Prof. Adenike Osofisan
1st Female Professor of Computer Science in Africa, Department of Computer Science, University of Ibadan
Keynote Speaker

Prof. Adenike Osofisan
1st Female Professor of Computer Science in Africa, Department of Computer Science, University of Ibadan
Keynote Speaker

She was born on the 11th of March, 1950 is a Nigerian professor of Computer science, who specialize in data mining and knowledge management. She is the first Nigerian woman to hold a PhD in Computer science, a feat she accomplished in 1989. In 2006, she became a full professor at University of Ibadan, a promotion that made her the first African woman to become a Computer science professor.
Prof. Osofisan had her secondary education at Fiwasaiye Girls’ Grammar School, Akure and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro (1968) between 1971-1976. She got her first degree from University of Ile-Ife, obtaining a federal government scholarship throughout most of her university years. She then proceeded to Georgia Institute of Technology in 1978, obtaining a master’s degree in Information and Computer Science in 1979. Her PhD thesis on Data Processing Model for a Multi-access Computer Communication Network was completed in 1989. In 1993, she completed her Master of Business Administration in Accounts and Finance from University of Ibadan, with her dissertation on An Asset Portfolio Management Model for Nigerian Commercial Banks: A Case Study, graduating as the best MBA student for the year.
Prof. Osofisan began her lecturing career at The Polytechnic, Ibadan in 1979. Over the next few years, she rose to become the Dean of Faculty of Science at the same institution. By 1999, she joined University of Ibadan formally, as the acting head of Department of Computer Science. By 2003, she was made an Associate Professor, and accorded a full Professor in 2006. She has also had visiting Professorial stints at Lagos State University.
She belongs to several professional bodies including; Member Board of Trustees of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Former Member of Nigeria Mathematical Centre and Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) Councils and now current a Member of their Academic Boards. She is also a Member of Africa Academic Board of SAP (Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing). Currently, Prof. Adenike is the Director of University of Ibadan School of Business (UISB) and as the foundation Director. She was elected as the First Female Provost Nigeria Computer Society College of Fellows in July 2017.
She is a pioneer woman Academic in her field, Prof. Osofisan is a recipient of several fellowships including “Nigeria Institute of Management” (1997), “Computer Association of Nigeria” (1998) and “Nigeria Computer Society” (life member, 2014). She is also the pioneer president of “Nigeria Women in Information Technology” (2003). From 2005 to 2009, she became the first female president and chairman of governing council of “Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria.
She has over 80 authored publications in national and international journals and conference proceedings and has received many national and international prizes, scholarships awards for the development of Information Technology and Computer Science Education in Nigeria and Africa. Prof. Osofisan specialises in data mining and knowledge management and she is the current Head of Department of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Ibadan.