Mathematical foundations & scientific computing


This area focuses on topics from mathematical/computing foundations and computational mathematics. Areas represented include analysis of information systems, computational algebra, approximation theory and arithmetic geometry. Other interdisciplinary areas are included here depending on the interests of visiting scientists.


Dr Marc Sedjro, German Research Chair

Dr Marc Sedjro is the German Research Chair for Applied Mathematics with specialization in Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations at AIMS South Africa.

Prof. Johan de Villiers, Senior Resident Researcher

Prof. Johan de Villiers is a Senior Resident Researcher for two days per week. After completing his BSc Honours degree at Stellenbosch University (SU), he obtained a PhD degree at Cambridge University, after which he was appointed on the academic staff at SU…

Dr Mpfareleni Rejoyce Gavhi-Molefe, Resident Researcher

Dr Mpfareleni Rejoyce Gavhi-Molefe has been appointed as a Resident Researcher in the Research Centre where she has been a postdoctoral fellow since 2013. Before joining AIMS South Africa, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada

PHD students



Theoretical Computer Science
Supervisor: Jeff Sanders

Research Master’s students


Rojo Fanamperana

Pure Maths
Supervisor: Jeff Sanders