Olumide Babatope LONGE is on faculty at the Department of Computer Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Currently, a Fulbright SIR Fellow at the International Centre for Information Technology and Development, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, Dr Longe holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigerian. His doctoral thesis which focused on the design and implementation of an outbound antispam system for filtering fraudulent (419) mails was published by VDM Publishers, Germany as a book in 2010. Dr Longe has over seventy scholarly publication that has appeared in reputable peer-refereed Journals, Conference proceedings, Newsletters and edited books. In 2010, Longe was listed among the leading authors on Privacy and Security research by Microsoft Research. A recipient of the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Award and the MIT pioneer Science and Technology Initiative for Africa, he is the Vice Chairman of the IEEE (Computer Chapter, Nigeria Section), a member of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Computer Professional of Nigeria (CPN) and the Internet Society (ISOC). Dr Longe has been honoured locally and internationally for initiating research collaboration and exchange programs between Nigerian Universities and other foreign institutions. He also received a distinguished national award for research and leadership practices globally in the year 29011. He leads the NEPAD Council cyber security Program for Africa.
He is the African Regional representative and Director of Public Relations for the ICT-University, USA. He is the Editor of the African Journal of Information Systems Special issue on Cybercrime and the Managing Editor of the African Journal of Computing & ICT. Longe is a speaker at information security and allied research conferences and workshop worldwide. Using social theories and information security models. he is actively researching cybercrime causation, apprehension, treatment, and prevention.