I was born in the mid 1970's in Lagos, Nigeria to Parents
with 5 previous children all women by the way. Lets just say my Mother
was jumping for joy while I was busy not being in the know that I was
vastly outnumbered by womenfolk. As one of my sisters would like to put
it My parents should have stopped at the 5th child lets just say I was
an innocent mistake :). Be it as it may, it was interesting , thank God
my younger brother came 2 years later to save me the displeasure of
being the only male in the house. Believe me that kind of
responsibility is what I did not need. Don't get me wrong, being
outnumbered by women has its benefits. Also being a member of a large
family also means that you never get lonely. I am extremely proud of my
family. We are all extremely close.
My family has a very rich history. Both my parents being from a village
in Ekiti in the South Western part of Nigeria. I did my undergraduate
studies at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria with a BS in
Computer Science and Mathematics. My love affair began with mathematics
at the age of 14. Ever since I have never looked back. I am currently
pursuing a PhD in computer Science and a Masters in Applied Mathematics at the University
of New Mexico, Albuquerque. One of the major reasons for
doing a PhD is apart from the fact I learning new and
interesting stuff , is that I love teaching. I think it is one of the
greatest professions ever. The skill of increasing other folks ability
to acquire information " Teaching" is extremely important. Well before
I began this journey to become "Dr Oluwasanmi", I was a software engineer
for a number of years back in Nigeria. Where I also acquired some
project management skills.
I currently work with Jared Saia
in the department of Computer Science . He is a great advisor, mentor, researcher lucky to be working under him.
In Mathematics I work with Jens Lorenz.
I also happen to enjoy some volunteer work though. Probably
because at least for once it makes me take my mind off myself. I am the
extremely patient type, and it takes quite a lot to rile me. Some
people find this unnerving, but I make it a personal policy not just to
react to peoples actions, but to give a fully well thought out response
to a situation. This does not imply I have analysis
paralysis. I act decisively when I need to. I happen to like good and
interesting conversation. I hate it when people expect me to read there
minds if something is on your mind I suggest you come out and say it.
I happen to enjoy watching Sci-Fi programs like BattleStar
Galactica, the Stargate Series, Star Trek (Next Generation of course!)
also quite a bit of drama, like Law and Order. Some my favourite movies
are The house of Sand and fog, The last of the Mohicans, El-Sid....