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

AIMS-Imaginary Exhibition and Maths communication in Africa workshop

A workshop to understand and plan maths communication and maths outreach activities in Africa will be hosted at AIMS-South Africa, Muizenberg near Cape Town. Parallel to the workshop an interactive exhibition will be held for audiences of all backgrounds from primary school students to researchers and faculty staff. The exhibition will present visualizations, interactive installations, virtual

Science Communication & Engagement Workshop

26 August 2016 Despite efforts made by scientists to communicate their research during conferences and workshops, the information rarely reaches information users or policy makers. This workshop sponsored by the British Council through the Academy of Science South Africa and hosted by AIMS South Africa is aimed at equipping researchers with communication and engagement skills allowing

MMED 2016: Clinic on the Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data

30 May – 10 June 2016, AIMS South Africa The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling (SACEMA) will be holding its seventh annual Clinic on the Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data (MMED). This two-week modelling clinic, mounted in collaboration with the International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Programme and the African Institute

Global change impact on diseases and alien species expansion workshop

2 – 6 May 2016 The International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS), the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), the International Social Science Council (ISSC). the International Council of INdustrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), the ICSU Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA), ecoHEALTH

Workshop on System Identification and Forecasting with Neural Networks

The workshop will interest researchers and practitioners working in optimisation, machine learning and design of complex systems.  Dr Hans-Georg Zimmerman, from Siemens Corporate Technology, has decades of experience in applying neural networks to industrial problems, including for energy demand and price forecasting, prediction of electricity output in renewable power systems and systems diagnosis. Attendees will

The 9th Summer School in Mathematical Finance

The 9th 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 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

Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2016

1 January to Friday, 15 January 2016 A Mathematics in Industry Study Group is a five-day workshop at which academic researchers and graduate students work collaboratively with representatives from industry on research problems submitted by local industry. Study Group’s have been organized for over forty years in many countries around the world. The first Study

InSciDa 2016: Workshop on statistics & data science

The InSciDa workshop, brings together postgraduate students and outstanding undergraduate students to work collaboratively on real-world problems in statistics, data science, and analytics. The problems are submitted by industry partners, and students work under the joint supervision of experts in the field and the industry partners themselves. The goal of the event is to develop

Mathematical and Computer Methods for Understanding Financial Markets

The workshop on Mathematical and Computer Methods for Understanding Financial Markets will be hosted at the AIMS South Africa  from 18 – 21 November 2015. Participants: Financial maths students: undergraduates (3rd year) or honours students in mathematics, computing or statistics registered at South African universities. Programme Logistical Information Day 1: Introduction to R and its use in the Analysis