Yabebal Tadesse Fantaye was born and educated in Ethiopia. He did his undergraduate in the Department of Physics at Addis Ababa University. He completed his Honours and Masters at the University of Cape Town under the National Astrophysics and Space Science Program, and his PhD at SISSA in Trieste, Italy. He held two postdoctoral positions in Norway and Italy before moving to his current position as the ARETé-AIMS Junior Research Chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Fantaye is a member of the Planck satellite consortium and co-leader of the Astrobus Ethiopia outreach program. He has numerous scientific publications in cosmology and statistics. His current research interest is mainly focused in developing Machine Learning and other advanced statistical techniques for Astronomy and African development studies.
Session 1: NEF Fellows Spotlight Session
Session 2: Current Conversation in Physics
Date: 28 March 2018