Professor Benjamin Segun Aribisala is a native of koyi, Ikole local Government of Ekiti State. He had his primary and secondary educations in Ikole Ekiti. He obtained his B.Sc Degree in Mathematics in 1994 from Ondo State University (Now Ekiti State University) and won an award as the best graduating student in his Department. He completed his M.Sc Degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in 1999 and PhD Degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 2006. He became a Graduate Assistant in 1995 and rose through the ranks to become a full Professor of Computer Science in 2013.
He is the first substantive Professor of Computer Science in Lagos State University (LASU). His research and teaching career cover 2 Universities in Nigeria and 3 Universities in the United Kingdom; these are, University of Ado Ekiti, Lagos State University, University of Birmingham (England, UK), Newcastle University (England, UK) and University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). He was the HOD of Computer Science in LASU from 2014 to 2018, Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2018 to 2020, Chairman of LASU ICT Advisory Board from 2016 to December 2020 and the Director of ICT from July 2020 to December 2020. He was a member of the Governing Council of LASU and a member of the Board of Governors of Lagos State University College of Medicine. He initiated PGD, MSc and PhD in the Department of Computer Science and he has led the Department to develop about 10 software packages, some of them are currently in use in LASU.
He has over 100 scientific articles and he has given presentations to both local and international audience all over the world, ranging from Nigeria to USA, China, Canada, Austria, Germany, Portugal, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Jordan and the United Kingdom. He has won many international awards, e.g. Young Investigators Award from Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Los Angeles USA in 2015. In 2017, he won the Best Paper Award at the SCI-GAIA European Organisation Conference, Pretoria, South Africa. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Board for African Open Science Platform (AOSP) with the head office in South Africa. He is a member of Nigerian Computer Society, British Computer Society and the society for brain mapping and therapeutics.
He is happily married with children.