2017 Awarded IMU-Simons Africa Fellowship Recipients


Thomas Bouetou Bouetou is a Full Professor at the UNIVERSITY OF YAOUNDE I, Yaounde, Cameroon. He will be hosted by Professor Emmanuel Ullmo at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Université Paris-Saclay, France during the period 2017-08-15 - 2017-09-15. This research project is to study manifolds, groups and simply con-nected algebras. The aspects of interest are the following ones: A differential operator will be considered as generators of a ring in the space of the functions on the manifolds of the jets.


Mamadou Diop is an Assistant professor in applied mathematics at the UFR SAT, Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Sénégal. He will be hosted by Professor Khalil Ezzinbi at the Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakesh, Marocco during the period 2017-09-01 - 2017-11-01. During his stay, he will work on stochastic evolution equations and related topics. To achieve the goal of this project, several results in functional analysis, differential equations and stochastic analysis will be used.


Philibert Nang is a Full Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Research Laboratory of Mathematics, Libreville, Gabon. He will be hosted by Professor Susumu Tanabe at the Galatasary University, Istanbul, Turkey during the period 2017-07-15 - 2017-10-15. His work concerns a classification of a class of D-modules compatible with some stratifications given by an orbit decomposition of special kind of prehomogeneous vector spaces. Namely, he is interested, in the algebraic description of regular holonomic D-modules associated with multiplicity-free actions.


Babacar Mbaye Ndiaye is a Professor in Applied Mathematics at the Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal. He will be hosted by Professor Wilfrid D. Gangbo at the University of California at Los Angeles, USA during the period 2017-11-06 - 2017-12-17. His research will focus on the numerical resolutions of optimization problems for mass transport problems.


Frederic D. Y Zongo is a Lecturer at the Dept. des Sciences Exactes, Institut Des Sciences, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He will be hosted by Professor Michael Melgaard at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex, Great Britain during the period 2017-09-01 - 2017-10-04. The aims of this project is to deepen the study of Perturbation methods in critical point theory with applications to relativistic electronic structure models.


Surafel Tilahun is a Lecturer at the Computational Science program, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He will be hosted by Professor Mohamed Tawhid at the Thompson Rivers University, Canada during the period 15.06.2017 - 15.07.2017. His research topic involves the theory of slice hyperholomorphic functions and Clifford analysis. The main objective of this research is to discuss the conditions of convergence of swarm intelligence. Based on the properties of the search space and search parameters a definition on -convergence, showing the existence of a natural number N for which the distance between the optimal solution and the archived solution by the algorithm will be less than, will be given and proofed. Geometric and functional properties of the problem as well as the algorithm will be used for these purposes.


Yaogan Mensah is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Lomé, Department of Mathematics, Togo. He will be hosted by Professor Hartmut Führ at the RWTH Aachen, Germany during the period 2017-09-01 - 2017-09-30. The aims of this project is to deepen the study of the multipliers for two algebras and to characterize their multipliers by means of the Gelfand transform and the generalized Gelfand transform respectively.


Allal Ghanmi is a Professor (Habilité) of Mathematics at the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Department of Mathematics, Morocco. He will be hosted by Professor Irene Maria Sabadini at the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy during the period 2017-05-01 - 2017-07-30. His research topic involves the theory of slice hyperholomorphic functions and Clifford analysis. He will explore the two dimensional Bargmann-Fock space connected to the slice hyperholomorphic one, a quaternionic analogue of the second Bargmann transform and the Segal-Bargmann transform in slice and Cliord Analysis.


Imen Manoubi is an Assistant Professor at the Superior Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology Of Gabès (ISSATG), University Of Gabès, Tunisia. She will be hosted by Professor Serge Dumont at the Institut Montpelliérain Alexander Grothendieck (IMAG) Montpellier, France during the period 2017-06-21 - 2017-07-19. Her research topic involves the interface of mathematical modeling and numerics. She will work with Professor Dumont on the asymptotical behavior of a water wave model with a nonlocal viscous term of Riemann-Liouville type written in the BBM form.


Elias Offen is a senior lecturer at the University of Botswana, Faculty of Science, Mathematics Department Gaborone, Botswana. He will be hosted by Professor Jan Dhaene at the University of Leuven-KU, Leuven, Belgium during the period 2017-06-01 - 2017-07-31. His research topic involves Minimal Entropy Martingale Measure in a Market of traded Financial and Actuarial risk. He will explore the implication of default risk for valuation of securities in an abstract setting.