Degree: B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
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Department: Computer Science
Academic Rank: Professor of Computer and Security
Research Interest: Computer Security, Bio-informatics, Data Mining, Knowledge-Based Systems, Agent development, Information System and Software engineering.
Sodiya Adesina Simon was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, in 1969. He graduated with B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science/Statistic from Ogun state University now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-iwoye (OOU) in 1992. He also completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in the same university in 1997. He completed his M.Sc in Computer Science at University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1999. He later obtained his Ph.D in Computer Science at the Universitry of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 2004. He became a fellow of United Nation University (UNU) in conjuction with International Institute of Software Technology (IIST). This allowed him to have 4-month study and research fellowship at University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
He started his work experience as the System Analyst/ Programmer at Microboss International Limited, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos State from December 1993 to January 1995. In december 1995, Sodiya returned to Abeokuta, Nigeria and continued his career as the Senior System Analyst at the Bursary Department in the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. In september 2001, he became an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. In May 2004, he became Lecturer II in the Department of Computer Science, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He rose and became a Senior Lecturer October 2008 in the same department.
He is the Chairman of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Ogun State Chapter from January 2009 till date. In July 2011, he became an executive member of NCS, where he is serving as the Chairman, Publications, Standards, Research and Development Committee. He is also a member of Computer Professional (Registration council) of Nigeria (CPN) and International Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE).
Some of the recent prizes won by Dr. Sodiya are 2010 IGI Global’s fourth annual excellence in Research Journal Award for Best Article and 2011 TWAS-AAS-MICROSFT Award for outstanding Computer Science researcher living and working in Africa.
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