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Rodwell Kufakunesu

A University Lecturer and a researcher in Mathematical Finance, Financial Engineering and Actuarial Sciences.

Education

  • My university studies span over three continents as follows:

    1.1 Licentiate degree in Mathematics and Mathematics Education (studied using the Spanish Language) from the Instituto Superior Pedagogico Enrique Jose Varona, Havanna Cuba (1992), under the Zimbabwe-Cuba Government full Scholarship.

    1.2 BSc (Special Honours) in Mathematics (1996) from the University of Zimbabwe, under the Zimbabwe Government full scholarship.

    1.3 MSc in Mathematics ( specialising in Mathematics of Financial Modelling) (2003) from the University of Zimbabwe.

    1.4 Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Zimbabwe with partial registration at the Centre of Mathematics for Application(CMA), University of Oslo (2009). The doctorate studies were fully sponsored by the Norwegian University Scholarship Fund (NUFU) obtained through a highly competitive selection process. Both my masters and doctorate research studies were supervised by Prof Fred Benth of the University of Oslo, Norway, in the area of Mathematical Finance.

    I have worked as a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe for five years up to 2007. I then joined the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Pretoria, as a lecturer and now senior lecturer.

Career

  • I have worked as a high school teacher at Cranborne Boys High School, Harare, from September 1992 to 2001. Got promoted to the HOD of Mathematics 1997 to 2001.

    I have worked as a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe for five years up to 2007. I then joined the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa as a lecturer and now senior lecturer. I have worked through the University of Pretoria Business Enterprise with the private sector as a consultant. Eg., Nedbank Risk Academy.

Major achievements

  • achievement2265851 I have supervised 5 masters students and currently supervising 2 PhD students and 2 masters. I have published several research articles published in high-quality journals. Teaching both Mathematics and the Actuarial Science modules.

Personality

Can reflect both the phlegmatic and the sanguine characters.

Connections

  • Married to Rachel, with one son and two daughters. (Takura, Chichi and Gwen).
  • Wife: Rachel - Zimbabwean - electronic engineer
    Digital Lecturer and studying towards Masters in Electronic Engineering specialising in Computer Systems.
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