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

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

Summer School in Mathematical Finance

The 11th annual Summer School in Mathematical Finance will bring to South Africa several leading academic exponents of the fast-growing field of Mathematical Finance, and presents a week-long opportunity to local practitioners, academics and students to interact with international leaders in Mathematical Finance on topics and modelling techniques current in the South African and international financial markets. Dates: 21 –

AIMS-IWR Summer School

Capetown, South Africa, 13 – 17 February 2017 The summer school “Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing” is jointly organized by the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University, Germany and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) South Africa, Capetown, South Africa. The school brings together experts from Germany and Africa to lecture on various topics of Scientific Computing. Intended Audience

The Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2017

The Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa will take place at AIMS South Africa 11 -14 January 2017: Graduate Workshop16 – 20 January 2017: MISG23 – 27 January 2017: Project write-up A Mathematics in Industry Study Group is a five-day workshop at which academic researchers and graduate students work collaboratively with representatives from

University of Chicago Faculty workshop, 7-8 December 2016

Dates:  7-8 December 2016Times:  Lecture 1 (14h30 – 15h30) open to physicists, researchers and academics from other universitiesLecture 2 (16h00 -17h00) open to all AIMS students, researchersVenue:  AIMS South Africa, 6 Melrose Road, Muizenberg View photos

Computing in the Financial World

The workshop on Computing in the Financial World will be hosted at AIMS South Africa from 28 November to 2 December 2016 Participants Senior undergraduates (3rd year) or honours students in mathematics, computing or statistics.

Number Theory Afternoon at AIMS South Africa

28 November 2016 Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 1: Prof Neil Koblitz, University of Washington Time: 14.30 – 15.30 Title: Introduction to some computer-science aspects of cryptographyAbstract: Using graph theory (perfect codes, related to error-correcting codes) a cryptosystem based on an NP-complete problem is constructed, (but without going into any detail on NP-completeness). The reduction from one