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Richard Olawoyin, Ph.D., CSP

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Associate Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
(248) 370-2576
[email protected]

Ph.D., Penn. State University


  • Statistical Methods in Engineering
  • Engineering Risk Analysis
  • Safety Engineering
  • Occupational Biomechanics
  • Intro to ISE


  • Applications of Deep Learning for Optimizing Energy Resources and Digital Supply Networks (DSN)
  • Expert Systems in Safety Engineering – Safety Critical Systems and Functional Safety
  • Ergonomics and Biomechanics
  • Intelligent Automation (IA)
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Data & Decision Analytics
  • Blockchain and Stochastic Trend Modeling

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Alhumud, H, Zohdy M. Debnath D., Olawoyin R, Arefifar, S.A. (2019). Cooperative Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio-Wireless Sensors Network Based on OR Rule Decision to Enhance Energy Consumption in Greenhouses. Wireless Sensor Network, 2019, 11, 1-11.

Olawoyin R. (2018). Nanotechnology: The future of fire safety. Safety Science. 110 (Part A), 214-221

Olawoyin R, Schweitzer L, Zhang K., Okareh O, Slates K. (2018). Index analysis and human health risk model application for evaluating ambient air-heavy metal contamination in Chemical Valley Sarnia. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 148 (2018) 72-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.09.069

Olawoyin R. (2018). Safety and automation of collaborative robot system in work environment. Robotics & Automation Engineering Journal, 33:18

Olawoyin R. (2017). Risk and Reliability Evaluation of Gas Connector Systems Using Fuzzy Theory and Expert Elicitation. Cogent Engineering, 54: 1372731.

Olawoyin R. (2016). Application of backpropagation artificial neural network prediction model for the PAH bioremediation of polluted soil. Chemosphere.161:145-50

Olawoyin R, Nieto AV, Grayson RL, Hardisty F, Oyewole SO (2013). Application of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) – Self-Organizing Map (SOM) for the Categorization of Water, Soil and Sediment Quality in Petrochemical Regions. Expert Systems with Applications 40, (9) 3634-3648

Selected Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

Salih S, Olawoyin R (2020). Electric Power Steering System Architecture and Compliance with ISO 26262. Society of Automotive Engineers International. 2020.xxx

Salih S, Olawoyin R (2020). Twin Scroll Turbocharger Simulation and Engine Power Optimization. 2020 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering IISE Annual Conference, May 30 – June 2, 2020, New Orleans, Louisiana

Alqahtani N, Zohdy M, Olawoyin R, Ganesan S. (2020). Overvoltage Mitigation in Distributed Networks Connected to DG Systems. IEEE 2020 International Conference on Computing and Information Technology. ICCIT-1441.

Alshaikh M, Zohdy M, Olawoyin R, Debnath D, Gwarzo Z, Alowibdi J (2020). Social Network Analysis and Mining: Privacy and Security on Twitter. IEEE 2020 10th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC). Nevada, Las Vegas, USA from 6th to 8th January 2020

Aldosari, W., Zohdy M., Olawoyin R, (2019).  Jammer Localization Through Smart Estimation of Jammer’s Transmission Power. IEEE National Aerospace & Electronics Conference (NAECON) 2019.

Alqahtani A, Zohdy M. Ganesan S., Olawoyin R. (2019). A Novel Phase Tracking in ZigBee Receiver Using Extended Laman Filtering over AWGN Channel. IEEE UEMCON 2019. Conference ID: 47517X

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