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Ola  Olude-Afolabi, Ph.D., CTBME

Ola Olude-Afolabi, Ph.D., CTBME

AI Adjunct Professor | Data Scientist | AI-IT PM

Washington, District of Columbia

Ola is a transformational leader and an expert in artificial intelligence systems and emerging technologies including software and systems engineering applications. Her career centers on leading, implementing and encouraging the adoption of novel technologies into operational success. Presently, she's developing AI policies, governance, program plans and standards for adopting and implementing AI and other emerging technologies.

Furthermore, she evaluates pioneering approaches and platforms in data innovations and artificial intelligence which addresses Federal data priorities that advances the use of data as a strategic asset to achieve mission outcome and support evidence-based policies. These approaches are transforming and optimizing supply chains using data science capabilities; promoting data governance and standardization; and creating new capabilities for data discovery, data set search, and interoperability to connect and derive new insights for predictive analytics and prescriptive actions.

Ola has over twenty-five years combined experiences in AI Systems, IT, Engineering Research, Systems and Software Engineering, Operations, Programming, Web Development, Patent Examining and Quality administration including business, manufacturing, technical and research experiences. Strong project management, organizational, group facilitation, logistics, strategic planning and analytical skills. Proven ability to give informative presentations, document, manage change and negotiate. Customer focused professional who works well independently and as a member of a team.

Her technical specialties are applied research in decision support systems, risk management, optimization and logistics. Modeling of complex systems, statistical analysis of large data sets, machine learning, and pattern recognition. Applying artificial intelligence methodologies such as soft computing, fuzzy logic, neural network, kohonen SOM, linear vector quantization, genetic algorithms, swarm particle, ant colony and hybrids and other methods to predict patterns. natural language processing using fuzzy similarity, information extraction using text mining. systems engineering analysis & design principles just to mention a few.


  • TBM Liaison IT PM - OCIO, Office of The Secretary (U.S. Department of Commerce)
  • AI PM | DOC AI CoE - CTO Team, OCIO, DOC HQ (U.S. Department of Commerce)
  • AI Patent Examiner - US Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. Department of Commerce)
  • Adjunct Professor - Artificial Intelligence (Morgan State University)
  • Adjunct Professor - Software Design (Northern Virginia Community College)
  • Management & Program Analyst - OCIO, Office of The Secretary (U.S. Department of Commerce)
  • Founding Executive Director, AI Systems (Joyful Tidings Inc)
  • Data Scientist - Detail at NTIS (U.S. Department of Commerce)
  • Graduate Research Fellow - System Science (Binghamton University)


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