September 18 to September 29, 2023 | University of Calabar



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Inyang, Juliet John

Inyang, Juliet is a co-founder of Academic Hive and an academic staff at the Department of Marketing, University of Calabar. Her research interest is in the areas of consumer culture, service innovation, process improvement, higher education, digital transformations and sustainable development. Specifically, she is interested in combining computational, quantitative and qualitative methods to unravel key insights about human behaviour in society. Juliet participated in the 2022 SICSS-Paris location.

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Grace Ihejiamaizu Paul-Anietie

Grace Ihejiamaizu is a co-founder of Academic Hive and an academic staff (Lecturer II) at UNICAL. She is currently undertaking her PhD in North America. Her research interest is in improving the lives of women social entrepreneurs in Nigeria through employability, entrepreneurship and digital skills.

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Inyang, John Okiri

John is a postgraduate student and early-career faculty at the Department of Economics, University of Calabar. He is a researcher and project manager with a keen interest in health economics, development economics and public sector economics research.

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Otobi,Augustine Ogbaji

Augustine is an avid researcher who loves to use computational tools to investigate the WHY, WHEN, WHERE and HOW of events, patterns and systems represented by numbers and other data structures. He is a postgraduate student in the department of Computer Science and his research area is in Data Science/Machine Learning. His research spans climate-related issues, fraud and risk prediction in insurance, expert systems and distributed databases. Augustine participated in the 2022 SICSS-Covenant location.

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Professor Bassey Igri Okon

Bassey Igri Okon is a Professor of Animal Science (specialization- Animal Production) and currently the Director of Research and Development at the University of Calabar. Bassey takes pleasure in guiding and facilitating trainings and group activities of young academics and researchers at the University of Calabar.

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Professor Joseph Eyo Duke

Joe Duke is a Professor of Business Management and the Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences at the University of Calabar. His expertise is in Human Capital development and HRM practices.

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Professor Mbe Nja

Mbe Nja is a Professor of Mathematical Statistics; Director, Open and Distance Learning Centre, and former Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence all in the University of Calabar. His interest is in Experimental Design (Generalized Linear Models) and his proficiency is in Algorithm development using R, MATLAB and SPSS. He is also a Fellow, Royal Statistical Society (London).


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Elijah Appiah
Elijah Appiah is an Economist and Data Scientist who loves using data to solve economic problems. With expertise in econometric modeling and data science, he has trained numerous students worldwide in the field of data science. Elijah is proficient in various data science tools, including but not limited to Python, R, SQL, Tableau, and TensorFlow, enabling him to employ advanced data analytics and machine learning techniques. He is currently a Ph.D. Economics student at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Bangkok, Thailand. Elijah has authored books, namely, “Data Analysis with R Programming” and “Simplified Mathematical Economics”.
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Precious Adebola
Precious Adebola is a public health scientist with broad research interests in the intersection of computation and technology with health and genomic data. She has a Master of Public Health from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Master of Science in Bioinformatics from Covenant University, Nigeria. She currently works as a bioinformatician with the Global Health Research Unit for the Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Edith Darin
Edith Darin has been mapping and estimating population for the WorldPop research group at the University of Southampton since 2018. She develops advanced statistical models to tackle outdated or incomplete population count mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. She led collaborations with the Burkina Faso and the Mali Statistics offices to fill the gaps in their census (2020 and 2022) caused by security challenges. To ensure knowledge transfer she developed courses in close partnership with UNFPA. Her work has been featured in several peer-reviewed publications (Remote Sensing, Nature Communications, Gates Open Research) and relayed by different institutions (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GRID3).
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Dr. Idongesit Efaemiode Eteng
I am Dr. Idongesit Efaemiode Eteng, an accomplished academic and researcher with a Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria's premier institution. With over 17 years of teaching experience, I have had the privilege of imparting knowledge to students from diverse backgrounds. My publication record and international research presentations in Ghana, Scotland, London, and the USA underscore my global academic presence. I specialize in Software Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Formal Methods, with a particular focus on health and education applications, reflecting my commitment to real-world problem-solving. Some of my notable projects include collaboration tools for academia-industry partnerships and medical support tools for health issues. Proficient in programming languages like Java, Python, and R, I am also known for my excellence in public speaking, and I have recently published a novel titled 'THE CALL,' adding a creative dimension to my professional portfolio.

Teaching Assistants

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Joseph David
Joseph David is Research and Teaching Assistant at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR), Nigeria. Joseph’s research interest revolves around development economics, public finance, corruption, energy economics, and the economics of crime (with a bias in money laundering). His current research focuses on determining the quantum, flows, and laundering of illicit funds associated with criminal and illegal activities such as grant corrupt practices, kidnapping, terrorism, and tax evasion, amongst others, in Nigeria, Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Joseph participated in the 2022 SICSS-Covenant.
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Sven Lampe
Sven Lampe works as a research assistant at the University of Oldenburg. He holds a two-subject bachelor's degree in computer science and German studies as well as a master's degree in computer science. He is currently project coordinator for research field 1 in the joint project Wärmewende Nordwest (Heat Turnaround Northwest), in which he is working on reducing heat losses in residential buildings. He was teaching assistant in 2022 for SICSS JIAS/IPATC and in 2023 for SICSS IPATC, both at the University of Johannesburg.


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Rhoda Asuquo
Rhoda Peter Asuquo is a young medical doctor currently practicing in Akwa Ibom State. She is passionate about changing the narrative in the Nigerian health sector. She is research-driven and strongly believes that solutions to advancing health in Nigeria and beyond are through research hence her pursuit of a Masters degree in Research and the application of data science in genomics can bring change in the area of prevention through medical genetic studies. Twitter
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Lawrence Nsor
Lawrence Nsor is a Professional Registered Land Surveyor, registered by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria, and Self-taught Data Scientist. He is founder and Director of Vantage Survey and Mapping Services a company registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission, offering services in the fields of GIS, Land, engineering and Property Surveys, Data Collection and Analysis, GIS Web Development, and other Data, GIS & Survey Consultancy services.
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Yohanna Waliya
Yohanna Joseph Waliya is a lecturer at the University of Calabar, Calabar-Nigeria. He obtained M.A. French Studies (Twitterature;Twitterbot poetry) at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian digital poet, distant writer, ludokinetic writer, novelist, playwright, python programmer, winner of the Janusz Korczak Prize for Global South 2020, Electronic Literature Organization Research Fellow, UNESCO Janusz Korczak Fellow, Creator & Curator of MAELD and ADELD [2022 Emerging Open Scholarship Award: Honourable mention by The Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI)], Executive Director of AELA& ADELI ( ), International Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Web and Social Media [ICWSM ] Scholar 2021-2022, Scrimba Scholar 2022-2023, and Hastac Scholar 2021-2023. He writes in English and French. Among his works are: La récolte de vie (play), Monde 2.0 (play), Hégémonie Disparue (novel), Quand l’Afrique se lèvera (novel), Homosalus (digital poetry), Momenta (digital poetry), @TinyKorczak (Twitterbot-poetry), Climatophosis (digital poetry: The best use of DH for Fun 2020), Inferno 2.0 (ludokinetic poetry) etc. Linkedln, Google Scholar
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Olufemi Popoola
Olufemi Popoola is a research fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Nigeria. His research interests are in the areas of development economics, innovation studies, food security and climate change. He is experienced in handling large datasets and data analysis.
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Olawale Akinrinde
Dr Olawale Akinrinde teaches & conducts research in Defence, Security and Strategic studies in the Department of Political Sciences, Osun State University, Nigeria. Dr Olawale holds an outstanding PhD in Defence and Strategic Studies from the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy, with an M.Sc. in International Relations from Nigeria’s Premier University, the University of Ibadan, and a First-Class Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Osun State University. Linkedln, Google Scholar
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Oluwadamilare Odu-Onikosi
Oluwadamilare Odu-Onikosi is a PhD Student in Project Management at the Lagos State University and a Research Scholar at the Research Methods Program 2023 of the Leaders of Africa Institute. His interest gravitates around Project Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Data Analytics. He is the Chief Innovation Officer at Innovation Etcetera, a firm with vast expertise in Project Management, Research & Development and Training. He earned the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in Economics and Computer Science from the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, a Bachelor of Technology (Honours) degree in Management Technology and a Master of Science degree in Project Management (Distinction) from the Lagos State University.
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Doris Addo
Doris Elemi Addo is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Science Education University of Calabar and Ph.D Student in UNN. She has acquired knowledge through training attended, practical hands-on experience,featured in paper presentations and publications. Her research interest includes Pollution and waste management, Environmental awareness, Conservation and Geography.
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Emmanuel Michael
Emmanuel Ikpe Michael, Ph.D., is a passionate researcher, academician with expertise in microbiology and public health. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Microbiology and has published scientific studies in prestigious journals. With a strong background in teaching and instructional techniques, Emmanuel is committed to engaging students in research-based and high-performance learning sessions. He possesses a range of skills in microbiology techniques and the identification of microorganisms. Emmanuel has also gained extensive research experience through various projects and has received training in project management and health safety and environment.
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Bassey Onugu
My name is Bassey, I hail from Biakpan in Biased Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. I attended Hope Waddel Training Institution, Calabar for my post-primary education . I am currently undertaking a ph.d in health services marketing in the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. I also work as a school leader in a high school in Cross River State, Nigeria and have special interest in early child development. The institute of chartered Accountant of Nigeria gave me three awards for my outstanding performance during its 2011 ATS examination. My hubbies are singing and reading stories.
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Abubakar Aliyu
Abubakar Aliyu is a Technical Writer with a background in computer engineering and an emphasis on Machine learning and Data science. He has a broad interest in harnessing Data science for social good—Governance and Social justice—and is affiliated with the Arewa Data Science Academy and the Almajiri Child Rights Initiative. Medium
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Edet Okon
Edet Okon is an accomplished professional, nearing completion of an MSc in Business Management at the University of Calabar. His academic focus spans international business, sustainability, innovation, and technology management. Edet excels as a management analyst at Henshaw Capital Partners Limited, and he is the founder and CEO of Eds Global Consults, a consulting firm guiding SMEs to enhance their productivity. Additionally, he is a published author, and recipient of numerous awards and academic scholarships.
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Felix Eke
Felix Eke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Calabar, Nigeria and has a Ph.D in Development Economics from the same University in 2016. His research is focused on Institutional efficiency/strengthening and development.
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Mercy Ebele Eboh
Eboh Mercy Ebele is an assistant Lecturer at Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria. Her scholarly pursuits concentrate on Digital marketing and Brand Management. she has a deep passion for exploring the Dynamics of the digital world of marketing. Her works illuminates the ever_evoving marketing strategies that can be employed to navigate the digital market space.
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Uduakobong Otu
My name is Uduakobong Effiong Otu, I am a PHD student in the University of Calabar studying Marketing. My research interest are includes logistics and supply chain management, product packaging, Marketing research and Methodology. I am very keen on quantitative research.
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Edward Afu
Edward Ayim Afu is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Environmental University of Calabar, Nigeria. With a research interest in climate change mitigation, adaptation & sustainable development, environmental politics & governance, sustainable tourism & ecotourism.
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Chidera Eze
Eze Chidera Prince is a graduating masters student of Management Infromation System in the Department of Computer and Information Science. He uses deep learning algorithms in developing intrusion detection models that can combat different kinds of cyber-attacks on autonomous vehicles. Scopus
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Igharo Amechi Endurance
My name is Igharo Amechi Endurance from Edo State of Nigeria, i have bachelor and masters degree in economics from the Ambrose Alli University, ekpoma and the Usmanu Danfodiyo University sokoto. I'm currently a PhD student in the department of economics, university of calabar.
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Bibiana Ineji
Bibiana Ineji is a communication researcher in the Department of Mass Communication, at the University of Cross River State, Nigeria. Bibiana Obtained her PhD in Development Communication and Political Communication. Her research interest is in social and behavior change communication in developing nations. She uses mixed-method; qualitative, and quantitative research to address social problems. She holds. a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication and a Masterss degree in Mass communication; Social and behavior change communication option.
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Sarah Enwa
My name is Sarah Enwa a PhD student of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, State University Abraka Nigeria. My research interest include, Agribusiness management, Production and development economics. I currently have about 15 schorlarly published articles
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Dibie Nkechi Patricia
Dibie Nkechi Patricia is a dedicated Ph.D student of Business Management at Delta State University, Abraka also serving as a Graduate Assistant lecturer in the University. My passion lies in acquiring new knowledge and sharing it with the younger generation. I am committed to enhancing students' academic performance and adding value to the educational system,Through quality research, teaching and mentoring.

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