UoN Professor becomes first African to Head IMU Commission
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Mon, 2014-09-08 16:37

Prof. Wandera Ogana, a full professor of Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics has been elected the President of the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), a Commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU).

He becomes the first African to hold this position.

Prof. Ogana has been the African Member at CDC since 2011. CDC’s mandate is to manage all IMU initiatives in support of mathematics in the developing world. The elections took place during the General Assembly of the International Mathematical Union, held in Gyengju, Republic of Korea.

Prof. Ogana is a graduate of the University of East Africa (University College Nairobi).  He obtained his M.Sc and Ph.D, in Applied Mechanics, from Stanford University (USA). Before joining the University of Nairobi, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the NASA Ames Research Centre (Mountain View, California, USA).  His main area of research interest is computational fluid dynamics, involving application of boundary element methods to solve transonic flow problems.  He has also undertaken mathematical modeling in diverse areas such as ecology, wind energy assessment and the impact of climate change on infectious diseases.  In addition to his mathematical and scientific contributions, he has written several novels and a collection of short stories.

He is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), a Fellow and past Honorary Secretary of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS) and Vice-President (East Africa) of the African Mathematical Union (AMU).  He is also the Programme Director of the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI), a distributed network of mathematics research, training and promotion in Africa.

The University congratulates Prof. Wandera Ogana on his election and wishes him well.

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