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2011 Ibni Prize - Results

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Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh Prize

For 2011

Proclamation of results

January 9, 2012

- Jean-Michel Poggi, President of the « Société Française de Statistique »,
- Maria J. Esteban, President of the « Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles »,
- Bernard Helffer, President of the « Société Mathématique de France »
are pleased to announce that the Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh Prize for 2011 is awarded to

Solym Mawaki MANOU ABI.

It will enable him to visit the Toulouse Mathematics Institute (Toulouse, France), in the framework of his PhD.

The Ibni Prize has been created in 2009 by the French Mathematical Societies in the memory of Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh to continue his commitment to quality training of young African mathematicians.

The Prize "Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh" is awarded to a student of an institution of Central Africa or West Africa, in mathematics or statistics, at the graduate or post-graduate level, to benefit from a scientific training in a country other than his/her own.

The winner is selected after review by a scientific committee appointed by CIMPA/ICPAM (International Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics). The prize has been funded by a subscription.

For more information on Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh, the circumstances of his abduction, and the prize itself, please consult http://smf4.emath.fr/en/PrixIbni/

Committee for the 2011 Ibni Prize :
- Susanne Brenner (Louisiana State University, USA)
- Toka Diagana (Howard University, USA)
- Youssef Ouknine (FSSM, Maroc)
- Ragni Piene (Université d’Oslo, Norvège)
- Tsou Sheung Tsun (Université d’Oxford,United Kingdom)
- Enrique Zuazua, (Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Espagne), Chair.

Solym Mawaki MANOU ABI

Manou-Abi is pursuing a thesis as a “cotutelle” between University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse. He is Togolese. He got the maximum grade for his master degree in applied mathematics (probability theory) in Dakar (Senegal). The subject of his thesis is the study of abnormal diffusions, limit theorems and stable processes. He has been twice in Toulouse – the first visit was of pre-doctoral nature, the second was to start the thesis work. It is hard to find funding for these visits, while they are crucial to the thesis work.

He was selected among 11 applicants for the prize.