The Young Statisticians Group of the French Society of Statistics (SFdS) and the AIMS Center (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences) Senegal of M’bour warmly invited African PhD students and PhDs to the inaugural Summer School of Statistics and Data Science in M’bour, Senegal during the first week of July.
The program brought together young researchers from Francophone Africa around a scientific event on statistics and data science—areas of very promising, yet challenging research, including the challenges of analyzing, managing and processing large volumes of data.
Data science and statistics are now unavoidable, so exchanging with young researchers in the region around innovative research is vital. Three courses in statistics and data science were illustrated by expert researchers highlighting concrete applications in line with the socio-economic challenges of the continent, such as health, agriculture and the environment. Participating young researchers were also invited to share their research to foster an environment of friendly exchange between young statisticians, as well as a place of collaboration between African and French researchers.
As a presenting participant, Senegal Flying Labs shared with the audience the importance of data and its related ramifications to AI and Statistics.
“I have been teaching, working and researching on the importance of analyses of aerial data for the past years and it is a pleasure to know that it’s not about the drones. We have so many things to talk about and we need to connect asap,” said Sophie Dabo Professor of Applied Mathematics University of Lille, INRIA-MODAL, Lille, France.