The First Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science at North Carolina A&T State University

Earlier this month, Siobahn Day successfully defended her dissertation and earned a Ph.D. in computer science at historically Black North Carolina A&T State University. She is the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in computer science at the university.

Dr. Day’s research focused on how to determine originating sources of statements made on social media outlets. The research aimed to determine the sources of fake news that have become rampant on social media platforms. Her dissertation was entitled, “A Natural Language Processing and Machine-Learning Based Approach to Authorship Attribution of Tweets.”

Dr. Day is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, where she majored in computer science. She hold a master’s degree in computer science from North Carolina A&T State University and a master’s degree in information science from North Carolina Central University in Durham. This fall she will serve as lecturer in the department of computer science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Pew Research Center Provides Insight into Share of Black-Owned Businesses in the United States

Through analyzing data from the United States Census Bureau and the National Science Foundation, the Pew Research Center found that Black-owned businesses make up 3 percent of companies and earn 1 percent of gross revenue in the United States.

Martin Lemellle Appointed the Eleventh President of Grambling State University

Dr. Martin Lemelle has been serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Study Finds Elementary School Teachers More Likely to Discipline Black Boys than White Peers

“It is important to understand how race and racism shape children’s earliest school experiences,” wrote study author, Dr. Calvin Zimmerman. “Even for students as young as 6 years old, schools perpetuate existing social and educational inequalities.”

Johnnetta Betsch Cole Appointed President-In-Residence of the United Negro College Fund Capital Campaign

“With her immense expertise and passion for education, Dr. Cole will play a pivotal role in advancing the goals of our capital campaign and UNCF’s mission of ensuring equal access to higher education for underrepresented students of color,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund.

Featured Jobs