Dr Akinnuwesi Boluwaji Ade

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Dr Akinnuwesi Boluwaji Ade

AKINNUWESI, Boluwaji Ade

PhD., Senior Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Lagos State University

CONTACT

Department of Computer Science,

Faculty of Science,

Lagos State University,

PMB 0001, LASU Post Office,

Ojo, Lagos, Lagos State.

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Phone No: +234-803-571-3202

BIOGRAPHY

I am Dr. Boluwaji Ade Akinnuwesi, a Senior Lecturer and I obtained my B.Sc. in 1998, M.Tech. in 2003 and Ph.D.  in 2011, all in Computer Science. My research focuses on Software Engineering and its Applications. My academic philosophy is to provide a conducive, participatory teaching and research platform that ensures practical application of theoretical concepts in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). I work towards bridging the gap between academia and industry particularly in developing countries and thus provide ICT solutions that positively impact the community educationally, socially, politically and economically. For 17 years, I have been in the academics carrying out teaching, research and administrative services in the University environment. I also positively impact on my community through workshop, seminars and other community services/development.

I left Bells University of Technology (BELLSTECH), Ota, ogun State, Nigeria, for Lagos State University (LASU), Nigeria in July 29th 2013 on a full time appointment as a Senior Lecturer in Department of Computer Science, LASU. I was the Examination Officer for undergraduate studies in Computer Science Department in LASU from 2013/2014 – 2014/2015. I also led the team of the University (i.e. LASU) in setting up a Radio Station for the University (i.e. LASU). I am presently the Seminar Coordinator of the Department of Computer Science, LASU. I am a member of the Departmental and Faculty Boards of Studies in Faculty of Science, LASU. I serve in several committees in the Department of Computer Science, LASU and I am presently one of the leading members coordinating the software development group of the Department. As a group we are currently developing a number of applications that shall be of use to the LASU community.

On the basis of my academic achievements and commitment to the University services, when I was in Bells University of Technology (BELLTECH), I was appointed as the Head of Department of Information Technology in College of Information and Communications Technology (COLICT) in Bells University of Technology (BELLSTECH), Ota, Nigeria from 2007 – 2010. I anchored the development of the curricula for undergraduate degree programmes in (1) Information Technology and (2) Computer Science, in COLICT. The curricula were approved and the two degree programmes were accredited by National University Commission (NUC). NUC is the standardization body for Nigerian Universities. Also, I was a member of the postgraduate curriculum development committee led by Prof. Faith-Michael Uzoka in 2011. We successfully developed the curricula for all postgraduate degree programmes (i.e. Postgraduate Diploma, MSc and PhD in both Computer Science and Information Technology) in COLICT. The curricula were also approved by the NUC. Based on the accreditation given by NUC, BELLSTECH runs undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology. In addition, I trained and led a team of students for a nationwide computer programming competition in 2008 and 2009, where we came 3rd and 2nd respectively. In 2012, I conceptualized and supervised the B.Tech project of Mr Yomi Osamiluyi in Department of Computer Science in BELLSTECH, which was on development of a user-centric expert system (i.e. an application software) for the evaluation of software system architecture. This software project won the Don Etiebet award in 2012 as 1st and the best Bachelor’s degree dissertation on software development among other software projects submitted for the competition by final year students of other tertiary institutions in Lagos State and its environs. The competition was organized by the Nigerian Computer Society, Lagos State Chapter. I also served as the Director of University Computer Center from 2011 – 2012 in BELLSTECH. During this period, I initiated, led and implemented several ICT projects worth over $150,000 (i.e 23.7 million naira) for the University. Such projects include: development of software for some University services; design and implementation of the University Intranet; supervision of all ICT projects of the University; management and maintenance of the University software and the ICT infrastructure. I was an active member of University senate in BELLSTECH from 2007 – 2013 and I also served in several departmental and University committees.

My consistent academic/research activities prompted my being appointed as External Examiner (Undergraduate) to Department of Computer Science in Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna), Nigeria and also External Examiner (postgraduate) to Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Nigeria. I have successfully examined 40 undergraduate students’ dissertations in FUTMinna and 2 Master’s theses in LAUTECH.

Presently I carry out review activities for a number of journals and conferences (e.g. Expert System with Application; The Journal of Computer Science and its Application; African Journal of Computing & ICT; Applied Computing and Informatics; Global Journal of Educational Research; The African Journal of Information Systems; International Journal of Science, Technology and Management; International Journal of Computer and Information Technology; Nigeria Computer Society Conference; International Conference on ICT for Africa) etc.

I teach a number of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Some of the courses taught are: Undergraduate (e.g. Database Systems, Web Programming using PHP and MySQL, Introduction to Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network, Object Oriented Programming using Java, Expert System e.t.c); Postgraduate (e.g. Advanced Database System, Advanced Soft Computing). Moreover, I have supervised the BSc/B.Tech dissertations of over 40 students in 12 years. Presently I am supervising the BSc dissertations of 5 students in Computer Science in Lagos State University, Nigeria. I presently mentor six students on postgraduate studies (i.e. two on PhD and four on Masters degrees programme).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

1.      Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Computer Science. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. 2011

2.      Master of Technology (M.Tech.) Degree in Computer Science. Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. 2003.

3.      Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Computer Science. University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria. 1998.

WORKING EXPERIENCE

1.      July 29, 2013 – Date, Senior Lecturer                  

Department of Computer Science,

Faculty of Science,

Lagos State University,

Ojo, Lagos State. Nigeria.

2.      Oct. 2012 – July, 2013, Senior Lecturer   

Department of Information Technology,

College of Information and Communications Technology,

Bells University of Technology,

Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

3.      Oct. 2008 – Sept. 2012, Lecturer I

Department of Information Technology,

College of Information and Communications Technology,

Bells University of Technology,

Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

4.      Nov. 2005 – 2008, Lecturer II                   

Department of Information Technology,

College of Information and Communications Technology,

Bells University of Technology,

Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

5.      Mar. 2004 – Oct. 2005, Assistant Lecturer         

Department of Computer Science,

Federal University of Technology,

P.M.B 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

6.      1999 – 2004, Graduate Assistant

Department of Computer Science,

Federal University of Technology,

P.M.B 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

RESEARCH/EXPERTISE SUMMARY

I started my teaching and research career in Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria in 1999 and to date I have 17 years of teaching and research experience in the university. I have consistently worked hard to ensure consistent progress in my teaching and research abilities. My research activities have focused on finding ways by which information systems could make positive impacts on local and global communities.  As a result, over the past 10 years, I have sought to apply knowledgebase and soft computing technologies in attempting to propose solutions to domain specific problems in a broad spectrum of human endeavor. In recent years, I have developed interest in multi-criteria decision support systems, especially those with a high degree of unstructuredness or fuzziness. My area of specialization is Software Engineering with emphasis on Software Performance Engineering. In my Ph.D. research, I applied soft computing techniques (i.e. Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Network) to develop a user-centric model that evaluates the performance of software system at the architectural stage. I have published a number of papers in journals and conference proceedings in this area of research.  I have also studied extensively, the adoption and impact of technology in developing countries in an attempt to identify reasons for poor participation of the third world in the global digital economy.

Nigeria, being one of the developing countries, has dearth of medical experts and low adoption of medical informatics. This informed my passion to pursue research in medical informatics and consequently develop decision support system that shall serve as an artificial system to support the activities of the medical personnel in the tropical countries where there is dearth of medical experts. This is based on the fact that tropical diseases are prevalent in these countries because the hot and humid conditions of their weather do not sound good. Moreover, the weather supports the growth and hibernation of insects such as mosquitoes and flies that are most common carriers of parasite, bacterium or virus that is infectious to both humans and animals. In view of the incessant infections, poor diagnosis at early stage, inaccessibility to good health facilities etc, the incident, mortality and morbidity rates of these countries are bound to rise.

I have developed a number of frameworks for solving some local problems identified in Nigerian tertiary institutions and also Nigerian credit bureau system/ financial sector. Examples are (1) Conceptualization of National Integrated Credit Bureau (NICB) System; (2) Automated Students’ Attendance Taking in Tertiary Institution using Facial Recognition Algorithm; (3)  Enhancing Automated Teller Machine with Multi-Lingual and Multi-Denominational Software Functionalities; (4) Electronic Helpdesk Support System in Tertiary Institutions etc

Presently I am in the software development team of Department of Computer Science, Lagos State University. The team research into local problems and develop e-Solutions for the problems. 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS:

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS: DISSERTATION/THESIS

A.       Thesis / Dissertation

1.                  Dissertation:  Akinnuwesi B.A. 1997. “Design and Implementation of Automated Vehicle Numbering System in Nigeria”. B.Sc, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

2.                  Thesis (Masters Degree):  Akinnuwesi B.A. (2003). “Computer Aided System for the Evaluation of Electricity Distribution and Consumption”. M.Tech. in Computer Science,  Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

3.            Thesis (Doctoral Degree): Akinnuwesi B.A. (2011). “Development of A User-Centric Model for Evaluating Distributed Software System Architecture Using Neuro-Fuzzy Technique”. Ph.D. in Computer Science, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.

B.       Books; Journals Articles; Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings and Manuscripts in Progress

a.         Authored Book:        

1.            Adewumi D.O, Olaniyi O.M, Arekete S.A, Akinnuwesi B.A, Adegoke M.A, and Adedoyin A.A., 2009. “Practical Manual: Computer Appreciation and C-Language Programming” College of Information and Communications Technology, Bells University of Technology, Ota. FAMBAS publicity & press services, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. ISBNO: 978-978-49065-0-0

b.         Published Book Chapters

1.             Mgaya, K.V., Uzoka, F.M.E., Shemi, A.P., Akinnuwesi, B.A., & Kitindi, E.G. (2012). An Empirical Study of Career Orientations and Turnover Intentions of Information Systems Personnel in Botswana. In. (G. Majewski, Ed.), Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology: Trends and Tools. Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), 701 E. Chocolate Avenue Hershey PA 17033, USA. Chapter 8, pp 120 – 154.

2.                  Akinnuwesi B.A, Adedoyin A.A, Adegoke M.A, 2008. “A Framework of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy for Education in Nigeria”. In book on Revitalization of African Higher Education, published by Higher Education Research & Policy Network and The Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. ISBN: 978-978-49117-1-9. Chapter 24, pp 305 – 317.

3.                  Adedoyin A.A and Akinnuwesi B.A., 2008. “The Prospects and Challenges of ICT in Nigeria Tertiary Education”. In book on Revitalization of African Higher Education, published by Higher Education Research & Policy Network and The Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. ISBN: 978-978-49117-1-9. Chapter 22, pp. 279 – 285.

c.          Published Journal Articles

1.                  Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A., Uzoka Faith-Michael E., Sandra Okwundu, and Gbenga Fashoto (2015). “Exploring Biometric Technology Adoption in A Developing Country Context Using the Modified UTAUT”. International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, USA. [Inderscience Publishers].  Accepted for Publication (Status: In Production)

2.                  Uzoka F.M.E., Akinnuwesi B.A, Nuga Oluwole, Adekoya A.F., Egbekunle O.Y. (2015).  “Identifying Factors for Evaluating Software Project Proposals”. International Journal of Information Systems and Management (IJISAM), National Chengchi University, Taiwan. [Inderscience Publishers]. Accepted for Publication (Status: In Production)

3.                  Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A, Uzoka Faith-Michael E., Aribisala Benjamin S.,  Enikuomehin Oluwatoyin A., Onwudike Onyekachi C. and Osamiluyi Abayomi (2014). “Electronic Helpdesk Support System in Tertiary Institutions in Developing Countries (A Case Study of Lagos State University, Nigeria)”. International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT), Vol. 3, Issue 6, pp 1280 - 1291, Berkeley, USA.

4.                  Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A., Uzoka Faith-Michael E, Adenibuyan Michael T. and Badmus D.A. (2013).  “Conceptualization of National Integrated Credit Bureau (NICB) in a Developing Country Context”. International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS),  Vol. 14, No. 4, pp.393–413, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, USA. [Inderscience Publishers].  

5.                  Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A., Uzoka Faith-Michael E., Obasa Adetoba P. (2013). “Enhancing Automated Teller Machine with Multi-Lingual and Multi-Denominational Software Functionalities”. International Journal of Electronic Finance, University of West Florida, USA. Vol. 7, No. 2, pp.97–114. [Inderscience Publishers].

6.                  Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A., Uzoka Faith-Michael E, Olabiyisi Stephen O, Omidiora Elijah O and Fiddi Paula (2013). An Empirical Analysis of End-User Participation in Software Development Projects in a Developing Country Context. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC). Vol. 58, No. 6, pp 1-25. [Joint Publishers: City University of Hong Kong, Erasmus University of Rotterdam and University of Nebraska, Omaha].

7.                  Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A., Uzoka Faith-Michael E., and Osamiluyi Abayomi. (2013). “Neuro-Fuzzy Expert System for Evaluating the Performance of Distributed Software System Architecture”. Expert Systems with Applications (An International Journal), USA. Vol. 40, Issue 9, pp. 3313-3327. [Elsevier Publishers].

8.                  Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A., Uzoka Faith-Michael E., Olabiyisi S.O. and  Omidiora E.O.  (2013). “Case Simulation of User-Centric Performance Evaluation Model for Distributed Software System Architecture”. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering, India, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 146 – 176.

9.                  Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A. and Agagu Tosin T. (2012). “Automated Students’ Attendance Taking in Tertiary Institution using Facial Recognition Algorithm. The Journal of Computer Science and its Application (An International Journal of Nigeria Computer Society), Nigeria, Vol. 19,    No. 12, pp. 1 – 11.

10.              Uzoka, F.M.E., Akinnuwesi, B.A., Olabiyisi, O., and Demilade A. (2012). “An Empirical Study of Potentials of Adoption of Grid Computing as a Vehicle for Tertiary Institutions Collaboration”. International Journal of Business Information Systems, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, USA. Vol. 10, No. 3, pp.245-263.  [Inderscience Publishers].

11.              Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A., Uzoka Faith-Michael E., Olabiyisi S.O., Omidiora E.O. (2012). “A Framework for User-Centric Model for Evaluating the Performance of Distributed Software System Architecture”. Expert Systems with Applications (An International Journal), USA. Vol. 39, Issue 10, pp.9323-9339.  [Elsevier Publishers]

12.              Olabiyisi S.O, Omidiora E.O, Uzoka Faith-Michael, Akinnuwesi Boluwaji A., Mbarika Victor W., Kourouma Mathieu K., and Aboudja Hyacinthe. (2011). “Exploratory Study of Performance Evaluation Models for Distributed Software Architecture”. Journal of Computer Resource Management (International Publication of Computer Measurement Group Inc), Turnersville, NJ 08012, USA, Autumn 2011, Issue 130, pp 47 – 57.

13.              O. A. Ojesanmi, Ajayi, S. O. Ojesanmi, B. Akinnuwesi, and M. Odim. (2010). “A Framework for Deployment of 3G Wireless Network and Mobile Agent in Health Care Delivery System”. International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems (IJATS), Publication of IGI Global, 701 E. Chocolate Avenue Hershey PA 17033-1240, USA, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp 10 – 16.

14.              Akinnuwesi B.A., Ezike J.O.J. and Shakirat O.R. (2010). “e-Governance for Local Government Administration in Nigeria: Benefits and Implementation Challenges”. Journal of Computer Resource Management (International Publication of Computer Measurement Group Inc), Turnersville, NJ 08012, USA, Autumn 2010, Issue 127,      pp 15 – 25.

15.              Akinnuwesi B.A and Uzoka F.M.E. (2009). “A Framework of Web-Based Fuzzy Expert System for Managing Tourism Information”. Georgian Electronic Scientific Journal: Computer Science and Telecommunications, published by Electronic Media Department, Georgian Technical University, Georgia. Vol. 20, No. 3, pp 77 – 89.

16.              Akinnuwesi B.A., Akinyokun O.C., and Adu M.R.  (2006). “Computer Aided System for Transformer Load Monitoring: Case Study of Staff Quarter of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria”. Botswana Journal of Technology, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 13–21.

d.         Published Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

1.             Faith-Michael E. Uzoka, Boluwaji A. Akinnuwesi, Taiwo Amoo, Flora Aladi, Stephen Fashoto, Moses Olaniyan, Joseph Osuji (2016). A Framework for Early Differential Diagnosis of Tropical Confusable Diseases Using the Fuzzy Cognitive Map Engine. In Proceedings of the ICHIHIM 2016 : 18th International Conference on Health Informatics and Health Information Management held in Paris, France,  February, 22-23, 2016.

2.             Ifinedo, P. and Akinnuwesi, B.A. (2014). “Employees’ Non-Malicious, Counterproductive Computer Security Behaviors (CCSB) in Nigeria and Canada: An Empirical and Comparative Analysis”, In Proceedings of 2014 IEEE 6th International Conference On Adaptive Science & Technology (ICAST), Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, 29 - 31 October 2014, pp 257-263.

3.             Arekete, S., Akinnuwesi, B.A. and Princely Ifinedo (2014). “Antecedent Factors to End-Users’Symbolic Acceptance of Enterprise Systems: An Analysis in Nigerian Organizations”, In Proceedings of 2014 IEEE 6th International Conference On Adaptive Science & Technology (ICAST), Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, 29 - 31 October 2014, pp 286-293.

4.             Akinnuwesi B.A, Uzoka F.M.E and Chukwueloke E.O. (2013). Analysis of e-Payment Adoption in Developing Economy Context. In Conference Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Nigeria Computer Society, held at Iloko-Ijesa, Osun State, Nigeria. July 24-26, 2013, pp. 52-61.

5.             Uzoka F.M.E., Mgaya K.V., Shemi A.P., Akinnuwesi B.A., and Kitindi E.G. (2011).  “Stay or Quit: IT Personnel Turnover in Botswana”. In SIGMIS-CPR '11, Proceedings of the 49th SIGMIS annual conference on Computer personnel research, ACM 978-1-4503-0666-9/11/05, May 19–21, San Antonio, Texas, USA, pp. 97-106. ACM.

6.             Uzoka F.M.E, Akinnuwesi B.A, Olabiyisi S.O and Alabi D. (2011). “A Case Analysis of Factors Affecting the Adoption of Grid Technology by Universities”. In proceedings of IST-Africa 2011 Conference & Exhibition, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation (IIMC), 11 - 13 May, Gaborone, Botswana, pp. 1 – 14. IEEE.

7.             Olabiyisi S.O, Omidiora E.O, Uzoka F.M.E, Victor Mbarika, Akinnuwesi B.A. 2010. “A Survey of Performance Evaluation Models for Distributed Software System Architecture”. Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Science and Application, World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCECS 2010), San Francisco, USA, October 20 – 22, Vol. 1, pp 35 – 43.

8.             Raji S.O., Olabiyisi S.O, Akinnuwesi B.A, Ezike J.O.J. 2009. “Predicting Metal-Binding Proteins Based on Protein Stability”. In Proceedings of 2nd international conference on mobile e-services, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. October 27 – 29.

9.             Ezike J.O.J, Olabiyisi S.O., Akinnuwesi B.A., Raji S.O., 2009. “Web-Based e-Learning Approach to Distant Learning in Nigeria”. Proceedings of 4th International Conference on ICT Application, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. September 28 – 30. Pp 190 – 204.

10.        Adegoke M. A, Akinnuwesi B.A, Adedoyin A. A, 2007.  “Factors Hindering Production And Utilization Of Skill Oriented Graduates In Nigeria”. Proceedings of 2nd Regional Conference of Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET), Ibadan, Nigeria. August 12 – 16, 2007. Vol. 17, pp. 150 – 154.

11.        Adedoyin A.A and Akinnuwesi B.A. 2006. “National Information Infrastructure in Nigeria: Benefits and Government Roles”. Conference Proceedings of 20th National Conference of Nigeria Computer Society, Adamawa State, Nigeria  13th – 16th June. Vol. 17, pp 116 – 126

12.     Akinnuwesi B.A and Fajuyigbe O. 2005. “A Framework for Knowledge-Based National Tourism Information System”. Conference Proceedings of 8th International Conference of National Computer Society. PortHarcourt. Nigeria. 14th – 17th June. Vol 16,  pp 261 – 268.

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