NUST welcomes international math and stats titans
The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) recently hosted the first ever International Conference on Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (ICMSS-1), bringing together leading academics to discuss new developments and the future of these fields.
The NUST campus played host to an intellectual rollercoaster as the world’s foremost mathematicians and statisticians united from 12 different countries. Presentations on, and discussions around mind-bending research and explosive collaborations emerged from the highly anticipated Conference.
“With the need for big data and advanced statistical analyses to fully monitor and predict extreme events in spheres as diverse as climate studies and the global economy, a conference of this nature on Mathematical and Statistical sciences is of great importance,” said NUST Vice- Chancellor, Dr Erold Naomab, speaking at the official opening of the ICMSS-1. Through advanced mathematical modelling techniques, primary and fundamental tools are formulated to help seek patterns in various studies. These models are used to make predictions linked to seismic events and tsunamis.
The Conference drew 103 papers from more than 200 collaborative authors providing technical expertise that can be applied in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Speaking on behalf of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Director, Natalie Russmann, was KAS Senior Programme Manager, Dennis Zaire, who urged aspiring mathematicians and statisticians not to be intimidated by the numbers game as it is an essential field in a world that edges ever more towards technology and digitisation.
NUST is determined to host the ICMSS-1 on an annual basis to shape a future where mathematical and statistical sciences continue to thrive.