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Nigel Martin

Lecturer, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University

Nigel Martin is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the National Centre for Information Systems Research (NCISR) at the Australian National University (ANU), and specialises in the theory and practice of technology strategy, e-security, enterprise systems architecture, and operational business management.

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Nigel Mulligan

Assistant Professor in Psychotherapy, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, Dublin City University
Dr. Nigel Mulligan is an assistant professor in Dublin City University and teaches psychoanalysis in the School of Psychology at Dublin City University (DCU). He fully accredited psychoanalytically informed psychotherapist, addiction counsellor, group therapist and couples counsellor. He works with individuals and couples who experience depression, anxiety, anger, grief, PTSD, paranoia, addictions, sexual dysfunction and symptoms of psychosis. Nigel has internationally published articles on psychotherapy, depression, anti-depressant medication and inter-generational trauma.

He is a registered practitioner of psychotherapy (IAHIP) and is Research affiliate of APPI.

His practice is underpinned by the ethics and philosophy of integrative and humanistic psychotherapy (IAHIP) and is accredited psychotherapist with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and a Registered member of Addiction Counselors of Ireland (ACI) and abide by their code of ethics.

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Nigel Stapledon

Andrew Roberts Fellow and Director Real Estate Research and Teaching Centre for Applied Economic Research, UNSW Australia

Nigel has a PhD in Economics from UNSW and a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Adelaide. He started his career in Canberra 1976-86, where he worked in the Commonwealth Treasury. He then worked at the Westpac Banking Corporation 1986-2003 where he was Chief Economist from 1993. Nigel has been at UNSW Business School since 2003 where he completed a PhD on the long-run history of house prices in Australia (1880-2006). At the UNSW Business School, he was Associate Head of School 2008-13 and is now the Andrew Roberts Fellow in Real Estate in the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER). He established and now coordinates the real estate teaching program at the Business School and teaches the Real Estate Economics and Public Policy course for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Nigel is a regular commentator in the media on macro-economics and housing.

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Nigel Strauss

Psychiatrist and Clinical Associate at The Centre of Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr. Strauss is a clinical and research psychiatrist with a special interest in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy. He is a MAPS trained therapist and currently an Investigator in 5 PAT trials in Melbourne. He is also currently a psychedelic psychotherapist using psilocybin in 2 of these trials. He is also an Honorary Senior Consultant at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

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Nik Callow

Associate Professor - Geography, The University of Western Australia
I am a Geographer, working across the areas of hydrology, geomorphology, Geographical Information Science (GIS), and remote sensing. My work is focused on advancing physical geography and our understanding of Australian landscape processes, particularly the impacts from changes in climate and human interaction with landscapes.

I established and manage the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) licenced drone remote sensing group as Chief Remote Pilot for The University of Western Australia (CASA.ReOC.0628) and hold the institutional Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC). I manage and oversee the Remotely Piloted Aerial Sensing Platform and drone operations across UWA.

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Niki Teunissen

Postdoctoral researcher, Wageningen University
I am a behavioural ecologist, often combining intense field work with detailed observations on marked animals. I got my BSc and MSc degree from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. For my MSc, I travelled to the Seychelles to study interspecific competition between birds, and to the Kimberley (Western Australia) to study benefits of group living in endangered purple-crowned fairy-wrens. I have continued working with the purple-crowned fairy-wrens ever since. For my PhD at Monash University, my research focused on the benefits of cooperation and living in social groups and explains why subordinate fairy-wrens help raise others’ offspring and defend against predators. I continued as postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University, conducting research with a conservation focus, investigating environmental impacts on breeding success and survival. My current research at Wageningen University (the Netherlands), focuses on understanding why many animals stay at home to live in social groups instead of dispersing to breed independently elsewhere.

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Nikita Kalwani

M.A. Student in School and Applied Child Psychology, Western University
Nikita Kalwani is an M.A. student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at Western University. Nikita graduated from McMaster University with an Honours science degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour, with a specialization in Mental Health. She has an interest in research that informs school- and community-based interventions that support the mental health outcomes of marginalized youth who may experience systemic barriers to accessing care.

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Nikitta Dede Adjirakor

Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Ghana
Dr Nikitta Dede Adjirakor is an academic researcher and creative writer. She holds a Feodor Lynen Fellowship with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Ghana. Her research focuses on literature in African languages, particularly poetry, aesthetics, popular culture and digital literature. Her creative writing focuses on the intersections between belonging, language, health and trauma. Nikitta is the writer and producer of the award-winning documentary 'A Thousand Needles' which explores African women’s health. She is the author of the forthcoming poetry chapbook 'Learning to Say My Name' (2023) to be published by the African Poetry Book Fund. Her children’s book Dede Dances at Our Day has been published in English and Twi. Under Write Ghana Literary Initiatives, she co-edited the Ga poetry anthology 'Hɔmɔwɔ: Ga Lalawiemɔi' and co-produces multilingual literary projects in Ghanaian languages.

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Nikki Glover

PhD Candidate in Environmental Biology, University of Salford
I am a PhD student at the University of Salford studying how factors can influence the detection of great crested newts, a legally protected amphibian species located in the UK. I have been a dog handler since 2017 and have received rigorous training and assessments through Louise Wilson of Conservation K9 Consultancy, a leading wildlife detection dog trainer. As wildlife detection dogs are relatively new method within the UK, my academic findings will hopefully highlight their effectiveness as well as how environmental factors may influence their detectability which will help shape future training and search methodology.

My research has also provided insight into the terrestrial habitat preferences of great crested newts both above and below ground. The dogs provide a novel non-invasive method and the findings will hopefully guide future habitat management practices.

In addition to my research, I am also a Senior Ecologist at Wessex Water. I have deployed the dogs operationally to help locate and move the newts safely before essential pipeline installation works commence. The use of dogs has saved countless numbers of newts as well as saving the company time and money and the reduction in use of plastic waste from pitfall traps. I am a board member of the Advisors for the use of Detection Dogs for Conservation (ADDC). As director of Amphibian and Reptile Detection Dogs I offer consultation and shadowing opportunities for those wanting to become great crested newt detection dog handlers.

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Nikki Shure

Associate Professor in Economics, UCL
Nikki Shure is Associate Professor in Economics at the UCL Social Research Institute at University College London and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). She completed her PhD in Economics as a Weidenfeld Scholar at the University of Oxford with a focus on labour economics and education economics. Her research interests include non-cognitive skills and educational outcomes, gender and ambition, international comparisons of education systems, and inequalities in access to higher education and the labour market. Nikki’s research has been funded by the ESRC, British Academy, and Nuffield Foundation and featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and The Economist.

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Nikki-Anne Wilson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), UNSW Sydney
As a member of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, Nikki-Anne's current research explores dementia risk reduction as well as novel interventions to support older adults with cognitive decline.

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Niklas Ihssen

Associate professor, Durham University
Niklas Ihssen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, Durham University. He has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Konstanz, Germany. As an affective neuroscientist and experimental psychologist he has published in the areas of human reward, motivation and addiction. His recent work looks at the rewarding nature of social media and their addictive potential.

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Nikolaos Papanikolaou

Senior Lecturer in Finance, Newcastle University
My research interests are as follows:
Banking: risk management, regulation & supervision, market structure & competition, efficiency & productivity analysis.
Financial accounting: transparency, disclosure, data manipulation, fraud.
Finance: financial engineering, securitisation, financial derivatives, off-balance-sheet leverage, hedging, speculation, Fintech, alternative finance, innovation.
Financial stability: systemic risk, procyclicality, liquidity, contagion, compliance.
Monetary economics: monetary policy transmission, quantitative easing, interest rates and economic growth, bank stress tests.
Corporate finance: earnings management, corporate governance, corporate culture, reputational risk.

I have conducted a number of research projects individually and in collaboration with scholars from UK Universities and also from abroad, and have developed a broad research network. My research has been published in a number of highly-ranked (ABS 3*) academic journals (Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Financial Stability; Journal of Financial Services Research; Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments; Business Strategy and the Environment; Economics Letters; European Journal of Finance, etc.). I have presented my studies in numerous international conferences and other high-impact events. In this context, I have received several awards and distinctions for my research.

I have worked at the Business School of Bournemouth University as a Senior Lecturer (Research) in Accounting and Finance. Before joining BU, I was working as Assistant Professor in Banking and Finance at the University of Sussex. Furthermore, I hold the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg and also various academic positions at the University of Glasgow, University of Bath, and University of Essex. In the recent past, I have held visiting academic positions at Stern School of Business at New York University, the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois, and the Department of Banking and Finance at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

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Nils Markusson

Lecturer in Environmental Politics, Lancaster University
The core of my interest is about the politics of environmental technology. I want to understand the relationship between how we develop and use technology in response to environmental problems on one hand, and political processes at varying scales in society on the other.

I am a social scientist, with a background in engineering, innovation policy, innovation studies and science & technology studies (STS), and most recently cultural political economy. Much of my work is done in multi- and interdisciplinary collaborations, spanning social science, natural science, engineering and the humanities. I am a qualitative researcher, and favoured data sources include documents and interviews.

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Nils Röper

I'm a doctoral researcher focusing on the political economy of pension and financial systems.

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Nilufar Ahmed

Background: I have a degree in Psychology, an MSc in Applied Psychology and PhD in Human Geography. I am a Chartered Psychologist and also work as an Intersectional Psychotherapist in private practice. I have worked in community organisations and held various research and teaching positions in universities across England and Wales. I hold positions at a number of charities across the UK.

My research interests are areas of expertise: human behaviour, mental health, inequalities, equality and inclusion, ageing, ethnicity, religion (esp Muslims in the UK), gender and place, racism and representation in Higher Education

My particular interest is in the dynamic interaction of people and place, how people transform the spaces the inhabit, and in turn and changed by those spaces.

My current research focuses on developing trauma informed care and decolonisation of the curriculum.

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Nima Izadyar

Lecturer, Victoria University
Nima Izadyar is a Lecturer with the School of Built Environment, College of Sport, Health and Engineering (CoSHE)., Victoria University. His Field of Research is in Building Science and Techniques, focusing on energy-efficient buildings, ventilation, indoor environment quality, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Building Surveying, and renewable energy.

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Nina Dombrowski

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. My research aims to understand the lifestyle of marine bacteria using the most recent “omic”-techniques. More specifically, my current project tries to unravel the metabolic capacities present in bacterial genomes and their metabolic potential. One topic I am working on deals with bacteria enriched during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, addressing the question how bacteria cope with oil contamination.

I am a biologist with a background in molecular biology. More specifically, I graduated in plant genetics and during my PhD I obtained an additional background in microbiology to better understand how microbes and plants interact. My current goal is to gain a better background in bioinformatics to better be able to tackle the research questions I am interested in.

Currently, I want to understand:
What are the microbes that can be found in marine ecosystems?
How can we use “omics” to uncover novel bacterial lineages?
What are their genomic and metabolic features?

Where I come from:
I did my PhD (just finished this year, in 2015) at the Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne. I investigated how rhizosphere and root-bacterial communities interact with Arabis alpina and two Brassicaceae plant species. I worked on 16S rRNA gene community profiling and also isolated numerous bacteria. The research questions of my PhD were (in a simplified way):
How are bacterial communities affected by their surroundings/ what determines how bacterial communities assemble on plant roots
(i.e. plant species, soil type, flowering time…)?
What is the effect of synthetic bacterial communities on plant growth?

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Nina Mahmoudian

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Nina Mahmoudian's team develops innovative practical solutions for control of individual and multiple autonomous vehicles in harsh dynamic environments, addressing challenges that currently limit the use of autonomous vehicles in unknown complex situations.

Research Interests

Robotics
Marine Robotics
Unmanned Systems
Energy Autonomy
Systems Design
Coordination and Controls

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Nina Sivertsen

Dr Nina Sivertsen is an Indigenous Sámi woman living and working on Kaurna Lands in Australia. She holds a position as Senior Lecturer (Nursing), Flinders University, and Associate Professor, Arctic University of Norway. Her academic work encompasses curriculum design and implementation, with cultural responsiveness in the centre to positively engage students in learning about First Nations health.

In her research, she focuses on community and health systems research in partnership with First Peoples and contributes to restorative policy and practice, especially around women’s health in a socio-political context of assimilation and colonisation. She works in inter-Indigenous settings together with First Nations health professionals from around the world to improve healthcare and health outcomes for all First Nations people.

Nina’s work in the nexus of Indigenous women’s identities, culture, health, and education has led to international recognition as evidenced by her partnerships in Norway, Canada and Australia. She is the recipient of numerous awards; amongst them the 2021 Women in Innovation Award, the 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Innovation in Teaching, as well as being a finalist of the 2021 AFR National Teaching Excellence Awards.

Dr Sivertsen is an active member of many community organisations and academic committees providing space for Indigenous voices within strategic planning, governance, and curriculum. She works with research higher degree students to create new knowledge and build capacity enabling students to fulfil their potential as independent academics and researchers of the future.

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Nina Sylvanus

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Northeastern University
Nina Sylvanus is an associate professor of anthropology at Northeastern University.
She is the author of 'Patterns in Circulation: Cloth, Gender and Materiality in West Africa' (University of Chicago Press). The book tells the rich story of Dutch wax cloth, its global circuits of production and design while highlighting the important role of West African women as agents of taste and history in this global story.

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Nina Van Dyke

Principal Research Fellow at the Mitchell Institute, Victoria University
Since receiving my PhD in 2000, I have worked in research and policy in the areas of public health and education for academic institutions, not-for-profits, and private research companies in the United States and Australia. I have particular interests and expertise in preventive health, survey methodology and research with and about young people.

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Niranjan Shivaram

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University
Research in my group is focused on using coherent extreme-ultraviolet and soft x-ray light generated by the process of high harmonic generation (HHG) to study electron dynamics in atoms, molecules and materials on femtosecond to attosecond time scales. We use the HHG source in combination with wavelength tunable laser pulses from an optical parametric amplifier to obtain time-resolved information using multiple probing schemes. Current focus is on studying ultrafast dynamics near conical intersections in molecules using a new approach based on Optical Kerr-effect Spectroscopy. This will be complemented by photo-electron spectroscopy experiments using a velocity-map imaging spectrometer. In addition to this, we are interested in using X-ray Free Electron Laser sources such as the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to study ultrafast dynamics in molecular systems.

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Nirav Pandya

Associate Professor, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Nirav K. Pandya MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist within the UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, is Vice-Chair of Pediatric Operations and Section Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Dr. Pandya joined the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2012. His areas of interest include sports medicine, arthroscopy, and pediatric trauma as well as general pediatric orthopaedics.

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Pandya received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. While at the University of Chicago, Dr. Pandya was a member of the track and field team, and was elected captain his senior year. He remains one of the top 10 triple jumpers in the school’s history. He then received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

While in medical school, he served as an assistant coach for the University of Chicago track and field team, coaching several national qualifiers in the long and triple jump. Dr. Pandya then went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He served as academic chief resident his final year, and was the recipient of the DeForest Willard Award for outstanding performance. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where he was awarded the Lena Sefton Clark endowed fellowship award, and received further training in general pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric sports medicine, and hip preservation surgery.

Dr. Pandya has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters, and speaks regularly at national conferences.

Dr. Pandya also co-hosts 6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine. This podcast presents the people and stories behind sports medicine at UCSF and our community of learners.

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Nirvana Pillay

Visiting Researcher Wits School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand
I currently hold a Visiting Researcher position at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). I am also a Director of the Sarraounia Public Health Trust, a non-profit research consultancy. Between 1995 and 2005 I held Lecturer positions first at the Department of Sociology, UKZN and and then Wits. I left the academy to consult in the areas of health and development, which I continue to date. From 2015-2019 I completed a PhD in Public Health at Wits and continue to work at the intersection of research and it's translation into policy and practice. As a visiting researcher, I supervise Masters and PhD students, teach, collaborate and offer other academic support at the Department of Sociology and the School of Public Health, Wits.

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Nishtha Manocha

EDHECinfra Senior Research Engineer, EDHEC Business School
Ph.D. Civil Engineering - Senior Research Engineer focused on the role of ESG in the infrastructure sector. Her experience spans the fields of hydrology, climate adaptation and water policy. She completed her PhD from the National University of Singapore. Her dissertation titled ‘Infrastructure Investment under Deep Uncertainty’ focused on decision-making pertaining to infrastructure investments under climatic and anthropogenic uncertainties. She holds a master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resource Management also from the National University of Singapore.

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Nita Prasad

Professor of History, Quinnipiac University
Nita Verma Prasad is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies, specializing in the social history of British colonial India. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley before obtaining a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern history from Georgetown University and a doctorate in South Asian history from the University of California at Berkeley. She has published on various issues in modern Indian history, including women in the British colonial courts, diasporic communities in the Indian Ocean region, Hindu-Muslim relations on the subcontinent, and intersectional analyses of Bollywood film. She is currently working on a project that examines gender within the context of the British colonial medical establishment in India.

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Niusha Jones

Assistant Professor of Marketing, Boise State University
Niusha Jones is an assistant professor of marketing at Boise State University College of Business and Economics. Her academic research focuses on consumer motivations and the psychology of brand and product design, with a particular interest in the effects of design elements on shaping consumers' feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Before joining academia, Niusha spent several years working as a marketing researcher, manager, and consultant for leading international companies.

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Niusha Shafiabady

Associate Professor in Computational Intelligence, Charles Darwin University
Associate Professor Niusha Shafiabady is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Computational Intelligence with many years of professional experience in both academia and industry.
She has held various academic leadership positions for the past 15 years. In addition, she has been involved in the Computational Intelligence industry for 23 years as project consultant/manager, associate head of school, Dean, CEO, chief scientific advisor and ethics committee and academic board member. She has held leadership positions, both in academia and industry.
She is the inventor of a European patented optimization algorithm named after herself and is the copyright holder of “Artificial Intelligence Development Solutions”.
She has published many research articles, particularly in Tier 1 journals, supervised more than 11 Higher Degree Research students and has played significant roles in USD3.3M of grants and is the recipient of several awards and credentials. She has been a finalist for Women in AI Award (WAI 2021) in Australia and New Zealand in the category of ‘AI in Defence’, and Women in Innovation (Winnovation 2020) Award in South Australia for developing Ai-Labz.
She has received post-graduate certificate in pedagogy from the University of Nottingham and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom.
Her key areas of expertise are design and development of smart algorithms for data analysis and interpretation, prediction of different phenomena, clustering and classification of unorganized data and creating smart decisionmaking systems for different applications. The highlight of her work is blending academic knowledge and research findings into industrial applications.
She has created expert decision-making systems for a variety of applications using Artificial Intelligence for solving real-life problems in the following areas:
- Oil & Gas: Pipeline failure detection
- Banking and Finance: Loan repayment prediction
- Transportation: Optimal positioning of police vehicles cameras
- Meteorology: Prediction of wind direction & speed and prediction of flood
- Renewable Energy: Hybrid green energy storage systems
- Economy: Prediction of national investment return
- Environmental Hazards: Power plants explosion and leakage prediction
- Commodity: North Brent crude oil price prediction
- Construction: Crane optimal positioning and maximum load capacity
- Department of Justice: Prediction of rehabilitation of detainees
- Stocks: Prediction of equity prices
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Niusha Shafiabady, PhD.
Curriculum Vitae
- Healthcare: Prediction of diseases using recorded data
Her expertise includes but is not limited to:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
- Data Analysis
- Modelling
- Deep Learning
- Expert System Design
- Optimization
Her ultimate vision is to utilize her expertise in computational and artificial intelligence for improvement of human
life.

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Niven Winchester

Professor of Economics, Auckland University of Technology
Professor Winchester is passionate about using quantitative analysis to make the world a better place. He is an expert in climate policy analysis using computable general equilibrium models. Using these techniques, he has assisted governments in several countries to develop strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Professor Winchester built the Climate Policy Analysis (C-PLAN) model used by the Climate Change Commission to provide policy advice for the New Zealand government.

Professor Winchester also has an interest in sports economics. His research on sports ranking systems was the catalyst for the change to the bonus point system in The Rugby Championship and Super Rugby in 2016.

Professor Winchester is also Co-Editor of the Journal of Global Economic Analysis, a Senior Fellow at Motu Economic & Public Policy Research, and a Principal at Vivid Economics. Prior to joining AUT, he was a Principal Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Niyazi Arslan

Ph.D. Candidate in Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University
I am Niyazi Arslan, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Speech and Hearing Science program at Arizona State University. I am currently conducting research in the Auditory Implant Laboratory directed by Dr. Xin Luo. I have a sincere interest in the technological applications of hearing science, in particular with cochlear implants (CIs). Making a positive impact on people with hearing loss is the source of my deep motivation for research in this field.
https://niyaziarslan.carrd.co/#

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Nkiru Nnawulezi

Associate Professor of Community Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Nkiru Nnawulezi (she/her) is deeply committed to improving social and material conditions for survivors of gender-based violence who experience structural marginalization and stigmatization, specifically survivors of color, survivors living with HIV, queer and trans* survivors, low-income survivors, survivors who are unhoused, survivors with addictions, and survivors with severe mental health conditions.

Her research is grounded in intersectionality, systems, and empowerment theories and actualized through transformative participatory research methods. Transformative research methods are a set of practices that engage community members in the full research process with the aim to create change that transforms community conditions.

Using these methods, she develops, tests, and evaluates multi-level interventions to improve the effectiveness of various housing programs across the domestic violence housing continuum: crisis shelters, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. She is primarily interested in how formal housing interventions can be designed to honor survivors' complexity, increase their power, and sustain their healing.

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Nkweauseh Reginald Longfor

PhD candidate, Sophia University
Nkweauseh Reginald Longfor, an advocate for inclusive sustainable development, is currently a PhD candidate at Sophia University's Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies in Tokyo, Japan. His academic contributions include published articles in prestigious journals, primarily focusing on the convergence of science, technology, environment, and their social impact. Longfor's work underscores the potential of sustainability and innovation in driving positive transformations within emerging economies. He is particularly interested in sustainability transition, waste management, industrial ecology, the circular economy, and urban sustainability.

His current research focuses on the energy transition using biomass waste in Cameroon, a study that examines the obstacles policymakers face during the waste-to-energy transition. His research initiatives also expose the untapped potential of waste-to-energy utilisation in Sub-Saharan Africa and assess these countries' readiness for a transition to a circular economy. Prior to joining Sophia University, Longfor earned his Master's degree from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Japan, where he received the best thesis award. Longfor is passionate about sustainability and believes in the transformative power of science and technology in creating a more sustainable future. He is dedicated to leveraging his expertise to effect positive global change.

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Nnenna Awah

PhD candidate, Department of Food and Nutrition, Sheffield Hallam University
Nnenna Awah is a Doctoral Researcher in Sheffield Hallam University who is currently working on how to optimise the food supply chain through the application of IoT (Internet of Things) and machine learning. Her research is focused on food fraud mitigation to alleviate food insecurity and foster the integrity of the food supply chain using emerging technologies. She is also an Associate Lecturer in the Food and Nutrition Department in Sheffield Hallam University. She has gathered experience in a food research and innovation industry for six years prior to obtaining her Masters Degree in Food Processing Engineering from Teesside University. Her interests include food fraud, food processing, product development, food supply chain, IoT and machine learning.

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Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo

Professor of Technology Law, University of Bradford
Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo is a Professor of Technology Law at the University of Bradford School Of Law. She is also a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University for the 2022-2023 academic session. Before joining the University of Bradford, she was an Associate Professor of Law, and the Head of Law at the School of Business and Law, Buckinghamshire New University, United Kingdom. Her teaching and research interests focus primarily on the intersection of law and technology, especially the governance of digital technologies, digital rights, and rule of law in cyberspace.
Nnenna is internationally recognised for her expertise in areas related to law and technology. She has also been actively involved in shaping academic and policy discourses on the governance of digital technologies. She was a member of the International Law Association Steering Committee on Digital Challenges for International Law. The Committee recently delivered a White Paper on Digital Challenges for International Law available at: Digital Challenges for International Law - Ila Paris 2023. She was recently appointed the Chair of the Cybercrime Working Group of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) and is also a member of the Research Committee of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE). She is the Vice-Chairperson of the African Union Cyber Security Experts Group (AUCSEG) and has been actively involved in advising the African Union Commission (AUC) and African Member States on international, regional and national legal frameworks related to cybersecurity and rule of law in cyberspace, as well as promoting cyber governance in the region.

Nnenna has also been invited to address international organisations, heads of governments and events organised by various foreign ministries and governmental bodies. She presently serves as an African Union delegate to the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes and the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on ICTs. She has written for a range of research projects, journals and media publications, including engaging in various media conversations on issues related to the governance of digital technologies. She has also partnered with various organisations on the delivery of research projects and recently authored a commissioned mapping project on ‘Digital Financial Inclusion’ for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and also authored a commissioned report on the National cybercrime laws of Commonwealth Member States for the Commonwealth Secretariat, United Kingdom. She also serves on the editorial and advisory boards of various academic journals and organisations. She is a member of the Chatham House Cyber Capacity Building Advisory Group, a contributing editor for the ‘Directions’ of the Cyber Direct Project of the European Union Institute for Security Studies, a member of the editorial board of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Journal and a member of the advisory board of the African Journal of Legal Issues in Technology.

Nnenna has served as an expert or consultant for notable organisations such as the Chatham House, the Commonwealth, the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). She is presently the lead consultant for the UNECA cybersecurity projects. She also served as a consultant for the Chatham House Africa and Asia-Pacific Programme on Digital Cooperation – 2021-2022. She was invited by the Commonwealth Secretary General to join an Election Pre-Assessment Mission on election technology and cybersecurity in 2022. She has been a recipient of various awards and fellowships. In 2020, she was named amongst 50 Individuals leading Legal Innovation in Africa at the Africa Legal Innovation Awards.

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