Dr. Ernest P. Fokoue
Phone: (585) 475-7525
Ernest P. Fokoue is an Assistant Professor of Statistics with the Center for Quality and Applied Statistics
at Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to joining RIT, Dr. Fokoue was a faculty member in the
Mathematics Department at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. Before that he was
an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University (still a true Buckeye fan) and a
Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor at the Statistical and Applied
Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)/Duke University.
He obtained his first degrees (Licence and Maitrise) in Mathematics and Computer Science from his native Cameroon,then travelled around the world for two years with yogi monks before returning home to teach for two years at the Catholic University of Central Africa.
Dr. Fokoue then obtained a British Government scholarship to study for his Masters of Science degree in Neural Computation at Aston University in Birmingham, after which he moved up north to the University of Glasgow where he earned his Ph.D. in Statistics under the supervision of Professor Mike Titterington.
Dr. Fokoue's main research interest is Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining. He recently co-authored the book titled"Principles and Theory for Data Mining and Machine Learning" published by Springer-Verlag, New York.
Dr. Fokoue was the winner of the Best Young Researchers' Award from the International Association of Statistical Computing
in August 2000 in Utretcht - Netherlands.
He is the grateful father of his 5 year old princess, Eliza, with whom he enjoys sharing joyful moments spent reading, exploring Mathematics and/or
playing his favorite game of soccer. He also loves and plays Table Tennis and enjoys learning new languages for the fun of it. Dr. Fokoue's favorite
way to serve his community are coaching soccer (5 years of exprerience), mentoring youngsters, and inspiring pre-college students to excel
at Mathematics through programs like the Flint Mathematical Circle that he founded while he was in Michigan.