Adegboyega Akinsiku







Participant: PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium, 2014

Adegboyega Akinsiku
Department: Human-Centered Computing
Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)




The purpose of this project is to explore the potential of upcoming wearable technology platforms for improving interaction between instructors and students in the classroom setting. This project will explore issues related to wearable computing technologies in classroom settings before these technologies are widely available, providing an opportunity to direct the development of wearable computing technology and applications.



Adegboyega (Ade) Is a recent graduate of Howard University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in Computer Engineering. He is currently pursuing my master of science degree in Human-Centered Computing at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Ade has a special interest, not limited to, in ubiquitous/pervasive computing and the use of embedded systems within appropriate and assistive technology. Ade has a strong passion to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to future collegiate students, not only within academia, but within entrepreneurship. He hopes to promote the importance of research and development, and the need for development within fields such as appropriate technology.



I have research experience in computer vision, micro-controller design, and computational science. I have conducted research abroad at Ateneo de Manila (Philippines) University where I worked with a team of students to develop a hardware interface that will enable an amputee to control a robotic arm using a brain-computer interface. My future research goal is to design appropriate computing systems for the developing world to improve the overall quality of life.



  1. Cornell Cup USA, presented by Intel 2013 , Walt Disney World, Florida. Finalist & Team Group Member , “Sustainable Drinking Water Device.” Selected as finalist to exhibit an embedded system device created to detect harmful pathogens and turbidity within water and appropriately purify the water.
  2. International Conference on Appropriate Technology (ICAT) 2012 , Pretoria, South Africa. Presenter. Presented on HU-EWB “ Water is Life: Harvesting and Biosand Tretment,” project.
  3. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM 2013 , Washington, DC. Finalist & Presenter. Selected to present on research project, “Controlling a Robotic Hand using a Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interface.”
  4. National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2013 , University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Finalist & Presenter. Selected to present on research project, “Controlling a Robotic Hand using a Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interface.”


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