CURRENT STUDENTS

Postdoctoral Fellows

Alaa Alslaity
Postdoctoral Fellows, Mitacs intern 2021 - Present Dalhousie University, Canada.


Research area: Drawing from disciplines such as Machine Learning (ML), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Persuasive Technology, and Social Sciences, I introduce approaches to help design systems that enhances users' experience.

PhD.

Oladapo Oyebode
PhD. 2019 - Present Dalhousie University, Canada.


Research area: My research interests cover Persuasive Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Affective Computing, Adaptive Computing, and Health Informatics with the aim of developing Persuasive and Adaptive Systems for Behaviour Change in Health and Wellness.
Chinenye Ndulue
PhD. 2019 - Present Dalhousie University, Canada.


Research: Tailoring persuasive games to various user characteristics, targeted at diverse domains that affect human behaviour which includes health, security etc. Projects include: STD PONG, STD PONG 2.0, ROCK EVADERS, Phisher Crush, and COVID Dodge. See more at my website
Felwah Alqahtani
PhD. 2017- present Dalhousie University


Research: Persuasive mobile applications to improve mental health and well-being.
Sanaz Adel Alipour
PhD. 2021- present Dalhousie University


Research: Cyber-Security
Noora Aldenaini
PhD. 2017- present Dalhousie University


Research: Designing a Persuasive Technology System to Motivate Physical Activity and Discourage Sedentary Behavior for Adults.
Makuochi Nkwo
PhD. 2016 - present Ebonyi State University


Research area: Understanding and designing culturally appropriate technology interventions which can be used to support users to adopt positive and healthy lifestyles. His aim is to allow indigenous people to claim back power through community participation during the conceptualization, design, and implementation of technology systems. I am actively working in domains such as Sustainable Future, Health, eCommerce, Education, and the Workplace.
Hamed Jelodar
Visiting PhD Student 2021 Dalhousie University


Research area: I am broadly interested in text data mining based on AI/NLP methods, including related areas such as information retrieval, machine/deep learning, information and social networks, natural language processing, and health informatics.

MSc.

Mona Alhasani
2018 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Designing mobile application as an intervention for stress management.
Ravishankar Subramani Iyer (Ravi)
MCS. 2019 - Present Dalhousie University, Canada.


Research area: Exploring usability and user experience in smartphone-based games.
Ronit Umeshbhai Desai
MCS. 2019 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Majorly interested in Brain Computer Interfaces and currently working on democratizing Neuroscience experiments.
Ashfaq Adib
MCS. 2020 - Present Dalhousie University, Canada.


Research area: Adopting persuasive strategies to mitigate gaming addiction.
Anirudh Ganesh
MCS. 2020 - Present Dalhousie University, Canada.


Research area: Interested in Persuasive Games, Affective Computing. Developed TreeCare - A persuasive game to curb sedentary behaviour. Designed and Developed PermaRun - A persuasive game to improve user awareness and self-efficacy towards secure smartphone behaviour
Jaisheen Kour Reen
2020 - present Dalhousie University


Research area:Interested in behavior change via mobile intervention. Working on stress management application.
Aniefiok Friday
2020 - present Dalhousie University


Research area:My research involves communicating health information to patients using colours as a means of improving interaction or engagement in their general healthcare.
Ifeanyi Paul Odenigbo
MCS. 2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Persuasive Technology
Biebelemabo Selema
MDI. 2020 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Electronic record and Healthcare data biases resulting from age, race and gender
Joseph Ufiem Orji
MCS. 2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Persuasive Technology
Eneze Chimamaka
MCS. 2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Persuasive Technology
Sena Okuboyejo
MDI. 2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Health Behaviour change and Mobile technologies, Scientometric and Content Analysis, Applied Machine Learning
Pratyasha Bhattacharya
MCS. 2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Persuasive Technology for behaviour change, self-awareness and intervention for mental health, interactive system for patients.

Bachelors' Degree

Shiloh McMullen
BA Psychology: 2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area:My research involves mobile phone addiction and personality factors associated with problematic use.

Research Interns

Marsha Melis
2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: My research involves designing and discovering the influence of persuasive computer games to promote health and wellness.
Rucha Kulkarni
2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Working on Persuasive Technology Systems to motivate desirable behaviour change in humans.
Uditi Sharma
2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Persuasive Technology
Nduaguibe Stanley
2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Working on persuasive apps for behavioural health change using AR technology.
Darlington Daniel
2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: persuasive technologies in augmented and virtual reality, games, and games for health and wellness
Tata Othow
2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: A persuasive Game for Financial Literacy among African Canadian.
Smriti Jha
2021 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: AI driven Persuasive Technologies for improving mental health and HCI for wellness
Amelia Hernandez Beltran
Research Volunteer 2020 - present Dalhousie University


Research area: Persuasive Teachnology

ALUMNI

PhD.

Abdulhadi Alqarni
Graduated, 2018 Abdulhadi Alqarni, PhD. Dalhousie University

MSc.

Adenrele Oduntan
MEC. 2019 - 2021 Dalhousie University


Research area: My research involves sentiment analysis in MHealth Applications
Dinesh Mulchandani
MCS. 2019 - 2021 Dalhousie University, Canada.


Research area: Emotion recognition and adaptive persuasive technology.
Boma Graham-Kalio
2018 - 2021 Dalhousie University


Research area: Analyzing COVID-19 data using health behaviour theories and Machine Learning classification models.
Najla Almutari
2017 - 2019 Dalhousie University


Research area: Persuasive Mobile Applications for motivating Physical Activity.
Ghazayil Alkhalifah
2017 - 2019 Dalhousie University


Research area: Integrated Mobile application for co-monitoring children with health conditions during school hours.
Nazia Asad
2018 - 2020 Dalhousie University


Research area: Factors Influencing Women's Breastfeeding Behaviour
Banu chitra Suruliraj
2018 - 2020 Dalhousie University


Research area: Multimodal Mobile sensing applications to predict mental illness for early intervention and therapy.
Tolulope Olaganju
2018 - 2020 Dalhousie University


Research area: Usability Issues in Ecommerce Mobile Applications In Africa
Olashile Adebimpe
2017 - 2019 Dalhousie University
Oladapo Oyebode
MSc. 2019 - Transfered to PhD


Research area: AI-driven and Adaptive Persuasive Technology for Enhancing Physical Health and Well-being
Chinenye Ndulue
MSc. 2018 - 2019 Dalhousie University, Canada.


Research: The field of Persuasive Technology with a specific interest in Persuasive Games, targeted at diverse domains that affect human behaviour which includes health, security etc. Projects include: STD PONG, STD PONG 2.0, ROCK EVADERS and Phisher Crush. See more at my website
Asad Khan
2018 - 2019 Dalhousie University

Research Interns

Viktoriia Shvets
Mitacs Summer Research Internship 2019 Dalhousie University


Research area: My research involves discovering the influence of persuasive computer games on the forming child's nutrition habits and healthy lifestyle.
Devansh Maurya
Mitacs Globalink Research Internship 2019 Dalhousie University


Research area: Worked on TreeCare, a persuasive exergame for promoting physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among adults.
Jennifer Kpolu
Research Internship 2019 Dalhousie University


Research area: Exploring Factors Influencing Breastfeeding Behaviours Based on Tweets using Machine Learning and Thematic Analysis

Externally Supervised Students

Ezea Jonathan
PhD 2017 Nnamdi Azikiwe University - co-supervised with Virginia Ejiofor
Akajiobi Francis
MSc. 2016 - 2018 Nnamdi Azikiwe University- Cosupervised with Dr. Boniface Ekechukwu
Obinna Osigwe
MSc. 2016 - 2018 Nnamdi Azikiwe University- Co-supervised with Dr. Virginia Ejiofor
Arinze Chukwuebuka Kingsley
MSc. 2016 - 2018 Nnamdi Azikiwe University- Co-supervised with Virginia Ejiofor
Akpunonu Etim Monday
MSc. 2016 - 2018 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Elechi Sorochi
MSc. 2017 Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Cosupervised with Dr. Virginia Ejiofor
Agwuncha Echezona
MSc. 2017 Nnamdi Azikiwe University- Cosupervised with Boniface Ekechukwu
Onuorah Chukwuemeka Chinwenite
MSc. 2016 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria


Research area: Mobile app. for maternal & infant health in rural Africa
AC Atienze
BSc. 2017 Research Assistant. University of Waterloo
Joseph Tu
BSc. 2017 Research Assistant. University of Waterloo
Yifeng Li
BSc. 2017 Research Assistant. University of Waterloo
Alvin Lee
BSc. 2017 Research Assistant. University of Waterloo
Chinedu Oguaghamba
BSc. 2014 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
Chiamaka Ikeanyi
BSc. 2014 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
Philip Azubogu
BSc. 2013 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.