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.


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