Kommy Weldemariam

He is responsible for the scientific and technical directions and execution of research and development projects. He also leads the execution of hiring top-notch scientists and engineers while fostering an innovation ecosystem. As a research scientist, Dr. Weldemariam worked on various areas and industries with responsibilities spanning research, development, and technology transfer on Data, Artificial […]

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Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

Former Director, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) from 1994 till 2013. A mathematician by training, specialized in differential geometry and mathematical aspects of theoretical physics Fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Held a Professor position at École polytechnique from 1986 to 2012 President of the Société Mathématique de France, 1990 […]

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Elsie Effah Kaufmann

BSE, MSE and PhD in Bioengineering, all from the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Effah Kaufmann’s teaching and research focus on Application of Biomedical Engineering concepts in the Ghanaian context Recipient University of Ghana’s Best Teacher Award for the Sciences in 2009 She has been Quiz Mistress of the Ghana National Science & Mathematics Quiz TV […]

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Elaine Ubalijoro

Former scientific director in a biotechnology company, She has co-lead Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges Exploration grants related to neglected tropical disease drug discovery and innovative participatory feedback from female smallholder farmers. She has facilitated the leadership experiences module in the Emerging Leaders for Sustainable Community Development program co-lead by The Duke of Edinburgh’s […]

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Yebabel Fantaye

His research is in applying artificial intelligence and advanced statistical methods to cosmological data sets in order to understand the statistical nature of the universe and to satellite images of the Earth in order to find alternative ways to monitoring African development progress. Dr. Fantaye is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future […]

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Masaaki Niwa

He has been engaged in science and technology of the gate dielectric of advanced CMOSFET for 30 years at Matsushita Electric Industrial (current PanasonicCorp.) He paved the way for Panasonic to joint research on high-k/metal gate with IMEC (Belgium) in 2002, which resulted in the world first commercial production of 32nm-core CMOS with high-k/metal gate in 2010. Meanwhile, he served as a visiting professor at Katholieke Universiteit […]

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Thierry Zomahoun

Thierry Zomahoun is the President and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Next Einstein Initiative and Founder and Chairman of the Next Einstein Forum. Thierry is a global development expert with a successful 22-year track record in educational and scientific programmes administration, not-for-profit business start-ups, and growth and microenterprise development in Africa, […]

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