Dr. Jacinta Chioma

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Dr. (Mrs.) Jacinta Chioma Odirichukwu (Nee Onuoha) is on faculty at the Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. She holds the following qualifications: B.Sc. (First Class Honors), Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State; M.Sc., University of Ibadan, Oyo State; and Ph.D., University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Dr. (Mrs.) Odirichukwu, J.C., previously lectured at Taraba State Polytechnic and Madonna University, Elele Campus, Rivers State, Nigeria. She is an AI and IoT researcher, programmer, data analyst, machine learning engineer, mentor, and seasoned entrepreneur. Her collaborative research, mentoring and entrepreneurial abilities, software, embedded systems, IoT products and research publications could be viewed via her links provided beneath. Her Team spirit had led to the development of Artificial Intelligence Powered Internet of Things (IoT) enabled Solar Power Bank Chargers for Mobile Devices/Laptops. She is currently working on AI-Powered IoT-Enabled Air Quality Monitoring and Data Analytics System research. She is currently a Senior Lecturer.

Biometric Information

  • Name: Odirichukwu Jacinta Chioma
  • Email: chiomajaco6@gmail.com
  • Birthday: 25th July
  • Status: Married
  • Children: 3
  • Degree: PhD

Research Interests

Her research interests are Embedded Systems and Robotics, Programming, Network Security, Artificial Intelligence-Machine Learning and Computer Vision (Deep Learning), NLP, Intelligent (Smart) Systems-Internet of Things, Internet of Robotic Things, IoT Security, Security Monitoring, Database Design and Management, Database Security, Software Development and Microcontroller Programming. She has certificates in Java programming, Oracle, Web Development, Networking, Embedded Systems and Robotics,

She is also the author of the following books; Essentials of Computer Science, Learn Pascal Programming, Fundamentals of Database Systems with Practical approach to Microsoft Access, MySQL, and Oracle SQL, A Simple Practical Guide on JavaScript, A Practical Guide on Computer Systems Laboratory and Application Packages, Survey of Programming Languages and Computer Hardware Systems Design.


Consultancy (IT and Research) 95%
Professional Mentor (Software Development, Research, Career Development and General IT) 95%
Embedded Systems and IoT Designs 75%
Technical Writing 95%
Microsoft Office suite 78%
Database Management and Administration 80%
Data Analysis and Machine Learning Engineering /CMS 87%
CMS 89%
Software Modelling and documentation 55%
Lecturing/Tutoring 100%



Academic Qualifications

First School Leaving Certificate

1985 - 1990

Community School, Okrika –Nweke.

Senior School Certificate

1991 - 1997

Comprehensive Secondary School,Okrika-Nweke, Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo State

B.Sc Computer Science

1999 - 2003

Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State

M.Sc. Computer Science

2011 - 2012

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State

PhD Computer Science

2016 - 2022

University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Professional Experience

Professional Body

  • Nigeria Computer Society - Membership No. 04570
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW) - Membership No. 4583

Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate in Introduction to Embedded System - 2016
  • Certificate in Basic Electronics - 2015
  • Certificate in CCNA - 2014
  • Certificate in Embedded System and Robotics - 2013
  • Certificate in Web Development - 2012
  • Certificate in Java Programming - 2011
  • Certificate in Oracle - 2011
  • Certificate of Completion-Advance Digital Appreciation Program-Tertiary (ADAPT) Training - 2006
  • Certificate in GSM Engineering - 2005

Academic Experience

Position: Senior Lecturer

2022 - Date

Department of Computer Science Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Duties: Teaches Computer Science courses as allocated by the HOD and also handles any other academic duties

Position: Lecturer I

Oct 2018 - 2022

Department of Computer Science Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Duties: Teaches Computer Science courses as allocated by the HOD and also handles any other academic duties

Position: Lecturer II

Oct 2015 - Sept 2018

Department of Computer Science Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Duties: Teaches Computer Science courses as allocated by the HOD and also handles any other academic duties

Position: Assistant Lecturer

Sept 2012- Oct 2015

Department of Computer Science Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Duties: Have taught the following courses: Data Processing Management, Database Management System, Data Communication, Computer Network, Computer and Applications, Computer Hardware Systems, Design and Analysis of Digital Systems, Statistical Computing.

Position: Graduate Assistant

April 2009 - Sept 2012

Department of Computer Science Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Position: Graduate Assistant

Jan 2006 - April 2009

Madonna University, Elele Campus

Duties: Taught Intro to Computer, Visual Basic Programming, Database Management System (SQL), Pascal Programming and performed other duties assigned by the H.O.D.

Academic Services

  • Representative of SICT to SOET Board (May 2023 - Date)
  • SICT Exam Misconduct Committee Member (2021 - Date)
  • Course Adviser for 2015/2016 set (2015 - 2021)
  • CSC Software Club Coordinator (2018 - 2019)
  • CCE B.Sc Project Coordinator (2012 - 2018)
  • B.Sc Project Coordinator (2012 - 2015)
  • CSC 202 Course Coordinator (May - Sept 2015)


Artificial Intelligence:Machine Learning, Computer Vision, NLP; Intelligent (Smart) Systems: Embedded Systems, Microcontroller Programming, Internet of Things, Internet of Things and Robotics; Database Design and Management, Database Security, Software Development:Web Mobile. and Desktop App development,


  • Best Graduated Student in the Department and Faculty respectively,2003, Madonna University - 2003
  • Best Female Footballer - Mau - 2001
  • SOSC TETFUND Research Grant - 2014
  • ASUU PhD Grant - 2017
  • SkillsApp Project Sponsorship - 2020


  • Imo NCS 2nd Annual Conference on It for Economic Development & Enhanced National Security (ITEDENS 2022), March 16-18, 2022.
  • Conference And Lecture Series Programme of SICT In Collaboration with Elect/Elect Department And Mechatronic Department, June 15, 2021.
  • THE 25th iSTEAMS CONFERENCE, Tuesday 14th July, 2020.
  • E-Teaching & Learning Experiences in Africa: The Edo University, Nigeria Case Study, Jul 27, 2020.
  • The University of Lagos Library titled: *Writing without Plagiarism and Proper Citations using Mendeley, Tuesday, July 28, 2020.


Pascal Programming

Onuoha Jacinta Chioma, Learn Pascal Programming in 24 Hours, Ark of Wisdom, Aba, ISBN: 978-2747-16-5 , 2009,227pgs,

Database Design

Prof E. O. P Akpan, **Onuoha Jacinta Chioma, A Practical Approach to Database Design and Management, Ark of Wisdom, Aba, ISBN:978-2873-268, 2009, 162pgs

Computer Science

Prof E. O. P Akpan, **Onuoha J. Chioma, Igboanugo N. Elsie, Essentials of Computer Science, BookWorth, Enugu, ISBN: 978-8008-84-4, 2009, 480pgs

Guide On JavaScript

Odirichukwu, J.C. A Simple Practical Guide On JavaScript, Amazon Publishing, ASIN: B0BL7ZRPZK, 2022, 66 pgs

Database Systems

Odirichukwu J.C. Fundamentals of Database Systems with Practical Approach to Ms Access, MySQL, and Oracle SQL, ISBN: 978-59194-3-4, Premier Publishers Ltd, Owerri, Imo, pg195.

Programming Languages

Odirichukwu, J.C., Survey Of Programming Languages, Amazon Publishing, ASIN: B0BTZBMCJY, 2023, 92 pgs.

Some Published Papers

  • Atabong.T.A, Onyesanya M.O, **Onuoha C.J., Eleoba, P.C, Nwokoro, N.E, Okolie S.A, and Gideon A.N. A computational and Mathematical Model for Biological Pattern Formation, Tropical Journal of Biomedical and Allied Sciences Research-TJBASR, 2008,ISSN:1578-0478, Vol 2(1), 89-96 and 172-176.
  • J.C Onuoha & J.N Odii, Improved Elevator System using Fuzzy Logic. Computing, Information Systems & Development Informatics Journal. An International Journal of The African Institute of Development Informatics & Policy, PearlRichards Foundation, University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Ghana in Conjunction with The Creative Research & Technology Evaluation Networks Ibadan, Nigeria,ISSN:2167-1710, Vol. 3. No. 4 September 2012.
  • J.C Odirichukwu, Tonye Lekara, J.N Odii, Banking Queue System in Nigeria. Computing, Information Systems, Development Informatics and Allied Research Journal. An International Journal of The African Institute of Development Informatics & Policy, in Conjunction with The Research Nexus African Network & the International Institute for Science, Technology & Education (IISTE), ISSN: 2167-1710, Vol 5 No , March, 2014, http://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/CIS/article/view/12008.
  • J.C Odirichukwu, Thunderstorm: Effect and Safety Measures on Human and Electronic/ICT Devices. An article in NACOSS magazine-maiden Edition, 2014.
  • J.C Odirichukwu, E.C Nwokorie, G.I Asimole, Deanwi Tonye Lekara, Online Students’ Project Archive with Integration of Document Clustering and Annotation. An International on Advances in Multidisciplinary & Scientific Research (AIMS), ISBN: 978-8008-84-4, Vol. 1, No. 2.,2015, http://www.isteams.net/aims-2015-series.


Owerri, Imo State

chiomajaco6@gmail.com; jacinta.odirichukwu@futo.edu.ng