Kizito Nkurikiyeyezu is the lead for the AFRETEC Health Cluster and an academician at the University of Rwanda. He has also served as a Visiting Scholar at Queen’s University Belfast in the UK and as an Invited Researcher at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan. Additionally, he held a brief position as an Invited Scholar at Université de Saint-Etienne in France.
His research aims to develop indigenous solutions to healthcare challenges in Rwanda and Africa, with a specific focus on the application of artificial intelligence (AI). During his Ph.D. research, he developed a novel intelligent thermal comfort provision system that estimates individuals' thermal comfort levels based on variations in their heart rate, reflecting their bodies' response to the surrounding environment.
He earned his Ph.D. from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. He holds an MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University, USA, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the same institution.