I have been around Mathematical Sciences from my very early childhood, and I have always greatly enjoyed the beauty and power that mathematics affords to problem solving. Statistical Science in particular and specifically Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science are my passion, my profession and to some extent my vocation. The flexibility and power of probabilistic reasoning along with the richness and vast applicability of statistical models both fascinate and enthuse me immensely. My mission as a professor of statistical science is to generously, joyfully and rigorously share the full extent of my knowledge and expertise in this exciting field with the ultimate goal of empowering all the students that God graciously sends my way. Indeed, I always envision my students acquiring state-of-the-art knowledge in statistical science and ultimately developing into world class experts and pioneers.
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August 17, 2021
RIT scientists model how coronavirus attaches itself to human cells
RIT scientists have uncovered new information about the way coronavirus and several of its variants attach to human cells. The researchers examined how coronaviruses use their spike proteins to attach themselves to the host cells they are attacking.
May 8, 2020
Daily dose of COVID-19 numbers: Advice for sorting out what's important
WHAM-TV talks to Ernest Fokoue, professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, about sorting out COVID-19 data.
March 9, 2020
RIT professor explores the art and science of statistical machine learning
Statistical machine learning is at the core of modern-day advances in artificial intelligence, but RIT professor Ernest Fokoué argues that applying it correctly requires equal parts science and art. Fokoué emphasized the human element of statistical machine learning in his primer on the field that graced the cover of a recent edition of Notices of the American Mathematical Society.