About Me

Brief Introduction

Abiodun Musa AIBINU (Ph.D.), is a highly-motivated career driven achiever with over Eighteen (18) years working experience in the field of: Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Robotics, Mechatronics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Project Management, Spectrum Management, Industrial Automation, Teaching and Research in the field of Artificial Intelligence, ICT and Robotics. He received: National Diploma award from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria; BSc degree from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria; M.sc degree from Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden and Doctoral degree from International Islamic University Malaysia, (IIUM), Malaysia.
He has been actively involved in teaching, supervision, mentoring and research activities at various universities in Nigeria and Malaysia. He is presently a Professor of Mechatronics Engineering at Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna and a research-resource person to: Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Army, and National Defense Headquarters and other agencies having memorandum of Understanding with FUT Minna.
However, prior to venturing into academic field, he has worked with: MTN Communication (Nigeria) Limited; GS Telecom (Nigeria) Limited; DCC Satellite and Networks Limited; Oganla Consulting and Investment (OCI) limited; Communications Associates (COMSAC) (Nigeria) Limited just to mention but a few.
Professor Aibinu has participated and won several academics and research awards at various international and national exhibitions and was nominated for 2012 promising researcher award and best teacher award at IIUM Malaysia. He has also won several research grant awards in and outside Nigeria among which include Nigerian Communications Commission research grants for 2014 and 2015; TETFUND Research grants 2013 etc. He has authored and co-authored several publications in both local and international journals and conferences. Some of his published work are highly cited in the academic field.

He is presently, the Head of Department, Mechatronics Engineering Department, FUT Minna, and the Director, Center for Open Distance and e-Learning (CODeL), FUT Minna. He is also the pioneer and coordinator of Advanced Engineering Innovation Research Group. In 2016, the research group responded to various calls for research proposals across the globe with the estimated proposals sum being $1.3m only.
Professor Aibinu is a registered Engineer with COREN and NSE. His research interests include: Digital signal and Image processing; Instrumentation and measurement; Intelligent system design and artificial intelligence with emphasis on artificial neural networks and Genetic Algorithm.

My Qualifications

2010 PhD (Engineering)

2006 Master of Science (Engineering)

2002 Cisco Certified Network Associate [CCNA]

2001 Bachelor of Science [Second Class Upper Division]

1995 National Diploma [Upper Credit Division]

1991 Senior Secondary School Certificate [SSCE]

Education

2006-2009 International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia.
(PhD, Digital Signal and Image Processing, Mechatronics Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering)
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2005-2006 Blekinge Institute of Technology, Blekinge, Sweden. (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Specialization: Signal Processing).

1995-2001 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State. (Bachelor of Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering).

1992-1995 The Polytechnic of Ibadan, Oyo State. (National Diploma, Electrical and Electronics engineering).

1985-1991 Euba Boys’ Secondary School, Mushin, Lagos.

Awards and Scholarships Received

Academic Award and Scholarship Received

  • 53rd Anniversary, Nigerian Air Force Research and Development Award, 2017.
  • Nominated for BEST TEACHER Award 2012, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2012.
  • Nominated for PROMISING Researcher Award for Achievements in 2011, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2012.
  • Best Graduating PhD Student (Engineering) Award, 26th Convocation, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2010.
  • Postgraduate Research Scholarship for PhD candidates (NICHEA Research Areas) at International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia (IIUM), 2009.
  • Joint Winner, Digital Image Processing/Restoration Competition. (BTH, Sweden), 2006
  • Lagos State Honors Award National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Lagos State, 2003.
  • Surulere Local Government Merit Award National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Lagos State, 2003.
  • Deans Honors Award, Faculty of Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State, 1997.

Research based Awards received (Selected Research)

  • First Prize: 26th Convocation Research and Innovation Exhibition Ceremony, 2017. “FOUR SIM CARD MULTIPLE OPERATORS ENABLED SUBSCRIBERS MOES CARD”.
  • Silver Medal: Accounting Research and Education Conference 2012 (AREC- 2012). A. M Aibinu, A.K.M. Meera, M.J. E Salami and M. A. Amsa “MOBILE DINAR AND DIRHAM PRICE PREDICTION AND PURCHASING DEVICE”.
  • Bronze Medal: Malaysia Invention & Innovation Awards 2012 (MTE 2012) Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Malaysia 2012. A.M. Aibinu, M.J.E. Salami, A.A. Shafie, R. Akmelawati, A.Muthalif and M. Rotinwa-Akinbile, “EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION USING UNUSUAL ANIMAL BEHAVIOR”.
  • Silver Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2012 (IRIIE- 2012). A. M Aibinu, M.J. E Salami and M. A. Shah “NOVEL BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL PREDICTION USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK”.
  • Bronze Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2012 (IRIIE- 2012). A. M Aibinu, M.J. E Salami and A.A. Shafie “NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR VASCULAR INTERSECTION DETECTION IN RETINA FUNDUS IMAGES”.
  • Silver Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2012 (IRIIE- 2012). A. M Aibinu, M.J. E Salami and S.M. Kadeer “A NEW METHOD OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY”.
  • Bronze Medal: Malaysia Invention & Innovation Awards 2011 (MTE 2011) Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Malaysia, 2011. A.M. Aibinu, M.J.E. Salami, A.A. Shafie and M. Rotinwa-Akinbile, “DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTELLIGENT BIOMETRIC SYSTEM FOR HOUSEHOLD CONTROL”.
  • Bronze Medal: Malaysia Invention & Innovation Awards 2011 (MTE 2011) Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Malaysia, 2011. M.J.E. Salami, A.M. Aibinu, A.A. Shafie, N. Hazali and N. Termidzi “AUTOMATIC FRUITS SORTING AND GRADING SYSTEM”.
  • Bronze Medal: Malaysia Invention & Innovation Awards 2011 (MTE 2011) Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Malaysia, 2011. A.M. Aibinu, M. J. E. Salami, A. A. Shafie, D. A. Kindy, S. Fathima, Sameera Hammed, S. K. Mohideen, M. A. Saka, M. Shah, A. M. Mohammed Mahil, H. Farooqi, A. Boolaky, I. Mokthar, M. A. Nordin and S. Arai “DINAR (GOLD) AND DIRHAM (SILVER) PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT”.
  • Gold Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2011 (IRIIE- 2011). A. M Aibinu, M.J. E Salami and A. A. Shafie, “A NOVEL DIRHAM AND DINAR ATM MACHINE”.
  • Silver Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2011 (IRIIE- 2011). A. M Aibinu, M.J. E Salami and M. A. Shah “A PROGRAMMABLE DIRHAM COIN HAJJ SAVING ELECTRONIC DEVICE”.
  • Silver Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2011 (IRIIE- 2011). A. M. Aibinu, Asan Gani Abdul Muthalif, M.J.E Salami, R. Akmelawati, W. Astuti, S. Khalidah, S. Badri, N. Sa’at “A NEW METHOD OF EARTHQUAKE MONITORING AND PREDICTION USING UNUSUAL ANIMAL BEHAVIOR”.
  • Silver Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2011 (IRIIE- 2011). O. Oluwo, M.J. E. Salami, R.Khan and A. M. Aibinu “DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTELLIGENT CONTROLLER FOR TROPICAL FOOD STORAGE SYSTEM”.
  • Bronze Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2011 (IRIIE- 2011). A. M. Aibinu, M. J. E. Salami, A. Sheikh, A. Idris, Abdulrahman, M. Kashimiri R. Basri and Rauf “INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM”.
  • Bronze Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2011 (IRIIE- 2011). W. Astuti, A. M. Aibinu, M. J. E. Salami, and R. Aklemawati “ANIMAL SOUND ACTIVITY DETECTION USING MULTI-CLASS SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES”.
  • Bronze Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2011 (IRIIE- 2011). A.M. Aibinu, M.J.E. Salami, A.A. Shafie, N. Hazali and N. Termidzi “AUTOMATIC FRUITS IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM USING HYBRID TECHNIQUE”.
  • Silver Medal: Taipei International Invention Show& Technocrat Invention Contest, 2010 Taipei, 2010, 2nd –4th October, 2010.
  • A.A. Shafie, M.J.E. Salami and A. M Aibinu, “A NOVEL DIABETES DIAGNOSIS USING COMPLEX VALUED ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK BASED AUTOREGRESSIVE MODELING TECHNIQUE”.
  • Silver Medal: Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX’ 10), Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Malaysia, 2010. (http://www.cisnetwork.com/itex2009/home/index.php) A. M Aibinu, Dr. A.A. Shafie and Prof. Dr. M.J.E. Salami “AN AUTOREGRESSIVE BASED TOOTH IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUE FOR ACCESS CONTROL DEVICE”.
  • Gold Medal: Malaysia Invention & Innovation Awards 2010 (MTE 2010) Putra World Trade Centre - Kuala Lumpur, 4th – 6th February 2010.
  • A.A. Shafie, M.J.E. Salami and A. M Aibinu, “A NOVEL DIABETES DIAGNOSIS USING COMPLEX VALUED ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK BASED AUTOREGRESSIVE MODELING TECHNIQUE”.
  • Bronze Medal: Malaysia Invention & Innovation Awards 2010 (MTE 2010) Putra World Trade Centre - Kuala Lumpur, 4th – 6th February 2010.
  • M.J.E Salami, A.M Aibinu, A. A. Shafie, S. Kader and A. Mansor “A NEW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENT BASED VISION GUIDED DONATION BOX”.
  • Silver Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2010 (IRIIE- 2010). A. A. Najeeb, A. Kais, A. M Aibinu, M.J. E Salami and A. A. Shafie “TEETH IDENTIFICATION USING AUTOREGRESSIVE MODELING TECHNIQUE”.
  • Bronze Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2010 (IRIIE- 2010). A. A. Najeeb, A. Kais, A. M Aibinu, M.J. E Salami and A. A. Shafie “A NOVEL DIABETES DIAGNOSIS USING COMPLEX-VALUED AUTOREGRESSIVE TECHNIQUE”
  • Bronze Medal: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2010 (IRIIE- 2010). Mimi Aminah Wan Nordin, A. M Aibinu and S. Arai “A PROGRAMMABLE DIRHMA BASED HAJJ SAVING BOX”
  • Silver Medal: Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX’09), Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Malaysia, 2009. (http://www.cisnetwork.com/itex2009/home/index.php) A. M Aibinu, M.I. Iqbal, Dr. A.A. Shafie, Prof. Dr. M.J.E. Salami, M. Nilsson “DESIGN OF A HANDHELD EQUIPMENT FOR AUTOMATIC DIAGNOSIS OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY”.
  • Gold Medal: KULLIYYAH OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND INNOVATION EXHIBITION 2009 (KERIE-2009). A. M. Aibinu, M.I. Iqbal, Dr. A.A. Shafie, Prof. Dr. M.J.E. Salami, M. Nilsson “Vascular Intersection Detection in Retina Fundus Images Using A New Hybrid Approach”.
  • Bronze Medal: KERIE-2009, A. M. Aibinu, Prof. Dr. M.J.E. Salami, Dr. A.A. Shafie and A.A. Najeeb, A New Complex-Valued Autoregressive Moving Average for MRI Reconstruction”.
  • Bronze Medal: KERIE-2009, A. M. Aibinu, Dr. A.A. Shafie, Prof. Dr. M.J.E. Salami, A.F. Salami, I.A. Bamgbopa, W.A. Lawal, “Development of a New Hybrid Method of Crack Measurement, Analysis, Modeling and Prediction Algorithm using Digital and Image Processing Techniques”.
  • Bronze Medal: KERIE-2009, A. M. Aibinu, Dr. A.A. Shafie, Prof. Dr. M.J.E. Salami, I.A. Bamgbopa, Assoc. Prof. M. Ali and Dr. P.S. Jahn Kassim, “A New Tool for Assessment of Mould Growth on Building Materials

My Career

Jul 2015 – Till Date Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria.

Mechatronics Engineering Department

  • School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

Professor

Head of Department

  • Development of Mechatronics, Robotics and Telecommunication Engineering program.
  • Establishment and Management of multidisciplinary research group and researchers in the field of artificial intelligence, biomedical signal and image processing.
  • Coordinating Research, Teaching and administrative activities @ Mechatronics Engineering Department, FUT-Minna.
  • Lecturing and teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses.
  • Mentoring and Research work supervision at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
  • Attracting research funds and international researchers to FUT Minna.

Jul 2014 – Till Date Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Centre for Open Distance and e-Learning (CODeL)

Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

Director

  • Formulating education and training policies for the Centre
  • Coordinating courseware materials development for Computer Science Courses.
  • Implementing education and training decision and directives
  • Sourcing for and recruiting lecturers and resource persons for all academic courses and professional courses
  • Initiating new and ensuring the workability of old collaborative programs with other Universities and institutes in Nigeria and abroad
  • Facilitating the management and organization of events in the center .
  • Implementing course development, planning and management involving
  • Development and updating of course materials and manuals
  • Approval of course materials
  • Monitoring and control of course quality
  • Coordination of all admission policies and requirements
  • Communicating with resource persons/review submitted course materials where applicable

Oct 2016 – Till Date Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria.

Professor (Adjunct)

  • Lecturing and teaching postgraduate courses.
  • Research work supervision at post-graduate levels.

Jul 2012 – Jul 2015 Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Telecommunication Engineering Department

School of Information and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

Senior Lecturer

  • Research activities @ Telecommunication Research Laboratory, FUT-Minna.
  • Research activities on application of Digital Signal and Image Processing Techniques in improving the yield of Agricultural products
  • Lecturing and teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses
  • Research work supervision at undergraduate and post-graduate levels
  • PG Coordinator, Telecommunication Engineering Department

Oct 2013 – Aug 2015 Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria.

Computer Science Department

Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria

Senior Lecturer (Adjunct)

  • Lecturing and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Research work supervision at post-graduate levels.
  • Lecturing and teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses

Jul 2011 – Jul 2012 Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Telecommunication Engineering Department

School of Information and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State

Senior Lecturer (Adjunct)

  • Research activities @ Telecommunication Research Laboratory, FUT-Minna
  • Research activities on application of Digital Signal and Image Processing Techniques in improving the yield of Agricultural products
  • Lecturing and teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses
  • Research work supervision at undergraduate and post-graduate levels

Aug 2010 – Jul 2012 International Islamic University Malaysia.

Mechatronics Engineering Department

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Assistant Professor

  • Research activities @ Mechatronics Research Laboratory, IIUM.
  • Research on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), modeling and simulation of MRI, MRI reconstruction using modeling approach.
  • Research activities on Metallic Money, usage and content analysis.
  • Research on Application of Digital Image Processing and Digital Signal Processing on Diabetes.
  • Research activities on application of Digital Signal and Image Processing Techniques in improving the yield of Agricultural products
  • Lecturing and teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses.
  • Research work supervision at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Dec 2006 – Aug 2010 International Islamic University Malaysia

Mechatronics Engineering Department

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Assistant Professor

  • Research activities @ Mechatronics Research Laboratory, IIUM.
  • Research on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), modeling and simulation of MRI, MRI reconstruction using modeling approach.
  • Research on Mould Growth on Building Materials.
  • Research on Application of Digital Image Processing and Digital Signal Processing on Diabetes.

Lecturing Position

  • MCT2121/2210- Signals and Systems Analysis; winter 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010 Academic sessions.
  • ECON 1150 – Business Mathematics; Winter 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009/2010 Academic sessions.

Teaching Assistant

  • Tutor for MCT2121/2210- Signals and Systems Analysis; 2007- 2008, 2008-2009 Sessions.
  • Tutor for MCT3132 - Applied Digital Signal Processing; 2007- 2008, 2008-2009 Sessions
  • Tutor/Grader for ECT3132 - Digital Signal Processing; Winter 2007.
  • Trainer- Leadership and Management; 2007- 2008, 2008-2009 Sessions.
  • Tutor for MTH3131-Complex Analysis and Partial Differential equation; Summer 2007.
  • Tutor for MCT2121/2210- Signals and Systems Analysis; Winter 2006.
  • Lab Instructor, MCT2121/2210- Signals and Systems Analysis; 2007- 2008, 2008-2009 Sessions
  • Lab Instructor Applied Digital Signal Processing; 2007- 2008, 2008-2009 Sessions.

Apr 2004 – Aug 2005 MTN Communication (Nig.) Limited.
( http://www.mtnonline.com/corporate/about.asp)
[MTN Nigeria is part of MTN Group ,Africa’s leading Cellular Telecommunication company]

Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control of all MTN BTS/Switch Sites

Development of Bill of Material, Purchase Planning and Scheduling.

Development and maintenance of a comprehensive Bill of Materials.

Tracking and reporting on Material orders up to delivery.

Reconciliation of material orders with warehouse receipt.

Handling of Capital Expenditure Project and Assets

Reporting to Stake Holders on Material Orders and Usage.

Post Held: Material Planner (Supervisory Position)


Jun 2003 – Apr 2004 MTN Communication (Nig.) Limited.

Microwave Link Planning, Design and Analysis using Pathloss Software Site Survey and Drawing of Network Diagram Using Microsoft Visio Software

Microwave Line of Sight Survey for BTS Sites,

Frequency Planning and

Link Capacity Optimization.

Management and Administration of Frequency Spectrum

Microwave Back- Bone Survey and Design.

Microwave and Spread Spectrum Radio-Link Network Simulation

Multipath, Interference Analysis and Link Budget Calculation.

Liaising with Contractors and Site Owners for BTS Sites Rollout.

Post Held: Transmission Planning Engineer


Jan 2003 – June 2003 GS Telecom (Nig.) Limited, Lagos.
(http://www.gstelecom.net/main.htm)
[GS Telecom Group of Companies is a leading Telecommunications System suppliers in Africa .GS Telecom specialize in Providing ‘’ one-stop shop ‘’ services for satellite and wireless customers….]

Repair and Maintenance of Communication and Test Equipments

Installation of VSAT Antenna.

Microwave and Spread Spectrum Radio-Link Network Simulation.

Repair and configuring of satellite modem and Transceivers.

Links and Equipments Simulation.

Design of Electronics Circuitry at Components Level.

Stock Control and Frequency Planning and Control.

Assist in Transmission and Installation Fault Findings

Design and construction of Interface Cables and Equipments

Post Held: Laboratory Engineer


Jan, 2002 – Dec, 2002 Digital Computer Communication (DCC) Computer Warehouse Group Limited, Lagos.
(http://www.cwlgroup.com/company.htm)
[We are a specialised Group of companies that provide Solutions for Hardware Systems and Support, Local and Wide Area Networks as well as Software Solutions and Training]

GILAT Network Management server (NMS) and GILAT IDU Configuring

Site survey for Installation of VSAT Equipments

Installation of VSAT Antennae (1.2m, 2.4m, 3.7m dish)

Router Configuring for WAN Installation with GILAT IDU

24 Hours SAT Hub monitoring and customer support services

Frequency Spectrum Planning and Administration

Post Held: RF Engineer


1998-2001 Oganla Consulting and Investment Limited, Lagos.

Refurbishment and Reprogramming of 1320MW Thermal Electricity Generating Plant Training Simulator.

Assembling and Repair of Computer System, Printer and UPS.

Local and Metropolitan Area Networking (LAN and MAN) Installation and Repair of Data Acquisition Cards

PLC & SCADA System Installation, Maintenance and Repair.

Repair of Electronic and Electrical appliance at Component Level

Post held: Simulator /Hardware Lead Engineer

1995-1997 Communication Associates Nigeria Limited

Installation, Repair and Maintenance of Telecommunication Equipments. Site Survey for HF, VHF, UHF Radiotelephone and PABX Installation

Post held: Instrument Engineer/Industrial Training.

My Skills

  • Proficiency in MATLAB
  • Proficiency in Signal Processing and Digital Image Processing
  • Good Knowledge of Research and Development
  • Expert in SCADA, PLC, RTU Design, Installation and Repair Skills
  • Good knowledge of Teaching and Research Methodology.
  • Proficiency in Public Speaking and Lecture Presentation

My Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Mentoring

My Family