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Dr. Daniel Okunbor

Professor in Computer Science

Office: Lyons Science Annex 224

Phone: (910) 672-2104


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Dr. Daniel Okunbor is a Professor of Computer Science. He served as Director of Research and Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Science between 2006 and 2015. In 2015-2016 academic year, he on sabbatical leave at the University of Abuja, Nigeria as a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Okunbor is a product of the University of Benin, where he graduated with B.Sc. (First Class Honors) and M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained Ph.D. in Computer Science. Dr. Okunbor has had a combined 25 years working experience in academia, first as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Benin (1985-1987), next, as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla, 1993-1998).  Dr. Okunbor was an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Maryland at Eastern Shore (1998-2004). He joined the faculty at Fayetteville State University as a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in 2004. Dr. Okunbor's research interests are in numerical and parallel computing, dynamic goal programming and fuzzy logic, campus mobile computing, machine learning, cyber security, and analysis of social networking sites. He has over 60 research publications in professional journals and conference proceedings and have supervised two (2) PhD theses and over 15 Masters Dissertations. He has served as Director and Principal Investigator in numerous externally funded projects, garnering approximately ten (10) million dollars in grants. Dr. Okunbor recently completed Advanced Computer Security Certificate from Stanford University and an EC-Council Certification Training to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). 


Computer Graphics, Computer Security, Numerical Methods, Computer Programming (C, C++, Java, XML, Visual Basic, PHP, Python), Calculus, Linear Algebra, Numerical Differential Equations, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Grid and Cluster Computing, Operations Research, Machine Learning.


Cybersecurity, Social Media Applications, Cluster Computing, Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Optimization and E-Commerce Applications.

  • Jana, R.K., Sharma, D.K., and Okunbor, D. (2016). Nutrient management system for sustainable sugarcane production: an application of fuzzy goal programming and decision theoretic approach. International Journal of Applied Management Science, 8(3), 230-245. search/index.php?action=basic  
  • Arora, S. and Okunbor, D. (2015). Social Networking Addiction: A Comparative Study. MAIMS Journal of Management, 10(1), 17-23.  
  • Okunbor, D., (2016). Securing Social Networking Sites and Web Applications. Abuja:CSEAN.http://
  • Okunbor, D. and Arora, S. (2015). Social Media Applications: Are the youth addicted? (pp. 229-235). IEEE. http:// 2015 International Conference of Cyberspace (CYBER-ABUJA)
  • Arora, S. and Okunbor, D. (2015). The Rising Usage of Social Media in Africa: Security Implications. Abuja: ISACA Abuja Chapter. with-the-rest-of-the-world/  
  • Arora, S. and Okunbor, D. (2015). In Klara Čermáková, Jiri Rotschedl (Ed.), Social Networking Addiction: Are the youth of India and United States Addicted? (2303420th ed., pp. 25-38). Prague, Czech Republic: Proceedings of Business and Management Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences. sekibmpro/2303420.htm
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