Speakers

Professor Adenike Osofisan (Keynote Speaker)

Professor Nike Osofisan

Professor Nike Osofisan

 

Professor Adenike Osofisan, the very first Nigerian Female Professor of Computer Science in Sub- Saharan Africa, has been the Head of Department of Computer Science University of Ibadan for several years before her appointment as the Director of School of Business, University of Ibadan; a position which she currently holds. She was the Pioneer President, Nigeria Women in Information Technology (IT) in 2003. In 2005, she became the first female President and Chairman of Council, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), a post she held till June 2009. She was the Chairperson of the NCS Education Committee and has been the recipient of over twenty national and international prizes for the development of Computer Science Education in Nigeria. Professor Nike Osofisan has attended many conferences and seminars both at national and international lev-els, presenting papers of her numerous research works.

 Professor Peter Brusilovsky (Featured Speaker)

Professor Peter Brusilovsky

Professor Peter Brusilovsky

Prof Peter Brusilovsky is a professor of Information science and Intelligent Systems (Artificial intelligence) at the University of Pittsburgh. He is known as one of the pioneers of Adaptive hypermedia., Adaptive Web, and Web-based Adaptive learning. Brusilovsky is ranked as #1 in the world in the area of Computer Education and #21 in the world in the area of World Wide Web by Microsoft Academic Search. According to Google Scholar, he has over 20,000 citations and h-index of 61. Brusilovsky’s group has been awarded best paper awards at Adaptive Hypermedia, User Modeling, Hypertext, ICALT, and EC-TEL conference series. Among these awards are four prestigious James Chen Best awards. Since 2000 he worked as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and finally Full Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. He is also Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. Brusilovsky is a recipient of Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies.
 Professor Jeanna Mathhews (ACM Distinguished Speaker)

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Professor Jeanna Matthews

Prof. Jeanna N. Matthews is an associate professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University (Potsdam, New York). She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of US-ACM, the U.S. Public Policy Committee of ACM. She was the chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) from 2011 to 2015 and is currently on the ACM Council.She has written several popular books including “Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization” and “Computer Networking: Internet Protocols in Action”. Her research interests include virtualization, cloud computing, computer security, computer networks and operating systems. At Clarkson, she leads several hands-on computing laboratories including the Clarkson Open Source Institute and Clarkson Internet Teaching Laboratory. Students in these labs and in her classes at Clarkson and Cornell have been winners in a number of prestigious computing contests including the 2001, 2002, and 2004 IBM Linux Challenge, the 2005 IBM North American Grid Scholar’s Challenge, the 2005 Unisys Tuxmaster competition, and the 2006 VMware Ultimate Virtual Appliance Challenge. She has worked actively on industrial projects with companies including VMware, Intel, IBM, AMD, HP and Greenplum/EMC. Jeanna received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999 and her B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ohio State University in 1994.
 Professor Sola Aderounmu (Featured Speaker)

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Professor Sola Aderounmu

Prof. Sola Aderounmu is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, He was appointed Acting Head of Department of Computer Science & Engineering between 2004 and 2007, Deputy Director, Information Technology and Communications Unit, 2005–2008, Acting Director, Information Technology and Communications Unit, 2009 -2011 and full Director, 2011 to date. Professor Aderounmu is a visiting research fellow, University of Zululand, South Africa and has received several grants and scholarships. He successfully trained 12 PhD and 35 MSc. candidates in Computer Science respectively. The widely travelled Professor has several theses to his credits as well as over 90 published articles in journals and referred Conference Proceedings. He is a member of the Screening and Monitoring sub- committee of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) research fund. He served as a member of curriculum development for National Open University of Nigeria. He is currently the President, Nigeria Computer Society.

 Professor Casper Harteveld (Featured Speaker)

Professor Casper Harteveld

Professor Casper Harteveld

Prof Casper Harteveld is an Assistant Professor of Game Design at Northeastern University, has affiliated appointments in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and with the School of Law, and works closely with faculty in Marine Science and Public Policy. His research focuses on using games to study and improve decision-making, and through these efforts both to advance our knowledge and to engage a broad cross-section of people globally about societal issues. He applies games especially in areas where it is challenging to study and educate in natural environments and collects detailed and expansive behavioral data in a controlled manner.
Working across disciplines, Dr. Harteveld is a strong proponent of integrating research and education and a significant portion of his work is devoted to translating research outcomes to the classroom or informal settings, in order to make sure that the next generation is ready to deal with the societal challenges of the 21st Century.
Professor  Harold Thimblebyimages (3) Harold Thimbleby is professor of computer science at Swansea University, Wales.His passion is designing dependable systems to accommodate human error, especially in healthcare. See CHI+MED: Multidisciplinary Computer-Human Interaction research for the design and safe use of interactive medical devices for a major project he’s been on. See for some of his recent work in healthcare IT.Harold is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, the Institute of Engineering Technology, the Learned Society of Wales, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Harold wrote the book Press On, which won the American Publishers’ Association best book award in computer science. Harold is a visiting professor at UCL and at Middlesex University. Harold’s web site is www.harold.thimbleby.net

Harold has been a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award holder and a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. He is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry.


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