Oluwaseun Bamigboye is a Nigerian economist who has made history by becoming the first female PhD holder of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) in Nigeria. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension in December 2021, after successfully defending her thesis on the quality requirements of internet of things streaming data for agricultural extension services.
Dr. Bamigboye is not only a scholar, but also a lecturer at the Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland, where she teaches courses on software engineering, data science, and artificial intelligence. She is also a researcher who has published several papers on semantic model-driven frameworks, agricultural extension, and rural livelihoods .
Dr. Bamigboye’s academic journey is an inspiring one, as she overcame many challenges and obstacles to achieve her goals. She was born and raised in a rural area of Ondo State, where she attended primary and secondary schools. She then proceeded to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, where she obtained her Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in 2010.
She later enrolled for a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Extension at the same university, graduating in 2014. During her master’s program, she developed an interest in data analysis and software development, which led her to pursue a PhD in Agricultural Extension at FUOYE, with a focus on applying internet of things technologies to enhance agricultural productivity and sustainability.
Dr. Bamigboye’s PhD research was supervised by Prof. Adeniji, Prof. Fakayode, and Dr. Ogunjimi, who provided her with guidance and support throughout her studies. She also received mentorship and collaboration from Prof. Xiaodong Liu and Dr. Peter Cruickshank from the Edinburgh Napier University, who helped her to refine her research methodology and improve her technical skills.
Dr. Bamigboye’s PhD thesis was titled “Semantic Model-Driven Framework for Validating Quality Requirements of Internet of Things Streaming Data”. In her work, she proposed a novel approach to ensure the quality and reliability of data collected from sensors and devices deployed in agricultural fields. She also developed a prototype system that demonstrates how her approach can be used to monitor soil moisture, temperature, and pH levels, as well as crop growth and health.
Dr. Bamigboye’s research has significant implications for improving agricultural extension services, which are essential for disseminating information and knowledge to farmers and rural communities. By using internet of things technologies, agricultural extension agents can collect real-time data from farms and provide timely feedback and recommendations to farmers. This can help to increase crop yield, reduce input costs, enhance food security, and mitigate environmental impacts.
Dr. Bamigboye’s achievements have been widely celebrated and recognized by her peers, colleagues, students, family, friends, and the general public. She has received congratulatory messages from various platforms, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. She has also been featured in several media outlets, such as Scholarship Region , The Nation , The Guardian , and The Punch .
Dr. Bamigboye is a role model and a trailblazer for many young women who aspire to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). She has proven that with hard work, dedication, passion, and perseverance, anything is possible. She has also shown that women can excel in any field of study or profession they choose.
Dr. Bamigboye is not only a brilliant economist, but also a devoted wife and mother of two children. She balances her academic and professional responsibilities with her family obligations with grace and poise. She credits her husband for his unwavering support and encouragement throughout her academic journey.
Dr. Bamigboye is a shining example of what Nigerian women can achieve when they are given the opportunity and the resources to pursue their dreams. She is a source of pride and inspiration for Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
: Oluwaseun Bamgboye – Napier https://www.napier.ac.uk/people/oluwaseun-bamgboye
: Oluwaseun Tosin Bamigboye (nee Adojutelegan) – Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BaNl44cAAAAJ
: Semantic model-driven framework for validating quality requirements of internet of things streaming data – Dr Oluwaseun Bamgboye (Student), Prof Xiaodong Liu, Dr Peter Cruickshank https://www.napier.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/research-search/projects/semantic-model-driven-framework-for-validating-quality-requirements-of-internet-of
: Brilliant Economist celebrates becoming the First Female PhD holder of Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) | Scholarship Region https://www.scholarshipregion.com/brilliant-economist-celebrates-becoming-the-first-female-phd-holder-of-federal-university-oye-ekiti-fuoye/
: FUOYE produces first female PhD holder – The Nation https://thenationonlineng.net/fuoye-produces-first-female-phd-holder/
: FUOYE celebrates first female PhD holder – The Guardian https://guardian.ng/news/fuoye-celebrates-first-female-phd-holder/
: FUOYE gets first female PhD holder – The Punch https://punchng.com/fuoye-gets-first-female-phd-holder/