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2018 AMMSI-PHILLIP GRIFFITHS PRIZE WINNER

Photo_Khalil Ezzinbi.jpgSince 2016, the AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize is awarded annually to an African mathematician, living in Africa, who has made outstanding contribution to mathematics, application of mathematics or promotion of mathematics, as evidenced by research and impact of the work. In 2018, the AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize has been awarded to Professor Khalil Ezzinbi from Université Cadi Ayyad, Faculté des Sciences Semlalia, Département de Mathématiques, Marrakesh, Morocco.

Professor Ezzinbi has made many significant contributions to the theory of ordinary differential equations, In addition, he has contributed to other areas of mathematics, including abstract harmonic analysis, dynamical systems and ergodic theory, partial differential equations, operator theory and control theory. His publications in these fields number upwards of 170.

He has, in particular, been cited for his important contributions to the theory of almost automorphic functions, introduced in the early 60's by Solomon Bochner. This class of functions turns out to generalize the concept of almost periodicity. Most of the periodic physical and environmental processes are not periodic, but periodic up to some bound ε.  Application of this theory to evolution equations has attracted many researchers ranging from theoretical mathematicians to biologists, economists, physicists, etc. In recent years the concept has been further generalized to the so-called `weighted pseudo’ almost automorphic functions, but the fundamental problem of the completeness of the space of such classes remained open. A few years later Professor Ezzinbi introduced a new and powerful measure-theoretic method to resolve this open problem. Since then, this method has been used in various classes of evolution equations as well as stochastic differential equations. It has become a truly popular method.

Another significant contribution of Professor Ezzinbi is the use of the so-called subvariant functional method of Fink to prove the existence of compact almost automorphic solutions in certain settings. Here again he positively resolved difficult questions that go back to Amerio and Prouse in the early 60's.

Professor Ezzinbi remains highly respected within the international mathematical community. From his professional home in northern Africa, his works have inspired many researchers and influenced many publications in several countries around the world.  In addition, he has contributed to the future of mathematics in Africa by guiding Ph.D. students to successful careers in the African continent in a number of countries including Morocco, Senegal, Tchad, Nigeria, Cameroun, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Algeria.

International Conference HAA VII, Armenia, September 16-22, 2018

The 7th International Conference for Harmonic Analysis and Approximations (HAA, VII) was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Alexandr Talalyan and held in Tsaghkadzor. The event was attended by 75 participants and covered the following fields of contemporary mathematics: Fourier series, wavelets, Polynomial interpolation and approximation, nonlinear approximation, applications to differential equations ets.T he Organizing and Program Committees have also organized Round Tables where they discussed perspectives of development of new directions of contemporary mathematics in Armenia and possibilities to establish new scientific contacts in order to integrate scientists from FSU countries with the international mathematical community. The conference promoted scientific links between the Armenian mathematicians and their colleagues from France, Russia, USA and other countries.

For the conference program go here.

CIMPA Research School: Nonassociative algebras and applications, Uzbekistan, September 10-21, 2018

This CIMPA Research School was conducted by the Romanovsky Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in Tashkent. The topics of the research school included various aspects of the theory of non-associative algebras, their representation theories and applications, including Lie algebras, Leibniz algebras, Jordan algebras and other classes of algebras and superalgebras. The purpose of the project was to conduct several mini-courses by leading world mathematician in nonassociative algebras for young researches from the regions of Uzbekistan and neighboring countries.

For the scientific report go here.

CIMPA research School Lomé 2018, Togo, September 3-14, 2018

As part of its policy of training young mathematicians and in order to bring the basic sciences closer to the realities of development, the Mathematics Department of the University of Lomé and the International Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics (CIMPA) organized September 3 to 14, 2018 at the University of Lome, a Research School on the theme: "Lifetime Statistics and Spatial Statistics: Applications to therapeutic trials, industrial reliability, epidemiology and climate change".

The aim of this research school was to present modern statistical methods for the treatment and analysis of lifespans. Particular emphasis has been placed on spatial modeling and extremes modeling for this type of data. The fields of application of these methods are many and varied: medicine, industry, meteorology, hydrology, epidemiology and public health, agronomy and climate change. This school registered a total of 51 participants including 42 participants from abroad.

For the website go here.

For the scientific report (in french) go here.

Applied Mathematics and Random Structures, Palestine, August 27-30, 2018

The conference was held at Birzeit University and gathered 41 attendees around various fields of mathematics, such as statistics, game theory, analytic combinatorics, probability, differential or difference equations. Through the talks mathematical and statistical research were motivated and encouraged. Bachelor and Master Students got to see new topics in Applied Mathematics and Statistics when applied to real life to solve problems in industrial economics and science. Furthermore the relationships between the French and Palestinian Universities (and collaborators) have been strengthened with new connections creating a high possibility for some of our excellent master students in mathematics to joint PhD programs in France.

For the scientific report go here.

First Ph.D. supported by the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program graduates

Botswana


1.PNGAbebe R. Tufa (Ethiopia) received one of the three IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships awarded in 2016 to complete a research that was already in progress. He has obtained his Ph. D. in June 2018 with a thesis on Approximating Solutions of Fixed Point, Variational Inequality and Hammerstein Type Equation Problems, developed in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Botswana, Gaborone, supervised by Prof. Habtu Zegeye Hailu (Botswana International University of Science and Technology) and co-supervised by Dr. Mosalagae Thuto (University of Botswana). After a four years period of study in Botswana he is now back at his home University at Bahir Dar in Ethiopia where he started working as Assistant Professor.

List of publications:

a) Previous to the grant.

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. An Algorithm for Finding a Common Point of the Solutions of Fixed Point and Variational Inequality Problems in Banach Spaces, Arab.J.Math. 4(2015), 199-213.

Abebe R. Tufa, and H. Zegeye. Convergence theorems for Lipshitz pseudo contractive non-self mappings in Banach spaces. J. Nonlinear Anal. Optim. 6 (2015), no. 2, 1–17.

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Mann and Ishikawa-Type Iterative Schemes for Approximating Fixed Points of Multi-valued Non-self Mappings, Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics, 13 (2016), no. 6, 4369–4384.

b) During the grant period.

Abebe R. Tufa, H. Zegeye and M. Thuto. Convergence Theorems for Non-self Mappings in CAT(0) Spaces. Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization 38 (2017), no. 6, 705–722

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Ishikawa iterative Process for hemicontractive Multi-valued Non-self Mappings in CAT(0) Spaces. RACSAM 111 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13398-017-0460-1

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Krasnoselskii-Mann Method for Multi-valued Non-self Mappings in CAT(0) Spaces. Filomat 31 (2017), no. 14, 4629–4640

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Halpern-Ishikawa Type Iterative Method for Approximating Fixed points of Non-self pseudo contractive Mappings. Fixed Point Theory and Applications, (2018) Paper No. 15, 14 pp.

O. Daman, Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Approximating Solutions of Hammerstein Type Equations in Banach Spaces. Quaestiones Mathematicae. (2018)

DOI: 10.2989/16073606.2018.1463299

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First Ph.D. supported by the BGF Program graduates

Botswana

Abebe R. Tufa received one of the three IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships awarded in 2016 to complete a research that was already in progress. He has obtained his Ph. D. in June 2018 with a thesis on Approximating Solutions of Fixed Point, Variational Inequality and Hammerstein Type Equation Problems, developed in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Botswana, Gaborone, supervised by Prof. Habtu Zegeye Hailu (Botswana International University of Science and Technology) and co-supervised by Dr. Mosalagae Thuto (University of Botswana). After a four years period of study in Botswana he is now back at his home University at Bahir Dar in Ethiopia where he started working as Assistant Professor.

List of publications:

a) Previous to the grant.

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. An Algorithm for Finding a Common Point of the Solutions of Fixed Point and Variational Inequality Problems in Banach Spaces, Arab.J.Math. 4(2015), 199-213.

Abebe R. Tufa, and H. Zegeye. Convergence theorems for Lipshitz pseudo contractive non-self mappings in Banach spaces. J. Nonlinear Anal. Optim. 6 (2015), no. 2, 1–17.

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Mann and Ishikawa-Type Iterative Schemes for Approximating Fixed Points of Multi-valued Non-self Mappings, Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics, 13 (2016), no. 6, 4369–4384.

b) During the grant period.

Abebe R. Tufa, H. Zegeye and M. Thuto. Convergence Theorems for Non-self Mappings in CAT(0) Spaces. Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization 38 (2017), no. 6, 705–722

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Ishikawa iterative Process for hemicontractive Multi-valued Non-self Mappings in CAT(0) Spaces. RACSAM 111 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13398-017-0460-1

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Krasnoselskii-Mann Method for Multi-valued Non-self Mappings in CAT(0) Spaces. Filomat 31 (2017), no. 14, 4629–4640

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Halpern-Ishikawa Type Iterative Method for Approximating Fixed points of Non-self pseudo contractive Mappings. Fixed Point Theory and Applications, (2018) Paper No. 15, 14 pp.

O. Daman, Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Approximating Solutions of Hammerstein Type Equations in Banach Spaces. Quaestiones Mathematicae. (2018)

DOI: 10.2989/16073606.2018.1463299

First Ph.D. supported by the BGF Program graduates

Botswana

Abebe R. Tufa received one of the three IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships awarded in 2016 to complete a research that was already in progress. He has obtained his Ph. D. in June 2018 with a thesis on Approximating Solutions of Fixed Point, Variational Inequality and Hammerstein Type Equation Problems, developed in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Botswana, Gaborone, supervised by Prof. Habtu Zegeye Hailu (Botswana International University of Science and Technology) and co-supervised by Dr. Mosalagae Thuto (University of Botswana). After a four years period of study in Botswana he is now back at his home University at Bahir Dar in Ethiopia where he started working as Assistant Professor.

 

List of publications:

a) Previous to the grant.

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. An Algorithm for Finding a Common Point of the Solutions of Fixed Point and Variational Inequality Problems in Banach Spaces, Arab.J.Math. 4(2015), 199-213.

Abebe R. Tufa, and H. Zegeye. Convergence theorems for Lipshitz pseudo contractive non-self mappings in Banach spaces. J. Nonlinear Anal. Optim. 6 (2015), no. 2, 1–17.

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Mann and Ishikawa-Type Iterative Schemes for Approximating Fixed Points of Multi-valued Non-self Mappings, Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics, 13 (2016), no. 6, 4369–4384.

b) During the grant period.

Abebe R. Tufa, H. Zegeye and M. Thuto. Convergence Theorems for Non-self Mappings in CAT(0) Spaces. Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization 38 (2017), no. 6, 705–722

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Ishikawa iterative Process for hemicontractive Multi-valued Non-self Mappings in CAT(0) Spaces. RACSAM 111 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13398-017-0460-1

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Krasnoselskii-Mann Method for Multi-valued Non-self Mappings in CAT(0) Spaces. Filomat 31 (2017), no. 14, 4629–4640

Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Halpern-Ishikawa Type Iterative Method for Approximating Fixed points of Non-self pseudo contractive Mappings. Fixed Point Theory and Applications, (2018) Paper No. 15, 14 pp.

O. Daman, Abebe R. Tufa and H. Zegeye. Approximating Solutions of Hammerstein Type Equations in Banach Spaces. Quaestiones Mathematicae. (2018)

DOI: 10.2989/16073606.2018.1463299

SEAMS School on DySBA, Malaysia, August 13-16, 2018

The SEAMS (SOUTH EAST ASIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY) School on Dynamical Systems and Bifurcation Analysis was organized by the School of Mathematical Sciences, 
Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang. Participants discussed the state-of-the-art developments in the field of dynamical systems via planned lectures, contributed talks, and hands-on workshop for bifurcation analysis. This school has become a unique platform, which provides active researchers from various fields of mathematics the opportunity of discussing recent developments in theoretical and computational techniques for dynamical systems and their applications. 

For the scientific report go here.

The new members of the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) for the period 2019 – 2022 were elected during the IMU GA 2018.

The new CDC 2019 – 2022 has the following members:


CDC President: Dipendra Prasad (India)
CDC Secretary for Policy: Olga Gil-Medrano (Spain)
CDC Secretary for Grants: Alf Onshuus (Columbia)
CDC African member: Mama Foupouagnigni (Cameroon)
CDC Asian member: Jose Maria P. Balmaceda (Philippines)
CDC Latin American member: Andrea Solotar (Argentina)

2 more CDC member appointed by the IMU Executive Committee

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