Farhang Moradi | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Farhang Moradi | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr Farhang Moradi, Iran University of science and Technology, Iran

Farhang Moradi is a dedicated English teacher from Tehran, Iran 📍. He holds a BA and an MA in TEFL from Mohaghegh Ardabili and Iran University of Science and Technology, respectively, both with a perfect GPA of 4.0 🎓. Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students and 127th in the National Entrance Exam for Graduate Studies, Farhang has over 8 years of teaching experience 📚. He is proficient in SPSS and Microsoft Office 💻 and is a native Persian speaker 🗣️. His professional experience includes teaching at various institutes and translating “Untold Stories of War” 📖.

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Education

🎓 With a distinguished academic background in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), He obtained my MA from the Iran University of Science and Technology (2014-2017), achieving an impressive GPA of 4. Prior to this, He earned my BA in TEFL from Mohaghegh Ardabili University in Ardabil (2009-2013). My journey in TEFL education has equipped me with extensive knowledge and skills, laying a strong foundation for my career in language teaching and research. 📚✨

Experience

He started teaching right after my BA, accumulating almost 8 years of experience as an instructor at various levels and institutes. As a CELTA holder, He taught English to pilots and engineers at Shahid Sattari Aeronautical University of Science and Technology as a full-time conscript instructor. Additionally, He served as a spontaneous interpreter at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture, worked at Respina Talk Institute, and taught at Iran Mehr Language Institute (Janat-Abad and Inghelab branches). I also translated the book “Untold Stories of War” and taught using Top Notch, Touchstone, American Files, Summit, Mindset, Complete IELTS, and New Insight into IELTS books. 📚✈️🌍🔍📖👨‍🏫

Honors and Awards

Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students in 2015 🎓, achieving a remarkable academic standing. In 2014, placed 127th out of over 10,000 competitors in the National Entrance Exam for Public University Graduate Studies 📚. In 2009, secured the 835th position out of 502,344 competitors in the National Entrance Exam for Public University Undergraduate Studies 📖. Also, proudly ranked 1st in undergraduate studies 🥇. These achievements reflect dedication, hard work, and outstanding academic capabilities. 🎉

Research focus

Based on the publications, this researcher primarily focuses on second language acquisition and teacher identity construction. Their work explores how contextual factors and practice influence language teacher identity and effectiveness. Key themes include the impact of practice on teacher identity, strategies for incidental vocabulary learning, and the role of test-wiseness in vocabulary assessments. Their studies contribute to understanding the complexities of language teaching and learning, particularly within diverse educational contexts. 📚🗣️🧠

Publication top notes

Agency in conflict with contextual idiosyncrasies: Implications for second language teacher identity construction

Conceptualising the role of practice level in language teacher identity construction: An identities‐in‐practice study

The Role of Persian Elaboration on Incidental Vocabulary Learning from Reading by EFL Learners

The Use of Test-Wiseness Strategies on Vocabulary Tests Among Intermediate EFL Learners

 

 

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?

 

 

 

Iwona Golonka | Biology and Life Sciences | Hypothesis Achievement Award

Iwona Golonka | Biology and Life Sciences | Hypothesis Achievement Award

Dr Iwona Golonka, Department of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics Pharmaceutical Faculty Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

Iwona Maria Golonka is an assistant professor at Wroclaw Medical University, specializing in Physical Chemistry and Biophysics. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the University of Wrocław and holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry. With over 15 impactful publications and a research focus on antimicrobial peptides and advanced pharmaceutical methods, her work includes significant national and international collaborations. Notable achievements include awards for her research in antimicrobial compounds and patents for innovative drug delivery methods. She has also contributed to academic lectures and conferences globally. 🧪📚🏅

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Education

Dr. Iwona Golonka has been an Assistant Professor at Wroclaw Medical University’s Faculty of Pharmacy since 2003, specializing in Physical Chemistry and Biophysics. With 15 scientific papers boasting a total Impact Factor of 48.378, including a notable 2020 publication with an IF of 9.381, Dr. [Name] has significantly contributed to the field. They also co-authored a script for pharmacy and medical analytics students. Dr. [Name] earned their Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the University of Wrocław in 2006, with a focus on coordination chemistry, following a Master’s degree in Chemistry in 1999. 🧪📚🔬

Presentations

Golonka I. has contributed significantly to the field of chemistry through various presentations. At the Chemistry towards Biology 10 conference in Bratislava (2022), she explored peptide stability in monolayers and Langmuir balance applications in pharmaceutical sciences. Earlier, at the Fifth Informal Conference on Reaction Kinetics and Atmosphere Chemistry (2004), she studied the reactions of nitrogen dioxide with propanols and fluorinated derivatives. Her research on EPR characteristics of metal complexes was presented at the 9th Nordic IHSS Symposium (2003), and she investigated the impact of metal ions on free radicals in humic brown coal at ISEB 15 (2001). 🌟🔬📊

Awards

In 2022, the Rector of the Medical University of Gdańsk awarded a diploma for scientific and team achievements of the 1st degree for the synthesis and assessment of new antimicrobial compounds and fluorescent dyes. Individual awards of II degree were received in 2021, 2020, and 2022 for publications in the JCR database. In 2016, received a 1st degree Team Award for work on physicochemical methods in drug development and a distinction in the Eureka! MZD competition for inventing a flotation tablet. Previous accolades include the 2004 Dr. Emil Niedźwirski Scholarship and multiple team awards in 2007, 2010, and 2016. 🏆📜🔬💡

Research focus

Iwona Golonka’s research focuses on the stability and effectiveness of peptides and antioxidants in various matrices. Her work includes evaluating the decay kinetics of antioxidants in black elderberry, studying the impact of peptides on monolayers, and analyzing peptide stability. Key studies involve examining how newly synthesized peptides affect monolayer stability and antibacterial properties. Golonka’s contributions also cover antioxidant properties in cellulose matrices and interactions with phosphatidylinositol monolayers. Her research integrates aspects of biochemistry and material science, aiming to enhance the understanding and application of peptides and antioxidants in health and industry. 🧬🔬🍇

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Evaluation of Decay Kinetics of Black Elderberry Antioxidants from Fruits and Flowers

Evaluation of the Effect of Antibacterial Peptides on Model Monolayers

Effect of Newly Synthesized Structures of Peptides on the Stability of the Monolayers Formed

Assessment of the Influence of the Selected Range of Visible Light Radiation on the Durability of the Gel with Ascorbic Acid and Its Derivative

Antimicrobial and Antioxidative Activity of Newly Synthesized Peptides Absorbed into Bacterial Cellulose Carrier against Acne vulgaris

Edible alginate/chitosan-based nanocomposite microspheres as delivery vehicles of omega-3 rich oils

The Influence of UV Radiation on the Degradation of Pharmaceutical Formulations Containing Quercetin

Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of omega-3 rich oils/curcumin nanoemulsions loaded in chitosan and alginate-based microbeads

Application of an anionic polymer in the formulation of floating tablets containing an alkaline model drug

Selected physicochemical and biological properties of ethyl ascorbic acid compared to ascorbic acid

Zoia Arshad Awan | Biology and Life Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Zoia Arshad Awan | Biology and Life Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr Zoia Arshad Awan, Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Ashtown. Ireland

Zoia Arshad Awan is a seasoned researcher specializing in plant pathology and horticulture. 🌿 With a Ph.D. from the University of the Punjab, she has significantly contributed to studies on biocontrol of plant pathogens and the improvement of crop productivity. 🌾 As a Research Officer at Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, she leads innovative projects in vertical farming and hydroponics. Previously, she provided technical insights at WWF-Pakistan and contributed to various research roles at the University of the Punjab and The University of Queensland. 🌍 Her extensive publication record includes impactful research in plant disease management and agricultural sustainability. 📚

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Education

Dr. Zoia Arshad Awan earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Pathology) from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Pakistan, with a 3.76/4.00 CGPA. Their thesis focused on the “Antifungal Potential of Bacterial Bioactive Products and Plant Nutrients in Managing Early Blight Disease of Tomato.” They completed their M.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture Plant Pathology with a 3.93/4.00 CGPA, researching “A Polyphasic Approach to the Identification of Aspergillus Section Flavi.” Their B.Sc. (Hons.) in the same field had a 3.51/4.00 CGPA, with a report on “Isolation, Purification, and Identification of Phyto-pathogenic Bacteria and Fungi from Guava Orchards.” 🌱🔬📚

Experience

Dr. Zoia Arshad Awan🌿 is a dedicated researcher with extensive experience in horticulture and sustainable agriculture. Currently serving as a Research Officer at Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre in Dublin, Ireland (02/2023-09/2024), they focus on designing and managing research in protected and semi-protected horticulture. Previously, they worked at WWF-Pakistan (08/2020-02/2023), providing technical inputs and building field research capacity. They also contributed as a Research Assistant at the University of the Punjab, Pakistan (10/2015-02/2020), and gained international experience as a Visiting Researcher at The University of Queensland, Australia (12/2019-10/2019). Their early career includes roles at the First Fungal Culture Bank of Pakistan and as a Research Intern at WMTI, Lahore. 🌱📈

Awards

Awarded the International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP) scholarship by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, during Ph.D. studies 🎓. Received the prestigious Doctoral Programme Coordination Committee (DPCC) merit scholarship from the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan 🏅. Completed an MPhil degree with distinction, showcasing exceptional academic performance 🌟. Earned internal merit scholarships during M.Sc. (Hons.) and B.Sc. (Hons.), highlighting a consistent record of excellence and dedication to academic achievements 📚.

Research focus

Based on the listed publications, the research focus of A Shoaib revolves around plant pathology, specifically in developing resistance strategies for tomato plants against early blight disease. The studies explore various approaches such as using antagonistic bacteria, Bacillus subtilis, and different fertilizers to induce disease resistance. Additionally, Shoaib investigates the biochemical and physiological responses of plants to stressors like heavy metals and pathogens, including the role of antioxidant enzymes and exogenous compounds. This research contributes to improving plant health and disease management in agricultural settings. 🌱🦠🔬

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Variations in total phenolics and antioxidant enzymes cause phenotypic variability and differential resistant response in tomato genotypes against early blight disease

Intervention of antagonistic bacteria as a potential inducer of disease resistance in tomato to mitigate early blight

Combating early blight infection by employing Bacillus subtilis in combination with plant fertilizers

Crosstalk of Zn in combination with other fertilizers underpins interactive effects and induces resistance in tomato plant against early blight disease

Macrophomina phaseolina alters the biochemical pathway in Vigna radiata chastened by Zn2+ and FYM to improve plant growth

Exogenous melatonin alleviates cadmium-induced inhibition of growth and photosynthesis through upregulating antioxidant defense system in strawberry

Anti-mycotic potential of Trichoderma spp. and leaf biomass of Azadirachta indica against the charcoal rot pathogen, Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid in …

Chromium tolerance, oxidative stress response, morphological characteristics, and FTIR studies of phytopathogenic fungus Sclerotium rolfsii

Contending charcoal rot disease of mungbean by employing biocontrol Ochrobactrum ciceri and zinc

Antifungal potential of volatiles produced by Bacillus subtilis BS-01 against Alternaria solani in Solanum lycopersicum

Arie Geronik | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Arie Geronik | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr Arie Geronik, The Open University of Israel – Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Arie Geronik, a distinguished scholar in International Relations and Political Science, earned his B.A. in Political Science and Psychology (1985) and M.A. in International Relations (1989) from Tel Aviv University, and his Ph.D. in International Relations from Hebrew University (2001). He has taught at the Open University of Israel and various other institutions since 1988. His notable works include “The Foreign Policy of Israel – 1948-2008” and “Buffer Zone: Dyads of Neutral States as a Model for Regional Stability.” Dr. Geronik served on numerous academic committees and was a representative of the Israel Association for International Studies. 📚🌍🎓

Education

🌟 With a strong academic background, this individual began their journey with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Tel Aviv University in 1985. 📚 They continued at Tel Aviv University, earning an M.A. in International Relations in 1989. 🌍 Their pursuit of knowledge culminated in a Ph.D. in International Relations from Hebrew University in 2001. 🎓 These achievements reflect their dedication to understanding complex global dynamics and human behavior. 🌐 Their educational

Experience

From 1988 to the present, I have dedicated my career to teaching courses in my fields of specialization. My expertise spans across various subjects, where I have imparted knowledge and inspired countless students. With a passion for education and a commitment to excellence, I strive to create engaging and impactful learning experiences. My teaching journey is marked by continuous growth and adaptation to the evolving educational landscape, ensuring that I provide the most relevant and up-to-date information to my students. 📚🎓✨

Scientific Conferences

Presented papers at various international conferences, including ECPR and IPSA events. Topics covered range from early childhood socialization to the adoption of the Nordic Balance Model as a security regime.

Research focus

Arie (Leo) Geronik’s research, as evidenced by his article “The Cold War in Retrospect: A Continuous International Conflict or a World War?” in Cogent Social Sciences, primarily focuses on international relations and historical conflicts. His work examines the Cold War’s classification and its implications for understanding global conflicts. Geronik’s research contributes to the discourse on whether the Cold War should be viewed as an ongoing international conflict or a full-scale world war. His analysis provides insights into the nature of historical and contemporary global tensions. 🌍📜🔍

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The Cold War in retrospect: a continuous international conflict or a world war?

 

Tito Vagni | Social Sciences | Social Sciences Excellence Award

Tito Vagni | Social Sciences | Social Sciences Excellence Award

Prof Tito Vagni, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy

Prof Tito Vagni ha una laurea in Scienze della Comunicazione dall’Università La Sapienza di Roma e due dottorati, uno in Sociologia alla Sorbonne e uno in Comunicazione e Nuove Tecnologie allo IULM. Attualmente insegna Sociologia dei Media presso Universitas Mercatorum, Università di Macerata e Università della Tuscia. Ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale come Professore di Seconda Fascia. È stato consulente della Commissione Segre e ha insegnato in prestigiose università internazionali. I suoi interessi di ricerca includono media, discorsi d’odio digitali, estetica e gastronomia. Dirige la collana editoriale “Culturologica” e collabora con diverse pubblicazioni. 📚🎓🌍

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Qualification

Nel 2022, ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN) per le funzioni di professore universitario di Seconda Fascia, valida dal 3 ottobre 2022 al 3 ottobre 2032. Questo riconoscimento è stato conseguito nel Settore Concorsuale 14/C2, che riguarda la Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi. 🎓📚 Questo prestigioso titolo riflette la competenza e la preparazione nel campo della sociologia, specialmente in ambiti legati alla cultura e alla comunicazione, e rappresenta un’importante tappa nella carriera accademica. 🌟

Research focus

Tomas Vagni’s research focuses on the interplay between media, communication, and culture, with a particular emphasis on how digital platforms and media influence social practices and perceptions. His work explores the theoretical and practical dimensions of media consumption, political branding, and the representation of food in media. Vagni’s studies often investigate the implications of media on public imagination and consumption patterns, particularly within the contexts of reality TV, digital activism, and cultural policies. His research includes topics such as “lo-fi politics,” digital influence, and the aesthetics of media representation. 📺🌐🍽️

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Abitare la tv. Teorie, immaginari, reality show

Lo-fi politics. Il brand del politico e lo stile amatoriale in «bassa fedeltà»

L’influenza digitale

Food (is not) porn. Le immagini del cibo e l’orizzonte della scomparsa

La teoria dei media e l’immaginario. Uno studio a partire da Edgar Morin

EXPO 2015: la decrescita da utopia a stile di vita

Servizio pubblico televisivo e politiche culturali della disabilità: modelli di un immaginario consolatorio

Dall’esposizione all’algoritmo. Forme di organizzazione del consumo nelle piattaforme digitali

Comunicazione come consumo. Teorie, modelli e pratiche nello studio dei media

 

Bahareh Abedin | Business Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Bahareh Abedin | Business Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Dr Bahareh Abedin, University of Mazandaran, Iran

🌟 Dr. Bahareh Abedin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Mazandaran. With a Ph.D. in Strategic Management, she specializes in business analysis and strategic planning for SMEs. As Director of Executive Management and Secretary of the University-Industry Relations Committee, she bridges academia and industry. Her research focuses on behavioral strategic management and the industry-academia relationship. Dr. Abedin has supervised numerous HDR students and serves as Internal Manager for the Journal of Sustainable Human Resource Management. Her work includes publications on green HR practices and effective organizational leadership. 📈📚

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📚 Educational 

PhD in Strategic Management from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran.

Experience

Expertise in business analysis, strategic management, and marketing, with prior roles in sales and management consulting.

Research focus

B. Abedin’s research focuses on organizational behavior, leadership, and human resource management, with a particular emphasis on the impact of family functions on family business development. Their work explores strategic issues within organizations, particularly during crises like COVID-19, and includes studies on customer perceptions in marketing and the integration of technology in business practices. Recent contributions involve sustainable human resource management and the role of spiritual intelligence in leadership. Overall, Abedin’s research addresses the intersection of management theory and practical applications in diverse organizational contexts. 📊👨‍💼🌍✨

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Effects of family functions and structural changes on family business development (social capital evidence)

Investigating what determines strategic issues in organizations: A qualitative study

Formation and Identification of Strategic Issues in Organizations: A review and classification of current studies

Investigating Effective Organizational Leadership’s Indicators in Covid19 Crisis Management.

Machine Learning in Behavioral Finance: A Systematic Literature Review.

designing a conceptual model of Talent Turnover among Iranian Organizations: An Exploratory Research in ICT industry

Spiritual Intelligence as a Transformational Tool for Organizational Leaders A Case Study of National Iranian Oil Company

Investigating Customers’ Attitude and Perception toward Mobile Marketing in the ICT Era

Explaining the Relationship between the Perceived Value of Customers of Luxury Car Brands and their Purchasing‎ Behavior in Tehran

Customer Satisfaction Measurement: Through Multi-Criteria Analysis Model (MUSA)

 

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. 📜🔍👶🏽✨

Publication top notes

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)

 

Ioannis Chatzilygeroudis | Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence | Best Researcher Award

Ioannis Chatzilygeroudis | Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence | Best Researcher Award

Prof Ioannis Chatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece

Prof. Emeritus at the University of Patras, Greece, with a rich educational background in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (NTUA), Theology (University of Athens), MSc in Information Technology, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (University of Nottingham). Fluent in Greek and English, he specializes in AI, KR&R, knowledge-based systems, theorem proving, intelligent tutoring, e-learning, machine learning, natural language generation, sentiment analysis, semantic web, and educational robotics. His prolific research includes a PhD thesis, 18 edited volumes, 21 book chapters, 46 journal papers, 115 conference papers, 8 national conference papers, and 14 workshop papers. 📚🤖💻🌐

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Education

📚 From September 1968 to June 1974, completed secondary education, earning a Certificate of High School Graduation in Science. 🎓 Pursued a Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Electronics at the National Technical University of Athens from October 1974 to July 1979. 📜 From February to June 1983, obtained a Certificate of Educational Studies from PATES of SELETE, Greece. 📖 Achieved a Bachelor in Theology from the University of Athens, completed between October 1979 and December 1987. 🎓 Earned an MSc in Information Technology from the University of Nottingham in 1989, followed by a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the same university in 1992. 🧠 Thesis: “Integrating Logic and Objects for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.”

Experience

📘 From Feb. 1982 to June 1982, I served as a part-time lab professor at PALMER Higher School of Electronics in Greece, teaching Electronics Lab. My full-time teaching journey began at TEI of Athens (1982-84), where I covered courses like Electrotechnics and Circuit Theory. My secondary education tenure (1984-92) focused on electrical engineering subjects. I then transitioned to higher education, teaching at TEI of Kozani and Chalkida, and later at the University of Nottingham (1990-92). From 1995-2006, I was a senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Patras, ultimately becoming a professor (2009-2023). Now, I am a Professor Emeritus. 🎓🔬

Projects

From June 1993 to November 1995, I managed the CTI team for the DELTA-CIME project, developing a knowledge-based production control system. I led several initiatives, including the MEDFORM project for multimedia education and the national project for educational software in chemistry. As a senior researcher, I contributed to intelligent systems for tele-education and hybrid knowledge representation. I led multiple European projects like MENUET, AVARES, and TESLA, focusing on innovative education through virtual reality. My work aims to enhance learning experiences across disciplines, involving collaboration with various international partners. 🌍📚💻🎓

Research focus

Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis specializes in artificial intelligence and its applications in various domains, particularly in agriculture and healthcare. His research includes intelligent systems for diagnosing farmed fish diseases, employing deep learning techniques for image analysis, and exploring natural language processing methods. He has contributed significantly to the development of expert systems and reinforcement learning approaches to improve disease prediction in aquaculture. Additionally, his work in sentiment analysis and e-learning demonstrates a commitment to advancing educational technologies and user experience. Hatzilygeroudis’s interdisciplinary approach combines computer science with practical applications, making significant strides in health and environmental management. 🌱🐟💻📊

Publication focus

Using Level-Based Multiple Reasoning in a Web-Based Intelligent System for the Diagnosis of Farmed Fish Diseases

An Integrated GIS-Based Reinforcement Learning Approach for Efficient Prediction of Disease Transmission in Aquaculture

Speech Emotion Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Networks with Attention Mechanism

Expert Systems for Farmed Fish Disease Diagnosis: An Overview and a Proposal

Expert Systems for Farmed Fish Disease Diagnosis: An Overview and a Proposal

A Convolutional Autoencoder Approach for Boosting the Specificity of Retinal Blood Vessels Segmentation

Evaluating Deep Learning Techniques for Natural Language Inference

Mário Ferreira | Cognitive Science | Best Researcher Award

Mário Ferreira | Cognitive Science | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr Mário Ferreira, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Mário Ferreira, a distinguished psychologist, holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Lisbon and a habilitation in Psychology from the same institution. With extensive academic tenure at the University of Lisbon, he has served as Associate Professor and Director of the Experimental Psychology Laboratory. Dr. Ferreira’s research focuses on social cognition, heuristics, and consumer behavior, securing multiple grants including from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He has led significant projects like “Fighting over-indebtedness” and contributed to international collaborations at institutions like Indiana University. Passionate about cognitive processes, he integrates AI algorithms in studying indebtedness, enriching psychological science. 🧠🔬

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Dr. Mário Ferreira has built an illustrious academic career in psychology, culminating in a 2020 Habilitation from the University of Lisbon. With a PhD in Social Psychology and a Master’s in Cognitive Psychology from the same institution, their journey began with a BA in 1991. They pursued further studies, including postgraduate work in Applied Psychology with Computation at University College of North Wales. Their teaching roles at Lisbon spanned from Teaching Assistant to Associate Professor, interspersed with prestigious visiting scholar positions at Heidelberg and Indiana University. Their lecture on decision-making processes underscores their expertise. 🎓📘

Research grants

From 2012 to 2023, Dr. [Name]’s research spans diverse projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and other institutions. As Principal Investigator, their work included projects like “Fighting over-indebtedness” (2016-2020) and “Data Science and Over-Indebtedness” (2020-2023), exploring AI algorithms in credit consumption. They also contributed to studies on cognitive processes and heuristics’ impact, examining trait inferences and judgments’ neural underpinnings. As a member of research teams, they collaborated on projects such as evaluating COVID-19 resilience strategies. Their interdisciplinary approach bridges psychology and data science, aiming to understand complex societal issues. 🌍💡

Awards

Dr. Mário Ferreira, a distinguished researcher, has garnered numerous accolades throughout their career. Their journey includes prestigious awards such as the 2023 Research Award from the University of Lisbon (honorable mention) and the 2022 Best Paper Award from APPE (Associação Portuguesa de Psicologia Experimental). They have also been honored with a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2014-2016), a Fulbright Fellowship (2010-2011), and a PhD Scholarship funded by FCT and the European Social Foundation (1999-2003). Earlier achievements include a University College of North Wales (UCNW) post-graduation Scholarship (1992-1993) and an ERASMUS Scholarship (1989-1990). 🏆 Their commitment to excellence in research is reflected in their diverse international recognitions and contributions.

Research focus

Based on the research publications of Mário B. Ferreira, his focus revolves around cognitive psychology, decision-making processes, and behavioral economics. His work explores topics such as motivated reasoning, heuristic and analytic processes in decision-making, and the impact of construal level on reasoning biases. Ferreira’s studies also delve into memory illusions, trait transference, and strategic reasoning in various contexts. Through his research, he aims to understand how cognitive mechanisms influence consumer behavior, decision outcomes, and judgments related to financial decision-making and indebtedness.

Publication top notes

When Cognitive Reflection Leads to Less Overall but More Systematic Judgment Bias: The Case of the Base Rates Fallacy

Anchoring in a Social Context: How the Possibility of Being Misinformed by Others Impacts One’s Judgment