Luis José García-Pulido | Humanities and Science Integration | Best Researcher Award

Luis José García-Pulido | Humanities and Science Integration | Best Researcher Award

Dr Luis José García-Pulido, School of Arabic Studies. Spanish National Research Council, EEA, CSIC, Spain

Luis José García-Pulido is a distinguished researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Head of the Department of Arabic Studies at the School of Arabic Studies in Granada, Spain 🇪🇸. With a PhD in Architecture from the University of Granada, his research focuses on Al-Andalus architecture, hydraulic systems, and cultural landscapes 🌍. He has led numerous projects on medieval architecture and heritage, including documenting the Nasrid kingdom’s watchtowers and Andalusian defensive architecture 🏰. His notable publications include works on vernacular architecture and ancient gold mining 🏆. García-Pulido also teaches and supervises doctoral research, contributing to significant advancements in architectural documentation and heritage preservation 📚.

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Education

Dr. Luis José García-Pulido is a distinguished architect with a Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Granada (UGR), Spain (2008). Their academic journey includes an Official Postgraduate Master’s in “Archaeology and Territory” from UGR’s Department of Prehistory, Archaeology, and Medieval History (2009), and another Official Postgraduate Master’s in “Architecture and Historical Heritage” from the Technical College of Architecture at the University of Seville and the Institute of Historical Architecture and Heritage of the Regional Government of Andalusia (2011). This extensive education underscores their expertise in architectural expression, heritage, and preservation. 🏛️📜🎓

Previous positions

Dr. Luis José García-Pulido pursued a PhD and served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Architecture at the University of Malaga, Spain, from 2015 to 2020. 🏛️📚 Prior to this, they completed postdoctoral studies under the Juan de la Cierva program at the School of Arabic Studies (EEA), CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council, from 2012 to 2015. 🧠🔬 Their research and academic roles have significantly contributed to the fields of art, architecture, and Arabic studies.

Research focus

Luis José García-Pulido’s research focuses on Andalusi defensive architecture, as exemplified in his article “Andalusi Defensive Architecture through Martín de Ximena Jurado’s Drawings (Mid-17th Century)” published in 2023. His work examines historical fortifications and defensive structures from the Andalusi period, delving into architectural techniques and historical contexts through detailed drawings from the mid-17th century. García-Pulido’s research contributes to a deeper understanding of historical military architecture and its evolution over time. His studies are valuable for historians and architects interested in the preservation and analysis of historical fortifications. 🏰📜🛡️

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Andalusi Defensive Architecture through Martín de Ximena Jurado’s Drawings (Mid-17th Century)

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. 🌍📚🧠

Experience

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. 📚✨

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. 📚🎓

Honors

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 “Thinking 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 “Scientific Racism and the African Predicament” at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. 🌍📚✨

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. 🌍📚💬

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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?

 

 

 

MBOHOU Sylvain | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

MBOHOU Sylvain | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr MBOHOU Sylvain, Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, UEMA, Brazil

Dr MBOHOU Sylvain is an Assistant Professor specializing in the History of Contemporary Africa and The Global South in International Relations. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil, they also serve on the editorial committees of Nouvelle Afrique Editions and the International Journal of Business Diplomacy and Economy. With a Ph.D. in African History and International Relations from the University of Dschang, their research focuses on slavery, international relations, and heritage management. They have extensive teaching experience in Cameroon and have authored several impactful theses and reports. 🌟✍️

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Experience

Dr. Dr MBOHOU Sylvain is an Assistant Professor teaching courses like “History of Contemporary Africa” and “The Global South in International Relations” since April 2024. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil, since June 2023, he also serves on the editorial committees of Nouvelle Afrique Editions and the International Journal of Business Diplomacy and Economy. An expert for AFFADA in Cameroon since 2015, he has been an associate researcher at CERPETA since 2014. He previously taught history at various institutions in Cameroon from 2009 to 2023. 🌍📚✍️✨

Academic Training and Certifications

Dr. MBOHOU Sylvain earned a Ph.D. in African History and International Relations from the University of Dschang, Cameroon, in 2021, graduating with the distinction “Very Honorable.” Prior to this, he completed a Master II in History of International Relations (2010-2012) and a Master I in the same field (2009-2010) at the same university. His academic journey began with a Bachelor’s Degree in History of International Relations, focusing on Political Science (2008-2009). He also obtained a Baccalaureate A4 in Spanish at the Government Classical High School of Malantouen in 2006. 📚🌍🎓

Awards

In 2024, I received a grant from the University of Virginia’s Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation (CGII). In 2023, I was awarded the Scientific Mobility Grant for the International Conference on “Slavery and Post-Slavery in Modern African History” and a scholarship from FAPEMA in collaboration with UEMA, Brazil. Additionally, I received an international scientific mobility grant from the Fondation pour la Mémoire de l’Esclavage (FME) and was a finalist for their best thesis competition on slavery. I also look forward to the Sue Peabody Award to support my attendance at the FCHS annual meeting. 🌍📚✨

Research focus

Sylvain Mbohou’s research focuses on the historical dynamics of slavery and post-slavery societies, particularly the experiences of enslaved children in the Bamum Kingdom of West Cameroon. His work explores the intersections of vulnerability, dependence, and social structures within these contexts. Through a detailed examination of the Bamum’s involvement in transatlantic and Arab-Muslim slave trades, Mbohou provides insights into the socio-cultural impacts on enslaved communities. His studies contribute to a deeper understanding of historical injustices and their lasting effects on contemporary societies. 📜🔍👶🏽✨

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Vulnerability and Dependence in Slavery and Post-Slavery Societies: A Historicisation of the Enslaved Children (<i>Pon Pekpen)</i> from the Bamum Kingdom West Cameroon)

 

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) 🏥, 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 📊.

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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. 🌍🧠💊

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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/AIDS—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

 

 

 

Chuanxi Liu | Cross-disciplinary Synthesis | Cross-disciplinary Excellence Award

Chuanxi Liu | Cross-disciplinary Synthesis | Cross-disciplinary Excellence Award

Mr Chuanxi Liu, State Nuclear Power Information Technology Company.LTD, China

Chuanxi Liu is a prolific researcher with a strong background in astrophysics and artificial intelligence. He has co-authored pivotal papers on Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) X-Ray flare properties and statistical studies of Swift X-Ray Flash and X-Ray Rich GRBs. Liu’s contributions to electric power technology include developing neural network algorithms for waveform data processing and using image processing techniques for fault detection. He has also innovated in wind power inspection with advancements in oil leakage detection and crack recognition. His notable achievements include a patent on traveling wave ranging and success in the Shandong Provincial AI Competition. 📡🛰️💡💻🔍

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Education

I earned my BSc in Applied Physics from Shandong Jianzhu University, studying from September 2011 to June 2015. During my time there, I took a variety of courses including Thermodynamics, Mechanics, Optics, Electromagnetism, and Quantum Mechanics 📚. My coursework also covered Higher Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Statistics and Probability Theory, Theoretical Mechanics, Machining Drawing, and Fundamentals of Digital and Analog Circuit Technology 📐. Following this, I pursued an MSc in Astrophysics at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences from September 2015 to June 2019. My graduate studies included courses such as Image Processing, Semiconductor Device Physics, and Astronomical Data Processing 🌌. I also gained expertise in Numerical Simulation Methods for Magnetohydrodynamics and used Linux systems and the Astronomy Software Package IDL for my research 🖥️.

Experience

From September 2015 to June 2019, I pursued a Master of Science at Yunnan Observatory, where I conducted extensive research on gamma-ray bursts. My work involved analyzing their spectra and light to validate astrophysical models. During this period, I co-authored several papers, including “GRB X-Ray Flare Properties among Different GRB Subclasses” published in the Astrophysical Journal in 2019 📚, and “Statistical Study of the Swift X-Ray Flash and X-Ray Rich Gamma-Ray Bursts” in 2018 🌟. Additionally, I contributed to the “Research Progress of GRB X-Ray Flare” in Progress in Astronomy in 2020 🌌.

Research focus

Liu, C., involved in multiple research areas, appears to have a diverse focus. In the field of object detection, Liu contributes to enhancing detection techniques through the development of the TBFF-DAC model, which leverages deformable attention and convolution for improved feature fusion 🤖. Additionally, Liu is engaged in electrical engineering, specifically in fault location methods for railway systems, utilizing non-contact measurements 🚄. In the realm of astrophysics, Liu explores the properties of gamma-ray bursts and X-ray flares, analyzing their characteristics across different subclasses 🌌. This multidisciplinary approach underscores Liu’s expertise in both technological advancements and astrophysical phenomena.

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TBFF-DAC: Two-branch feature fusion based on deformable attention and convolution for object detection

Research on Traveling Wave Fault Location Method of Railway Automatic Blocking/Power Continuous Line Based on Noncontact Measurement

GRB X-Ray Flare Properties among Different GRB Subclasses

Statistical Study of the Swift X-Ray Flash and X-Ray Rich Gamma-Ray Bursts