Akinola Olumide Siyanbola

Akinola Olumide Siyanbola

Lecturer in Web Application Development

Department of Computing

Contact Details

email: a.siyanbola@worc.ac.uk

Akinola is a Lecturer in Web Application Development with the Computing department at Worcester Business School. He has previously worked as a Senior Web developer before venturing into academics and Cyber security.

Akinola completed a BSc in Computer Science at Lagos State University, Nigeria, and proceeded to undertake his MSc in Cyber Security at Birmingham City University. Then, he secured a fully funded PhD research program with Birmingham City University, which is nearing completion soon. In addition, he completed a PGCert in research practice and a SEDA course in “Preparing postgraduates to teach in Higher Education”.

His research focuses on applying an intelligent and sematic-based methodology to cyber security application domains.

Qualifications and Professional Body Associations


PGCert – Research practice: Birmingham City University (2019)

MSc – Cyber Security: Birmingham City university (2016).

BSc- Computer Science: Lagos State University (2014)


Professional Body Associations:

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching Interests


  • Web Design and Application Development.
  • Cyber Security.
  • Cloud Computing.
  • Database Management Systems.
  • Semantic Web Technologies.

Research interests

Akinola’s research is presently focused on using semantic-based techniques to model and describe security-related features of a computer network. This includes using ontology and advanced reasoning methods to characterise attack scenarios of how an attacker may leverage a network vulnerability in a complete system compromise.

Other research interest includes Cyber threat hunting, Penetration Testing, Threat Modelling, Attack Modelling, API Security, Identity and Access Management Systems and Progressive Web Applications.