Dr. Wasiu O. Popoola received a first class (Hons.) degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, an MSc and a PhD degree from Northumbria University at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. During his PhD, he was awarded the 'Xcel Best Engineering and Technology Student of the year 2009'. He is currently a university lecturer and chancellor’s fellow at the Institute for Digital Communications, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK. Previously he was a lecturer in electronic engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, between August 2012 and Dec. 2014.
Dr. Wasiu O. Popoola co-authored the book 'Optical wireless communications: system and channel modelling with Matlab®' published by CRS press in 2012. Popoola is a senior member of the IEEE, an associate editor of the IEEE Access Journal and Guest Editor for Elsevier Journal of Optik (special issue on optical wireless communications) in 2017 and Technical Program Committee member for several conferences. He was an invited speaker at various events including the 2016 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals. Popoola has primary research interest in optical communications including visible light communications, free-space optical communication and fibre communication.