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Professor Francisca Nonyelum Ogwueleka:


Professor Francisca Nonyelum Ogwueleka is a full Professor of Computer Science at Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. She is the Dean of Faculty of Military Science and Interdisciplinary Studies. She holds Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Computer Science & Engineering, Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in Computer Science with several certifications in Cyber Security. She has been lecturing at the university since 1999. She was made a Full Professor in 2012. She has research contributions in various areas of computing and cybersecurity. She has nine published books in Computer Science, ten chapters in books, four e-books and over hundred and twenty-one high impact journal article publications. She has developed both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Information Technology, Computer Science and Cyber Security Science for some national and international universities and colleges. She was a resource person for National Universities Commission (NUC) for the Development of Undergraduate Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for Cyber Security and Information Technology Programmes, and the Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) for Computing Discipline in Nigerian Universities. She has supervised several PhD theses, Master’s dissertations and PGD projects in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, Strategic Security Studies and Disaster Risk Management. She is an external assessor for PhD and Master of Science programmes in some foreign universities and several Nigerian Universities. She has been an external assessor for Professorial Assessment for several notable universities. She has attended several national and international conferences as a paper presenter, guest of honour and keynote speaker. She is a reviewer for several national and international journals; an international technical adviser for several international conferences and has chaired several conference sessions and syndicates. She has received many educational awards and best paper presentation awards. She is a Fellow of Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) and member of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS), Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent Automation Network (AIIA.net) and Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC), Nigerian Women in Information Technology (NIWIIT) and International Association of Engineers. She is happily married with children.