BioB.S. Electrical Electronics, University of Lagos, Nigeria, 2001M.Eng. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2003Ph.D, Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2009Post-Doc, Harvard University, School of Engineering & Applied Science, 2010 - 2013
"My book about research challenges in the US was recently published. Should the recommendations be adopted, it would re-energize research in the US."Toluwalogo (Tolu) B. Odumosu, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Tolu Odumosu is an STS scholar who studies technological systems as historically and culturally situated socio-technical systems. Odumosu’s first book, “Cycles of Invention and Discovery” (Harvard University Press, October 2016) examines the Science and Technology enterprise in the United States and shows how standardized categories of “basic” and “applied” research have become a hindrance. The book grew out of his examination of research cultures at Bell Laboratories while working on telecommunication systems and communication standards in Africa and the United States. He is currently working on a monograph of mobile telephony systems in Nigeria showing how their design and consequent development reflect the contingencies of Nigerian engineers and the practices of their users. He is also building the Digital Privacy Research Laboratory at SEAS.