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4th Strathmore International Mathematical Conference – Enhancing Collaborative Research

During a school session

Mathematics experts, researchers, educators, students and interested contributors, convened at Strathmore University for the 4th Strathmore International Mathematical Conference. The 5-day event, hosted by Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences (SIMS) analyzed the strong theme; Enhancing Collaborative Research in Mathematical Sciences.

The conference aimed at providing a platform for mathematicians nationally and globally, from various mathematical disciplines, to discuss latest developments while sharing research results in contemporary areas of mathematics research and applications. The conference also allowed for cross-disciplinary interactions among participants, furthering existing partnerships among the international mathematics community and in particular, young researchers in Eastern Africa.

Vice Chancellor Strathmore University – Prof. John Odhiambo, who is also a strong mathematician, expressed delight in the 4th mathematical conference, stating that his desire to see collaborations forging in the mathematical disciplines is now being realized. In his welcoming remarks, Prof. Odhiambo urged young researchers to take advantage of the opportunities available to obtain supervisors and discuss potential PhD research topics that would influence the mathematical discipline further.

The Conference paper presentation sessions, were preceded by a 2-day schools on broad research topics of contemporary interest and relevance, chosen from the research areas of: Pure Mathematics and Applications; Applied Mathematics and Applications; Statistical Modeling and Applications; Stochastic Modeling and Applications; Biomathematics; Financial Mathematics; and Mathematics Education.

After the pre-school, the conference held plenary and parallel sessions of oral presentations. The plenary sessions included presentations of keynote papers and articles that illustrated research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that described significant advances in areas such as;

Algebra and Applications, Computational Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry and Topology, Number Theory, Differential Equations, Approximation Theory, Coding Theory, Image Processing, Control Theory, Cryptology, Difference and Functional Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Egordic Theory, Fluid Mechanics, Fuzzy Mathematics, Game Theory, Graph Theory, Integral Equations, Mathematical Biology and Mathematical 2 Ecology, Bioinformatics, Mathematical Modelling in Environmental Sciences, Theoretical Computer Science, Data Mining and Soft Computing, Mathematical Economics and Financial Mathematics, Financial Econometrics, Stochastic Modeling, Stochastic Calculus and Applications, Theory and Application of Statistical Linear Models; Bayesian Models and Data Analysis; Biometric Models and Data Analysis, Modeling Climatic Changes; Spatial Analysis; Exploratory Methods and Functional Data Analysis. Mathematics Education.

The event was sponsored by DAAD; IMU-CDC; National Research Fund (NRF); PME and Strathmore University.