Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh’s Prize: Announcement of the results


Anne Philippe, President of SFdS (Société Française de Statistique), Samir Adly, President of SMAI (Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles), Isabelle Gallagher, President of SMF (Société Mathématiques de France), are pleased to announce that the Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh Prizes 2024 have been awarded to Adivignon Raymond Hounnonkpe & Oumi Niass.

- Adivignon Raymond Hounnonkpe is Beninese. He studied successively at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Natitinqou, at the University Abomey-Calavi of Cotonou and at the Intitute of Mathematics and Physical Sciences of Porto-Novo, where he defended in January 2019 a PhD thesis entitled “Null geometry and causality of spacetimes”. He currently holds a temporary position at ENS/FAST (Ecole Normale Supérieure/Faculté des Sciences et Techniques) of Natitinqou (Benin) and he is interested in optimal transport on Lorentzian manifolds.

- Oumi Niass is Senegalese. She studied at the University Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis, where she defended in April 2019 a PhD thesis entitled “Analysis of immune responses against Plasmodium falciparum schizonts in a Senegalese malaria endemic village”. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Numerical University Cheikh Amidou Kane in Senegal and she is interested in studying the space effects on survival analysis, concerning cancer data.

More information on how to apply for the prize and how it is awarded is available at https ://www.idpoisson.fr/prix-ibni/