Dr Folarin Oyebolu is a Research Associate in Operational Research at the MRC Biostatistics Unit in the University of Cambridge.
Previously, Folarin completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) at the University of Manchester to research and implement a custom Bayesian Optimisation tool for Biopharm Services' software suite. There, he worked with Dr Richard Allmendinger, Dr Jonathan Shapiro and the team at Biopharm. Folarin subsequently worked for a couple of years at Biopharm in a product design and project management role to develop the requirements for and supervise the delivery of software development projects.
Folarin did his PhD at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Prof Jürgen Branke and Prof Suzanne Farid. His research was on the application of novel heuristics to optimise capacity planning and scheduling for biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. His undergraduate degree was an MEng in Biochemical Engineering at UCL.
Folarin’s research interests include meta-heuristics, decision-support tools, sustainable research software, and especially applied resource allocation problems which are dynamic and stochastic.