Dr. Keroboto Ogutu

Designation: Lecturer
Contact: 0770343537 / 0763315216
Email: ogutu.keroboto@dkut.ac.ke
Department: Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
 Post-Doctoral (PD) Fellow Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) (Paris, France)  2017
Multidisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in: Applied Mathematics & Environmental Sciences University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya & University of Paris 6, Paris, France  2015
Master of Science (MSc): Industrial Mathematics University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya  2002
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Major Field: Pure Mathematics; Minor Field: Economics University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya  1998

Work Experience

  • Post-Doctoral (PD) Fellow: Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), Department of Geosciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) (Paris, France); 01/04/2016 – 31/03/2017
  • Fulltime Mathematics Lecturer: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT), Nyeri, Kenya; 01/2009 – To date
  • Fulltime Mathematics Lecturer: Kenya School of Professional Studies, Nairobi, Kenya; 01/2006 – 01/2009
  • Mathematics Lecturer (Part-time): Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya; 08/2005 – 01/2009
  • Mathematics Lecturer (Part-time): Kenya Methodist University (KEMU), Meru and Nairobi Campus, Kenya; 02/2004 – 01/2009
  • Mathematics Tutorial Fellow: Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology (KWUST), Nairobi, Kenya; 11/2003 – 09/2004

Current Projects

  • 2019 – Climate Services for Africa: European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation “consortia of institutions” PLAARA project: Platform for Landscape and Agriculture Adaptation in Rural Africa.
  • 2014– Interdisciplinary Franco-Kenyan collaborative “Coupled Climate‒Economy‒Biosphere Interactions” research project.

Current Research

  • Modeling climate change and anthropogenic effects; coupled climate‒ecology and climate‒economic modeling; dynamical and physical processes; and Earth–human society interactions.

Publications

  • Ogutu, K. B. Z., D’Andrea, F., Ghil, M.: Coupled Climate–Economy–Biosphere (CoCEB) model: Model formulation and efficacy of low-carbon technologies, Biophys Econ Resour Qual, BERQ-D-18-00003, 2018
  • Kolosz, B. W., Athanasiadis, I. N., Cadisch, G., Dawson, T. P., Giupponi, C., Honzák, M., Martinez-Lopez, J., Marvuglia, A., Mojtahed, V., Ogutu, K. B. Z., Van Delden, H., Villa, F., and Balbi, S.: Conceptual advancement of socio-ecological modelling of ecosystem services for re-evaluating brownfield land, Ecosystem Services 33:29−39, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.08.003
  • Ogutu, K. B. Z., D’Andrea, F., Ghil, M., and Nyandwi, C.: Coupled Climate–Economy–Biosphere (CoCEB) model – Part 1: Abatement efficacy of low-carbon technologies, Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., doi:10.5194/esd-2016-64, 2017.
  • Ogutu, K. B. Z., D’Andrea, F., Ghil, M., Nyandwi, C., Manene, M. M., and Muthama, J. N.: Coupled Climate‒Economy‒Biosphere (CoCEB) model ‒ Part 2: Deforestation control and investment in carbon capture and storage technologies, Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 865‒906, 2015.
  • Ogutu, K. B. Z., D’Andrea, F., Ghil, M., Nyandwi, C., Manene, M. M., and Muthama, J. N.: Coupled Climate‒Economy‒Biosphere (CoCEB) model ‒ Part 1: Abatement share and investment in low-carbon technologies, Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 819‒863, 2015.
  • Ogutu, K. B. Z.: Energy balance mathematical model on climate change. Continental interfaces, environment. Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI, 2015. English.
    https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01233019
  • Ogutu, K. B. Z.: A simple Coupled Climate‒Economy‒Biosphere model, PhD thesis, School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 2015.
  • Ogutu, K. B. Z.: Pair Formation in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, MSc thesis, School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 2002.

Submitted and Accepted Abstracts

  • A simple integrated assessment approach to global change simulation and evaluation
    by Keroboto Ogutu, Fabio D’Andrea and Michael Ghil, Geophysical Research AbstractsVol. 18, EGU2016-11761, 2016 Submitted to the EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna −Austria: Accepted in Session ERE1.6 SOS! Charting a safe operating space for humanity – lessons from different scientific approaches
  • Ogutu, K. B. Z., D’Andrea, F., Ghil, M.: A simple integrated assessment approach to global change simulation and evaluation, in: Session A4: Modelling for Low Carbon Economies, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Toulouse, France, Sabine Sauvage, José-Miguel Sánchez-Pérez, Andrea Rizzoli (Eds.) http://www.iemss.org/society/index.php/iemss-2016-proceedings.
  • A simple integrated assessment approach to climate mitigation efficiency of low-carbon technologies by Keroboto B. Z. Ogutu, Fabio D’Andrea and Michael Ghil, Submitted and Accepted: The second DeKUT International Conference on Science, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (Nyeri, Kenya)

Appointments Management Experience

  • 20/02/2018 – To date: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development (JASETD)
  • 20/02/2018 – To date: Chairman, DeKUT International Conference on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (STI&E)
  • 01/09/2016 – To date: Thematic Leader, Mathematical Computing and Analysis, DeKUT
  • 01/07/2015 – 29/02/2016: Chairman, Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS), DeKUT
  • 02/2009 – 03/2012: Chairman, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (DeSAS), DeKUT

Workshops, Seminars, Conferences and Schools Attended

  • 10th ‒ 14th July, 2016: International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Toulouse, France.
  • 19th ‒ 25th June, 2016: CERES ENS|PSL International Summer School: Modelling Environmental Resilience: Agroecology, Climate, Ecology, Ocean, Society (Paris, France). Involved as a facilitator and participant.
  • 26th ‒ 27th April, 2016: Chair Energy and Prosperity, 1st International Conference on The Economics of Energy and Secular Stagnation, ENS, 45 rue d’Ulm, Paris, France.
  • 22nd ‒ 23rd Nov., 2012: Workshop on Coupled Climate–Economics Modeling and Data Analysis held at the Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris Île-de-France (ISC- PIF).
  • 31st Oct. ‒ 4th Nov., 2011: 2011 National Bio-Mathematics Workshop, Nairobi and Nanyuki, Kenya.

Awards and Achievements

  • 9th September ‒ 13th December, 2019: The mathematics of climate and the environment: Thematic program with short courses, seminars and workshops:
    Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP), Paris, France ― 2500 € financial support.
  • 9th ‒ 13th September: IESC Pre-school in Corsica,
  • 12th ‒ 15th November: Big data, data assimilation, and uncertainty quantification
  • 2nd ‒ 6th December: Coupled climate-ecology-economy modeling and model hierarchies
  • 19th ‒ 25th June, 2016: CERES ENS|PSL International Summer School: Modelling Environmental Resilience: Agroecology, Climate, Ecology, Ocean, Society ― 600 € Scholarship.
  • 01/04/2016 – 31/03/2017: Chair Energy & Prosperity Post-Doctoral Fellowship worth 50 000 €
  • 01/05/2014 ‒ 30/04/2015: Awarded 2500 € for an interdisciplinary Franco-Kenyan collaborative “Coupled Climate‒Economy‒Biosphere Interactions” research project where I am the PI
  • 01/2011 – 10/2014: Ph.D. Fellowship from the French Embassy in Kenya
  • 01/2011 – 10/2014: Ph.D. Funding by DeKUT
  • 09/2000 – 11/2002: MSc. Scholarship from the University of Nairobi

Membership

  • 16/03/2018‒ To date: International Society for BioPhysical Economics (ISBPE)