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Omowunmi Isafiade

Dr. Omowunmi Isafiade is currently a post-doctoral researcher in Computer Science at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. She obtained her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from the University of CapeTown (UCT), and a post-graduate diploma (PGDs) degree in Mathematical Sciences from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), South Africa. She has been a recipient of various awards, such as the Paul G. Allen Family Prize, the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship-Women Techmakers, an AIMS-DAAD PhD Scholarship and a L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award. She is passionate about mentoring and impacting the younger generation, especially in the area of science and mathematics education. She is also passionate about using her skills in helping to dismantle barriers that keep women and the less privileged from entering the science and technology fields. Hence she is the founder of the Women in Computer Science (WICS) student society at UWC and Co-founder at UCT. Dr. Isafiade's area of research includes machine learning, data-driven decision support, ubiquitous intelligence and pattern recognition. Omowunmi has quality journal publications, technical reports and refereed conference publications in the aforementioned research areas.