**African Mathematical School**

**Insight from Mathematical Modeling into Problems in Conservation, Ecology, and Epidemiology**

**Venue: **Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, (*UCAD 2, Salle Multimedia*) Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar Senegal.

**Dates:** May 14-26, 2018

**Targeted students**: Master students and early PhD students

**Language of Communication**: English

**Abstract**

This school will examine recent advances and insight from mathematical modeling problems applied to complex biological systems and the study of their dynamical properties.

Students will be introduced to mathematical modeling in conservation, ecology, and epidemiology using differential equations.

They will learn the construction, analyses, and simulation of complex biological systems and the meaningful interpretation of their results.

The course will cover basic dynamical analysis, some theoretical and numerical methods for solving differential equations using OCTAVE and Scilab.

At the end of the course, students will be able to pose relevant biological problems in the context of conservation, ecology, and epidemiology using mathematics.

__Courses__

Introduction to mathematical modeling

Introduction to epidemiological modeling 1

Introduction to epidemiological modeling 2

Introduction to epidemiological modeling 3

Introduction epidemiological models 4

Stochastic population modeling

Introduction to computational methods

Optimal controls theory

Introduction to standard and non standard numerical methods

Numerical method of optimal control

__Instructors __

Prof. Mountaga Lam, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar Senegal.

Prof. Abdoulaye Sene, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar Senegal.

Prof. Diaraf Seck, Department of quantitatives techniques, laboratory mathematic of decision and numerical analysis, Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar Senegal.

Prof. Ousmane Seydi, Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic University of Thies, Senegal

Prof. Benito Chen Charpentier, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington Texas, USA.

Prof. Maria Leite, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Prof. Folashade Agusto, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, USA.