Prof. Franca Hoffmann

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Prof. Franca Hoffmann
Research Chair

Prof. Franca Hoffmann, Bonn Junior Fellow at University of Bonn (Germany), joined Quantum Leap Africa at AIMS Rwanda as AIMS-Carnegie Research Chair in Data Science in Oct 2020. After completing her PhD at the Cambridge Centre for Analysis at University of Cambridge (UK) in 2017, she held the position of von Karman instructor at California Institute of Technology (US) from 2017 to 2020. Her research is focused on the applied mathematics/data analysis interface, driven by the need to provide rigorous mathematical foundations for modelling tools used in applications. [ In particular, Franca is interested in the theory of nonlinear and nonlocal PDEs, as well as in developing novel tools for data analysis and mathematical approaches to machine learning. Her current work evolves around graph Laplacians and graph-based semi-supervised learning, gradient flows, calculus of variations, particle descriptions, Bayesian inversion and theoretical aspects of sampling algorithms.] Franca has been sharing her passion for mathematics over the past decade organizing educational programs across Africa and across academic levels. Prof. Franca can be reached at fhoffmann@quantumleapafrica.org