Isaiah Negedu | Humanities and Science Integration | Best Researcher Award

Isaiah Negedu | Humanities and Science Integration | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Isaiah Negedu, Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Isaiah Negedu is an esteemed academic specializing in African Philosophy, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Law. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria, and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture. Dr. Negedu holds a Ph.D. in Epistemology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University and has received various honors, including sponsorships for international workshops and conferences. His research explores African ethics, decolonial methods, and scientific racism. He also contributes to editorial boards and has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate students. πŸŒπŸ“šπŸ§ 


Since April 2014, Isaiah Negedu has been an integral part of the Federal University of Lafia, initially joining as a Lecturer II. Over the years, their dedication and expertise earned them promotions to Lecturer I in October 2017 and to Senior Lecturer in October 2020. Their journey reflects a strong commitment to academia and a deep impact on their students and the university community. πŸ“šβœ¨

Academic Responsibilities

Since 2023, He have served as the Representative of the Faculty of Arts to the Postgraduate School and the PG Coordinator for the Department of Philosophy. Previously, He was a member of the Students’ Disciplinary Committee at Federal University of Lafia from 2021 to 2023. My past roles include being the Representative of the Faculty of Arts on the Research and Publications Committee (2016-2017), Coordinator of the Department of Philosophy (2016-2018), and a member of both the University Senate and the Curriculum Development Committee (2016-2018). He also served as the Examination Officer for the Centre for General Studies in 2015-2016. πŸ“šπŸŽ“


Dr. Isaiah Negedu has made significant contributions to African philosophy and intercultural studies. At the 2023 Summer School of the Conversational Society of Philosophy in South Africa, they presented β€œThinking Conversationally: A Guide to the Complementary Turn in African Philosophy.” They received sponsorship from the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) for the Decolonial Research Group workshop in 2021 and from the Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies at Eberhard Karls University for an international colloquium in 2021. In 2019, they attended the African Philosophy World Conference in Tanzania and completed a Post-Doctoral scholarship on β€œScientific Racism and the African Predicament” at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. πŸŒπŸ“šβœ¨

Research focus

Based on the provided publications, the research focus of IA Negedu primarily revolves around African philosophy, cultural studies, and the impact of globalization on intercultural communication. His work explores themes such as nationalism, traditional religious beliefs, and the tension between communalism and democracy in Africa. Negedu critically examines African history through various lenses, including postmodern culture and scientific progress. His studies also address the challenges and opportunities presented by cultural globalization and intercultural competence. Overall, his research contributes to understanding the complex dynamics of African identity, culture, and philosophy in a global context. πŸŒπŸ“šπŸ’¬

Publication top notes

Nationalism in Nigeria: A case for patriotic citizenship

The Igala traditional religious belief system: Between monotheism and polytheism

The question of African communalism and the antithesis of democracy

Intercultural communication in the wake of globalism

Remedial Approach to Cultural Globalization and Intercultural Competence

Monogenesis to homogenesis: Conversations on race

Deconstructing African history from western historicism

Scientific progress and postmodern culture: the African experience

African Philosophy Post 1994: In Conversation with Alena Rettova

Are the communications of African flight attendants a form of slurred speech?




Biksegn Yirdaw | Cross-disciplinary Synthesis | Best Researcher Award

Biksegn Yirdaw | Cross-disciplinary Synthesis | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Biksegn Yirdaw, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Dr. Biksegn Yirdaw (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Assistant Professor in Public Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 🌍. Since 2023, he has been with the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) πŸ₯, contributing as a deployable staff member to address mental health needs during infectious disease outbreaks 🦠🧠. His research focuses on the intersection of disease outbreaks and mental health, specifically evaluating the integration of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) into outbreak preparedness and response plans πŸ“Š.

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Research focus

Biksegn Asrat Yirdaw’s research focus encompasses mental health issues, particularly anxiety, depression, and PTSD, within vulnerable populations. His work addresses these disorders in general health settings and among adolescents, internally displaced women, and individuals living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Yirdaw also explores psychological interventions, their effectiveness, and feasibility in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting the interconnectedness of mental health with factors like undernourishment and adherence to medical treatments. His studies emphasize the need for accessible mental health care and tailored therapeutic approaches in resource-limited settings. πŸŒπŸ§ πŸ’Š

Publication top notes

Management of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder in general health care settings: new WHO recommendations

Effectiveness of school-based psychological interventions for the treatment of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Gender-based violence and its associated factors among internally displaced women in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Prevalence of undernourishment and associated factors among adults with major depressive disorder at two public hospitals in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Acceptability and feasibility of peer-administered group interpersonal therapy for depression for people living with HIV/AIDSβ€”a pilot study in Northwest Ethiopia

Level of anxiety symptoms and its associated factors among nurses working in emergency and intensive care unit at public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Major depressive disorder and its association with adherence to antiretroviral therapy and quality of life: cross-sectional survey of people living with HIV/AIDS in Northwest Ethiopia

Adaptation of the WHO group interpersonal therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS in Northwest Ethiopia: A qualitative study

Effectiveness of psychological treatments for depressive symptoms among people living with HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Multimorbidity of chronic non-communicable diseases and its models of care in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review protocol




Neda Fatima | Cross-disciplinary Synthesis | Women Researcher Award

Neda Fatima | Cross-disciplinary Synthesis | Women Researcher Award

Dr Neda Fatima, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, India

🌟 Dr. Neda Fatima, an accomplished Knowledge Engineer, aspires to innovate SMART devices in CSE and IT via IoT. With 6 years’ experience as an Assistant Professor, she’s adorned with accolades like NET and GATE qualifications, PhD, and numerous research papers. Adept in AI, ML, Data Science, and IoT, she’s mentored in hackathons and workshops, showcasing expertise in academia and industry. Passionate about education, she’s won awards, led cultural events, and demonstrated leadership as a Placement Coordinator. With a Ph.D. from JMI, she’s a dynamic professional excelling in both academics and extracurriculars. πŸš€

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Dr Neda Fatima, a distinguished scholar, proudly holds a Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), an achievement recognized and awarded for its excellence. Their academic journey showcases a remarkable trajectory, marked by stellar accomplishments. With a Master’s in Technology from JMI, attained in 2019 with a remarkable CGPA of 9.52, and a Bachelor’s in Technology from the same esteemed institution in 2015, where they graduated with a notable CPI of 9.13. Their linguistic prowess is equally impressive, having completed an Advanced Diploma in Spanish, considered equivalent to a Spanish degree, from JMI in 2015, where they excelled as the course topper. Additionally, they showcased their linguistic flair by topping courses in Portuguese as well. Their academic brilliance traces back to their school days, where they consistently shone. In 2010, they secured a first division in their XII CBSE examinations from Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, with a focus on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and English. Even earlier, in 2008, they emerged as the school topper in X CBSE examinations from Father Agnel School, boasting an impressive aggregate of 96%. πŸ†πŸŽ“βœ¨


With a diverse portfolio spanning from faculty development programs πŸ“š to hackathons πŸ’», internships 🀝, and workshops πŸ› οΈ, my journey epitomizes a holistic engagement with cutting-edge technologies. From mentoring teams in cybersecurity and AI/ML hackathons to participating in national-level military hackathons πŸŽ–οΈ, my dedication to innovation is evident. Moreover, I’ve contributed as a resource person in research colloquia, showcasing expertise in integrating IoT with blockchain. With hands-on experience in diverse programming languages and technologies πŸ–₯️, coupled with a strong conceptual understanding, I’m poised to continue making impactful strides in the realms of AI, IoT, cybersecurity, and beyond.

Research focus

N Fatima’s research spans across various domains, primarily focusing on healthcare and environmental monitoring 🌿πŸ₯. Her work includes designing IoT-based systems for disease prediction in smart greenhouses and human health, such as dermatological disease prediction and stress detection systems. Additionally, she contributes to border security and vehicle recognition technologies. Fatima’s recent endeavors involve utilizing deep learning techniques for disease prediction, including SARS-CoV-2 variant detection and mortality prediction. Through her research, she aims to leverage machine learning and IoT technologies to address pressing challenges in healthcare, agriculture, and security sectors, showcasing a versatile and impactful research portfolio.

Publication top notes

IoT-based smart greenhouse with disease prediction using deep learning

Neural Network based Smart Weed Detection System

IoT-based disease prediction using machine learning

Chest X-ray and CT scan classification using ensemble learning through transfer learning

Iot based border security system using machine learning

Comparative analysis of propagation path loss models in lte networks

Comparative Performance Analysis of Digital Modulation Schemes with Digital Audio Transmission through AWGN Channel

Smart air pollution monitoring system with smog prediction model using machine learning

Design of driver alcohol detection system with automatic engine locking

SARS-CoV-2 virus variant detection and mortality prediction through symptom analysis using machine learning

Dermatological disease prediction and diagnosis system using deep learning

Design of Smart Heart Rate Monitoring and Stress Detection System with Cloud Data Storage and Privacy

COVID-19 Vaccination Progress in India and its Neighbors

Vehicle Number Plate Recognition via MATLAB

Detection and Segmentation of Brain Tumor using MRI images





Cross-disciplinary Excellence Award

Cross-disciplinary Excellence Award


Welcome to the Cross-disciplinary Excellence Award, honoring individuals who bridge the boundaries between disciplines to foster innovation, collaboration, and transformative breakthroughs. This prestigious award celebrates the power of interdisciplinary thinking in addressing complex challenges and driving progress across multiple fields.

Award Overview:

The Cross-disciplinary Excellence Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievements in integrating knowledge, methodologies, and perspectives from diverse disciplines to advance research, scholarship, and societal impact.


  • Open to researchers, scholars, and professionals across all disciplines
  • No age limits apply
  • Qualification: Demonstrated excellence in cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation
  • Publications: Evidence of interdisciplinary research contributions in peer-reviewed journals or other scholarly outlets
  • Recurrements: Continued commitment to cross-disciplinary exploration and collaboration

Evaluation Criteria:

Candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Depth and breadth of cross-disciplinary contributions
  2. Impact and significance of interdisciplinary research outcomes
  3. Creativity and innovation in integrating diverse perspectives and methodologies
  4. Potential for future cross-disciplinary collaboration and impact

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit a comprehensive biography highlighting cross-disciplinary achievements and collaborations
  • Include an abstract summarizing key cross-disciplinary contributions and their significance
  • Provide supporting files such as publications, collaborative projects, or interdisciplinary initiatives


Recipients of the Cross-disciplinary Excellence Award will receive:

  • A prestigious award certificate
  • Recognition at a special ceremony or event
  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration with cross-disciplinary experts and organizations

Community Impact:

Winners of the award are expected to serve as ambassadors for cross-disciplinary collaboration, inspiring others to embrace diverse perspectives and approaches in addressing complex challenges and driving innovation.


A detailed biography outlining the candidate's cross-disciplinary background, collaborative projects, and contributions to interdisciplinary research is required.

Abstract and Supporting Files:

Candidates must submit an abstract summarizing their cross-disciplinary contributions along with supporting files such as publications, collaborative projects, or interdisciplinary initiatives to showcase the depth and breadth of their work.