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     Date Submitted:31-10-2015
     Last Modified:01-11-2015 (09:52)
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsClimate Sciences and Space Science and Technology applications using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems
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     PERSONAL INFORMATION

    2.      Date and Place of Birth:              July 7, 1984 /Ikeja, Lagos State.

    3.      Age               31 years

    4.      Sex                Male

    5.      State of Origin             Oyo State

    6.      Nationality:             Nigerian

    10.  Marital Status:              Single

    11.  Number and Ages of Children:      Nil

    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    (a). Higher Institution attended (with dates)

    (i).Federal University of Technology, Akure, with African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education-English (ARCSSTE-E).            Jan. 2013 – Sept. 2015

    (ii). Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.          Oct. 2006 –Aug. 2011

    (iii).The Polytechnic Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State          Feb, 2003-May, 2006

    12. Pure Academic Qualifications (with dates

    i.            PhD (in view), Agro-meteorology & Climate Modelling, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

    ii.            M.Tech. Space Science Technology (GIS/RS Option) The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria         2015

    iii.            B.Tech. Meteorology, The Federal University of Technology, Akure.      2011

    iv.            ONDElectrical/Electronics Engineering, Polytechnic Ibadan          2006

    13. Distinction and Membership of Professional Societies:

    i.            International Society for Agricultural Meteorology (InSAM)

    ii.            African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE)

    iii.            Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA)

    iv.            International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

    v.            Nigerian Meteorological Society (NmetS)

    14. Previous Employment (with dates):

    (a) University:

    i.            Graduate Research Scientist, African Regional Space Centre (ARCSSTE-E), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.             Jan. 2014-Sept. 2015

    ii.            GIS Analyst(NYSC), Centre for Space Research and Applications (CESRA), Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.       July, 2012- June, 2013

    iii.            GIS Analyst, Department of Geography and Planning Science, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.        Nov, 2011- July, 2012

    iv.            GIS Instructor, Joseph Ayodele Babalola University, Osun State (May-Dec, 2012)

    (b) Others:

    i.            GIS Instructor, Airtel-ATCBase Transceiver Mapping       Nov,2014-May, 2015

    ii.            Mine Surveyor, Japaul Minesand Products, OndoState        March-Sept 2014

    iii.            GIS Student Scientist (Intern), Geospatial Laboratory, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State.                  May,2010 – Nov, 2010

          15. Papers already accepted for publications (only in the last 3 years):

    i.            Akinbile CO, Adegbola OA, and Akande SO (2015) Determining the effect of salt-induced soil on paddy rice development and yield using GIS mappingThe International Society of Paddy and Water Environment Engineering(Springe)r Japan, June 2015DOI: 10.1007_s10333-015-0501-3

    ii.            Obiyemi OO, Ibiyemi TS, and Akande SO (2014) Rainfall variability and impact on communication infrastructure in Nigeria Journal of Telecommunications, Volume 25, Issue 1, May 2014  http://www.journaloftelecommunications.co.uk/volume-25-issue-1-may-2014

    iii.            Falaki AA, Ajayi OJ, Akangbe JA and  Akande SO (2013) Rural farmers’ perception of climate variabilities in benue state of Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Rural Sociology Vol. 14, No. 1, October 2013http://journal.nrsa.org.ng/index.php/njrs/article/view/131

          16. Published Conference Proceedings:

    i.            Public Health Mapping Using Geographic Information System: a case study on Polio Eradication Campaign in Ondo State (FUTA-SOS, 2014).

    ii.            Rainfall Variability and Impact on Communication Infrastructure in Nigeria (UNIOSUN Conference, 2013).

    iii.            Impact of Climate Change on Food Security in Nigeria (IITA Geospatial Workshop/ Seminar, 2010).

     

          17. Thesis / Dissertations:

    i.            Akande, S.O (2015):  An assessment of Rainfall Distribution over Nigeria from Ground and Remotely Sensed Data Sources (unpublished M.Tech thesis). Federal University of Technology, Akure.

    ii.            Akande, S.O (2011): Variability of Rinfall Distribution in Different Ecological Zones of Nigeria (unpublished B.Tech Thesis). Federal University of Technology, Akure.

          18.  Listed Conference/Training/Workshop Participation

    i.            School of Earth & Mineral Sciences (SEMS) Conference, FUTA            July,2015

    ii.            School of Sciences Second Annual Conference (SOS2014) Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria             Feb. 2014

    iii.            Climate Change and Vision 2020: Strategic Options for Nigeria             Dec. 2013

    iv.            Satellite Tool Kit (STK) & UNISEC Can Satellites Workshop (FUTA)      May, 2013

    v.            Research Methodology & Statistical Analysis Training (CERAD-FUTA)       2012

          19. Extra Curricula Activities

          Reading, Travelling, Sports and meeting people

          20. Names and Addresses of three Referees:

    Prof. J.O Akinyede

    Director,

    Centre for Space Research and Applications (CESRA),

    Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

    jakinyede(at)yahoo.com

     

    Dr A.O Eludoyin

    Department of Geography,

    Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State

    oaeludoyin(at)yahoo.com

     

    Dr. A.Y.B Anifowose

    Head, Department of Remote Sensing and Geoscience Information System,

    Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

    yanifowose(at)yahoo.com

     

          21. Date: September 29, 2015


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