About Dr Mike Awoleye
Dr. Awoleye is a Senior Research Fellow at the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He also doubles as a Senior Research Associate at the SARChI Transformative Innovation, 4IR & Sustainable Development, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Awoleye earned a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science at the Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2001 and proceeded to the United Kingdom to obtain his M.Sc. degree in Computing: Information Engineering with Network Management at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland in 2010. In 2015, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Technology Management at OAU.
He became a CODESRIA laureate when he won a grant for thesis writing that partly supported his Ph.D. thesis. Dr Awoleye has previously worked in different research cadres with a Policy-oriented Research Institute of the Federal Government of Nigeria, (the National Centre for Technology Management) for over a decade. He rose to the position of an Assistant Chief Research Officer in 2012, before he joined his services with OAU in March 2013. He is a full member of the Nigeria Computer Society, the British Computer Society, West African Research and Innovation, Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis as well as GLOBELICS and AFRICALICS. His area of interest include but not limited to emerging technologies, frontier technologies, 4IR, digitalisation and digital sovereignty, Internet applications, big data analytics, text mining and cyber security. He has published widely in reputable journal outlets such as Inderscience, International Journal of Innovation Management, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Technology Management etc. He is proficient in the use of Stata, WEKA, R, Python programming among others.