Professor O. Ibidapo-Obe was born on 5th July, 1949. Prof. Ibidapo-Obe obtained his Bachelor of Science B.Sc. Hons degree in Mathematics in the First Class division from the University of Lagos in 1971, a Master of Mathematics degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science in 1973 and a Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with specialization in Applied Mechanic/Systems in 1976, both from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Professor Ibidapoâ€“Obe, prior to his appointment Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, has held various academic and management positions within the University of Lagos. He previously served as Head of the Engineering Analysis Unit (1991-1995). He was the pioneer Managing Director of Unilag Consult, the University of Lagos Consultancy outfit, and later served as the Chairman of the national committee on Brain-Drain. As Professor of Systems Engineering, Ibidapo-Obe has held several international teaching/research positions across the globe and his major academic contributions are in the areas of Control and International Systems including specialized interest in Stochastic/Optimization Problems in Engineering, Reliability Studies, Simulation and Expert Systems.
A participant in several national and international committees, he has also organized and participated in several other specialized workshops and conferences, Prof. Ibidapo-Obe is well published and has served on the editorial board of several international journals and special publications. He also enjoys membership of socio-cultural organizations such as the Nigerian Britain Association, the Metropolitan Club, the Ikoyi Club (1938). While he is registered as a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management, he is also a Fellow of the Computer Association of Nigeria FCOAN, Fellows of the Academy of Science FAS, as well as a recipient of the distinguished National Honour of Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR).
- Optimization, Stochastic Systems, Reliability & Artificial Intelligence