As of 2020, Tolu has a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He also holds a B. Sc. in Mathematics and Master of Information of Science. He started his career in Language Technology in 2012 as a volunteer research assistant in African Languages Technology Initiative (ALT-I), Ibadan, Nigeria. His major research interest is informetrics, natural language processing, information retrieval and automatic language identification.
He worked as a research assistant with Dr. Rubin’s LiT.RL group.
Prior to his position in LiT.RL, he had contributed to studies on language technology for Yoruba, a Nigerian language.