Martin Saint


Martin is a lecturer, researcher, and cyber engineer in the Department of Information and Communications Technology at Carnegie Mellon University. He came to the Kigali, Rwanda campus in 2013 with over 30 years of industry experience. He focuses on applications of technology for digital finance and taught the first academic Financial Technology (FinTech) and Blockchain courses on the African continent. He consults on engineering, economics, business, and policy issues for public and private organizations, primarily in the finance, technology, and telecommunications sectors.


Dr. Saint is a research fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Center and an invited lecturer at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy. He is an advisor for two World Bank-funded African Centers of Excellence, one in Internet of Things and the other in Data Science. He has researched at the University of Colorado’s Pervasive Communications Laboratory and Digital Energy Lab, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute, and Idaho National Laboratory. Dr. Saint received his MS and PhD in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado in the USA.


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