Pass-It-On Award Recipients

Foghor T.

Spring 2015 Systers Pass-It-On Award Winner

Foghor holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Computer Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria and an Master’s of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Software. Her MSc research titled Naijaspell: A Novel Unsupervised spellchecker for Nigerian Pidgin, involved applying heuristics humans use in identifying misspellings in words not previously encountered to teach a machine to perform spellchecking for Nigerian Pidgin without an available standard spelling list. Foghor is also a graduate assistant (equivalent to an assistant lecturer) in the department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Nigeria where she teaches second year students from the five departments of the college of technology how to program using C and Matlab. She has also founded a Lean In circle for female students in her department and thereby enabling these young ladies participate in coding workshops and conversations addressing women, technology and leadership. Other volunteer technical activities, Foghor participates in include: serving as the current secretary of the Warri Chapter of the Nigerian Institution of Electrical/Electronic Engineers (NIEEE), advising the NIEEE student chapter of my department and publishing articles addressing issues affecting innovation and technology in Nigeria on FUPRE notice boards.