A Professor of Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence

"What you do not know is what you learn because you were learning to understand it."


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Prof. Olufunke Rebecca Vincent was born into the family of the Late Prince Adebayo Joseph Osagunna. Prof. O. Rebecca Vincent began her higher education career at the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, where she read Integrated Science (Double Major). She later attended the University of Agriculture Abeokuta, now the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), where she obtained a B.Sc. Degree in Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science option) in 1999. She also obtained a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2005. She proceeded to Germany in 2008, where she did her Ph.D. fieldwork and experiments with the Computational Intelligence Group, Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal-Zellefied, Lower Saxony, Germany. She later defended her Ph.D. in her alma-mater in 2010. She also did her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Germany in 2014 and had a certificate in the German Language. She is a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP). Her research area is majorly on Computational and Artificial Intelligence. She considered the security of e-market and agent-based systems for card payment procedures, which proved more suitable for applications in a constraint open environment where fast operations are needed. She has researched widely on Business Intelligence Systems and its security. Besides, she has worked in the areas of Images and Vision and Information Security. Her current interest is in the application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to COVID-19 analysis. Dr. Rebecca Vincent has visited several international academic institutions for training, workshops, conferences, and research in the United Kingdom, Indian, Germany, and Italy. She has won national and international recognition and awards, including the Federal Government award for postgraduate students in 2002, Ph.D. Research Fellow in 2008, a Post-Doctoral Fellowship award of the TWAS-DFG Cooperation visits Programme for Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa in 2014. In 2015, she also won Google Scholar Award in Ranking Web of Universities in Cybermetrics Laboratory by Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas (CSIC), Spain. Also, the Academia in Information Technology Profession bestowed on her the most Distinguish member in 2018, and she also won the most Distinguished Staff of Chrisland University in 2019. Dr. Vincent was the pioneer, Ag. Head of Department of Computer Science, Chrisland University, Abeokuta, between Jan. 2018 and June 2019 (on Sabbatical). She was also the pioneer Chairman/Director of ICT of the University. On completing her Sabbatical leave, she received commendations from the Council and Vice-Chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, for the immense contributions stated as follows: the success recorded in getting the Computer Science Programme approved by NUC in Oct/Nov. 2018 Accreditation; Organising the Nigeria Computer Science Programme Competition for higher Institutions in Nigeria; Organising the iSteams Conference in April 2019; Setting up a standard Computer Laboratory for the University; Great input in the plan to establish Cyber Security and Software Engineering Programmes; Pioneer Coordinator of Staff Seminar in Chrisland University Abeokuta, Nigeria. Dr. Rebecca Vincent has been a staff of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, from October 2002 till date, and she is presently a Reader (Associate Professor) since 2017. She teaches Numerical Computations, Modeling and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, System Analysis, and Design, Operating Systems, Web-based Design and Agents Systems. She is a member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Nigeria Women in Information Technology (Niwiit). She is presently the Treasurer of Academia in Information Technology Profession and a former member of the Computational Intelligence group of TU-Clausthal, Germany. She is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International, Association of Computer Machinery (ACM), and Association of Computer Machinery for Women. Her hobbies are singing and writing. She is a Fellow of Nigeria Computer Society.