Director of AIMS Teacher Training Program – Cameroon
Prof. Daniel Tieudjo is the current Director of the AIMS Teacher Training Program in Cameroon. This program aims to improve the quality of the teaching and learning of mathematics in secondary schools in Africa, in order to enrich the pipeline of students engaging in STEM education at the tertiary level (nexteinstein.org). Daniel is Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Ngaoundéré (Cameroon). He leads the Laboratory of Experimental Mathematics (LAMEX) at that University. For Daniel, the use of updated educational resources in teaching Mathematics to purse STEM subjects is a challenge. He promotes and organizes the “Cryptography, Algebra and Geometry (CRAG)” annual workshops (see www.crag.univ-ndere.cm) to vulgarize and support the idea “Mathematics for Development”. Daniel obtained his MSc and PhD degrees at the Ivanovo State University in Russia.
He has taught Mathematics at secondary and university levels for more than 20 years. His current research interests cover combinatorial, geometric and computational group theory, algebraic cryptography, modelization, computational and industrial statistics, mathematics education. He authored more than 20 publications. He visited several research centres among which, the Max-Planck-Institute fur Mathematik in Bonn (Germany), the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES) in Bures sur Yvette (France), the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste (Italy) and the Ivanovo State University (Russia) for research, teaching and conferences. He is a Fulbright Alumni. He spoke at several seminars (Mathematischen Kolloquium at the University of Bremen (Germany), Séminaire Groupe, Géométrie, Logique at Université de Lyon I (France), Topology/Geometry Seminar at PennState Altoona (USA), etc) and has received several Travel Grants from the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and IMU-Simons Travel Grants.