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Professor Pius Adewale Owolawi

Pius Adewale Owolawi, Ph.D. is Head of the Department of Computer Systems Engineering at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa.

Pius is an accomplished researcher in the fields of high-frequency communications (Radiofrequency, Free Space Optical Communication, Satellite communication), image processing, embedded systems, Internet of Things (IoT), and the application of Machine Learning (ML) techniques to image recognition, predictions, and modeling.

Recently, he has been appointed as a 4IR research chair for the Media, Information, and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA). He is involved in several industrial projects within South Africa and abroad, and he holds several research and innovation awards.

Pius was the Chair of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and it’s Applications (ICARTI) 2021.

Pius earned his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering and Master’s Degree of Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with his thesis Characteristics of Rain at Microwave and Millimetric Bands for Terrestrial and Satellite Links Attenuation in South Africa and Surrounding Islands. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Technology with honors in Applied Physics and Electronics from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

He earned his certificate in the Management Development Program (MDP) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, and an Advanced Diploma in Remote Engineering, Mechatronics, and Robotics from the Engineering Institute of Technology, Australia.

Pius recently completed Postgraduate Programs in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Data Science and Business Analytics through the University of Texas Executive Education Program, Austin, USA, and a Postgraduate Program in Cloud Computing through the Great Lakes Institute of Management Executive Learning, India.

Piusi is currently registered for an LLB Law degree at the University of South Africa. At the same time, he was also awarded an 85% scholarship for a Master’s of Science in Artificial Intelligence at the International University of Applied Science (IUBH), Germany.

He is a member of several professional bodies, both in South Africa and internationally. These include the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the Institute of Electrical Electronics (IEEE), South African Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SAIEE), South African Radio Amateur League (SARL), and the South African Amateur Radio Satellite Association (SA AMSAT). He also holds several industry certifications in the field of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Pius has been rated number 444 among the top 500 researchers in Africa. This award is well-deserved as he has submitted 102 scholarly outputs during the period of assessment, 195 citations, with Hirsch number 9, which is an author-level metric, measuring the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scholar. The rating is done by SciVal, a web-based analytics solution that provides comprehensive access to the research performance of more than 20 000 research institutions and their associated researchers from 230 nations worldwide. SciVal is based on the publication database called Scopus.

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