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Prof Joshua A Abolarinwa

Associate Professor
Member of Research and Innovation Status and Analytics Committee (RIAS)
Program Coordinator, BEET and BEEP

Phone : +264 61 207 2525
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Office Location : Old Engineering Building, F26



Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
M.Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Port Harcourt
B.Eng. (Hon) Electrical and Computer Engineering, Federal University of Technology Minna


Joshua A. Abolarinwa obtained his Honours Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.Eng.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Federal University of Technology Minna. He proceeded to obtain his Master of Engineering degree (M.Eng.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with specialization in Electronic/Telecommunication Engineering from University of Port Harcourt. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) from the prestigious Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Radio Communication Engineering (RaCED) Department. He has worked both in the industry and academia as a System Support Engineer, Researcher, Lecturer, Mentor, and Administrator. To his credit are several scientific, and technical articles presented at international conferences and published in referred peer-reviewed journals. He has supervised and mentored several bachelors, honours, masters, and Ph.D. students, and examined thesis in the field of Electronics, Computer, Communications, and Information Engineering. He is a member of many reputable professional organizations, and a winner of the prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship Award, and Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (KA107-2020 project) Grant Award.  


Brief Career Summary

  • 2022+ Associate Professor, DMEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2020-2022 Senior Lecturer, DECE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2017-2020 Senior Lecturer, FUT Minna, Nigeria
  • 2007-2017 Lecturer, FUT Minna, Nigeria
  • 2005-2007 Assistant Lecturer, FUT Minna, Nigeria
  • 2003-2005 Systems Engineer, Bat Technical Services (BTS Systems) Ltd, Nigeria.


Professional Affiliations

  • SMIEEE (ComSoc, CompS) 90243474
  • ECSA 2018200985
  • IAENG 216493
  • COREN 15703
  • SDIWC 23116


Research Focus Areas

  • Wireless Communication Networks (Distributed and Ad hoc Networks)
  • Cognitive/Software Defined Radio and Networks-CRN/SDR/SDN
  • Digital Signal Processing Application in Communication Systems
  • Green Communication/Energy Efficiency in Wireless/Mobile Communications
  • 5G and Beyond Generation Communication Networks (mm-Wave, RAN, MIMO, Small Cells, IoT, Beamforming)
  • Pervasive Communication Networks
  • Multidisciplinary Research  

*Interested candidates/applicants can contact me for postgraduate (Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.Sc.) supervision and mentoring. 


Courses Currently Teaching

  • Digital Signal Processing (NUST-DSP721S)
  • Digital Communication (NUST-DCM410S)
  • Analogue Communication Techniques and Systems (NUST-ACT711S)
  • Optical Communication Systems (NUST-OCS811S)
  • Digital Electronics Circuit (NUST-DEC621S)
  • Measurements and Instruments (NUST-MAI711S) 


Community Development Activities

  • Help Supply those in need project: One to World in Partnership with Fulbright. Distribution of basic amenities to the homeless in Manhattan area of New York city, USA.
  • Odosi Foundation free healthcare services for senior citizens in Esie Community, Nigeria.  

Selected Publications

  • Emmanuel Adetiba, Joshua A. Abolarinwa, Anthony A. Adegoke, Tunmike B. Taiwo, Oluwaseun T. Ajayi, Abdultaofeek Abayomi, Joy N. Adetiba, and Joke A. Badejo. “DeepCOVID-19: A model for identification of COVID-19 virus sequences with genomic signal processing and deep learning”. Cogent Engineering Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1. 2022
  • Joshua A. Abolarinwa and Abidemi Adejumo (2022). “MM1B Queue Analysis Approach to Performance Evaluation of Vehicle-To-Vehicle Network”. In Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced Technologies (ICAT’22).
  • Aili Ashipala and Joshua A. Abolarinwa, (2022). “SDN-Enabled Data Offloading and Load Balancing in WLAN And Cellular Networks”. In proceeding of the International Conference on Information Systems and Emerging Technologies (ICISET 2022).
  • Gana Amos Jiya and Joshua A. Abolarinwa (2022). “Taxonomy of Vehicular Network Simulator Softwares”. In proceeding of the International Conference on Information Systems and Emerging Technologies (ICISET 2022).
  • Adejumo, A., Abolarinwa, J. A., Adejo, A.O. and Alenoghena, C.O., (2021). Analysis of Multimetric V2V Network Performance. In Proceeding of APWEN 2021 International Conference on Women Engineers Driving Digital Transformation in Nigeria (Vol. 3, pp 61-68).
  • Sunday Ajala, Emmanuel Adetiba, Mathew B. Akanle, Obiseye O. Obiyemi, Surendra Thakur, and Joshua Abolarinwa, (2020). Experimentations on the Transmit Power of a Universal Software Radio Peripheral Using GNU Radio Framework and a Handheld RF Explorer. 4th International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development (ICSSD2020). IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 655 (2021) 012006 IOP Publishing doi:10.1088/17551315/655/1/012006.
  • Okwum, D., Abolarinwa J., and Osanaiye O. A (2020). 30GHz Microstrip Square Patch Antenna Array for 5G Network. In Proceeding of 2020 International Conference in Mathematics, Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ICMCECS) 2020 (pp. 1- 5).
  • Vera Ilenikhena, Joshua Abolarinwa, and Michael David. (2019). Minimizing battery consumption in mobile device-to-device and spectrum sharing network; an approach. 15th International Conference on Electronics Computer and Computation (ICECCO 2019).
  • Mosudi, I. O., Abolarinwa, J., and Zubair, S. (2019). Multi-Access Edge Computing Deployments for 5G Networks, 3rd International Engineering Conference (IEC), Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria. Pp 472-479.
  • Hassan S. T., Abolarinwa J. A., Alenoghena C. O., Bala S. A., David M., and Enenche P. (2018). Intelligent Sign Language Using Image Processing Techniques: A Case of Hausa Sign Language. ATBU, Journal of Science, Technology and Education. Vol. 6, Issue 2, Pp 127-133.
  • Onu C., Salihu B. A., and Abolarinwa J. (2018). Enhanced Fractional Frequency Reuse in LTEA Heterogeneous OFDMA Network. ATBU, Journal of Science, Technology and Education. Vol. 6, Issue 2, Pp 18-27.
  • J. A. Onyeodili, P. Enenche, M. David, J. A. Abolarinwa, and H. B. Salahu (2018). Behavior of Ozone Absorption Cross-Section to Change in Optical Path Length and Pressure in the UV. ATBU Journal of Science, Technology and Education, 6 no 3 (2018) Pp 53-60.
  • Monebi Matthew Ayodeji, Caroline O. Alenoghena, and J. A. Abolarinwa (2018). Redefining the directivity value of radial-line-slot-array antenna for direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service. Proceeding of the 1st International conference on ICT for national development and its sustainability, University of Ilorin. Pp 217-228.
  • S. T. Hassan, J. A. Abolarinwa, C. O. Alenoghena, S. A Bala, M. David, and Ali Farzamnia (2017). Intelligent Sign Language Recognition Using Enhanced Fourier Descriptor: A Case of Hausa Sign Language. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Control and Intelligent Systems (I2CACIS 2017), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Salihu A. B., Abolarinwa J., and Onu C. (2017). Survey on Interference Mitigation on LTE-A Femto Cell Heterogeneous Network. Second International Engineering Conference (IET 2017), Minna Nigeria.
  • J. A. Abolarinwa, N. M. Abdul Latiff, S. K. S. Yusof, and N. Fisal, (2015). Channel Decision in Cognitive Radio Enabled Sensor Networks: A Reinforcement Learning Approach. International Journal of Engineering Technology. Vol 7, Issue 4, pp 13941404. SCOPUS INDEXED. e-ISSN: 0975-4024 p-ISSN: 2319-8613.
  • J. A. Abolarinwa, N. M. Abdul Latiff, and S. K. S. Yusof, N. Fisal. (2015) Energy Efficient, Learning-Inspired Channel Decision and Access Technique for Cognitive Radio-based Wireless Sensor Networks, International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, Vol. 10, Issue 2. SCOPUS INDEXED.ISSN: 1975-0080.
  • J. A. Abolarinwa, N. M. Abdul Latiff, and S. K. S. Yusof, N. Fisal. (2015). Energy Efficient Channel Selection Framework for Cognitive Radio Wireless Sensor Networks. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (J.E.A.S.) Vol 10, No. 22. SCOPUS INDEXED. ISSN 1819-6608.
  • Abolarinwa J. A. and Isah A. (2015). Design and implementation of microcontrollerbased automatic sequence counting and switching system. Leonardo Electronic Journal of Practices and Technologies. Issue 26, pp 159-174. ISSN 1583-1078.
  • J. A. Abolarinwa, N. M. Abdul Latiff, and S. K. S. Yusof, N. Fisal, N. Salawu (2014). Effect of Sensing Time Variation on Detection, Misdetection and False Alarm Probabilities in Cognitive Radio-Based Wireless Sensor Networks. International Review on Computers and Software (I.R.E.C.O.S.). Vol. 9 Issue 9 pp 1568- 1575.
  • J. A. Abolarinwa, N. M. Abdul Latiff, and S. K. S. Yusof (2013). Energy-Constrained Packet Size Optimization for Cluster-based Cognitive Radio-based Wireless Sensor Networks. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. Vol. 7 Issue 12 pp 138150.ISSN:1991-8178.
  • Abolarinwa, J. A., Salawu N., and Achonu, A. (2013). Cognitive Radio-based Wireless Sensor Networks as Next Generation Sensor Network: Concept, Problems and Prospects. Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences. Vol. 4 No. 8, pp 642- 648.E-ISSN 2218-6301 P- ISSN 2079-8407.
  • Salawu N., Elizabeth N. O., Abolarinwa J. A., Dauda U. S. (2013). Networks Integration between Wireless LAN and UMTS Networks–A Brief Study. Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences. Vol. 4 No. 5, pp 459-465. E-ISSN 2218- 6301 P- ISSN 2079-8407.
  • S. Nejatian, J. A. Abolarinwa, S. K. Syed Yusof, N. M. Abdul Latiff, V. Asadpour (2012). “Characterization of spectrum mobility and channel availability in CRMANETs”, International Journal of Advances in Computer Networks and its Security (IJACNS), vol. 2, no. 3, ISSN: 2250 – 3757.
  • J. A. Abolarinwa and P. Gana. (2010). Design and Development of Inverter with AVR Using Switch-Mode Square-Wave Switch Scheme. Journal of Science and Technology, Assumption University Thailand. Vol. 14, no. 2. ISSN 1513-0886. 

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