Jallow conducts workshop, presentations in The Gambia


Oct. 1, 2019

Abdou Karim Jallow, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of health care administration and information systems, hosted a three-day e-government workshop in The Gambia during the summer. While he was in the West African country, he also helped organize the Deep Learning IndabaX The Gambia, a data science and machine learning conference at the University of The Gambia.

Jallow's workshop was part of his research project to form and integrate e-government frameworks for developing economies, choosing The Gambia as a case study country for his research. E-government is the use of information technologies in government to provide public services. More than 30 information technology representatives from 16 government agencies attended the workshop.

The objective of the IndabaX conference was to build a sustainable Pan-African community of artificial intelligence experts, create AI leaders worldwide and recognize excellence in research and application of AI technologies. Jallow presented a paper, "Data Acquisition and Management- Importance of ICT/IS Skills in Data Science," which focused on approaches and technologies to collecting data for machine learning. He participated in a panel discussion that included students, faculty, government officials and business leaders.