Philip Oni

AUN Experience: During my time at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), it was a great experience interacting with telecommunication professors and instructors who have experiences in both industry and academia.

The courses offered in the Telecommunication and Wireless Technology program helped me build a strong foundation for success in graduate studies in Europe and North America. In a nut shell, I will say that my years at AUN are paying off well and the telecommunication program has been an important step into my career.

 Recent Activity:  I finished my Master in Europe with distinction and a number of publications, and I am currently working towards PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering while holding the position of Research Assistant, working on a research project funded by Ericsson. My research areas include MIMO Wireless Communication, Coding/Information theory, Capacity/Performance analysis, Physical layer (PHY), and Applications of game theory in wireless communications.

AUN Impact: According to Gordon Hinckley, “you can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.” After graduating from AUN in 2010, I knew I have been prepared to contribute globally in my field -the ever growing and advancing field of wireless communications.

Curiosity &Aspirations:  My aspiration to be one of the engineers conducting cutting edge wireless communication research is becoming a reality courtesy of the foundation built at the AUN Telecommunications department. In future, I will like to work with giant telecommunication and technology companies like Cisco, AT&T, Bell Labs, and Ericsson.