We shine the spotlight on Israel Adikah, a young man hailing from the beautiful country of Ghana in West Africa. He is currently a graduate student at UTC, pursuing an M.S. in Applied Statistics. He secured a Graduate Assistantship position, requiring him to balance a rigorous academic load, maintain a commendable GPA, and contribute 20 hours per week to the mathematics department.
With a robust educational background, encompassing a master's degree in economics from Zhejiang University of Science and Technology and a B.S. in Actuarial Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Israel is propelled by a mission to bridge the gap between academia and industry. He has also earned a B.S. from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.
Inspired by his parents and fueled by a personal drive for excellence, Israel emphasizes the significance of prioritizing God and being intentional in the pursuit of one's dreams. Despite the challenges faced as an international student, Israel remains unwavering, achieving remarkable success at each stage of his academic journey.
Israel's scholarly impact is evident through three noteworthy publications:
- DOI: 10.21275/SR20306131610 Title: Investigating the Dependency between Stock Movements Using the Clayton Copula Method (Ghana Stock Exchange)
- DOI: 10.7176/isde/11-3-05 Title: Proposing an Alternative to the MVU Estimator for Estimating the Level of DC in AWGN
- DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0269200 Title: Assessing the Relevance of COVID-19 Vaccines on the Tourism Industry: Evidence from China
Beyond academia, 2023 has proven to be a monumental year for Israel. From marrying his adoring wife, a source of constant inspiration, to acquiring a car and securing a teaching position, he attributes these achievements to divine guidance and the unwavering support of his cherished loved ones.
Israel showcases his technological expertise, displaying musical talents by playing the piano and drums at church, and contributing to the media department's endeavors in sound and video. When asked about unwinding after a challenging day, Israel keeps it simple – a good night's sleep does the trick. Additionally, he extends guidance, motivation, emotional support, and serves as a role model not only to fellow international students from Ghana but to everyone he encounters.
Israel enjoys working with data, extracting meaningful insights and deductions from extensive datasets. With a strong foundation in mathematics, economics, statistics, and analytics, he navigates the complexities of data analysis with skill and enthusiasm. In a field often perceived as intimidating, Israel's choice to pursue a career in mathematics reflects his genuine enjoyment of working with numbers and his fearless approach to challenges. His journey embodies resilience, faith, and a continuous commitment to personal growth.
Congratulations, Israel, on your remarkable achievements, and best wishes for the exciting journey that lies ahead!