Person: Ouedraogo, Marie Françoise
Marie Françoise Ouedraogo became the first female doctorate from Burkina Faso. She is President of the African Women Mathematicians Association, and a member of IMU Women in Mathematics Advisory Group.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Ouedraogo studied mathematics at the University of Ouagadougou and wrote her first thesis, the Doctorat de 3ème cycle, advised by Akry Koulibaly.
- Ouedraogo published two papers in 2002, both related to her thesis and written jointly with her thesis advisor Arky Koulibaly.
- In 2008 Ouedraogo left the Good Governance role and devoted herself totally to mathematical research.
- Ouedraogo was appointed as an assistant professor at the University of Ouagadougou.
- After several discussions with Professor Marie-Francoise Roy, the convenor of European Women in Mathematics, we decided to organize a workshop for African women mathematicians.
- In October 2012, as president of the African Mathematical Union Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa (AMUCWMA), Ouedraogo co-hosted a workshop to generate interest in mathematics among African women.
- Ouedraogo was elected as president.
- At the International Congress of Women Mathematicians meeting "Mathematics and Women: Different Regions, Similar Struggles" held on Tuesday 12 August 2014, Ouedraogo gave the talk Significant issues affecting women in mathematics in Africa.
- Ouedraogo said that the African Mathematical Union Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa (AMUCWMA) and the African Women in Mathematics Association (AWMA), both having her as President, were working to solve these problems.
Born 3 December 1967, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
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Tags relevant for this person:
African, Origin Burkina Faso, Women
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive