Dr Ulrich Paquet

Dr 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 Emmanuel Dufourq, accepted the appointment as an AIMS Canadian Junior Research Chair in Climate Science in August 2021. He holds this position jointly with a position at Stellenbosch University as a data science lecturer (50% allocated to the Department of Industrial Engineering and 50% to the School for Data Science and Computational Thinking). From

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

Dr Mpfareleni Rejoyce Gavhi-Molefe

Dr Rejoyce Gavhi-Molefe is a Resident Researcher in the Research Centre and the Lead Manager for the AIMS South Africa House of Science. Through her role as a manager, she provides leadership, direction and drive on the Public Engagement landscape; develops sustainable Public Engagement frameworks, provides capacity building and training for Public Engagement across diverse platforms

Prof. Bruce Bassett

Prof. Bruce Bassett, Senior Resident Researcher, is head of the Cosmology Group at AIMS South Africa. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, where he obtained his MSc in Applied Mathematics. After completing a PhD in Trieste, and a postdoctoral fellowship in  Oxford, he lectured at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at