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Nigeria-born prof, Abba Gumel elected Fellow of American mathematical society

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Professor Abba Gumel

Nigerian-born US-based Professor of Mathematical Biology, Abba Gumel, has been elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

He is among distinguished mathematicians elected for 2023 Class of Fellows of the Society.

Gumel was recognised for his contributions to the mathematical theory of epidemics, applied dynamical systems, and promoting the use of mathematics to help solve global public health challenges.

He is among the four Africans to be elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Two other Africans – one originally from Benin Republic and another from Central African Republic – are fellows of the prestigious society.

The last from Nigeria was appointed during the inaugural year in 2013.

Gumel was a Foundation Professor of Mathematics at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University, before becoming The Michael and Eugenia Brin Endowed E-Nnovate Chair in Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park in 2022.

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