Data Science Workshop 2018

The annual AIMS Data Science Workshop will be held in Muizenberg, Cape Town, from 9 to 13 April 2018. This workshop will introduce its participants to Data Science, which is very a hot area of research and application both in academia and industry and may go by any of the following names: big data, data

Summer School and Research Workshop on Mathematical Finance

The Summer School and Workshop will bring to South Africa several leading academic exponents of the fast-growing field of Mathematical Finance, and presents a unique opportunity to local practitioners, academics and students to interact with international leaders in research on topics and modelling techniques current in the South African and international financial markets. Summer School:

Workshop for African Women in Discrete Mathematics and its Applications

This workshop on discrete mathematics and its applications was hosted at AIMS South Africa from 24 to 26 January 2018 and featured talks by women on their research in various areas of graph theory, combinatorics, and discrete optimization, each in-cluding some introduction for the non-expert. The main goals of the workshop were to build a

Workshop on Topology and Topological Groups

This workshop will focus on recent developments in the area of topological groups, due to the presence of new connections between measure theory, combinatorics and homology in the theory of topological groups. Please click here for more information.

African Regional Workshop of the Gender Gap in Science Project

From 1-2 December 2017 the regional workshop in Africa for the project ‘A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?’ was hosted at AIMS South Africa. Gender equality and inclusion is of vital importance to the work of AIMS, where 30% of all

Workshop on Machine Learning for Ecology

This 3-day workshop, to be held from 20-22 November 2017 at AIMS South Africa, aims to give a practical introduction to the use of machine learning methods for classification problems in ecology. It is aimed at ecologists doing some form of classification – either manually or model-based – in their own research work, especially those

AIMS Women in STEM mentoring event

On 18 November 2017, AIMSWIS South Africa held a mentoring event, which was a follow-up to the “Meet and Greet” event held on 9 October. The event was organized by Dr Rejoyce Gavhi-Molefe, Ms Mirette Fawzy, Ms Julia Borchardt, Ms Zoe Hamel, Ms Assumpta Nnakenyi, Ms Innocenter Amima and Ms Bathata Masego for the current

Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week was held across Africa from 18-25 October 2017 with the goal of enabling 500 000 young Africans across 35 African countries to learn coding basics. AIMS South Africa was one of the host institutions in South Africa and hosted five interactive coding sessions with learners from local schools. The workshop was a

SETI Skills Development Workshop

The SETI skills development workshop will be hosted at AIMS from 3 to 7 July 2017 and will introduce participants to the challenges affecting all new astronomy projects, such as incredible challenges in weak signal detection, data and image processing, as well as big data online processing. As more and more extra-solar planets are discovered,

Data Science Workshop

May 29, 2017  A Data Science Workshop organised by Dr Bubacarr Bah, the German Research Chair of Mathematics with specialisation in Data Science, in association with the German Federal Ministry of Education and the Humboldt Foundation, was hosted at AIMS South Africa from 22 to 27 May 2017. The workshop introduced participants to some theory and methods, computational