Wole Ademola Adewole
Wole is a PhD researcher at School of Geography & Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton and is a recipient of the Alan Turing 2022 Award for his research on improving settlement classification and population estimation.
He graduated the University of Lagos, where achieved a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He gained an MSc from the University of Southampton in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing in 2017 and was awarded a Dean Award for his exceptional performance.
Wole has worked in various sectors using his geospatial expertise to support decision-making. Working with the Flowminder Foundation, he led geospatial analyses to support a number of African countries in leveraging insights to inform policies through the Georeferenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) project, which contributed to the global fight against COVID-19 as well as other government interventions.