AIMS Cameroon Visiting Lecturers

Prof. Giovanni Andreatta

Giovanni Andreatta is a full Professor of Operations Research at the University of Padova (Italy). Prof Giovanni obtained his degree in Mathematics at the University of Padova and has a Master from the University of Bologna. Prof. Giovanni lectured at AIMS Centers in Cameroon and Rwanda. He also taught at the Universities of Luanda and Mogadishu (Somalia).

His main research interests are: Operations Research and its applications to Air Transportation Problems.



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. Antoine-Marie Bogso

Antoine-Marie Bogso is a Lecturer at the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. After graduating from the University of Yaounde I, he obtained his PhD in Probability Theory from the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France.

His research interests are in: Stochastic processes; Stochastic calculus; Stochastic analysis.


Dr. Charalampos Chanialidis

Dr. Charalampos Chanialidis is a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK and the programme director of the online MSc in Data Analytics. He obtained his Bsc and Msc degrees from the University of Athens, Greece. And his PhD in Statistics from the University of Glasgow, UK.

His research interests are: Bayesian Inference: Computational Statistics; Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods; Machine Learning.



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. Pierre Fleury

Dr. Pierre Fleury is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He acquired his Master degree in Fundamental Physics at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) and  his PhD student at Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (France).

His research interests include: General relativity; Light propagation in curved spacetime; Inhomogeneous cosmology; Cosmic anisotropy; Astronomy & Astrophysics; Gravitational Physics; Physical Cosmology; Dark Energy; Gravitational Lensing.


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. Emanuele Giorgi

Emanuele is an MRC Fellow in Biostatistics based at Lancaster University, UK. He obtained his MsC from Padova University, Italy and completed his PhD in Statistics and Epidemiology at Lancaster University. Dr. Emanuele lectured at AIMS Centers in Cameroon, Ghana, and Tanzania.

His Areas of expertise are: Data collection; Diagnostics; GIS/Spatial analysis; Mathematical modelling; Molecular epidemiology; Spatial epidemiology of tropical diseases; Statistical analysis.



Prof. Jane Hutton

Jane Hutton is Professor of Medical Statistics at the University of Warwick, UK. She has a Diploma in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Cambridge and obtained her PhD from Imperial College, London. She lectured at the Universities of Newcastle and Liverpool before taking up her current position. She has taught at the AIMS Centers in South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, and Tanzania.

Her main research interests are Survival analysis; Meta-analysis; Non-random data.

Professor Hutton has written extensively on ethics and philosophy of statistics, in response to challenges arising from medical research and discussions with international statistical colleagues and philosophers. She has contributed to Research Council ethics guidelines.


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. Dorothee Knees

Dorothee Knees is Professor of Analysis at the University of Kassel, Germany. She earned her PhD from Universität Stuttgart, Germany.

Prof. Dorothee is also a member of AIMS Cameroon Academic Advisory Council.

Her research interests are in Partial Differential Equations; Functional Analysis; Continuum Mechanics.



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. Julia Mortera

Julia Mortera is a Professor of Statistics, Department of Economics, University Roma Tre and Honorary Professor, University of Bristol. She obtained her degree in Mathematics from the University of Rome La Sapienza.

Her research interests are: Probabilistic expert systems for forensic identification using genetic markers; Models for inference from DNA mixtures; Models for kinship analysis; Analysis of evidence; Object-oriented Bayesian networks and their applications; Opinion pooling and prediction markets; Bayesian networks for decision theory and game theory; Bayesian statistics, model choice, the interface between classical and Bayesian statistics.


Prof. Blaise Romeo Nana Nbendjo

Blaise Romeo Nana Nbendjo is a Professor at the Laboratory of Modelling and Simulation in Engineering and Biological Physics, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. He earned his PhD In Physics from the University of Yaounde I.

His research interests are: Non-linear Dynamics and Chaos; Stochastic Dynamics; Active non-linear Control.



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.



Prof. Robert Smith?

Robert Smith? is Full Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has a BSc from Macquarie University, Australia and earned his Msc and PhD from McMaster University, Canada.

His research interests are in the Mathematical Modelling of diseases.

Prof. Smith? became internationally known for his scientific work on zombies. A paper on the hype around the pop singer Justin Bieber also attracted media attention. He furthermore published several books on the television series Doctor Who and a textbook on the use of mathematical models for the study of infectious diseases.


Dr. 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. Ralph Wunderlich

Ralf Wunderlich is a full Professor in Financial Mathematics at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany. He received his PhD in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics  and his Habilitation in Stochastic Analysis  from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. He lectured at the AIMS centres in Cameroon and Ghana.

His scientific interests include probability theory, stochastic finance, stochastic optimal control and portfolio optimization.