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Hezekiah

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Unit: UVA College at Wise
Department: UVA College at Wise
Office location and address
DARD 223
1 College Avenue
Wise, Virginia 24293
Education
[1] Postdoctoral Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2017
[2] PhD, Computer Science, Edith Cowan University, 2015
[3] MS, Computer Science, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 2009
[4] MS, Mathematics, University of Ibadan, 2009
[5] BS, Mathematical Sciences (Computer Major), 2002
Biography

I completed my PhD degree in Computer Science from the School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA, Australia. I developed an award-winning computer-based vision system for automatic identification of plant species based on the images of their leaves during my Ph.D candidacy. I also hold BSc and MSc degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences. I have worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Systems Biology in Professor John Yin’s Laboratory at the university of Wisconsin, Madison, USA where I studied and made research on Systems Biology. My interests cuts across machine learning, image and signal processing, systems biology, mathematical modelling (using ODE, PDE and SDE).
I am currently conducting research on data science solutions and systems biology (mathematical modeling and simulation of chemical and biological systems). I am able to proactively identify and deliver value-add statistical and data science insights and solutions, engaging and influencing stakeholders to drive incremental value. I have deep text analytics experience that can help business users discern and capture the Voice of Customers (VoC) from online media such as blogs, forum postings and news articles; from email, chat interactions and contact-center dialogues; and from surveys and other mechanisms for collecting customer feedback: from the totality of enterprise information sources....

Unit Course

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
January 2020 - May 2020

Search Committee (Software Engineering faculty search)

Member
2021-2022

3 Cavaliers Grant

Principal Investigator
May 2021- August 2022
  • Top 10 Fresh Scientists in WA, Australia, 2015 ( FreshScience WA; https://freshscience.org.au/2015/what-plant-is-that)
  • Best Paper Award at 9th Conference of the Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, WA Australia (AFITA 2014)
  • Edith Cowan University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (ECUIPRS 2013) Award-Highly prestigious and competitive PhD scholarship
  • Industry and PhD Research Engagement Program of Western Australia (iprepWA 2015)