Dr. Felicitas Atabong Mokom
Dr. Felicitas Atabong Mokom obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Windsor in Canada and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, USA. She completed her undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Texas in Austin where she was formerly recognized by former U.S. President George Bush Sr. at the commencement ceremony as the youngest of 5000 graduates.
Felicitas worked professionally in the USA and Canada, for the health information technology provider Cerner Corporation and the information technology solutions provider Analysts International, as a Software Engineer and Project Director over several years. She joined the School of Information Technology at the Catholic University Institute of Buea as the Dean and a faculty member in 2015. She served as the Vice President for Student/Alumni Career Services and Development and was recently appointed the Director of the newly established CUIB Ubiquitous Campus.
Felicitas’ research interests lie in the application of computational intelligence techniques towards optimization problems, complex systems and building artificial societies. Her research work, often of an interdisciplinary nature, has resulted in several peer-reviewed publications in top tier Artificial Intelligence conferences such as IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC) and the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS). She has served as an external reviewer for a number of conference and journal publications.
Felicitas’ passion for technology and development and the mentorship of young minds has led to her delivery of keynote addresses to emerging leaders and young entrepreneurs. She was sponsored by UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa as a contributor at the 2017 “Women on the Frontier of Science and Innovation in Africa” capacity building workshop in response to the 2063 African Agenda and the SDGs which took place in Namibia.
Tiako Fani Ndambomve received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Buea, Cameroon in 2009, a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering from the African Institute of Informatics, Gabon in 2012, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the African University of Science and Technology, Nigeria in 2014. She has worked as a software engineer at the Cameroon Telecommunications Company and at ITKamer. In 2015, she joined the Department of Software Engineering of the School of Information Technology at the Catholic University Institute of Buea, Cameroon, where she serves as an Assistant Lecturer. She teaches several courses like Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms, Object Oriented Programming, Mobile Device Programming, System Programming, Linear Algebra and Applications.
Fani is currently enrolled in a PhD Program at the University of Maroua. Her research interests are in Mobile Cloud Computing Systems, Distributed Systems and Artificial Intelligence. She has
published a book chapter on Interactive Multimedia Mobile learning with cloud computing
published, for the book titled “Mobile Learning : Trends, Attitudes and Effectiveness” in 2016 by Nova Science. As a recipient of several international scholarships based on academic excellence and her passion for technological development, she works with Technology groups, Start-ups and Incubators to help them boost innovative ideas and impact Africa and the world at large. She hopes to make her
continent a better place with the creation and the use of the right technologies.