AI for Science is a new stream in AIMS South Africa’s Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with DeepMind. The program sits at the exciting intersection of AI and the Sciences. It is a fully residential one-year taught masters with a research component. Applications are open to students from across Africa who are passionate about mathematics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. We are looking for students who gaze at the stars and the world around them in wonder, and who want to use their talents to accelerate scientific discovery.Table of Content
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for post-graduate training, research and public engagement in mathematical sciences. We enable Africa’s brightest students to become innovators that propel scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. Our vision is to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries which benefit the whole of society. Our mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem s... read more
The funding covers full scholarships, equipment and computation costs for students. Our scholars will be DeepMind scholars, and have opportunities to connect with DeepMind’s researchers and engineers for mentoring and support.
Beyond scholarships, the program will draw on DeepMind’s world-leading expertise in AI for Science.
The initial focus areas of the program will be AI and machine learning in cosmology, epidemiology and ecology.
Your curriculum vitae
A motivation letter of around 500 words
Written mathematics questions (to be found on the application site)
Coding problem (to be found on the application site)
The online application includes a dozen short mathematics questions and one coding problem. It’s not an exam, but the questions give the selection panel some insight into how you approach problems. A full application can’t be completed at the last minute, and we encourage prospective DeepMind Scholars at AIMS South Africa to start applying early!
We invite students from across Africa to apply to be part of the August 2023 cohort and become one of our 40 DeepMind Scholars for the 2023-24 academic year!
For more details, visit Aims website