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richardAfolabi Richard is a wireless communication research engineer with 10+ publications in international scientific journals and conferences. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2004, M.S. and Ph.D in Electronics Engineering from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea in 2009 and 2015 respectively. He is now a Research Scholar at the Computer Science Department, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), United States.

Before his UNLV position, he was a full-time teaching faculty at the Computer Science Department, Chosun University, South Korea where he taught young enthusiastic college students. His ability to break down and clearly explain difficult theoretical concepts to students have helped his newly opened classes rank high and gain popularity among students.

One superior skill he has acquired during his PhD program is the ability to rapidly learn new skills and transfer those skills into new domains.

His research interest span the broad area of wireless communications, cognitive radio and wireless relay networks both in WiMAX and LTE. He is also interested in leveraging sensor-based systems, mobile wearable technologies with Internet-of-Things (IOT) for providing remote home surveillance and ubiquitous health-tracking solutions as detailed in his current personal projects.

With this empowering perspective, he can adaptively use his knowledge in general area of wireless networks, statistical data analysis, functional, mathematical and database programming, visualization and web applications frameworks using tools like Python, MATLAB, C/C++, Numpy, Scipy, Machine Learning, Flask and Matplotlib to add great values to technical projects.

I’m currently interested in career opportunities in Data Science/Analytics, visualization, mathematical programming in general business domains including telecoms, IoT, healthcare, etc. Contact me »

He actively serves as technical reviewer for various conferences and journals including Vehicular Tech. Conference (VTC), IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Tech. (TVT), IEEE Communication Letters among others. He’s the international strategy adviser on ICT for the International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), Nigeria, Founder at MobileWeb and ICT Consultant for the Nigerian Embassy, Seoul, South Korea.

He is passionate about problem-solving through innovative research & development (R&D) with keen interest in tech start-ups. In his free time, he tinkers away with Python web frameworks building web apps for fun.

News & Updates

Dr. Afolabi won the Best Research Award at his PhD graduation ceremony, awarded by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) – Feb. 25th, 2015. [See Award]


Richard is the deep sort of person with a strong drive and enthusiasm for computing. His academic record was in the top ten percent of his graduating class. Richard is also a good team mate, a good team leader and a helpful class member.

– Dr. Babatunde Akinkunmi, CS Dept. Chair, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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Updates: Dr. ROA Events

  • Dr. ROA is attending the SAS Analytics 2015 at Las Vegas. Oct 27 ~ 28th    Learn more »