MSc and PhD Graduates Galore!
A “bumper crop” of MSc and PhD students from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science were capped in the final 2014 Pietermaritzburg Graduation ceremony.
While Ethiopians Dr Dawit Ayele and Dr Mohammed Omar Mohammed were awarded their PhDs in Statistics, Mr Jose Pedro donned his red gown in the Discipline of Applied Mathematics.
Ayele, supervised by Professor Temesgen Zewotir and Professor Henry Mwambi, completed a thesis which “examined the use of statistical modeling and analyses of malaria rapid diagnostic test outcomes in Ethiopia”. Mohammed’s thesis was titled: “Statistical Methods for Analysis in Complex Survey Data: An Application to HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia”. He was supervised by Professor Temesgen Zewotir and Dr Thomas Achia.
Pedro, supervised by Professor Precious Sibanda and Professor MK Banda, undertook a computational study of high order numerical schemes for fluid-structure interaction in gas dynamics.
A total of 10 students within the School graduated with a Master of Science degree in Statistics, four were awarded their MSc degrees in Applied Mathematics, and another two received MSc degrees in Computer Science.
Mr Joseph Malinzi (Applied Mathematics), and Ms Claire Ijumba and Ms Nancy Odhiambo (Statistics), graduated cum laude.
Among the cohort of graduands within the School was academic staff member, Mr Aslam Safla, who received an MSc in Computer Science.
Academic Leader for Research, Professor Henry Mwambi, said he was very proud of the Pietermaritzburg-based staff and students of the School.
- Sally Frost