Creating virtual diseases to cure infections

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Prevention is better than cure — a saying that every school child knows well. But how do we use mathematics to prevent a disease?   The human body has an incredible innate ability to remember pathogens (disease agents) that it has previously encountered, which gives it the ability to fight off infections from the same pathogens in later attacks. Vaccination …

Départ du PDG

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Kigali, Rwanda – 4 Mars 2020   Le Conseil d’Administration International de l’Institut Panafricain des Sciences Mathématiques (AIMS), ainsi que ses initiatives le Next Einstein Forum (NEF) et le Prix Kifra (Kifra Prize) annoncent que M. Thierry Zomahoun, Président-Directeur Général d’AIMS, Président du NEF et du Kifra Prize a quitté son poste le 28 février 2020.   « Nous sommes …

Announcement of CEO Departure

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Kigali, Rwanda – 4 March 2020   The International Governing Board of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) as well as its initiatives the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and The Kifra Prize announce that Mr. Thierry Zomahoun, President and CEO of AIMS and Chair of NEF and Kifra has left his position effective 28 February 2020. “We are grateful …

Announcing the second cohort of AIMS Women in Climate Change Science Fellows. Meet 3 African women scientists fighting to save humanity.

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Kigali, 28 February 2020 – The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) today announces its second cohort of the AIMS Women in Climate Change Science Fellowship whose research is contributing to the fight to preserve humanity in the face of climate change. “It gives me great pleasure to announce the second cohort of the AIMS Women in Climate Change Science …

AIMS Trains Next Generation of Climate Scientists.

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Facilitating high quality research which addresses African development challenges is a key pillar of African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) strategy. Climate change is one of the world’s grand challenges and continuous to define issues of our time with Africa being one of the continents at high risk. Shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rise in sea levels …

AIMS and Imperial College London sign partnership agreement to train future African science leaders

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Imperial College London recently signed a partnership agreement to provide cutting edge training in technical and scientific fields to Africa’s brightest minds. As part of the agreement, Imperial College London will provide teaching staff to an AIMS center each year for the duration of the partnership. In addition, the Imperial College …

Call for Applications: German Research Chair at AIMS Rwanda

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Submit an application, if you have completed a doctorate and built an outstanding, internationally recognized research record in the field of “Mathematics and its Applications” have several years of experience in research and teaching as well as in training students and (ideally) doctoral candidates conduct application-related research in areas, that have the potential of contributing to the development of the African …

AIMS’ African Master’s for Machine Intelligence (AMMI) Program recently accepted 44 students for the 2020-2021 academic year

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AMMI is a novel fully funded one-year intensive graduate program that provides brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its applications. The aim of the program is to prepare well rounded machine intelligence researchers who respond to both present and future needs of Africa and the world. AMMI was inaugurated on 15 November 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda …

AIMS hosted the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Workshop

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the University of Waterloo and the University of Ottawa hosted a three-day Work-Integrated Learning (WIL*) workshop from 28–30 October 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. About 50 participants attended the workshop. Participants included AIMS staff including: Co-op managers and academic directors, industry partners, senior administrators from local partner universities, and government representatives. WIL …

Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge Brings Forward Big Ideas

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Prosper Ndizihiwe, a developer on the CDS Team which won the Most Innovative Solutionprize at the Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge (BD4D-IC) final competition held in Kigali, Rwanda, was unemployed and did not have the funding to pursue developing the software he had in mind. The 25-year-old Rwandan was a stellar Computer Science undergraduate from the former National University of …