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Fad Seydou appointed as Docent of Applied Mathematics

MediaTeam researcher Fad Seydou (Ph.D.), 35, has been appointed as Docent of Applied Mathematics at the University of Oulu, starting in November.

In 1989 Seydou left Mali, his home country, on a scholarship after High School to study in the Moscow State University (Lomonosov), where he spent three years (one year learning the language and two at the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics).

From Russia, Seydou moved to Finland and began his career in the service of Oulu University as a Senior Assistant at the Department of Mathematical Sciences. That is where he did most of his academic studies. He began his studies in 1992 and completed his Master’s degree in 1994.

In 1994–1995 Seydou worked in the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. This is where he wrote his licentiate thesis “On the uniqueness for semilinear alliptic inverse problem”. Seydou wrote his Ph.D. Thesis on the topic “An Inverse problem for electromagnetic waves in an inhomogeneous and orthotropic medium” at the University of Delaware, USA in 1995–1997. He received his Phil.Lic. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delaware simultaneously in 1997.

The talented mathematician came to the service of MediaTeam as a post-doctoral researcher in October 2000. Currently he is a member of the Language and Audio Technology group of MediaTeam, working on mathematical applications in communication and analysis of speech, such as speech recognition and speaker identification.

Seydou has just returned to Oulu from the University of Maryland, where he has spent a little over a year on a research visit, working in the Perceptive Interfaces and Reality Laboratory. His main field there was Mathematical Application to problems in acoustic and electromagnetic environments.

Added: 30/09/2003

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