Prof. Joseph Abeiku Ackora-Prah is the head of Department of Mathematics since August 1, 2020. He obtained his first, second and third degrees in Mathematics, in the year 1991, 1999 and 2013 respectively, from the Department of Mathematics, KNUST. He was appointed lecturer in the year 2000 and rose through the academic ranks to the position of Associate Professor in August 1, 2019 to date. He has served on several committees and boards including the KNUST Academic Board, KNUST Executive Committee, Faculty Representative to College of Science Board, Member of the College of Science Syllabus Review Committee, Non-professorial representative of College of Science to Academic Board, Member of Republic Hall Council, Member of College of Science Harmonization Committee, Director of Programs of National Institute for Mathematical Science, College of Science Representative on University Admissions Committee and other equally important boards and committees.
His research interest is in Evolutionary Computations (Genetic Algorithms, Genetic programming, Evolutionary Programming, Evolutionary Strategies) with strong analytical and computational skills in mathematical modeling using Optimization Techniques. His interest compelled him to research on real-life problems out of which he has co-authored over 35 papers including, “A multigene Genetic Programming Model for Thyroid Disorder Detection”, “Hybrid Methods of Some Evolutionary Computations and Kalman Filter on Option Pricing”, etc. He has also presented papers in conferences both within and outside the country as part of his commitment in advancing knowledge in Mathematics.