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ACM'S Women in computing

About Us

Who are we?

A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

ACM-W FUNAAB Student chapter was chattered in 2015. This chapter was facilitated by Dr. (Mrs.) Oluwasefunmi Arogundade who is the faculty sponsor. The first student chair was Mrs Ikotun Abiodun succeeded by Mrs. Ojo Oluwafolake now Dr. (Mrs.) Ojo Oluwafolake. The current chair is Mrs Tinubu Oreoluwa.
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HELP & SUPPORT

Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta
(FUNAAB), Department of Computer
Science.

AWARDS

Starting in 2006, ACM-W has offered an annual Athena Lecturer Award to honor outstanding women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. ACM-W also offers an ACM-W Networking Award for active student chapters.

SCHOLARSHIPS

ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences. The ACM-W scholarships are offered for both intra-continental conference travel, and intercontinental conference travel. Scholarship applications are evaluated in 6 groups each year, to distribute awards across a range of conferences.

Success stories

Two postgraduate students under the supervision of Dr(Mrs.( O.T. Arogundade, the faculty sponsor of ACM-W FUNAAB chapter in the department of Computer Science, were selected for ACM Future of Computing Academy in 2019 out of 36 selected all over the world

ACM-Women FUNAAB Chapter

The Association for Computing Machinery's Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) is ACM's Community of Support for Women in Computing. ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field.

LATEST NEWS

MESSAGE FROM ACM-W FUNAAB STUDENT CHAPTER FACULTY SPONSOR

CAREERPATHFINDER 2021 HELD ON THE 16TH JUNE, 2021
The webinar started at 6:00pm GMT+1 and the participants were welcome online. A short welcome address was delivered by FUNAAB ACM faculty sponsor in person of Dr. O. T. Arogundade. Citation of the four panelists was done by Mrs. T. E. ogunbiyi. Twenty minutes each was allotted to individual panelists to present their talk. The panelists were: Mr. Kumoye, Mr. Olumide Oteniya, Dr.A. B. Sakpere and Dr. J.B. Oladosu. The first two speakers were industrialists while the last two speakers were academics. Among the points discussed include:
Four principles needed to make an impact in career and the principles are:
• Mental transformation – that is, payment is made for value and not certificate
• Consistence, competence and mastery
• Build personal brand and
• Have an entrepreneurial spirit.
Other points mentioned include: pursuance of diverse interest (that is, learn new things), continuous impact (post retirement).
Opportunities, challenges and survival tips in career path were equally mentioned. Opportunities in academia include: innovation, dynamic, continuous impact- community and human development. While challenges include: rejection, time consuming, poor payment, poor working environment, no free moment, and fraction/division/politics. Survival tips are: know your skills, adaptability, leverage your strength, be optimistic n future focused, mentorship (more than one – spiritual), and respect others.
In conclusion, we learnt that individual is unique and skillful; therefore, believe in yourself and back your goals with actions.
After the presentations by the four panelists, questions were raised and response were given by the panelist concerned. Thereafter, the closing remark was done by LAUTECH ACM faculty sponsor in person of Dr. J. B. Oladosu.
Thirty-two participants were in attendance.
The meeting ended at 9:36pm GMT+1.

TECHTALKS WEBINAR
The second edition of ACM-W FUNAAB webinar was hosted on 7th July, 2021, discussing Deep Learning for Medical Imaging with the distinguished speaker Mrs. Geeta Chauhan.

Attracting participation from industry professionals, academia & deep learning enthusiasts, the distinguished speaker did an in-depth analysis of the basics of deep learning, research trends, industry application areas, challenges etc.

With over 25 years expertise in building distributed platforms, Geeta discussed extensively on medical imaging models including PreTrained networks, U-Net, V-Net, E-Net, Fully convolutional net, TieNet, FCN+MDP, etc.

The covener of the webinar, who also doubles as the ACM FUNAAB Chapter Sponsor, Dr. Oluwasefunmi Arogundade, eulogized the thoroughbred expertise of the distinguished speaker while reiterating the need for continuous capacity development.

The co-covener, Prof. Fransisca Ogwueleka, likewise lent her voice by admonishing the participants to deploy lessons learnt for an improved research work expertise in the medical imaging use case.

The Chair of ACM FUNAAB Student Chapter, Mr. Taiwo Olaleye, led both undergraduates and postgraduate students on the webinar, with the Chair of ACM-W FUNAAB Chapter, Temitope Abioye. We had 26 participants.








OUR PROFESSIONALS

We present to you the ACM-W FUNAAB Student chapter team of experienced professionals.

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