AIMS Cameroon Visiting Lecturers

Dr. James Musyoka, Maseno

Dr. James Musyoka is a trained statistician with a passion for enhancing the use of evidence to inform policy formulation and decision-making processes in sectors that are so pertinent to the sustainable development of sub-Saharan Africa.

His interests are in Mathematics and Statistics Education where he is involved in several initiatives to improve the teaching and learning of Mathematics across high schools and Universities. One such initiative is the Maths Camps.

His skills and expertise cuts-across Data Analysis, R Statistical Package, Data Management, Project Management, and GIS Analysis.

Prof. Georg Bader

Prof Georg is a retired professor for Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis at Brandenburg University of Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany. He completed his PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Heidelberg. He is a frequent lecturer at the Ghana and Cameroon centers of the African Institute of Mathematical Science. Area of expertise Numerical analysis, discretization of ordinary and partial differential equations, parallel algorithms and large-scale simulations.

His main interests of research are: the Analysis and Development of discretization’s for ordinary and partial differential equations, efficient implementation and parallelization of numerical methods for differential equations.

Dr. Bubacar 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  in Mathematics and Physics from the University of The Gambia; an MSc degree in Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing from the University of Oxford; and a PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Dr. Bah is also a member of AIMS Cameroon Academic Advisory Council.

His main research area is in Data Science.

Dr. Robin Mitra

Dr. Robin Mitra is Lecturer in Statistics at Lancaster University, UK. Dr. Robin Mitra completed his Ph.D. at Duke in 2008. From 2008 to 2017, he lectured Statistics at the University of Southampton. Since September 2017,
Robin has been a lecturer in Statistics at Lancaster University. His main research
areas of interest are missing data and data confidentiality with a focus on multiple
imputation methods to handle these problems. More generally, Robin has
interests in Bayesian methodology

Dr. Jean Daniel Djida

Dr. Jean Daniel is an AIMS- Cameroon Alumnus of the 2014/2015 cohort and a former assistant lecturer at AIMS-Cameroon.

After AIMS he started his Ph.D. at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain under the supervision of Professor Juan José Nieto and Professor Iván Area in the field of Mathematical Analysis. While doing his Ph.D. he was from time to time providing tutorials at AIMS-Cameroon until 2019. In June 2019, he became a DAAD Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the AIMS-Cameroon Research Center, working with Professor Gisèle Mophou Loudjom until now. His research interests are Nonlinear Analysis, Nonlocal operators and PDEs, Optimal control theory and Shape Optimization.

Prof. Martin Eichner

Martin Eichner is Professor at the Clinical Faculty of Tübingen University, Germany.  After having done field and laboratory work on onchocerciasis in Cameroon, he graduated as a Biologist at Tubingen University, where he later earned a PhD in Mathematics. He also holds  degrees in epidemiology and medical biometry.

Area of expertise: Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems; computer simulations; infectious disease epidemiology, parasitology, statistical data analysis.


Dr. Diletta Martinelli

Dr. Martinelli joined the University of Amsterdam in October 2019. She holds a Ph.D. from Imperial College, London UK and was a postdoctoral fellow at theUniversity of Edinburgh. Her work aims to study effectivity questions on algebraic varieties related to their underlying topology as complex manifolds. She is also interested in positive characteristic methods, moduli spaces, and Calabi-Yau manifolds.  Currently, she is interested in the interplay between Bi-rational Geometry of moduli spaces of K3s surfaces and Bridgeland stability conditions.

Her research interests are in algebraic geometry and in particular, in higher-dimensional birational geometry.


Prof. Mama Foupouagnigni

Prof. Mama Foupouagnigni is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon, and Centre President of AIMS-Cameroon since August 2016, after having been the founding Academic Director of the same Institute. He holds a PhD in Mathematical Physics from the Institute of Mathematics and Physics of the National University of Benin and a German Habilitation in Mathematics from the University of Kassel, Germany.

Prof. Mama is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and Africa Representative at the Commission for Developing Countries of the International Mathematical Union.

His domains of interest include: Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions of Mathematical Physics; Approximation Theory; Computer Algebra; Mathematics Education and e-Learning.

Prof. Marco Garuti

Marco Garuti is the Academic Director at AIMS Cameroon and Researcher at Padova University, Italy. He obtained his degree at the University of Rome La Sapienza and completed his PhD in Mathematics at Université Paris-Sud, France.

His research interests are in p-adic and positive characteristic geometry; coverings and fundamental groups.



Dr. Matteo Lostaglio

Dr. Lostaglio holds a Ph.D. in Controlled Quantum Dynamics from Imperial College London (GB). He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at ICFO. His research area is in Quantum Optics.




Dr. Alexandru Cernat

Dr. Alexandru Cernat is a lecturer in Social Statistics at the University of Manchester. Previously he was a Research Associate at the National Centre for Research Methods, University of Manchester, where he investigated non-response in longitudinal studies with a special focus on biomarker data. He has received a Ph.D. in survey methodology from the University of Essex working on the topic of mixed-mode designs in longitudinal studies.

His research interests are in latent variable modeling, longitudinal data, measurement error, missing data and new forms of data.



Dr. Frank Kalala Mutombo

Franck Kalala Mutombo is Academic Manager at AIMS Senegal. An AIMS South Africa Alumnus, he completed his honours degree in Mathematics at Lubumbashi University (UNILU), received his Master degree in Mathematics from the University of Paris-Sud, France and completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Glasgow, UK.

His research interest are: Mathematical Modelling; Complex Networks; Data Science.


Prof. Margaret May

Margaret is a Reader in Medical Statistics with a Ph.D. in prognostic modeling. She is a co-Principal Investigator with Jonathan Sterne for the Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration which collects data from cohorts of treated HIV positive individuals in Europe and North America in order to investigate prognosis.  As well as her work on Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS, Margaret is actively engaged in projects on cardiovascular risk scoring, prognosis of renal patients on dialysis, biomarkers for childhood neuroblastomas and investigating the heterogeneity of chronic fatigue syndrome. Previously she was a Senior Lecturer in the Mathematics Department at UWE, Bristol.

Her research interests include methods for modeling missing data, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis with competing risks, life expectancy and joint modeling of biomarkers and time to event data.


Prof. Gisèle Mophou

Gisèle Mophou Loudjom is the head of the German Research Chair at AIMS Cameroon supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is also an African Academy of Sciences Fellow. After an Advanced Study Diploma (D.E.A) in Numerical Analysis at the University Paris VI, she obtained her PhD and her Habilition to Lead Research (H.D.R) at the University of the French West Indies and Guiana. She is a Full Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of the French West Indies and Guiana and a member of the Laboratoire de Mathématiques Informatique et Applications (LAMIA) at the Université des Antilles (UA).

Her research areas include: Partial Differential Equations; Time Fractional Partial Differential Equations and Control Theory.

Her main goal in studying these subjects is to use them for modeling environmental phenomena in order to control them.


Prof. Franco Ruzzenenti

Prof. Franco Ruzzenti is an expert inComplex Systems, Network Theory, Energetics, Energy Modelling, Industrial Ecology, Rebound Effect, Finite-Time Thermodynamics, Energy Efficiency, Transport Networks, and Energy Markets. He graduated in Environmental Economics at the University of Siena in 2001. After two years in Oxford studying Biology and Chemistry at Brookes, he obtained a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry in Siena

He is well versed in the fields of Multidisciplinary Sciences, Energy & Fuels, and Environmental Studies. His Research units include Energy and Environmental Studies.


Prof. Marco Merkli

Prof. Merki is from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

His research is in Mathematical Physics, Functional Analysis and Quantum Dynamical Systems, which centers on the Mathematical Theory of Open Quantum Systems which are out of equilibrium. He is also working on Dynamics of Coherence and entanglement in open systems and on the Dynamics and Asymptotics of Repeated Interaction Quantum Systems.




Dr. Ferdinand  Ngakeu

Dr Ferdinand Ngakeu is Lecturer at the Mathematics and computer science Department at the University of Douala Cameroon. He completed his PhD in Non-commutative Geometry at The University of Calavi, Benin and Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.

Areas of Expertise: Non-commutative geometry; Geometry of Locally flat manifolds; KV-cohomology; Geometry of Null sub-Manifolds in semi-Riemannian Manifolds.



Prof. Kristan Schneider

Kristan Schneider is Professor of Mathematics at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He obtained his PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria.

Prof. Schneider’s research fields are: Ecology and Evolution; Infection, Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Population Genetics; Tropical Diseases, Infectious Disease Control and Prevention, Parasitic Diseases; Drug Resistance; Evolutionary Genetics.




Dr. Danny Parsons

Danny is a Director and Mathematical scientist at IDEMS International, a not-for-profit company with an African focus, devoted to innovations in Development, Education and the Mathematical Sciences. He studied Mathematics at the University of Warwick and an interest in maths education led him to become involved in various education initiatives across Africa, first at the AIMS Schools Enrichment Centre, South Africa and then at African Maths Initiative, Kenya. He has been involved in projects that cut across the mathematical sciences and development in Africa including two research projects at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, one on understanding public procurement data to measure corruption risks and other developing tools to support organizations in Niger, West Africa with the analysis of large on-farm trials.


Prof. Roger Stern

Dr Roger Stern is a Lecturer at the Statistical Services Centre University of Reading. He obtained an MSc in Statistics at the University of Sussex and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Reading. Prior to his current position, he lectured for 10 years overseas, particularly in Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Niger, both in Universities and in Agricultural Research institutes. His research interests are: Statistical climatology; Analysis of historical climatic data, particularly rainfall data.

He is also particularly concerned with the development of effective methods for training in applied statistical methods in general.

His current role in the Statistical Services Centre is largely that of offering support to research activities in many fields, but particularly in agricultural research and in issues concerning climate variability and climate change.


Dr. Daniel Duviol Tcheutia

Daniel Tcheutia is an assistant lecturer at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Kassel, Germany, where he received his PhD in Mathematics  and where he will shortly defend his Habilitation. From 2014 to 2016 he was Tutor at AIMS Cameroon.

His research interests include Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Computer Algebra.




Prof. Werner Varnhorn

Prof. Werner Varnhorn obtained his diploma in Mathematics from the University Bielefeld, Germany, his PhD from the University of Paderborn, Germany and his Habilitation from the Institute of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany.

He is a full professor at the Mathematics Department of the University of Kassel, Germany, where he was the dean of the faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science from 1999—2002.




Dr. Etienne Wamba

Dr. Etienne Wamba is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He completed his PhD in Mechanics and Material at the University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon and was part of the cohort of founding tutors of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cameroon (AIMS-Cameroon). His research interests are: Dynamics of quantum gases; Bose-Einstein condensates; Molecular dynamics numerical simulations; Nonlinear dynamical systems (transport and matter-wave solutions).




Prof. Tony Lawrence

Prof. Tony Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Leicester. He hasbeen in the Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick since Autumn 2004. Previously, he was at the University of Birmingham as head of Statistics & Management Mathematics, after being Reader, Senior Lecturer, and Lecturer in Statistics. He has served as a Vice-President of the Royal Statistical Society and Honorary Secretary of its Research Section and was Chairman of the West Midlands Group 2005-2015. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. His Research Interests include
Statistical Aspects of Chaos and Synchronised Laser Chaos Communications;Statistical Modelling in Financial Time Series;Reversed Chaotic and Stochastic Time Series Modelling;Likelihood-based Regression Diagnostics and Influence;Engine Mapping; and Applied Research.


Prof. Patrick Dondl

Prof. Patrick is from the Universitat Freiburg, Germany.