Adewale Sekoni, an assistant professor in the Department of Math, Computer Science and Physics at Roanoke College, was recently featured in an Expert Advice Q&A on the technology website TechGuide.
TechGuide was created to help its readers make data-driven decisions about educational and career opportunities in technology fields. Its Expert Advice column allows tech professionals to offer guidance to students interested in studying and working in tech.
In his Q&A, Sekoni talks about how he first got interested in computer science, why students should consider pursuing a degree in the subject and how they can be successful, and other topics that pair well with computer science. He also recommends a podcast on computer programming and talks about what interests his students today.
“Most of my students are interested in machine learning,” he said. “Popular projects include image classification, sports forecasting, and natural language processing. Students love machine learning because there are so many freely available tools that make training models relatively easy. They also like the relative ease with which they can apply machine learning to areas outside of computer science.”
Sekoni has been a member of the Roanoke College faculty since 2018. He holds a B.S. from Ahmadu Bello University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from University of Wyoming. This semester, he is teaching Topics in Applied Computing, Data Mining and a Senior Project course.