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Prof Evans Osabuohien Collaborates with other Experts to organise Summer Institute in Computational Social Sciences (SICSS)

Impact for Humanity has taken further steps into Data for real solutions. Professor Evans Osabuohien, alongside Dr Emmanuel Olamijuwon (University of St Andrews, UK), Dr Fidelia Dake (University of Ghana, Ghana) and Dr Obindah Gershon (Covenant University, Nigeria  & Visiting Professor at Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique), has been spending quality time on best practices, which have yielded results, in the form of a grant which is used to organise a summer institute for intending data enthusiasts.  

The grant for the Summer Institute in Computational Social Sciences (SICSS) was awarded by The Russell Sage Foundation. SICSS provides the platform for those passionate about computation in social sciences, research, data science to apply their knowledge in solving socioeconomic challenges. It pulls together postgraduate students, early-career academics and researchers, junior officers in statistical offices, government ministries and agencies. Another interesting thing about the event is that it is the First of Its Kind in Nigeria.

This 2022 SICSS supported by the Russell Sage Foundation holds at Covenant University Ota Ogun State, Nigeria, from 19th to 29th June 2022. 

Why You Should Consider Applying

  • Registration is FREE.
  • There is financial assistance to cover participants accommodation and feeding during the Summer Institute.
  • Computational methods will be applied to digital data and traditional data sources to measure the progress of African countries towards sustainable development goals.
  • International speakers in professional computational social science research in the academic, industrial and governmental sectors.
  • Topics include data, website scraping, digital field experiment, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration and ethics
  • Opportunity to exchange ideas and research with organisers, teaching assistants and visiting speakers.
  • Efforts are also being made to get additional funding to cover 

Qualifiers

  • It is open to masters, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and untenured faculty within five years of their PhD.
  • Participants from different backgrounds, fields of study, and countries within Africa, especially those under-represented in computational social science.

Application Timelines 

Submission should be made before 18th March 2022. Applicants are to submit:  CV (max 4 pages); motivation letter (max 2 pages);  and support letter. 

Visit the event page for submission details.

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Prof Evans Osabuohien is a good team player, hardworking, intelligent and self-driven who demonstrates maturity, innovativeness and responsibility on any assignment. He is endowed with a pleasant personality and capability to work effectively in multi-cultural environments. He has executed funded research projects as an individual, team leader, and team member. He is astute in research, which has resulted in publication of four books and over 155 scholarly articles. He has participation in conferences/workshops/short courses across the world. He was appointed as the Head of Department (HOD) in 2016, emerging as the Youngest HOD in the University. He received a Double Promotion to the Rank of a Full Professor of Economics in December 2017, which made him the Youngest Professor in the University. In May 2020, he was recognised as ‘One of the 6 Youngest Professors Nigeria Ever Had’. He is the Pioneer Chair at the Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR) as well as the Pioneer Chair for Regional Centre of Expertise, Ogun State (RCE Ogun). He is a member of many International Learned Societies/Professional Associations. He is a Visiting Professor at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany and Visiting Scholar at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (June- December, 2020). He is the Editor of ‘Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions’ (2015) and ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa’ (2020), Handbook of Research on Institutions Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Africa (2021) as well as the Guest Editor for African Journal of Economic and Management Studies (AJEMS) on ‘Labour Issues in Africa’s Agricultural and Rural Transformation I & II’ (2020).