Data Science and Information Systems


This section includes researchers at the AIMS Research Centre whose fields of interest overlap with the other four key focus areas.


Dr Bubacarr Bah, German Research Chair

Dr Bubacarr Bah is the German Research Chair of Mathematics with specialization in Data Science at AIMS South Africa. He received a BSc degree (with sum cum laude) in mathematics and physics from the University of The Gambia…

Prof. Jeff Sanders, Senior Resident Researcher

Prof. Jeff Sanders, is a Senior Resident Researcher at AIMS South Africa. His work applies mathematical techniques of modelling, analysis and construction to information systems to standard programmes, less standard software (probabilistic and quantum programmes) and distributed systems.

Dr Simukai Utete, Senior Resident Researcher

Dr Simukai Utete is as a Senior Researcher at the AIMS South Africa Research Centre. Her undergraduate degree was in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. She completed her MSc and DPhil studies at the University of Oxford and went on to do a Junior Research Fellowship and further research there as a Research Assistant…

 Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr Shankar Agarwal

Data Science


Dr Emmanuel Dufourq

Data Science in relation to Climate Science


PHD Students


David Attipoe

Computational financial
Supervisor: Antoine Tambue


Jordan Masakuna Felicien

Computer Science
Supervisor: Simukai Utete


Dieudonne Kabongo Kantu

Supervisor: Ian Durbach

Rock Stephane Koffi

Computational financial mathematics
Supervisor:Antoine Tambue

Irene Kyomugisha

Genomic Data Science
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah


Sameul Ofosu Mensah

Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah


Rakgwahla Jessica Phalafala

Provable optimal neural network (deep learning) architectures
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah

Research Master’s students


Tshenolo Thato Daumas

Data Science
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah

Juliana Thomasia Chakirath Marcos

Data Fusion and Formation control
Supervisor: Simukai Utete