By Tshegofatso Teseletso
Professor Bernard Oguna Omolo is a passionate stalwart and a highly experienced professor in the division of Mathematics and computer science. A dedicated pedagogue who has imparted mathematical and scientific knowledge in various renowned schools in Africa and beyond.
Prof Omolo is a professional member of the American Statistical Association (ASA), International Biometric Society (ENAR) and Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) to mention a few. His prudence has landed him visiting appointments in different institutions, the current one being Botswana International University of Science & Technology Palapye, Botswana 2020-2022 Visiting Full Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistical Sciences.
Earlier he was appointed at University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 2019-2022 Honorary Professor, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences and University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa 2017-2020 Visiting Associate Professor, Wits School of Public Health to mention but a few.He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in mathematics and statistics obtained from Texas University, Lubbock Texas. He also holds a master’s in mathematical statistics, obtained from Egerton University, Kenya. Prof. Omolo’s research interest include; statistical genomics, genetics and bioinformatics; Bayesian methods; cancer; global public health.
Prof. Omolo is a self-driven and inspirational academician who has left a footprint in various institutions across the globe, these include his current professor role at the University of South Carolina, Spartanburg Columbia. Before that, he served as a mathematics lecturer at Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. He went a step fur ther to sharpen her skill by working as a graduate part-time instructor in the department of mathematics and statistics.
A highly recognized excellent scholar, who has been honoured with more than 15 awards, amongst others the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow by Strathmore University, NSF Research Fellow award by Statistical and Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and ICTP visiting scholar, Strathmore University just to mention a few. Over the years, he enhanced and shared his skills through mentorship and supervision. In this very notion, he has been mentoring and supervising PhD students and sharing his professional expertise as a guest associate editor in life-course epidemiology and social inequalities in health frontiers in public health. He was also a special-session chair and organizer, IBS-SUSAN.