Dr. Simon T. Obenofunde
Assoc Professor of Computer Science
Before joining LCU in September 2022, Dr Obenofunde served as a visiting assistant professor of computer science in the University of Burgundy, Dijon France, after serving in a similar capacity in the University of Paris 8, Saint Denis, France. Until March 2019, he was an assistant lecturer and Coordinator of Computer Engineering department in the University of Buea, Cameroon, a job he started in 2010. During the same period, he taught in many other local universities on a part-time basis. These included the Catholic University Institude of Buea, University Institude of the Gulf of Guinea, L’Institut Universitaire et Strategique de L’Estuaire (IUEs/INSAM), etc. His teachings and research are mostly been centered on computer networking, computer systems, computer programming (python, C/C++, Matlab), and even electrical engineering courses like power systems and machines.
Prior to academics, Dr Obenofunde had held several management positions in several para-public corporations in Cameroon. Most notably, he was the Deputy Director of Projects and Investments in Rural Electrification Agency, Yaounde, Cameroon, where he was directly responsible for electrical power system design. He had also managed the Soap Factory for Pamol Plantations Plc.
Dr Obenofunde had been quite active in business, having established and ran many in the ICT and other sectors in Cameroon. Tarakan Ventures was amongst the first Cable TV provider in the city of Kumba, Cameroon. Bajo Chub’s “Campus Shuttle” in the University of Buea was his brainchild.
Socio-politically, Dr Obenofunde has created and headed so many social groups. In the 2007-2013 political session, he was the municipal councilor for Eyumojock Council representing the Abat constituency.
Dr Obenofunde is married and blessed with 4 children, 3 of which are now adults.
PhD in Computer Science
Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon France
M Sc Communications and Network Engineering
UPM Serdang, Malaysia
B. Eng in Electrical Engineerig
University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria