I am currently a computer science PhD Candidate at the University of North Texas under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Ludi. I have a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering. My research areas include Human Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Accessibility, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.
Along with being a full time student and researcher, i have several things that i am passionate about, some of them include:
I am zealous about promoting and encouraging underrepresented minority women and girls in science and technology fields, in particular women of color in STEM in the United States and Nigeria. I currently volunteer as a mentor and instructor in several organizations aimed at promoting underrepresented minority women in STEM.
I am interested in making computer science education and programming more accessible for people with disabilities. My research has focused on creating an accessible programming environment for people with visual impairment via the block-based programming language Blockly, using screen readers, keyboard shortcuts and speech recognition.
Another interest of mine is the intersection of fashion and technology. I have always had a love for fashion and that coupled with me being in the technology field has made me particularly interested in the ways to use technology to design aesthetically pleasing products and experiences. My knowledge of the two has landed me internships in companies like Macy's, BloomingDale and Nordstrom.
"I see Obianuju as an all-rounder student who excels in our program in various ways, including as a top student in her courses, as a researcher, as a teaching fellow, and in our community. She is a unique and confident student who stands out from the crowd with high motivation to work hard and to make a difference in the world. She takes part in numerous volunteering activities in our department and is a role model to many students."— Shraddha Piparia
"It’s rare that you come across well-rounded talent like Obianuju. I had the pleasure of working with Obianuju for 12 weeks during her internship at Macy’s, I supervised her on several team projects. Above all, I was impressed with Obianuju’s good-natured personality and her knowledge of several concepts, ranging from software development to machine learning and artificial intelligence, enabling her work on multiple projects across teams. I believe her presence made a dramatic difference in the productivity level of our team."— Andrea Morandi
"I’ve had the opportunity to meet Obianuju as she was a student in my Fall 2019 graduate Machine Learning course. Out of a class of 40 graduate students, she was one of the top 2 students by percentage points, but that does not adequately address the combination of scholastic achievement and professional collegiality that she possesses, which puts her well beyond being only one of the best machine learning students I’ve had."— Mark Albert