Olawale B. Akinwale had his first degree at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, finishing with first class honours (2004). He also obtained his M.Sc. (2011) and PhD (2016) second degree from the same department.

He is a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, majoring in Instrumentation. He is also a lab developer in the OAU iLab Research Group ( http://onlinelabs.oauife.edu.ng). He developed the first reported robotic arm remote lab in Africa making use if the MIT iLab shared architecture and National Instruments LabVIEW.

His interests include online experimentation, methods in enhancing pedagogy, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and embedded systems.