Sunday, August 7, 2011

Women in IT: Adenike Osofisan

Women in IT - Professor Adenike Osofisan

The Women in ICT blog recognizes and celebrates the achievements of Professor Adenike Osofisan, the first woman to be awarded a PhD in computer Science in Nigeria. She is an outstanding computer professional and administrator who has an enviable track record in the computing profession. Prof. (Mrs.) Nike Osofisan's Inaugural Lecture has been fixed for Thursday the 25th of August, 2011 at University of Ibadan (U.I.), Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. Time is 5.00pm @ Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan. Title: "Transforming Data Dust to Data Gold".

A recognized IT leader, her contribution to the growth of IT in Nigeria through her activities in education, research and professionalism has been immense. Not only has she done significant academic and research work in computing, she is a seasoned and recognized university administrator, having been the Head of Computer Science Department, University of Ibadan for several years.  Professor Adenike Osofisan has publications in learned journals and conference proceedings; nationally and internationally and has been a research fellow at several world class institutions. Her area of specialisation is: Data Mining and Software Engineering.

Professor Adenike Osofisan at a public forum .... continually promoting professionalism in IT

She is well known for promoting professionalism in IT through her leading role in professional bodies including the Nigerian Computer Society and has chaired many committees set up by computing organizations. Highly regarded for her leadership efforts in Nigeria’s IT community, Professor Osofisan is a Fellow of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and a former President/Chairman of the council of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN). The CPN is the organization established by government to regulate, control and supervise the computing profession in Nigeria.

She is a fellow of  the Nigerian Institute Management and a life member of the Nigeria Economic Society and member of the Association of Nigeria Woman in Science, Technology and Mathematics. Additionally, she is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery in America and Member of Computer Society, IEEE. She has been recognized at several fora within and outside the country and has won several awards for her immense service and leadership efforts in education, research and professionalism in IT. She was conferred with the Woman of Merit “Gold Award” in recognition of her contributions to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the field of Computer Science.

Women in ICT blog observes that through her accomplishments in academics, administration and professionalism, she is recognized as a leader and authority within the computing community. In addition she continually gives back to the society through public service and by serving as an inspirational mentor and role model to many women and men in the IT profession and other spheres of life.

Continually making significant impact, she has deployed the leading positions she has occupied in her career to shape policies, support education and encourage the growth of young professionals.

Adenike O. Osofisan, B.Sc. (Ife), M.Sc. (Georgia Tech), Ph.D. (O.A.U), AMBA (Ibadan) (Data Communication and Data Mining) FNCS, FNIM. Professor  will present her inaugural Lecture on Thursday the 25th of August, 2011 at University of Ibadan (U.I.), Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria.  Women in ICT blog sends her Massive Congratulations for achieving this feat in her professional career

 For being such an inspiration and role model. Women in ICT Blog celebrates Adenike Oyinlola Osofisan

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