Dr. Gloria Opoku-Boateng Osardu is a US-based Ghanaian Researcher and Scientist who went abroad to further her education after completing her first-degree course in Ghana and now holds a PhD.
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Gloria, who is just 27 years old, completed her first degree at Valley View University and later traveled to the United States to further her education.
Being a member of a family that has an eagle-eye on education and excellence in life, Dr. Opoku-Boateng Osardu finds great joy in the quest for knowledge and its application to understanding human cognition. She received her PhD in Information Systems at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) with a dissertation research investigating brain fitness games as an intervention for the age-related cognitive decline in healthy older adults.
In simple terms, her research holds a purpose of looking into how certain games that need a lot of thinking ability can be used to help old people who tend to lose the ability to reason. You know when they say old people think like babies? Yeah.. she doesn’t want old people to think like babies.
Dr. Gloria Opoku-Boateng Osardu is now a PhD UX Researcher/ Scientist at Northrop Grumman, a leading global aerospace, and security company, and with a vast interest in technology and research, she has worked with the likes of IBM, Google and other high profile tech companies as a User Experience (UX) Research Scientist.
Throughout her time at UMBC, Dr. Opoku-Boateng received scholarships and grants from IBM, Google, LinkedIn and Xerox, and participated in several conferences, including the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference, AMIA conference for informatics professionals, engineering-focused Global Students Forum, and Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology.