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PROF. TAYO OLADIRAN ARULOGUN is a smart and astute manager of peopleware, hardware and software. He is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs at Kampala International University (KIU). He is a Professor of Computer System Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Nigeria.
Tayo Arulogun holds a Doctorate and a Masters degree in Computer Science; Microprocessor and Control Engineering from LAUTECH and University of Ibadan in 2009 and 2004 respectively. He was a research fellow at Hasso Platnner Institute for Computer System Engineering, Germany in the year 2012. He has supervised and mentored many Masters and PhD students who are key decision-makers in industry, government and the academia.Some mentoring of students have yielded positive results: The 2013 global finalist of the Microsoft Imagine Cup for innovation (Russia, 2013); Winner of 2014 Middle East and African Region, Google Online Marketing Challenge; 2015 Middle East and African Region finalist of Google Online Marketing Challenge; incubation and floating of start-up company named Sanwo Touch2Pay Solutions Limited in the year 2017 that leveraged on some results of researches on RFID communications. He is a co-founder of Striving for Greatness EdTech Initiative, a non-profit organization that focuses on how to educate, empower and inspire educators globally.
He rose through the rank from graduate assistant in the year 2001 to a full professor in the year 2016 garnering administrative experiences ranging from Level Advisor, Departmental Examinations Officer, member of the Departmental Postgraduate Committee, Coordinator of Computer Engineering laboratories, Member, COREN BMAS Committee for Computer Engineering, Member of the Local Organizing Committee for FET Conference, Acting Director, LAUTECH ICT Center, Member, University Strategic Plan Committee, Implementation Committee on Computer-Based Examinations, Member, Implementation Committee LAUTECH Open and Distance Learning Center (LODLC), Director of LODLC and many more.
Tayo is a consultant in the areas of system design, integration, deployment and management of large and complex ICT based systems. He is a key advocate of self-sustainability of information management systems irrespective of size and complexity. He has extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of implementing and managing open and distance learning platforms at large scale.He was the lead in the design, implementation and integration of computer-based learning and testing facilities for some Universities in the year 2012. He was the Team Lead that deployed an enhanced Computer-Based Testing (CBT) platform with a Biometric Authentication feature that helped LAUTECH to reduce examinations related cost and reduction in examinations malpractices in the year 2014. The lead in the design and deployment of educational portal project that serves more than 35,000 students yearly. The portal has been able to block fund leakages and for payment collections of over 45 million US Dollars since the year 2012.
Tayo belongs to the following professional and regulatory bodies, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). At his free time, he enjoys traveling and visiting interesting places.
He brings a lot of wealth of experience to KIU.