Michael Franklin Bosu
Academic Staff Member in Centre for Information Technology (CFIT)
Michael joined CFIT in 2016, teaching Business Analysis for both the Bachelors degree and the Masters. Michael also teaches Object Oriented Programming, e-Business Systems and Models and Database Modeling and SQL.
Prior to joining CFIT Michael worked for five years as a Lecturer in Ghana, a year as a Lecturer at Unitec and held tutor positions with Auckland University of Technology and the University of Otago. He also spent some time as a software developer in his early career prior to making a permanent shift to academia.
Michael obtained a PhD in Information Science from the University of Otago in 2016, having previously acquired an MSc in Engineering and Management of Information Systems from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and MSc in Computer Engineering from the Dalarna University, also in Sweden.
Michael’s primary research area is in software effort estimation where he employs machine-learning algorithms in the development of prediction models to support software project managers and software engineers in the estimation of cost of software projects. Another research area is the application of text mining in the identification and prioritisation of requirements in the evolution of software systems. He has also applied text mining on social media data, specifically comments or reviews of users posted on YouTube videos on knee injuries. Michael works in collaboration with researchers from CFIT, Auckland University of Technology, University of Otago and City University of Hong Kong. Two of Michael’s research papers have received ‘best research paper’ awards: at the Australasian Software Engineering Conference in Melbourne, Australia in 2013; and at the IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security held in Prague, Czech Republic in 2017.
Outside of Wintec, Michael spends most of his time with his four young sons at home and at their soccer practice and match day sessions. Michael is interested in collaborating with researchers across faculties at Wintec.