## HOD'S PROFILE: DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

**Prof. Oke, Michael Olufemi**

Ag, HOD, Computer Science

**Prof. Oke, Michael Olufemi** hails from Are-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria. He obtained his first degree from the University of Benin with Second Class (Hons.) Upper Division in Industrial Mathematics in1991. He had a Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from University of Ado-Ekiti (Now EKSU) in 2002 with Distinction grade. In his quest for education, he later proceeded to University of Ilorin where he obtained his M.Sc. with distinction grade in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2012.

Prof. Oke joined the services of Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti (now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti) on 14^{th} December, 1993 as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering. He was transferred from the Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering to the Department of Mathematics in July, 2013 as a Senior Lecturer. He rose through the academic ladder to the position of a Professor on 1^{st} October, 2018. He has served as Chairman/member of several statutory and ad-hoc committees at different times in the University between 2013 and 2023. He is a member of the following Academic and Professional bodies: Nigerian Mathematical Society (NMS), Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), American Mathematical Society (AMS), American Association of Science and Technology (AAST), National Association of Mathematical Physics (NAMP), Science Association of Nigeria (SAN), European Centre for Research Training and Development (ECRTD), UK and International Association of Engineers (IAENG).

As a researcher, he has over seventy scientific publications to his credit in both local and international reputable indexed journals. He has written several textbooks in Mathematics and Computer programming.

Prof. Oke, M.O. had taught Mathematics, Computer Programming and Engineering Mathematics courses over the years and supervised several projects both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has attended and presented papers at local and international conferences/workshops. He is external examiner and assessor to many Universities and a reviewer to some local and international journals. He has served as Postgraduate Diploma Coordinator in Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering between 2005 and 2012, Ag. Head of Department of Mathematics between 2016 and 2018, Postgraduate Coordinator in the Department of Mathematics between 2018 and 2022 and currently appointed the Head of Department of Computer Science on 1^{st} October, 2023.

His research interests have been in the areas of Optimization Theory, Computational Mathematics and Mathematical modelling.

He is happily married to Mrs. Femi-Oke Olubunmi and the family is blessed with four children.