I am a Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computational Engineering at LUT University. I had my bachelor’s in Statistics at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, in Nigeria, which is my home country.
I started my journey at LUT as a double-degree master’s student which was a product of an affiliation between LUT and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Tanzania. My research interests include Epidemiological modeling, Bayesian statistics, and inferencing, Statistical modeling, Time series/forecasting, and Computational statistics. In my dissertation which won the Finnish Inverse Problems Society’s Award in 2O22 ‘’Hybrid Modelling Methods for Epidemiological Studies”, I developed mathematical models and computational algorithms to estimate unknown parameters of disease spread models, which can help to predict the spread of infectious diseases and inform the decision-making of public health services.
I am also contributing my teaching expertise to LUT University as I have undertaken several pedagogical trainings in emerging competencies in university pedagogy and on interaction and teaching presence online as well as on supervising doctoral thesis/dissertations.
I find fulfillment in sharing my knowledge and expertise with others, which is why I have chosen to become a mentor. I believe that my experiences and background have equipped me with insights that can benefit those looking to advance in similar fields. I am excited to contribute to my mentee’s growth and development, helping them navigate challenges, set goals, and achieve their aspirations. I believe that mentoring is a two-way knowledge transfer, and I am excited to start this experience and learn more about my mentee.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and watching movies.
Studies at LUT: Applied Mathematics, Masters 2018 and PhD 2022
Mentoring language: English