Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) is a centre of scientific research excellence at the leading edge of information science and technology.The aim of the centre is to rapidly position Africa as a leader in solving critical problems of development through cutting-edge research in data science, smart systems engineering and the emerging area of quantum information science and technology, a new frontier which many believe will drive the next global super cycle.
July 13, 2018
Research Chairs – Call For Applications
With the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is offering promising young researchers from Africa and its Diaspora attractive career opportunities at its pioneering Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) Research Centre in Rwanda. Outstanding Data Scientists will be given the opportunity to establish research teams of their own at QLA via the AIMS-Carnegie Research chairs program.READ MORE
July 20, 2018
Introducing the African Master’s of Machine Intelligence at AIMS
Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. It enhances medical diagnosis, speeds industrial processes and enables scientific discoveries. MI will allow us to usefully gather and analyze vast datasets and extract insights to improve decision making and public policy in diverse areas from education and health to transport, agriculture and finance. Economists now call MI a General Purpose Technology to emphasize its transformative power over many sectors.READ MORE
Our three-stage plan for QLA’s development ensures relevance to Rwanda’s and Africa’s needs with visible short- and long-term impact. This strategy also steadily builds theoretical and experimental expertise, as well as scientific excellence.
Quantum Leap Africa (QLA), in collaboration with other international research centers and universities, is hosting Hydrogen Intensity Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) outrigger in Rwanda. The HIRAX is a radio telescope array that will map nearly all of the southern sky in radio continuum and neutral hydrogen line emission over a frequency range of 400-800Mhz. The HIRAX outrigger telescope in Rwanda is expected to provide an opportunity for cutting edge research and strong collaborations with international professionals in the field of cosmology, astrophysics and data science.