Episode published: 24/06/19
In episode #10 Dr Bubacarr Bah of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cape Town shares with us his thoughts on compressive sampling and its relevance for the “Approximation, sampling and compression in data science” programme, details his role within AIMS and talks us through the important work the Institute does in providing opportunities and teaching to talented mathematicians from across the African continent. Hosted by: Dan Aspel (INI Communications Manager).
00:00 – Introductions
00:54 – Compressive sampling and interactions within the ASC programme
01:51 – Discussing the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) centres in South Africa, Rwanda, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal
04:18 – Opportunities for young mathematicians from all over Africa
06:18 – A role within the Cape Town research centre, a Chair funded by the Humboldt Centre
07:36 – Funding and support from across the world
10:04 – Making quick progress with students who are “hungry for learning”
11:14 – Teaching all over Africa, witnessing the enthusiasm for data science
12:44 – Building cultural bridges across the continent
13:44 – The financial challenges for African researchers
15:14 – Growing up: The Gambia, mathematics, teaching, Edinburgh
17:59 – Always more to do but “hopefully things will grow, and we’ll bring the changes we want in Africa”.
Dr Bubacarr Bah of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences details his role within AIMS and talks us through the important work the Institute does in providing opportunities and teaching to talented mathematicians from across the African continent
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