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

Dr Marc Sedjro

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. Prior to moving to AIMS South Africa, Dr Sedjro was the German Research Chair at AIMS Tanzania. He completed his PhD in Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in

Prof. Mario Santos

Prof. Mario Santos, is the South African Research Chair in Cosmology with Multi-Wavelength Data a position held jointly at UWC, SAAO and AIMS. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Lisbon, obtained his  Master’s from Cambridge University and his PhD from Oxford University. His main area of research is Cosmology. In particular, he is

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. Phillip Mashele

Prof Phillip Mashele, has been appointed as a part-time Senior Resident Researcher in Mathematical Finance at AIMS South Africa. Prof. Mashele’s main interest was initially in the field of pure mathematics but his focus has since moved to the field of mathematical finance, in particular, financial model development and financial risk analysis. Starting with a

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

Dr Bubacarr Bah

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, where he worked as a Graduate Assistant; the MSc degree in mathematical modeling and scientific computing from the