Wade Aissa was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2017. As a fellow, Wade Aissa contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Professor Wade is a well-respected mathematician and a leading expert in the field of Poisson geometry. She has published 28 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Among her great achievements, she devised formula for the study of the stable big tangent bundle of index 1. In addition, she pioneered the Levi decomposition problem for local Poisson structures as well as the theory generalized contact structures. Professor Wade has given invited talks and workshops in conferences and at academic institutions in the USA, Canada, France, Italy and China. She has been Managing Editor of African Diaspora Journal of Mathematics for several years. Recently, she has being appointed the Deputy Editor of the journal Afrika Matematika. Being an ardent promoter of women’s participation in STEM education, Professor Wade is serving as a Member of the ICM 2018 (WM)^2 Program Committee. Recognitions: membership in national and other academies, Prizes, Awards, etc. Wade is the first woman to lead an African institute in mathematical sciences.