Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, IMU (The International Mathematical Union) with the assistance of FIMU (Friends of the IMU) and TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) launched in April 2016 a fellowship program to support postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences.
The selection process of the recipients of the new IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship has concluded in November 2016 with the award of full PhD grants to three students from developing countries engaged in a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences in a developing country.
The 2016 recipients are, listed in alphabetical order:
Do Thai Duong is a Vietnamese PhD student at the Institute of Mathematics of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology nominated by Professor Pham Hoang Hiep from the same institution. He plans to work on Complex Analysis and Geometry.
María Alejandra Ramírez Luna is a Colombian PhD student at the Universidad del Valle, Colombia nominated by Professor Gonzalo Garcia Camacho from the same institution. She plans to work on Differential Geometry.
Abebe Regassa Tufa (Ethiopia) received the scholarship to obtain his PhD at the University of Botswana. He was nominated by Professor Habtu Zegeye Hailu from Botswana International University for Science and Technology. 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 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)