Name:
Mutie Kavila
Title/Qualifications:
Dr
Department/Unit/Section:
Mathematics and Actuarial Science
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 103456-00101, Nairobi
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Position:
Lecturer
Area of Specialization:
Pure Mathematics
Research interests:
Operator theory and operator algebras
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KsMLJ_EAAAAJ&hl=en
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5445-4460
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Conference Presentations

  1. First Kenyatta University International Mathematics Conference, 2011, Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 8th June – 10th June, 2011. Presented a paper on “On Commutants and spectral properties of λ – commuting operators”.

Publications

Publication in Proceeding

  1. Khalagai, J.M. and Kavila, M., On Commutants and spectral properties of – commuting operators, Proceedings of the first Kenyatta university international Mathematics Conference, 2011, Kenyatta University Press (KUP), 103-111.

Other Publications

  • Khalagai, J.M. and Kavila, M., On-commuting operators, Kenya Journal of Sciences, Series A,15, No.1 (2012), 27-31.
    http://spas.ku.ac.ke/images/stories/docs/on_lambda_commuting_operators.pdf
  • Khalagai, J.M. and Kavila, M., On commutants and operator equations, Int. Elec. Journ. of Pureand Applied Math. 5, No. 3 (2012), 99-104. http://www.e.ijpam.eu/contents/articles/201200503001.pdf

Seminars and workshops attended

  • First Kenyatta University Workshop on Mathematical Modelling, 2013, Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 17th -21st June, 2013.
  • First Kenyatta University International Mathematics Conference, 2011, Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 8th June – 10th June, 2011.

Research Funding

  • Organizing committee member of the First Kenyatta University Workshop on Mathematical Modelling, 2013, Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 17th -21st June, 2013 which raised over US$3,000 through partnerships with National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI).
  • Won a research award of US $ 3,000 from the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) for research for my PhD thesis on Commutants and spectral properties of operators in Hilbert spaces

Seminars organized

  • First Kenyatta University Workshop on Mathematical Modelling, 2013, Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 17th -21st June, 2013.
  • First Kenyatta University International Mathematics Conference, 2011, Kenyatta UniversityConference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 8th June – 10th June, 2011.

Paper Presented

  • First Kenyatta University International Mathematics Conference, 2011, Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 8th June – 10th June, 2011. Presented a paper on “OnCommutants and spectral properties of 𝝀 – commuting operators”

Community outreach

23rd March 2019 to December 2020:   A school PTA board member of Nova Tatu Primary School

Consulting For Organization/Institutions 
Postgraduate mentor at Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAU)

Trainings in Higher Education

  • 28th May 2013 – 14th November 2013 Awarded a Certificate of Completion in a Teaching Methodology course by Kenyatta University Centre for Teaching Excellence and Evaluation covering teaching methodology, setting of examinations, administration of Examinations and marking and analysis of scores.
  • 9th August 2004 – 20th August 2004 Certificate of Attendance (2004) University of Nairobi, Kenya Achievement: Acquired additional skills on commutative algebra and algebraic geometry

Membership To Academic/Professional Bodies

  • Member of Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA)
  • Member of the international Congress of Mathematicians (ICM)
  • Member of the Kenya Mathematical Society (KMS)
  • Mentor at the African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

Recognition Awards

  • Awarded a certificate for participation in the Kiambu County Aquatics Association Masters Swimming Championships held on 9th December, 2023 at Potterhouse School, Runda.
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