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KIU begins move to Change the face of Computational Dynamics and Mathematical modeling in Uganda


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus:

A 2-day Workshop and Conference on Computational Dynamics and Mathematical Modeling organized by the School of Mathematics and Computing (SOMAC) was held from 6th - 7th February 2023 with remarkable milestones. Being the first of its kind in Uganda, KIU is on track to changing computations and mathematics in the country.

The conference was supported with a grant, from the International Mathematical Union-Commission for Developing Countries, won by Associate Prof. B.A. Peter of KIU.

According to Dr. Margaret Kareyo, Dean of SOMAC, ‘The conference has already positively impacted students as per the feedback received from postgraduate students who participated in the program. For instance, one of the learners commented that they've been able to understand their research more clearly and are able to apply mathematical modeling appropriately.”

Dr. Kareyo further said that the conference has created a platform for mentorship both for the learners in KIU and those of other universities that were in attendance. “Collaboration is an inevitable occurrence in the academia, therefore having boosted some of the renown mathematicians of our generation like Prof. Paul Mugambi, the first mathematics professor in East Africa”, she noted.

The conference was highly attended by participants from different institutions in the East, South, and West of Africa. The major goal of the conference was to collaborate and affect the direction of sustainable development through computations and mathematical modeling. This was duly achieved through knowledge dissemination of the various abstracts and keynote addresses.

The conference was presided over by internationally recognized mathematicians, among whom were Prof. Paul E. Mugambi, Prof. O.M. Bamingbola of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, Prof. A.B. Gumel, University of Maryland, USA, and Prof. O.D. Makinde, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

 Africa, and many other speakers.