Chadia Affane Aji

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

 

Contact Info

Chadia Affani Aji, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Kenney Hall, Rm 70-356
Department of Mathematics
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Al 36088
Phone: (334) 725-2358
E-mail: affane@mytu.tuskegee.edu 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Auburn University (August 2007)
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Auburn University
    (December 2003)
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University (May 1999)
  • A.D. in Chemical Engineering,
    Ecole Superieure de Technologie, Fes, Morocco (July 1991) 
 


Areas of Specialization
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Applied Mathematics

Background

Dr. Chadia Aji was appointed interim director for Graduate & Research Database Administration (GREDA), a division of Graduate Studies and Research (GSR). Dr. Aji reports to president through the GSR dean and the provost; and will be responsible for databases, archival/retrieval, electronic repository, relational, and non-relational field structures macro development, execution, and organizing GSR electronic records. 

Dr. Aji serves since August 2007 as a faculty in the department of Mathematics at Tuskegee University. She received her Ph.D. in 2007 and master’s degree in 2003 in mathematics from Auburn University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1999. Dr. Aji’s research interests lie in the areas of numerical analysis, computational applied mathematics, nonlinear partial differential equations, complex analysis, and on improving students’ learning in STEM disciplines. Dr. Aji actively participated in research by publishing and seeking funding. She worked on challenging open problems in complex analysis that resulted in publication in highly selective journals. In addition, Dr. Aji has supervised senior students with their seminar papers. 

Dr. Aji has been a principal or co-principal investigator on numerous engaging multidisciplinary NSF projects. Since Fall 2009, Dr. Aji has been working on two main projects: (1) The NSF Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI): ATTRACT - Aerial and Terrestrial Testbed for Research in Aerospace, Computing, and Mathematics. As a lead principal investigator, she put together a team from TU, Auburn University and the University of Texas at Austin. The objective of this collaborative project was to inspire students to set up an aerial and terrestrial test bed to fly safely and efficiently, in a limited space, a fleet of autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) tasked with a cooperative mission with terrestrial vehicles. (2) The NSF Innovation Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Teaching modules were developed using flight simulation software to help high school students understand math and science concepts. As a co-principal investigator, Dr. Aji prepared math lessons, assisted in identifying the possible flight simulator missions for math lesson development, and conducted several workshops for high school teachers and students from Macon County. Through these projects, Dr. Aji has successfully involved and supported more than 25 undergraduate students at Tuskegee University in interdisciplinary research (with the aerospace engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and mathematics majors). During her seven years at Tuskegee University, Dr. Aji taught mathematics, mentored, and helped students. In addition, she successfully attracted extramural funding, performed research, and published articles.

Book
  • Numerical Techniques for Chemical and Biological Engineers Using MATLAB published by Springer, 2006

Selected Publications
Aji, Bales, Karatas, Talibi: Fundamentals of Algebra. Empire Science Resources, ISBN 978-0-982749-2-7, LLC 2014

Said Elnashaie, Frank Uhlig, Chadia Affane. Numerical Techniques for Chemical and Biological Engineers Using MATLAB: A Simple Bifurcation Approach. Springer, 2006

Chadia Affane-Aji and N. K. Govil. On the Regions Containing All the Zeros of a Polynomial, P.M. Pardalos et al. (eds.), Nonlinear Analysis, Springer Optimization and Its Applications 68, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-3498-6_3, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Chadia Affane Aji, M. Javed Khan. Virtual to reality: Teaching Mathematics and Aerospace Concepts to Undergraduates Using Unmanned Aerial Systems and Flight Simulation Software. Journal of College of Teaching and Learning, December 2014

James Holt, Saad Biaz, Levent Yilmaz, and C Affane Aji. A Symbiotic Simulation Architecture for Evaluating UAVs Collision Avoidance Techniques. Journal of Simulation, Palgrave MacMillian, 2013

C. Affane Aji, M. J. Khan. Using a UAV to Teach Undergraduates Math and Aircraft Performance, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 2013

   
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