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Next Einstein Forum: a student from l'X among the best African researchers

Hamidou Tembine holds a Master's degree from École Polytechnique, he is one of the twenty winners of the Next Einstein Forum, an event that rewards the best hopes of African scientific research. The 2nd edition was held from March 26 to 28, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.

After obtaining a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics at l'X, then a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Avignon, Hamidou Tembine now heads the Learning and Game Theory Laboratory of the University of New York. The Malian computer scientist works on strategic decision making in the fields of energy, computer networks and transport systems. He has just been distinguished by the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an international event organized every two years since 2016 by the Pan-African Institute of Mathematical Sciences and dedicated to the most promising young African researchers.

Hamidou Tembine is among the 20 winners of this second edition of NEF that distinguishes candidates under 42 selected by an international scientific committee composed of 70 experts.

"I'm interested in decision-making, and as a computer scientist, I'm working on ways to plan strategies to make good decisions," says Hamidou Tembine on the NEF website. This work, derived from the game theory, has many applications: traffic management in large cities, prioritization of choices in the financing of public goods or management of power cuts.

Through this award, Hamidou Tembine intends to continue his actions to promote the transmission of knowledge on the African continent, an objective also targeted by the Forum. The computer scientist has already organized trainings in universities in Bamako, Mali, he will share his experience on editing scientific publications with faculty. He has also set up a summer school devoted to the game theory that takes place every year in Morocco and offers conferences for PhD students in Tunisia.