Data Science and Information Systems


This section includes researchers at the AIMS Research Centre whose fields of interest overlap with the other four key focus areas.


Dr Bubacarr Bah, German Research Chair

Dr Bubacarr Bah is the German Research Chair of Mathematics with specialization in Data Science at AIMS South Africa. He received a BSc degree (with sum cum laude) in mathematics and physics from the University of The Gambia…

Dr Simukai Utete, Senior Resident Researcher

Dr Simukai Utete is currently the Academic Director at AIMS South Africa but still conducts researcher as a Senior Researcher at the AIMS South Africa Research Centre. Her undergraduate degree was in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe…

 Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr Shankar Agarwal

Data Science


Dr Emmanuel Dufourq

Data Science in relation to Climate Science


PHD Students


David Attipoe

Computational financial
Supervisor: Antoine Tambue


Jordan Masakuna Felicien

Computer Science
Supervisor: Simukai Utete


Dieudonne Kabongo Kantu

Supervisor: Ian Durbach

Rock Stephane Koffi

Computational financial mathematics
Supervisor:Antoine Tambue

Irene Kyomugisha

Genomic Data Science
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah


Samuel Ofosu Mensah

Computer Vision
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah


Rakgwahla Jessica Phalafala

Provable optimal neural network (deep learning) architectures
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah


Deep Learning applied to Renewable Energy
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah

Research Master’s students


Neocosmos Kibidi

Geometric Deep Learning
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah

Kiprono Elijah Koech

Data Science – Image Processing
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah

Tshenolo Thato Daumas

Data Science
Supervisor: Bubacarr Bah

Juliana Thomasia Chakirath Marcos

Data Fusion and Formation control
Supervisor: Simukai Utete