AIMSSEC Courses January 2024

AIMSSEC, the school enrichment department of the AIMS South Africa has done it again. The year 2024 has started with a bang! Jan Mouton Learning Centre (JMLC), at Stellenbosch University was a hive of activity as the mathematics Senior phase (SP) and Further Education and Training phase (FET) teachers converged at the centre for a

Unveiling the Nocturnal Secrets of Madagascar’s Lemurs

Emmanuel Dufourq and Lorène Jeantet collaborated with an international team of scientists from the City University of New York, the University of Antananarivo and Centre ValBio in Madagascar, where they leveraged the power of deep learning to transform an approach to primate conservation. Through the innovative use of passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) paired with machine learning,

Topology for Tomorrow workshop

A workshop for the new generation of South African topologists, was held at AIMS South Africa from 8 to 11 December 2023. The aim of the workshop was to contribute to building a cohort of future topology researchers who will work together and build further international partnerships. The 40 Participants included postgraduate students and young

A new era of sharing

On 16 November 2023, Prof. Corinne Manogue and Prof. Tevian Dray of Oregon State University met with Dr Sinobia Kenny of AIMS to exchange experiences of pedagogical practices within their respective higher education spaces. While Sinobia shared her knowledge about recruitment of rurally located students to teacher training courses, Corinne and Tevian described their experience

CIMPA School 2023

The Blockchain in Theory and Real Applications School was held at AIMS South Africa from 20 November to 1 December 2023. A blockchain is a digital list of data records, comprised by blocks which are organized in chronological order and are linked and secured by cryptographic proofs. In this school they focused on two branches

The mathematics of voting and elections

The process of voting is central to representative democracies. It is a conventional and universal way votes are cast and counted: People get together, cast ballots, votes are counted, and the majority determines the winner. But how could it be possibly different? Mathematicians have investigated this question under various research aspects. Their analysis helps to

AIMS South Africa a partner in Oxford’s new Centre for Doctoral Training 

The University of Oxford is establishing a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) that will combine the university’s strengths in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Big Data, and environmental sciences. The Intelligent Earth Centre will bridge the gap between environmental science and AI to address global environmental challenges. Professor Philip Stier, Director for The Intelligent Earth Centre,

2023 Inclusive SciComm Symposium

Blurring Global North/South Boundaries in Advancement of Equity and Inclusion through Science Communication Practices and Research The Inclusive SciComm Symposium (ISCS) conference is an ever-evolving and expansive conference that advocates for science communication that prioritizes equity, inclusion, and intersectionality. It (ISCS) aims to build a community that actively challenges the dominant, marginalizing norms of science,

Leeds Africa Conference on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

An AIMS tutor and January intake students attended this conference from 2 to 6 October. The conference was organised by the University of Leeds and the University of Pretoria. The conference sessions were interesting and discussed topics like utilising artificial intelligence in various disciplines. Notably, AIMS students made contributions through discussions, especially for those doing