ProgramMPhil Scientific Computing & Industrial Modeling
Graduating Class of2021
Research InterestsComputational Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis for Mathematical Biology
Affiliate InstitutionAfrican Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana
Degree ObtainedMSc Mathematical Science
Millicent Afrifa Opoku enrolled in the Mathematics programme at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, in 2013, and completed in 2017, with a Bachelor of Science degree, Second Class Upper Division in Mathematics. Her undergraduate thesis was focused on the area of Numerical Analysis and Optimization, where she worked on the 'Solution of Tricycle Routing Problem for Waste Bin Collection using the Ant Colony Optimization'. She joined the Department of Mathematics of KNUST as a Teaching and Research Assistant for her National Service.
In August 2018, she had the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate taught programme in 'Mathematical Sciences' with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Ghana, with a dissertation in ”Well-Posedness of Some Known Partial Differential Equations.”
In August 2019, she had the opportunity again, to pursue a postgraduate programme in 'Scientific Computing and Industrial Modelling' with the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), Ghana, where she currently is a student.
Generally, Millicent’s research areas include Computational Mathematics, with keen interest in Partial Differential Equations, and Numerical Analysis for Mathematical Biology.
Millicent is a great team player, diligent, and with an admirable attitude towards the timely execution of tasks assigned to her. She is passionate about young girls in STEM and gladly volunteers in Mathematics education and awareness for girls in rural communities in Ghana.