundia, N,C (2013) An integrated urban framework for informal settlement upgrading. International workshop on Mobility, Hybridity and way co-existence, JSPS research station. February 8-9 2013. Mundia, N.C and Wamalwa, L. 2011. Multi-criteria suitability modelling for geothermal exploration: Case of Silali geothermal prospect in North Rift Kenya. Proceedings of the Applied Geoinformatics for society and environment conference. (AGSE 2011), AGSE publishing. August 2011.
  • Mundia,N.C, WakanShiino and Yasushi Noguchi. 2011. Analysis of Nairobi city using GIS. Proceedings of the international conference of ILCAA core project “Plurallistic world understangin based on African cities. Reading African cities: Nairobi, Gondar and Cape Town”, Tokyo, Japan, December 2011.
  • Mundia, C. N. 2011.Sustainability of Tourism in Kenya: Analysis of land use/cover changes and animal population dynamics in Masai Mara. Proceedings of the Applied Geoinformatics for society and environment conference. (AGSE 2011), AGSE publishing. August 2011
  • Mundia, C. N. 2011. Assessing the application of Markov chain analysis in Nakuru. Proceedings of the Applied Geoinformatics for society and environment conference. (AGSE 2011), AGSE publishing. August 2011
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2009. Land use/cover changes in Masai Mara Ecosystem: A threat to wildlife sanctuary in East Africa. In proceedings of the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, May 16-21.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2008. Change analysis and modeling future urban scenarios in Nairobi City. In Research Abstracts on Spatial Information Science. CSIS DAYS 2008, University of Tokyo, December 11-12.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2008. Urban growth analysis and modeling: A case of Nairobi City. In proceedings of 31st International Geographical Congress, Tunis, Tunisia, August 12-15.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2008. Sustainability in African cities: Land use/cover changes and modelling urban growth in Nairobi City. Papers and Proceedings of the Geographic Information Systems Association, Tokyo, Japan, No. 17, pp. 15-20.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Aniya, M. 2008. Environmental Land Use/Cover Change Analysis in Nairobi City Using Multi-temporal Remote Sensing and GIS. In proceedings of Global Mapping Forum, Tokyo, June,5-7.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2008. Land use/cover change and predicting urban growth in Nairobi city. In proceedings of the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, Makuhari, Japan, May 25-30.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Murayama, Y. Urban Sustainability in African Cities: Change Analysis and Modeling urban growth in Nairobi City. GISA Annual Conference, 23-24 Oct., 2008, Tokyo University, Japan
  • Mundia, C. N., and Murayama, Y. Land use/cover change and predicting urban growth in Nairobi city, Monitoring Cities of Tomorrow, 4-10, August 2008, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Aniya, M. Environmental Land Use/Cover Change Analysis in Nairobi City Using Multi-temporal Remote Sensing and GIS. Global Mapping Forum, 5-7 June 2008, June, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Murayama, Y. Land use/cover change and predicting urban growth in Nairobi city. Japan Geosciences Union Meeting (JPGU), 25-30, May 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Aniya, M. Urban Growth in African Cities: Land Use/Cover Changes and Modeling Urban Growth. The 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing, 17-19 October 2005, Beijing, China.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Aniya, M. Analysis of Land Use Changes and Urban Expansion Using Remote Sensing and GIS: Nairobi City and its Environs for the Period 1976-2000. Proceedings of the IUFRO International Workshop on Landscape Ecology: Conservation and Management of Fragmented Forest Landscape, 25-28 October 2004, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Mundia C. N., &Aniya, M. Land Use/ Cover Changes Using Remote Sensing and GIS. Proceedings of the Seventh International Seminar on GIS for Developing Countries, 10-12 May 2004, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Aniya M. Drivers of Land Use/Cover Changes for the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. Proceedings of the Forum on GIS Analysis: Application in Social and Environmental Research, 14- 16 July, 2003, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • ISPRS WG VII/6 International Workshop Monitoring and Modeling of Global Environmental change, Kyoto International Community House, 21-22, October 2003, Kyoto, Japan.

 

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The School of Graduate Studies & Research of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology was established in the year 2010 with two postgraduate programmes in Business management. With the growth of the university and continued delivery of competitive postgraduate programmes, the School of Graduate Studies & Research has grown and currently offers four doctoral programmes and twelve Masters Programmes with a total student population of over 500 students.