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Glele Kakai
Romain Lucas
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Full Professor
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Laboratoire de Biomathematiques et d'Estimations Forestieres, University of Abomey-Calavi
Romain Lucas Glele Kakaï is a Full Professor in Biometry and Forest modeling at the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. He obtained his bachelor's in Agronomy and engineer degree in Forestry in the same University. He completed his MSc and PhD in Biostatistics at the Gembloux Agricultural University in Belgium. His interests are (i) Biological modeling, (ii) Artificial Intelligence based problem-solving in agricultural, (iii) Forest estimations. So far in 2020, his research works yields more than 200 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, the “Biometrie88” Prize of the best Young French Biometrician in Belgium by the National Association of French Belgian Biometricians in Belgium (2002), the “Heinz and Johannes” Prize in 2007 of the best research Paper in Ecology by the Support Africa International (Germany, 2007), the “Jan Tinbergen Prize” of the best Young Statistician from Emerging and Developing Countries by the International Statistical Institute (ISI, 2007). He has also been Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) for outstanding achievements in research.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
13 - Climate action
Young Affiliate Alumnus
Biological modelling, Machine learning, data science, Biodiversity and conservation
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08-Mathematical Sciences
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TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP)
Last updated on 19/01/2022