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Professor Abejide Ade-Ibijola holds a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016. He has over Eleven years of work experience in academia, the software/AI and games industry, financial markets, and IT consulting; managing several teams in these industries. He has a remarkable academic record at all levels of Education and represented different institutions at local and international intellectual competitions. In 2014, he won the regional heats and represented the Gauteng province of South Africa at the British Council’s International Fame Lab competition finals, and the School of Computer Science at WITS announced him as the postgraduate student with the highest achievement of the year. In the same year, he was inducted at the TEDxJohannesburg event as an 1830 Fellow of the TED Community — an international recognition bestowed on talented young people with high potentials for impact. Abejide is a reviewer for the NRF, SACJ , SAICSIT and PRASA ; and has supervised/examined many Master’s and Doctoral theses in South Africa and overseas. In 2017, he chaired the ICICIS International conference . He is the Founder and the Lead of the Research Cluster on Formal Structures, Algorithms, and Industrial Applications; and the Former (also the Pioneer) Lead of the Technopreneurship Centre at the University of Johannesburg. Abejide has won prizes at three recent SA Government Hackathons: Second Place Winner of the DPSA Hackathon 2018 (with his team of 30 students), the Overall Best Innovation Award of the Living 4IR Hackathon 2019 (with his team of four students), and two awards (with a total Prize of R130,000.00) at the SITA NDP 2030 Hackathon 2019 (team of 15 students). He has given several Public Lectures and made Live Television appearances on topics such as the Fourth Industrial Revolutions, Artificial Intelligence, and the future of Machines. In 2019, he became an NRFRated Researcher, and won the Dean’s Award for the Top Senior Lecturer in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Johannesburg. Abejide has won/secured R2, 344, 639.90 (Approx. 2.4 million Rands) in research and innovation grants, mostly in the last five years. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Information Systems at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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