Lighton Phiri

Department of Library and Information Science
University of Zambia, Lusaka 10101, Zambia
Email: X@Y (X=lighton.phiri,

About Me

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science at The University of Zambia (UNZA), where I teach Information Sciences. I am broadly interested in Computer Science Education, Digital Libraries and Technology-Enhanced Learning. I also have ongoing interest in Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and Data Mining techniques that emphasise the application of Machine Learning.

Before joining UNZA, I was a PhD student at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
     I proposed streamlined technology-driven orchestration (Thesis).
     I was affiliated with the Digital Libraries Laboratory, the Centre in ICT for Development and the HPI-CS4A Research School
Prior to that, I was an MSc student at UCT.
     I explored simple digital library architectures (Dissertation).
     I was affiliated with the Digital Libraries Laboratory.
Formerly, I worked with Telco ETL processing nodes at Airtel.
Earlier, I studied Software Engineering at UNZA. (more...)


My current research focus, aligned with my broad interests, include strategies for increased visibility of scholarly research output, automatic content generation, open data (as we creep closer to realising Vision 2030), designing effective tools for teaching and learning, learning analytics, and tools and services for underserved communities.
Publications | Google Scholar | Projects | Students


EDU 1020: Introduction to Information and Commmunication Technologies – [2018]
ICT 1110: Computer Systems and Architecture – [2018] [2019]
LIS 5310: Information Systems and Technologies in Information Management – [2018] [2019]
CSC 5741: Data Mining and Warehousing – [2019]

Contact Information

Mailing address:

Department of Library and Information Science
School of Education
University of Zambia
Great East Road Campus
P.O. Box 32379
Lusaka 10101, ZAMBIA

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Office: Room 515, Bridge Building
Email: X@Y (X=lighton.phiri,

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