Nwojo Agwu Nnanna




Computer Science


Block A, Room 104


Dr. Nwojo Agwu Nnanna is a Professor and Head of Department of the Computer Science Department of Nile University of Nigeria. Dr. Nnanna received his PhD degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas, United States of America in 1996. He has taught Computer Science and Mathematics at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States and Nigeria.

His research interests are in the areas of artificial intelligence, design of robust optimization models for machine learning algorithms, robotics, dynamical systems, numerical computation, and systems and control theory. He has written a number of peer-reviewed journal articles in numerical computation and systems and control theory, application of semi-Lagragian integration techniques to Navier-Stokes equations, etc.

Recent Publications (Articles, Books, Book Chapters/Sections, Proceedings, etc.)

A selected sample of papers.

  1. Nwojo N. Agwu, and Clyde F. Martin, Optimal Control of Dynamic Systems and its Applications to Spline Approximation. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 97(1998)99-138.
  2. Augustine C. Odinma, Nwojo N. Agwu, and Ago K. M. Quaye, Building Skilled Human Capacity in Engineering for Sustainable National Development. NSE Proceedings, 2007, 193-203.
  3.  Nwojo N. Agwu, On a Generalized Approach for Constructing Spline Functions. Journal of the Nigerian Mathematical Society, Vol. 28, pp 29-48, 2009. 
  4. Nwojo N. Agwu, On Error Bounds for Cubic-Exponential Spline Functions. International Journal of Numerical Methods and Applications, Vol. 3(2), pp 111-132, 2010.
  5. Nwojo N. Agwu and Ago K. M. Quaye, Impact of Deploying an Enterprise Computing System in a Developing Economy, Proceedings of the 9th Pascal International Observatory Conference, December 1-3, 2010, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.
  6. Nwojo N. Agwu, A Second-Order Accurate Semi-Lagrangian Integration Scheme for Incompressible Flows. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 6(8), pp 2121-2129, August 2015, ISSN 2229-5518.
  7. Nwojo N. Agwu and Onjefu Amali, Finite Element Method for Solving the Advection-Diffusion Equation, ICECCO, November 2017, pp 126-128.
  8. Ashinloye, A. Y. and Nwojo N. Agwu, Surpassing the challenges of inferencing for natural languages, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 7, Issue 2, February 2016 96 ISBN 2229-5518.
  9. Ezeogu Apollos, Nwojo Nnanna, and Steve Adeshina (2020), “Nanoprocessors: Sub-decanano Scaling Computing” Submitted to IEEE Access Journal.
  10. Ezeogu Apollos, Nwojo Nnanna, and Steve Adeshina (2020), “A dead end for CMOS Nano Scaling and Moore’s Law? Submitted for Publication to NANO: Brief Reports and Reviews, World Scientific Publishing Company.
  11. Ismail, Isa Modibbo and Nwojo Agwu Nnanna, “Influence of Heuristic Functions on Time-Constrained Heuristic Search Methods,” ICECCO, November 2018.

Courses/Modules Taught


  • Formal Models of Computation
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Science and Numerical Methods
  • Mathematical Methods


  • Theory of Computation
  • Advanced Theory of Computation
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Numerical Methods