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AUST Graduate to Play in the Big League of Science

Mr. Markjoe Olunna Uba, a recent AUST M.Sc. graduate has scored big by winning a very prestigious international award. Uba, whose M.Sc. Thesis, supervised by Prof. Chidume, was on “A Strong Convergence Theorem for Zeros of Bounded Maximal Monotone Mappings in Banach Spaces with Applications” is one of 3 African scientists recently awarded the European Union’s highly competitive and very prestigious Horizon 2020 Science and Research Program’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship.
AUST Graduate to Play in the Big League of Science

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme

The fellowship, which will start in September this year for three years, will enable him to work on 3D+TIME IMAGE SEGMENTATION METHODS which will also lead to a Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.

From a global pool of applicants, only 11 were successful, three of them from Africa, with Uba being one of the three.

Under the supervision of a supervisory board comprised of Professors of Mathematics from the department of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry and scientists from industry (TatraMed software), Uba will work with another awardee of Nigerian descent, Dauda Muhammad Umar who obtained his M.Sc. from the Universite de Bourgogne, France to develop new mathematical tools and algorithms to study images and high throughput data from microscopes.

We congratulate Mr. Uba on his achievement and making AUST proud of yet more proof of the quality of work done here.

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