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Olumuyiwa Sunday ASAOLU obtained a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) (1991). From the same institution, he earned M.Sc in Engineering Analysis (1995), and PhD in Engineering Analysis (2002) as only recipient till date. He was a trainee Civil/Systems Engineer with Zentech Nig Ltd before joining the engineering faculty of UNILAG in 1995. He was an exchange-student at the doctoral level at the University of Oklahoma, USA in 1999 and a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Tennessee, USA between Nov 2003 and Oct 2005. He is currently a full Professor of Systems Engineering at UNILAG. He has successfully supervised and mentored several doctoral candidates.
Dr. Asaolu served as the Acting Head of the Department between Aug 2010 - July 2012 and Aug 2014 - July 2017. His research interests and publications cover Artificial Intelligence, Systems Modeling and Analysis. He has conducted and published original work in robotics path planning, solving simultaneous non-linear equations, word-processing and translation of African languages, etc. He is a recipient of several scholarly awards including: Nigerian Best Researcher Software Developer (2001), the World Academy of Sciences & Inter Academy Panel Young Scientist for 2009. His research team has obtained a Patent for laughter as a biometric. Several outlets acclaimed the news of the published research including US Homeland Security Newswire, US Department of Defense on Twitter, Russian TechNews, UK Sciencespot, etc.
Dr. Asaolu is Founder/Chairman of Lainos international Limited, a co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Performance Evaluation And Selection Limited (PEAS Ltd), as well as a minority Investor in Alajo Technologies Limited . He is a registered Engineer and member/Fellow of several professional bodies. His hobbies include music, reading, chess and writing of religious articles. He is married and blessed with children. 


 

[CV October 2022]

Work Experience
Lecturer
Systems Engineering Department, University of Lagos – Lagos, 
November 1995 to Present
Duties: Teaching/Examining/Advising, Research, Service, etc.

  • Professor of Systems Engineering (Artificial Intelligence), University of Lagos, Nigeria. Oct 1st 2021 – Date 
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering Dept., University of Lagos, Nigeria. Jan 17th, 2018 – Sep 30th, 2021
  • Senior Lecturer, Systems Engineering Dept., University of Lagos, Nigeria. Oct 1st 2008 – Jan 16th, 2018
  • Lecturer 1, Systems Engineering Dept., University of Lagos, Nigeria. Oct 1st 2002 – Sep 30th, 2008
  • Lecturer 2, Systems Engineering Department, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Oct 1st 1999 - Sep 30th, 2002
  • Assistant Lecturer, Engineering Analysis Unit, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Nov 7th 1995 - Sep 30th, 1999

Courses Taught and Examined (* denotes recent / current session)


Diploma
 1. Introductory Maths I
 2. Introductory Physics II
 3. Office Applications for Desktop Publishing

Undergraduate
 1. Engineering Pure Mathematics
 2. Engineering Applied Mathematics
 3. Introduction to Engineering Computing 
 4. Engineering Computer Graphics
 5. Engineer in Society (Co-Instructor)
 6. Calculus of Several Variables
 7. Operational Methods*
 8. Mathematical Modeling for Artificial Intelligence Systems
 9. Technical Communications
 10. Stochastic Models (Co-Instructor)
 11. Mechanics of Robotic Systems I
 12. Mechanics of Robotic Systems II
 13. Computer Graphics 
 14. Control of Robots and Human Arms*
 15. Differential Equations II
 16. Numerical Methods I 
 17. Numerical Methods II
 18. Artificial Intelligence
 19. Industrial Engineering
 20. Mechatronics and Robotic Systems
 21. Mechatronics and Robotic Systems II*
 22. Engineering Calculus III*


Postgraduate
 1. Research Methods in Engineering*
 2. Artificial Intelligence / Expert Systems with Application to Engineering Problems*
 3. Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-based Systems*
 4. Introduction to Neural Networks and Applications
 5. Linear and Non-linear Systems
 6. Decision Analysis and Games Models (Co-Instructor)
 7. Special Topics in Engineering Analysis*

Foreign-Undergraduate
 1. Software Development with Microsoft Visual Basic [at UT, USA 2003-2005]
 2. Integrated Product, Process and Manufacturing System Design [at UT, USA]
 3. Human Factors [at UDayton, USA via COIL 2019]

Foreign-Postgraduate
 1. Integrated Manufacturing Systems (Co-Instructor) [at UT, USA]

Post-doctoral Researcher & Lecturer
Industrial and Information Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Tennessee -
Knoxville, TN. 
November 2003 to October 2005
Worked on LEIC-CIDER funded research. UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center Research Grant:
$30,000 for “Hybrid Neuro-fuzzy Expert System for Crime Investigation” (co-Investigator)

Civil / Systems Engineer
Zentech Int’l Nigeria Limited - Lagos
April 1995 to October 1995

  • Trained in general engineering practice; such as meeting with clients, making presentations and   reports, costing a service, etc.
  • Functioned as Civil & Systems Engineer
  • Learned to use and demonstrate Zentech (in-house developed) packages such as programs Pipeline and Flexriser for the static and dynamic analysis and design sub-sea pipelines and flexible risers and Strucad*3D for the analysis and design of structures.

Civil Engineer (NYSC)
HQ. 41 Division, Nigerian Army Engineers - Kaduna
September 1991 to August 1992

  • Analyzed and designed structures
  • Produced structural drawings
  • Co-operated with the Quantity Surveyor for the production of B.O.M and B.O.Q
  • Scheduled job planning for the renovation works at military barracks and depots
  • Member, Site Inspection Team

Education
Postdoc in Industrial and Information Engineering
University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
November 2003 to October 2005
PhD in Engineering Analysis
University of Lagos - Lagos
September 1996 to May 2002
Took courses at doctoral level (Exchange Student) in Industrial Engineering
University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
January 1999 to May 1999
Foundation PG Course in Model Simplification for Large Systems
National Mathematical Center, Abuja, Nigeria
October 1997
MSc in Engineering Analysis
University of Lagos - Lagos
October 1993 to June 1995
BSc in Civil Engineering
University of Lagos - Lagos
October 1986 to June 1991
 
Skills
OS: MS Windows, MS DOS, LINUX (Red Hat), Productivity: Microsoft Office, Open Office, Adobe Suite,
Programming/Design: Visual Studio, Micromedia Suite, MATLAB, Mathematica, MatCAD, AutoCAD, Win32 API, DirectX, ActiveX Development, HTML, XML, PHP, JavaScript, ASP, VBScript, VBA
Decision Support Systems e.g. POM, AHP, QSB+, @RISK,
Learning Management Systems: BlackBoard/ Moodle/ Mooc /Isidore /UNILAG-LMS
Other tools: SAP, Google Tools, Zoom, SurveyMonkey, Installers, Compression, Antivirus, etc.

Competencies and Interests

  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Systems Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Project Management

Awards
Best Researcher / Engineering Presentation at the UNILAG Research Conference & Fair
Came 2nd in 2017, 3rd in 2011, 1st in 2007
Award for immense contributions/support for young scientists/researchers in Nigeria
May 2015
Received at 5th General Assembly of the Nigerian Young Academy at FUTMINNA, Niger State
Inter-Academy Panel (IAP) / The World Academy of Sciences “Young Scientist Award for 2009”
February 2010
$10,000 from IAP with matching-grant of N1.5M from the Nigerian Academy of Science for my winning proposal, which was one out of four selected from about 60 Young Scientists nominated by national academies to the World Economic forum. Project - “Localization of Lainos World edutainment software
to selected international languages and a study of its effectiveness as a learning tool.”
“Best Software Developer” (Researcher Category)
March 2001
At 5th Nigerian Software Exhibition, by Computer Association of Nigeria (now Nigeria Computer
Society). My product - Paradigm Lingua [the first multi-lingual word-processor and translator for
Nigerian languages] was awarded “Most Commercially Viable Software.”
Prof. E.E. Okon Prize
July 1987
“Distinguished Performance & Best Student in 100 Level Engineering Pure Mathematics With A Score
Not Less Than Ninety Percent,” at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos.
Best Science and Overall Best Year IV Student, also appointed the Senior Prefect (Head Boy)
June 1985
Most prestigious of prizes won at Ibadan Boys High School
 
Groups
Society for Automation, Control and Instrumentation of Nigeria
June 2018 to Present
Institute for Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria
(IORMS)
June 2014 to Present
The national professional body for OR. Has been 1st Vice President since Nov 2015. Was Acting
President from July 2017 to March 2018 when foundation President died till another was elected.
Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
September 2013 to Present
Nigerian Society of Engineers
September 2012 to Present
Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers
September 2012 to Present
Nigerian Young Academy
August 2010 to August 2016
The national academy for distinguished young scientists, was one of the two initiators having been
nominated to World Economic Forum Young Scientists meeting in Dalian, China, 2009
Global Young Academy
February 2010 to February 2013
Global body of foremost young scientists
Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers, USA
December 2004 to November 2006
Nigeria Computer Society
May 2001 to Present
 
Patent
RP: NG/PT/NC/2021/5235, Date of Patent: 11/02/2021, Date of Sealing: 27/09/2021
Details of Patent Owner: Olumuyiwa Sunday ASAOLU, Oluwatoyin Pius POPOOLA, Comfort Oluwaseyi FOLORUNSO (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Title of Invention: A Method and System for Automated Person Identification/Authentication and Gender Recognition using Laughter.

Manuscripts in press

  • Akano, T. T., Asaolu, O. S., Ganiyu, R. A., Neye-Akogo, C., and James, C. C. (2023). ‘Process Optimization of Engineering Work Request in an Offshore Environment.’ Journal of Engineering, Project and Production Management, 13(1). [Publisher is Sciendo for Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management USA, website: DOI: 10.32738/JEPPM-2023-0003  Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing]

Publications
Books Edited

  • O. S. Asaolu & T. A. Fashanu (2019), Innovations and Advances in Emerging Technologies: Festschrift in honour of Distinguished Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe. [Publisher is UNILAG Press, Lagos, Nigeria. Type: National, Contribution: Conception, Design, Editing]
  • Ibidapo-Obe O., Longe H.O.D., Asaolu O. S. and Sennaike O.A. (2014) “OLAYIDE ABASS: On Dynamics of an Evolving Knowledge Society,” UNILAG Festchrift Group, University of Lagos Press.  Type: National, Contribution: Design, Editing

Journal Articles
[International / Foreign]

  • Olumuyiwa S. Asaolu, Temitope G. Jaiyeola, Mojisola R. Usikalu, Ezra Gayawan, Olubunmi Atolani, Oluyomi S. Adeyemi (2022), “U-index: A new Universal metric as unique indicator of researcher's contributions to academic knowledge,” Scientific African, Volume 16, e01231, ISSN 2468-2276 [Publisher is Elsevier B.V. on behalf of African Institute of Mathematical Sciences / Next Einstein Initiative, website: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2022.e01231, Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • M. S. Osigbemeh, O. S. Asaolu and A. N. Nwachukwu (2022), ‘Sustainable Solar Power from Wall Mounted Photovoltaics.’ Energy Systems, 13(1):1-16. [Publisher is Springer Nature, website: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12667-021-00497-x  Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Folorunso C.O, Popoola O.P. and Asaolu O. S. (2020), ‘Laughter Signature, a new approach to Gender Recognition.’ Engineering Reports. 2(11):1-12. [Publisher is John Wiley & Sons, Inc., website: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/eng2.12267  Contribution: Conception, Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Folorunso C.O, Asaolu O. S. & Popoola O.P. (2020), ‘Laughter Signature: A Novel Biometric Trait for Person Identification.’ International Journal of Biometrics 12(3):283-300. [Publisher is Inderscience Publishers, website: https://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=108480  Contribution: Conception, Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Atolani O., Adeyemi O.S., Agunbiade F.O., Asaolu O. S., Gayawan E., Jaiyeola T.G., Usikalu M.R., Unuabonah, E.I. (2019), “Globafricalisation and Sustainable Development: Research and Researchers’ Assessments, ‘Publish or Perish’, Journal Impact Factor and other Metrifications.” [Monograph of 129 pages, equal-ranked authors as all jointly contributed to Conception, Design, Writing and Interpretation. Publisher is SCIENDO (De Gruyter), website: https://doi.org/10.2478/9783110671049
  • N. O. Orieke, O. S. Asaolu, T. A. Fashanu & O. A. Fasanmade (2019), A Coupled Insulin and Meal Effect Neuro-Fuzzy Model for the Prediction of Blood Glucose Level in Type 1 Diabetes Miletus Patients.” Annals of Science and Technology: an Official Journal of the Nigerian Young Academy, 4(1):1-15 [Publisher is SCIENDO (De Gruyter), website: https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/ast/ast-overview.xml , Contribution: Conception, Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Osigbemeh M, Michael Onuu & Asaolu O. S. (2017), “Design and Development of an Improved Traffic Light Control System using Hybrid Lighting System.” Elsevier Science 4(1):88-95  [Publisher is Elsevier, website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-traffic-and-transportation-engineering-english-edition/ , Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Theophilus A. Fashanu & Olumuyiwa S. Asaolu (2013), “A Hybrid Neural Diagnostics Model for Continuous Estimation of Reliability in Intricate Engineering Systems.” International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 4(12):7-11, Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing
  • Osigbemeh S. M. & Asaolu O. S. (2013), “Faults Analysis and Simulation in Electronic Circuit Boards.” International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 3(3):538-542. Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing
  • Asaolu O. S. & Fashanu T. A (2012),Adoption of ICT and its Comparative Impact on Private and Public High Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria.” International Journal of Science and Emerging Technologies, 3(1):1-6 [Publisher is Exceling Tech Publishing Ltd, UK, website: http://ojs.excelingtech.co.uk/ , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O. S., Olunloyo V.O.S. & Ibidapo-Obe O. (2011), “A Dynamic Obstacle-Avoidance Scheme for Autonomous Robots.” International Journal of Science and Emerging Technologies, 2(1):1-11 [Publisher is Exceling Tech Publishing Ltd, UK, website: http://ojs.excelingtech.co.uk/, Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O. S. & Ogbemhe J. (2009), “A Decision Support Tool for Basin Irrigation in Northern Nigeria,” Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology, 3(02), 295-306. [Publisher is Maejo University, China, website: http://www.mijst.mju.ac.th/ , Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Ibidapo-Obe O. & Asaolu O. S. (2006), “Optimization Problems in Applied Sciences: From Classical Through Stochastic To Intelligent MetaHeuristic Approaches,22: 1-18; contributed chapter in Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, edited by Badiru A.B, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, New York. Contribution: Interpretation, Writing
  • Asaolu O. S. (2006), “On the Emergence of New Computer Technologies,” IEEE Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 9(1), 335-343. [Publisher is ETS in affiliation with IEEE, website: www.ifets.ieee.org  and www.ifets.info , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Badiru A.B., Asaolu O. S. & Omitaomu H.O. (2005),“Eyewitness Information Management System Using Neuro-fuzzy Classification Schemes,” Journal of Information Science and Technology,2 (3), 49-64.  [Publisher is Information Institute USA, website: www.jist.info, Contribution: Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Ibidapo-Obe O., Asaolu O. S. and Badiru A.B (2002): A New Method for the Numerical Solution of Simultaneous Non-Linear Equations. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Elsevier Science Inc. 125,133-140  [Publisher is Elsevier, website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-mathematics-and-computation/ , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Ibidapo-Obe O., Asaolu O. S. And Badiru A.B (2001): Generalized Solutions of the Pursuit Problem in Three Dimensional Euclidean Space. Applied Mathematics & Computation, Elsevier Science Inc. 119, 35-45  [Publisher is Elsevier, website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-mathematics-and-computation/ , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Ibidapo-Obe O., Asaolu O. S. and Badiru A.B (1998): Optimal and Multi-Criteria Probabilistic Design of Homogenous Beams. Engineering Design & Automation, John Wiley & Sons Inc. 4(4), 335-341 [Publisher is John Wiley USA, website: https://www.bookdepository.com/Journal-Engineering-Design-Automation-Parsaei/9780471110385 , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]

National

  • Abubakar Ademola RAJI, Olumuyiwa Sunday ASAOLU & Theddeus Tochukwu AKANO, (2022), ‘Joint Space Robot Arm Trajectory Planning Using Septic Function.’ ABUAD Journal of Engineering Research and Development 5(1):134-146 [Publisher is Faculty of Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, website: http://ajerd.abuad.edu.ng/volume-5-issue-1/, Contribution: Conception, Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O.S., Folorunso C.O., Popoola O.P., Oyeyemi O.M., Oranya L. and Cummings F. (2021), “UNILAG Laughter Corpus- A Local Laughter Event Dataset.” ABUAD Journal of Engineering Research and Development, 4(2):43-55. [Publisher is Faculty of Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, website: http://ajerd.abuad.edu.ng/volume-4-issue-2-december-2021/, Contribution: Conception, Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Popoola O.P., Folorunso C.O., Asaolu O. S., Joshua J.J. and Oyeyemi M.D (2020), “Person Identification System from Speech and Laughter Using Machine Learning Algorithms.” Journal of Engineering Research, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, 25(2):173-191. [Publisher is Faculty of Engineering UNILAG, website: http://jer.unilag.edu.ng/article/view/1000, Contribution: Conception, Design, Interpretation]
  • Oduwole O. E., Asaolu O. S. & Osigbemeh M. S. (2019), “ShortestRoute: A Mobile Application for Route Optimisation Using Digital Map.” Aridzone Journal of Engineering and Technology, 15(4):1038-1048. [Publisher is the Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria, website: https://www.azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/162, Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • O.S. Asaolu & O. Ibidapo-Obe (2019), “Software localization pioneering effort in Nigeria: Paradigm Lingua Software.” [Chapter 1 in Innovations and Advances in Emerging Technologies, Publisher is UNILAG Press. Pp 33-39, Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O. S., Fashanu T. A., Fasanmade O. A. & Orieke N. O. (2019), “A Review of Advances in Modeling and Prediction of Blood Glucose Level in Diabetes Mellitus.” [Chapter 12 in Innovations and Advances in Emerging Technologies, Publisher is UNILAG Press. Pp 207-223, Contribution: Conception, Design, Writing]
  • Folorunso C. O., Asaolu O. S. and Popoola O. P. (2019). “A Review of Voice-Base Person Identification: State-of-the-Art.” Covenant Journal of Engineering Technology (CJET) 3(1):36-57 [Publisher is Covenant University, Ogun State, Nigeria. website: https://journals.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/index.php/cjet/article/view/1635 Contribution: Conception, Design, Writing]
  • T. T. Akano & O. S. Asaolu (2018), “Stability Analysis of Fluid-Conveying Beams using Artificial Intelligence.” FUOYEJET, 3(1):13-16. [Publisher is Faculty of Engineering, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, http://engineering.fuoye.edu.ng/journal/index.php/engineer , Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • N O. Orieke, O. S. Asaolu, T A. Fashanu & O. A. Fasanmade (2017), “Intra-patient Feature Extract Comparison for a Coupled Insulin and Meal Effect Blood Glucose Prediction Model for a Type 1 Diabetes Miletus Patient. Ife Journal of Information Communication Technology (IJICT) 2:11-23.[Publisher is Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun Sate, website: http://aicttra.oauife.edu.ng/journal/pages/index.php , Contribution: Conception, Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • T. T. Akano & O. S. Asaolu (2017), “Productivity Forecast of a Manufacturing System through Intelligent Modelling.” FUTO journal series, 3(1):102-113 [Publisher is Federal University of Technology, OWERI, website: http://www.futojnls.org , Contribution: Conception, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O. S. (2016), “A Framework For Secured Financial Transactions On Mobile Phones.” in Building Entrepreneurial Universities in a Developing Economy: Issues, Challenges and Prospects, edited by J. Eyisi and A. Ichu-Ituma, FUNAI Press, Ebonyi State. Pp 326-330, Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing
  •  Asaolu O. S. (2015), “On the Migration of Senior Secondary Final Examinations from Paper-based to Electronic Examinations.” IEEE African Journal of Computing and ICT, 8(3:2),25-30 [Publisher is IEEE Nigerian chapter, old website: http://www.ajocict.net/ In 2017, some officials and editors of IEEE pulled out; the articles prior to that date are now archived at http://afrjcict.net . See point 29 at https://afrjcict.net/faq/, Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing] 
  • Akano T.T & Asaolu O. S. (2013), “The Impact of Quality and Maintenance on Productivity of a Manufacturing System.” Journal of Engineering Research, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, 18(1):pp 13-19. [Publisher is Faculty of Engineering UNILAG, website: http://jer.unilag.edu.ng/index , Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O. S. (2013), “Forecasting Gas Flaring Pollution Concentration With Neural Networks.” IEEE African Journal of Computing and ICT, 6(1),1-6 [Publisher is IEEE Nigerian chapter, website: http://www.ajocict.net/ now archived at http://afrjcict.net , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O. S. (2012), “Improving Software Integration and Development for Engineering Education in Nigeria,” IEEE African Journal of Computing and ICT, 5(5),43-48 [Publisher is IEEE Nigerian chapter, website: http://www.ajocict.net/ now archived at http://afrjcict.net , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O. S. (2012), “International Evaluation of a Localized Geography Educational Software.” IEEE African Journal of Computing and ICT, 5(4),43-48 [Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Salau M.A., Asaolu O. S. and Ojoko N.K. (2011), “A Rapid Consultation Expert System For Optimization of Roof And Allied Trusses.” Journal of Engineering Research, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, 16(3):26-38 [Publisher is Faculty of Engineering UNILAG, website: http://jer.unilag.edu.ng/index , Contribution: Design, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O. S. (2011), “Adoption and Use of Multimedia and Interactive Games for Instructional Purposes in Nigerian Secondary Schools – the Case of “Lainos World.” IEEE African Journal of Computing and ICT, 4(3),1-6 [Publisher is IEEE Nigerian chapter, website: http://www.ajocict.net/ now archived at http://afrjcict.net , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O.S., Sosimi A.A. and Akano T.T. (2010), Information Systems Overview: Models and Types.” Nigerian Journal of Operations Research, Vol 1. Pg 53–69. [Publisher is Institute for Operations Research in Nigeria, website: http://www.inforn.org.ng/ , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O. S. (2009), “An Offline Signature Recognition System using Artificial Neural Networks.” Journal of Engineering Research, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, 14(2):29-36. [Publisher is Faculty of Engineering UNILAG, website: http://jer.unilag.edu.ng/index , Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing]
  • Asaolu O.S (2006): “Language Software Development: Principles, Processes and Prospects For Nigerian Education,” 8:127-135; contributed chapter in An Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies in Education, edited by V.B. Owhotu. Sibon Books Limited, Lagos. Contribution: Conception, Design, Execution, Interpretation, Writing

 
Participation at International Conferences and Workshops 

  • Asaolu O.S., part of Expert Consultations on the African Union – Artificial Intelligence Continental Strategy on the margins of the 6th Calestous Juma Executive Dialogue (CJED) in Dakar, Senegal, May 9th – 13th, 2022  
  • Attended several Zoom hosted webinars by Association of African Universities, TETFUND Nigeria, Nigerian Economic Forum, etc. 2021  
  • Asaolu O.S., Delivered the “Closing Address” at 3rd International Conference (e-Conference on Zoom) of the Institute of Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria (IORMS) as the 1st Vice President, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nov 17th – 19th, 2020.
  • Asaolu O. S.Big Data and the future of research in Africa,” NYA Webinar 3.0. Online Workshop series of the Nigerian Young Academy, edition. NYA Webinar 3.0. Online Workshop series of the Nigerian Young Academy, Sept 24th, 2020 edition.
  • Asaolu O. S.Artificial Intelligence Applications in Health Delivery.” Invited Presentation at Pre-conference Workshop of the 8th Annual Conference of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Oct 2nd, 2019.
  • Asaolu O. S.Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence - understanding the interplay.” Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stakeholders’ Workshop organized by the Nigerian Academy of Science, Sheraton Lagos Hotel Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. Nov 4th, 2019.
  • Asaolu O.S., Artificial Intelligence: Demonstration and Risk Analysis. Expert Consultation Workshop on AI, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Johannesburg, South Africa. March 18th – 20th, 2019
  • Asaolu O.S., Delivered the “Welcome Address” at 1st International Conference of the Institute of Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria (IORMS) as Acting President, Akwa-Ibom State University, Uyo, March 11th – 16th, 2018.
  • ADIO-MOSES, David and ASAOLU, Olumuyiwa Sunday, Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development of Intelligent Buildings. 9th Cidb Postgraduate Conference. February 2nd – 4th, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa. “Emerging Trends In Construction Organizational Practices And Project Management Knowledge Area”
  • Asaolu O.S., part of UNILAG‟s Engineering Faculty Delegation to the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Engineering and Technology Educators in Central Africa by the African Engineering Education Association, held at St. Jerome Catholic University, Douala, Cameroun. April 27th - 29th, 2016.
  • Asaolu O.S., Chair of Plenary Session at the Workshops and Research Conferences of the Nigerian Young Academy held at various times, e.g. August 29th - 30th, 2010 at the Redeemer University, Mowe; Oct. 6th  – 8th, 2011 at Covenant University, Ota; July 1st - 4th, 2013 at University of Ibadan; May 17th - 21st, 2015 at FUTMINNA; August 22nd and 25th, 2016 at Sheraton Hotels, Lagos.
  • Asaolu O.S., “Improving Software Integration and Development for Engineering Education in Nigeria,” Invited paper at the 24th International conference of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Lagos, Nigeria, Oct 19th – 22nd, 2011.  
  • Akano T.T & Asaolu O.S., “The Impact of Quality and Maintenance on Productivity of a Manufacturing System.” Innovations in Engineering and Technology Conference, Pg.510 – 518, Lagos, Nigeria, August 8th – 10th, 2011.
  • Asaolu O.S, “Localization of Lainos World and A Study of Its Effectiveness As A Learning Tool,” Young Scientists Panel of the World Economic Forum, Dalian, China. September 2009
  • Asaolu O.S, “Software Localization in Nigeria: Paradigm Lingua Software” – PanAfrican Localization Workshop by IDRC and Bisharat, Casablanca, Morocco, June 2005. Pg. 1-8. 
  • Badiru A.B, Asaolu O.S, & Omitaomu H.O, “Hybrid Neuro-Fuzzy Expert System for Crime   Investigation,” National Forensic Academy Conference, Knoxville, TN. USA. August 2004
  • Badiru A.B, & Asaolu O.S, “Neuro-Fuzzy Online Simulation Model for Process Diagnostics and Control,”Measurement & Control National AGM, Oakridge, TN. USA. April, 2004
  • Asaolu O.S, “Three Dimensional Computer Graphics,” UNDP Workshop on Computing, Computer Engineering Lab. LASU, Lagos. February, 1998  

Other Presentations and Publications

Service to Profession

  • Member of Sub-Committee on Secretariat of UNILAG Local Organizing Committee for hosting Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) National Executive Council (NEC) at the University of Lagos, Jan - Feb 2022
  • Ext. Assessor for Associate Professorial Candidate: University of Dayton, OH, USA July 2020
  • Member, Expert Consultation Forum of NEPAD's Workshops on Artificial Intelligence held in Johannesburg, South Africa, under the auspices of the African Union. March 2019 to date.
  • Member, Technical Committee of Workshop on the impact of big data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and data analytics on training and education in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions, by the Nigerian Academy of Science. April 2019.
  • 1st Vice President, Institute for Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria (IORMS), Nov 2015 to date. (Based on constitutional provision, I served as the Acting President between July 8, 2017 and March 16, 2018 upon the demise of Prof. J. F. Akingbade the foundation President until the election of Prof. A. R. K. Ojikutu as substantive president at the AGM of 2018)
  • Initiator and Convener, First Workshop & Exhibition on Systems Engineering in Nigeria, Nov. 2011
  • Member of ICT Committee of the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA), Dec. 2017 to 2019
  • Sectional Editor, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology AST Journal of NYA, Jan 2016 – Jan 2019
  • Reviewer, Proceedings of the Nigerian Academy of Science, March 2021 to date
  • Member, Editorial Board of UNILAG Journal of Medicine, Science and Technology, April 2021 to date
  • Reviewer, Lagos NSE  (Nigerian Society of Engineers) Transactions, May 2006 to date 
  • Reviewer, Journal of Engineering Research, University of Lagos, July 2001 to date
  • Facilitator at ICT related Continuous Development Programs of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) anchored by Eng. Titi Omo-Ettu & Engr. James Akanmu, 1998 to 2008
  • Mentor and Referee for numerous UNILAG graduates towards employment and graduate studies (since 1996) as well as to many trainee engineers vying for registration with COREN (since 2014) 
  • Civil / Systems Engineer, Zentech Int’l Nigeria Limited, Lagos. April 1995 to Oct 1995
  • Civil Engineer (NYSC), HQ. 41 Division, Nigerian Army Engineers, Kaduna. Sept 1991 to Aug 1992

Roles in the Department and Faculty

  • Member, Faculty of Engineering “Finance Committee”, September 2021 to date
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering “Appointments & Promotions Committee”, June 2019 to date
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering “Programs Accreditation Committee”, April 2019 to date
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering “Faculty-Industry Advisory Board”, April 2018 to date
  • Member, Faculty ad hoc Committee on Setting Research Agenda, May - June 2018
  • Initiator of Departmental online repository, (hosted student projects & apps) Feb. 2011 & Aug 2013
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering Conference\Workshop Planning Committee, Aug. 2008 to 2016
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering Sub-Accreditation Committee, June 2009 to July 2016
  • Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator for Special ICT & Policy Program, Oct. 2009 – 2010
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering Technical & Publication Committee, June 2009 to 2012
  • Faculty of Engineering Exams. & Time-Tabling Officer, Dec 2007 to Dec 2008
  • Departmental Postgraduate Program Coordinator, August 2006 to Dec. 2007
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering Benevolent Fund Committee, June 2006 to January 2007
  • Remote Advisor, The Robotics Group, Systems Engineering Dept., UNILAG, 2004/2005
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering Research Committee, August 2003 to January 2007
  • Member, Central Workshop Committee, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, December 1995 to November 2003
  • Administrator, Faculty of Engineering Computing Facility (NIGERDOCK donated Laboratory), University of Lagos, May 1996 to Dec 1998

Service to the University

  • Publication Liaison, ‘Memoirs On Nigeria's Political System and Development (1960 - 2020): Engineering Problem-Solving Framework for the Present and the Future’ by Professor Adedeji Bodunde Badiru and Professor Dele Thompson Olasiji, University of Lagos Press, Lagos, Nigeria. Feb, 2022.  
  • Has supervised 75 undergraduates and 40 postgraduate students, the doctoral candidates include

SN

CANDIDATE’S NAME

MATRIC NO

DEGREE

PERIOD

ADVISORY ROLE

i.

OJOKO NOAH KAYODE

879004017

PhD (Civil & Envr)

2008 - 2012

2nd Supervisor

ii.

NNANNA ORIEKE

99047005

PhD (Systems)

2012 - 2017

1st Supervisor

iii.

ADETORO MOSHOOD

119047002

PhD (Systems)

2013 - 2017

2nd Supervisor

iv.

FOLORUNSO COMFORT

139047039

PhD (Systems)

2014 - 2021

1st Supervisor

  • Representative of ASUU on the Committee to review the regulations governing The Conditions of Service of Senior Members of Staff of the University of Lagos (the Yellow Book), Dec 2021-
  • Facilitated endowment of the Professor Adedeji Bodunde BADIRU Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Systems Engineering UNILAG; instituted July 2021 at N200,000 per annum for ten years.
  • Faculty representative at Committee of Deans of Engineering & Technology (CODET) Publications Competition, July 2021. Laughter Signature: a novel biometric… paper was rated 8th best nationally.
  • Member, UNILAG Committee for planning of final rites of Late former Vice Chancellor; Distinguished Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, Jan – Feb 2021
  • Co-chairman, University-wide Artificial Intelligence Research Group, under Research & Innovation Office, University of Lagos, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. Nov 2019 to Date.
  • Facilitated collaboration between UNILAG and Dayton University, OH,USA and anchored curricula joint-course content development/delivery for the Collaborative Online Interactive Learning (COIL) Project in Engineering. A draft Memorandum of Agreement was signed in 2019.
  • Acting Head of Department, the Department of Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos: Aug. 2010 - July 2012 & Aug. 2014 - July 2017.
    [My appointment was instrumental to obtaining both Council of Registration of Engineering (COREN) and National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation (Full) for our undergraduate program. Tenure also produced best graduating student in UNILAG (with 5.00/5.00 CGPA from 184 units of courses by Miss Oyindamola Ajoke OMOTUYI)]
  • SAP Instructor (ES Fundamentals). [Attended training and received ESEFA Certification at the UNILAG Entrepreneurship Center, Nov, 2018]
  • Member, University Fact-Finding Panel on Unauthorized extension of late Registration, June 2015 [Recommendations in our report led to reforms aimed at improving system operations]
  • Member of UNILAG Senate elected by Congregation, August 2008 - July 2010, August 2012 - July 2014
  • Member, Senate and Ceremonies Committee, Feb. 2013 to 2015 [we proposed the current star-studded scroll for graduates at convocation]
  • Member, Admissions Committee, School of Postgraduate Studies, UNILAG, Sept 2007 to 2010
  • Member, University of Lagos Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Content Management Team, December 2006 to 2009
  • Member, University of Lagos Information and Communication Technology Management Committee, October 2002 to 2007 [The committee (chaired by Prof. Olaide Abass) recommended transforming the hitherto Computer Center into the present Center for Information technology and Systems (CITS)]

Other Activities Outside Normal University Work

  • Software Development: designed, coded and produced documentation for several utility and educational programs; (shareware, commware and freeware) e.g. Lingua -word-processor for Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Efik, Kalabari, Swahili, English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish any user-defined language, PiScreenSaver -generic images and quotation (scripture or humour) displaying Screensaver, World -multimedia edutainment program which I localized into English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese languages, etc. [Periodically donates Lingua and World software to educational and non-profit organizations e.g. the Department of African & Asian Languages, UNILAG; the SCHOOLS DEBATE programme aired on TV Continental and Nigerian Television Authority; teachers associations; several organizations e.g. Human Development Initiative Lagos, Mobible Europe, Center for Art & Culture Germany; researchers e.g. Ayo Salami, a UNESCO scholar who subsequently authored “IFA - A complete divination.”]
  • Consultancy: Has served as resource person in Operational Research / Project Management training and on recruitment panels for several organizations e.g. PEAS Ltd., Stoics Consortium, AB International Consulting Services & UNILAG Consult for clients like Texaco Overseas, Shell Corporation, Mobil, the Nigerian Air Force, etc.
  • Volunteering: e.g. Mentor - SCHLUMBERGER science project (SEEDS) for Nigerian High Schools (2013-2015); Chairman of Constitution Drafting Committee - Emily Akinola Residents’ Association (2014) & Parent Teachers Association, CIFMAN College, Sabo (2017); Staff Adviser & Bible Study Teacher - Church of Christ, UNILAG (since 2013).
  • Advisory Board MemberData Science Nigeria (2018), KJK Africa (2019), R Ecosystem (Researcher.Life) (2021)

INNOVATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO KNOWLEDGE & SOCIETY

  • Designed and developed the Freeware FISHER®, a 2D computer game for DOS computer systems. It extended the concept of projectiles simulation in Microsoft game QBASIC Gorillas. (1997)
  • Executed sensitive projects under NDA for the Nigerian military (1997 - 2003)
  • The first to conceptualize generalized solutions to the Pursuit Problem, this has extensive application in games design, missile development and deployment, etc. The new technique proposed in this work involves the specification of an arbitrary escape function having real zeros, in solving the differential equations in time, along the spatial dimensions. Subjecting ensuing system to speed constraints ensures practicability of analytic solution. (2001)
  • First to encapsulate a mobile robot as an elliptic object in the direction of motion rather than as a circle to conserve some space and reduce likelihood of collision with obstacles. (2001)
  • First to design and develop a word processor and translator for Nigerian languages (Lingua software). Hitherto, it was extremely difficult to produce documents in local languages on the computer. (2001)
  • Based on request from Business Center owners, designed and developed PrintWatch®, an application to monitor, log and report the print jobs on a printer. (2001)
  • Introduced a way for estimating initial approximations to a system of simultaneous nonlinear equations and how to solve such system using a decoupled single variable equation and multivariable Newton Raphson (mNR) in other variables. (2002)
  • Developed GAMPS: Amortization Calculator and Plotter as demonstration tool for IIE dept, USA. (2004)
  • Part of team that developed the neuro-fuzzy expert system for crime investigation, a project of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center. The app utilized cross-referencing witness accounts, crime scene data and investigators’ experiential reasoning to narrow down suspect identification. (2005)
  • Led the duo that produced the first Shareware multimedia game-engine (Paradigm3DVR library) in Africa, with capabilities for graphics, music, voice, multi-level floor/map virtual tour, shooting and collision detection. (2005)
  • Predicted the ubiquitous deployment and usage of apps on mobile devices for both routine tasks and specialized computing. (2006)
  • First to develop educational multimedia software with virtual tour capability for all countries (2006). The Lainos World software supports multiple languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese - 2011)
  • First to design and implement a scholarship cum recruitment website (Andrews Challenge) where only appropriate candidates are auto-matched to an exam based on pre-specified criteria and results may be ranked on various modes. Also predicted the migration of the examinations of JAMB, WAEC and NECO to e-exams. (2012)
  • Part of the team that designed and developed an improved traffic light control system using hybrid lighting system. The optimized street traffic lighting systems are suitable for changing weather conditions. It primes visibility and safety of drivers by using appropriate materials and intelligent control techniques. (2017)
  • Contributor: African Union High Level Panel Report on Artificial Intelligence by AUDA-NEPAD AI Expert Group, 2019 to date
  • Conceived the idea that laughter is a biometric for person identification and gender recognition. Led the team that established this scientifically, we developed the framework for deploying the technology. Laughter which hitherto was considered as noise in speech processing has become a viable tool for forensics in acoustics analyses. (2020)
  • Led the team that introduced the U-Index, a metric for indicating researcher’s contributions to academic knowledge. U-Index is an intrinsically normalized metric suitable for inter and cross-disciplinary research evaluation. It factors in authorship role and actual citations compared to expected citations over time. Also developed the free U-Index Calculator software for seamless evaluation. (2022)

 


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