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Dr. Peter Amoako-Yirenkyi

Dr. Peter Amoako-Yirenkyi
  • Title
  • Position (NIMS)
    Director, Scientific and Technical Computing
  • Office
    NIMS, Ground floor, Examination Block, KNUST
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Dr Peter Amoako-Yirenky holds a PhD in Mathematics with specialization in Computer Vision, Scientific Computing and Industrial Modelling. He handles the Numerical Analysis, Differential Equations and Integral Equations courses in KNUST at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. His research interests include Fractional Differential Equations; Stochastic Differential Equations; Reservoir Simulation; Gait, Face and Fingerprint Recognition; Wavelets, Sparse Representations in Redundant Dictionaries; and Grid and Volunteer Computing. His more recent interests include Computational linguistics, Distributed Ranking Algorithms, and Clustering Search Results.

At the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Dr Amoako-Yirenkyi reports directly to the Director of the institute. He is currently responsible for the scientific mission for Research Computing, overseeing all technical and computational issues of the institute, and ensuring compliance to University policies and procedures. He interacts with faculties and staff in all related departments to assess needs, develop, plan, budget, coordinate, and facilitate the development and maintenance of the necessary resources to support advanced research programs.

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