Bubacarr Bah


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Bubacarr Bah
German Research Chair in Data Science AIMS South Africa, Stellenbosch University
Data Science

Dr Bubacarr Bah is the German Research Chair of Mathematics with specialization in Data Science at AIMS South Africa
He received a BSc degree (with sum cum laude) in mathematics and physics from the University of The Gambia, where he worked as a Graduate Assistant; the MSc degree in mathematical modeling and scientific computing from the University of Oxford, Wolfson College; and the PhD in applied and computational mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, under the supervision of Professor Jared Tanner. His PhD research was on compressed sensing, in particular on random matrix theory questions arising from compressed sensing and signal processing in general. For some of his PhD work he has received the 2010 SIAM Best Student Paper Prize for his paper Improved bounds on restricted isometry constants for Gaussian matrices published in the SIAM Journal of Matrix Analysis.

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