Dr Karin-Therese Howell

Karin-Therese Howell holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of the Free State, South Africa. As a scholar, she has published in international peer reviewed journals. Her area of specialisation is in abstract algebra, with a focus on structures called near-vector spaces. Her current research interests also include Algebraic Biology, where biological problems are

Dr Claire David

Dr Claire David is the Academic Director of the Master’s Stream AI for Science as well as a Resident Researcher in Machine Learning.  She first obtained a Master’s of Engineering at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) in Toulouse, France, before switching gears with a PhD in Particle Physics at the University of Victoria in Canada. After a postdoctoral fellowship at DESY in

Dr Sinobia Kenny

Dr Sinobia Kenny completed a BSc degree in Mathematics and chemistry followed by an Hon(Chemistry), and a Higher Diploma in Education at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa (SA). Sinobia spent her first three years of teaching in a disadvantaged community on the Cape Flats in Cape Town. She continued her studies

Dr Tejumade Ogundipe

Dr Tejumade Victoria Ogundipe is a Resident Researcher, an Education Technology Lecturer, and the IT Coordinator at AIMSSEC (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences School Enrichment Centre). She holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a research-based Master’s degree in Information Systems (IS), both awarded by the University of Cape Town. Her Master’s dissertation achieved a distinction.

Prof Ulrich Paquet

Prof. Ulrich Paquet, the Director of AIMS South Africa, holds a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory and previously worked at several tech companies such as Microsoft, where he co-developed the core of Xbox recommender system, a startup VocallQ and Apple post VocalIQ’s acquisition. He is a South African artificial

Ashleigh Basel

Her research is focused on modelling and understanding the complexity of biodiversity patterns and biotic interactions. She is currently involved in various multinational research projects as a Senior Research Associate at Bioversity-CIAT Alliance. I have a strong interest in data analytics to transfer my ecological and environmental background into models and frameworks that can be

Dr Emmanuel Dufourq

Dr Dufourq is a resident researcher at AIMS, and a senior lecturer in applied mathematics. He leads the Machine Learning for Ecology Research group. From Mauritius, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science & Applied Mathematics) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2012, graduated Summa Cum Laude Honours (Computer Science) in 2013, obtained a Master’s degree

Dr Simukai Utete

Dr Simukai Utete is currently the Academic Director at AIMS South Africa but still conducts researcher 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

Prof. Jeff Sanders

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. Current interest focuses on subtle properties of distributed systems, for example quantifying the flow of information in

Prof. Cang Hui

Prof. Cang Hui is the Chair in Mathematical and Theoretical Biosciences under the South African government Research Chair Initiative (SARChI). This is a joint appointment between AIMS South Africa and Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Department of Mathematical Sciences. Prior to this appointment, Professor Hui held a research position in the core team of the DST-NRF, Centre

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