Andrews A. Okine

Work place: School of Communication & Information Engineering, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, PR China



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Computational Learning Theory, Computer Networks, Data Structures and Algorithms


Andrews Allotei Okine received his B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, in June 2014 and the MS degree in Communication and Information Systems from Jiangsu University, China, in June 2019. He was a recipient of the award for the outstanding graduate student of Jiangsu University, in June 2019. Currently, he is a graduate researcher at the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Andrews is a graduate student member of the IEEE and his research interests include wireless communication, Internet of things (IoT), precision agriculture, agro-informatics, and applied machine learning.

Author Articles
Design of a Green Automated Wireless System for Optimal Irrigation

By Andrews A. Okine Michael O. Appiah Ibrar Ahmad Bismark Asante-Badu Benjamin B. Uzoejinwa

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2020

Towards sustainable agriculture, the management of scarce water resources has become more crucial. In this article, we proffer a green automated wireless system (GAWS) aimed at maximizing and efficiently utilizing water resources for irrigation. The proposed irrigation system is a green technology which will be powered exclusively by solar energy. In its operation, it uses solar-powered wireless sensors for obtaining and transmitting information about soil moisture content of different segments on a given farm. The GAWS will ensure that irrigation is done only when necessary via a solar-powered irrigation control centre. For optimal irrigation, the automated intelligent control centre is designed to trigger solar-powered groundwater pumps wirelessly to execute necessary irrigation for a particular portion of the farm and fall back on an external irrigation system if that proves insufficient. It is envisaged that the proposed irrigation system will improve total crop yields by maximizing the utility of scarce water resources from both internal and external irrigation sources. It will also minimize the cost of time and labour involved in irrigation management, harness renewable energy and be environmentally friendly.

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Combined Appetency and Upselling Prediction Scheme in Telecommunication Sector Using Support Vector Machines

By Lian-Ying Zhou Daniel M. Amoh Louis K. Boateng Andrews A. Okine

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2019

Customer Relations Management (CRM) is an essential marketing approach which telecommunication companies use to interact with current and prospective customers. In recent years, researchers and practitioners have investigated customer churn prediction (CCP) as a CRM approach to differentiate churn from non-churn customers. CCP helps businesses to design better retention measures to retain and attract customers. However, a review of the telecommunication sector revealed little to no research works on appetency (i.e. customers likely to purchase new product) and up-selling (i.e. customers likely to buy upgrades) customers. In this paper, a novel up-selling and appetency prediction scheme is presented based on support vector machine (SVM) algorithm using linear and polynomial kernel functions. This study also investigated how using different sample sizes (i.e. training to test sets) impacted the classification performance. Our findings demonstrated that the polynomial kernel function obtained the highest accuracy and the least minimum error in the first three sample sizes (i.e. 80:20, 77:23, 75:25) %. The proposed model is effective in predicting appetency and up-sell customers from a publicly available dataset.

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Improving the Reliability of Churn Predictions in Telecommunication Sector by Considering Customer Region

By Lian-Ying Zhou Louis K. Boateng Daniel M. Amoh Andrews A. Okine

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2019

Prediction of customer churn has been one of the most interesting and challenging tasks facing most telecommunication companies recently. For the past decade, researchers together with practitioners have been working and designing models that can correctly make more accurate customer churn predictions (CCP). However, most of these models have less accuracy than expected which is hugely affecting the intended purpose. Consequently, most of these CCP models add little or nothing to the revenue growth of telecommunication industries. This work aims at improving the reliability of CCP in the telecommunication sector. To achieve this objective, a new attribute to be factored in CCP, known as the regional churn rate (RCR), is presented. Basically, RCR gives an idea about the rate of churning in a particular locality or region. Thus, a prediction model with a more accurate CCP using a support vector machine (SVM) classifier is proposed. The performance of the proposed model is critically evaluated using five metrics i.e. misclassification error, precision, recall, specificity and f-measure. At the same time, the performance of the proposed classifier (CCP with RCR) is compared with another SVM classifier which doesn’t consider RCR (CCP without RCR). Results show that the proposed model which considers the RCR of a customer’s location gives the highest accuracies for four performance metrics i.e. precision, recall, misclassification error and f-measure. Therefore, the proposed SVM-based CCP model gives a more clear indication as to whether a customer is a potential churner or not.

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