Robert Kuku Fotock is a young enthusiast researcher who is passionate about Engineering. He is a Cameroonian by nationality and was born on the 21st of August 1995 in Kumba - Cameroon. He attended his secondary and high school education in the southwest region of Cameroon at the Cameroon College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) – Kumba, were he received several awards as the best Mathematics student and successfully graduated in the year 2013 with outstanding results. Robert’s love and passion for science and engineering got him admitted into the National Advanced School of Engineering (ENSP/NASE) in Yaoundé – Cameroon in 2013, where he studied a 5-year engineering master’s program with 2 years spent at the Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences and 3 years of core specialization in the Department of Telecommunications Engineering. During this period, he was also a member of the Association of Anglophone Students of Polytechnic Yaoundé (ASPY), where he headed several social and educational training activities being the both the Social and Education program coordinator. He also mentored and organised follow-up training programs to a large group of young graduates preparing for the entrances examinations into the National Advanced School of Engineering (ENSP/NASE) and into other Higher Educational Engineering and Medical Institution as well. As an Engineering Student in the ENSP/NASE, Robert carried out two internships, first at ENEO (Energy of Cameroon) in the year 2018, where he worked as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) intern. His final year internship was at NEXTTEL Cameroon in the year 2019, where he worked as a Data Center and Networks Operation Center (NOC) Intern. After his graduation in the year 2019, Robert was one of the very few selected into a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Master program in Innovative Microwave Electronics and Optics (EMIMEO), where he spent one semester each from the University of Limoges (UNILIM) – France, University of Brescia (UNIBS) – Italy and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU–Bilbao) – Spain and graduated in September 2021. His final year Master thesis was on the “Application of machine learning for the design of an optimal Heuristics in view of driving a multi-tone linearity measuring bench to identify optimal performance of micro-wave power electronic components". Robert’s work demonstrated that the use of deep image completion techniques to complete partially filled load-pull contour maps could greatly reduce the computational complexity and as well serve as a starting point in the search for the optimal performances of microwave power electronics components.
Robert is currently employed by National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications – CNIT in collaboration with the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS) Italy, as an early-stage PhD researcher in the METAWIRELESS project, a multi-partner European Training Network (ETN), within the framework of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska- Curie Action Innovative Training Networks (ITNs). His research work focuses on the Radio Resource Allocation for RIS-based wireless Networks.
- Project Title: Radio resource allocation in RIS-based wireless networks
- Host Institution: CNIT
- Ph.D. Enrollment: UNICLAM
- Ph.D. University Advisor: Dr. Alessio Zappone