IFIP President Speaks On IT and Security At NCS Conference

International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) President Elect, Mike Hinchey, will be speaking at the 26th National Conference of Nigeria Computer Society tagged “Information Technology for National Safety and Security”. The National Conference will take place at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja-FCT, Nigeria from July 19th to 21st, 2016.

Mike Hinchey will deliver the Goodwill Message during the Opening Ceremony and serve as Keynote Speaker during a Plenary Session on “Innovation in National Safety and Security”. He will give a technical presentation on the topic “Enhancing National Security using Software Systems”.

Mike Hinchey is Director of Lero-the Irish Software Research Centre, a multi-location national research centre funded by Science Foundation Ireland and with a footprint in all of Ireland’s universities. He is also Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick.

Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation (Mathematics) from University of Oxford, UK and PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge, UK. He is a Member of Academia Europaea, Fellow of the British Computer Society, Irish Computer Society, Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, Institute of Engineering Technology and Engineers Australia and Engineers Ireland.

Prior to leading Lero, Hinchey was Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, MD. Hinchey has been previously full professor or visiting professor in UK, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, USA, Japan and Australia.

The President Elect of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) is also Vice President of the Irish Computer Society and Vice Chair of IEEE UK and Ireland.

Established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO, IFIP is the leading global organization in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences.

IFIP is recognized by the UN, as the body representing IT societies from all over the world. The Nigeria Computer Society is a member of IFIP.

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