Open for applications: MSc in Mathematical Modelling

MSc in Mathematical Modelling

The course will be run by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Univesrity of Limerick in association with MACSI.

Course description
This course will provide training in applied mathematics techniques and will focus on mathematical models of real-world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations and methods of solution – both numerical and analytical. Central to the course will be practical problems that arise in industry, commerce, engineering and medicine, as well as in the environmental and life sciences. In particular, students will gain hands-on experience with current MACSI projects in collaboration with industry.

The course has been designed by Stokes Professor of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Andrew Fowler (who has experience teaching a similar programme at the University of Oxford). The first two semesters will be examined on coursework from both a mandatory core and a suite of optional courses from which the student can choose. The coursework will be followed by the preparation of a dissertation over the summer months under close supervision. The dissertation will be at research level, and will focus on a problem that arises through MACSI’s connections with industry, although there is some flexibility in the choice of dissertation. A break down of the course structure can found here.

Part time option available.

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Mathematical modelling of polysilicon fuses, in collaboration with Analog Devices, is one of the current research projects at MACSI. Please see here for more details.

 

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High resolution forecasts for wind energy applications, in collaboration with Met Éireann, are currently being investigated. Please see here for more details.

Additional Information

Research in MACSI and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics focuses on applied mathematics. In particular, there is strong interest in numerical analysis, fluid mechanics, industrial applied mathematics, geoscience, imaging science and inverse problems, commerce and the life sciences.

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or any related numerate discipline.

Application Forms and Deadlines

To apply for the MSc please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/course/mathematical-modelling-msc and follow the links Graduate Programmes/Taught Programmes/Science and Engineering/Mathematical Modelling MSc. You will find a list of the required documents and instructions on how to submit these online.

Scholarship and Funding – Graduate School

Contact

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Romina Gaburro.

Dr. Romina Gaburro
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Limerick
Ireland

Tel: +353 61 213193
Fax: +353 61 334927

We are always pleased to talk to prospective graduate students and answer any queries.

Please see a list of our Alumni

VACANCY: Professor of Applied Mathematics, Ireland

TITLE OF POST: Professor of Applied Mathematics.

LOCATION: University of Limerick

SALARY SCALE: €114,740 – €140,961 p.a.

JOB DESCRIPTION

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Teaching, research and academic leadership in Applied Mathematics.

DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This department is responsible for teaching at all levels across the University and also has a thriving research programme. In November 2015 the department was granted an Athena SWAN Bronze award, reflecting its commitment to addressing gender equality.

Applications are invited from leading researchers in any of the following subfields of Applied Mathematics: mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mathematical geophysics, complex networks, numerical analysis, mathematical biology, game theory, probability theory and systems theory.

A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University of Limerick is desirable. The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is a research centre based in the department which applies mathematics to diverse real-world problems. Recent examples of MACSI projects include the modelling of moisture absorption on a silicon chip, information diffusion on Twitter-like networks, and valve wear in an alumina refinery. MACSI also works closely with research centres within UL, such as the new smart manufacturing SFI funded centre Confirm, the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) and the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC). Other collaborative opportunities within the University include the Bernal Institute, Lero and health-related departments.  Further application areas of interest to the University are outlined in its strategic plan, Broadening Horizons 2015-19.

Research areas of particular strength in the department include mathematical modelling, fluid mechanics, complex systems, differential equations, numerical analysis, inverse problems, optimisation, stochastic dynamics, financial mathematics and statistics.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline, an international research reputation and a significant publication record. A record of achieving research funding and leading a research group is desirable, as is experience of working in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. The successful candidate should also demonstrate interest and experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 Essential Criteria:

  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline
  • Post doctoral experience in research, industry or academia
  • A significant track record in research and publication in a relevant area of Applied Mathematics
  • Submission of a statement of research plans (maximum 2 pages) and a statement of teaching experience and interests (maximum 2 pages)

Desirable Criteria:

  • A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University, in particular MACSI
  • Experience in teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate levels
  • A record of obtaining competitive research funding
  • Evidence of academic leadership in Applied Mathematics
  • A track record of academic/industrial collaboration and/or realising industry funding

 Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Mitchell
Head
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.mitchell@ul.ie

Apply via the HR website http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/

SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant

Science Foundation Ireland is seeking applications for the Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG)

SIRG  aims to support excellent postdoctoral researchers and others who are yet to hold an independent research post in taking the initial steps towards a fully independent research career.

The SIRG award provides an opportunity for excellent early-career-stage investigators to carry out their own research project in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The award provides a contribution to the salary for the Starting Investigator (SI) and also provides funding for a postgraduate student, who will be primarily supervised by the SI. The SI will work with an associated mentor, who will provide the necessary support and infrastructure for the project to take place. €425,000 direct costs over a period of four years and covers the salary of the SI and the stipend and fees of a postgraduate student.

One of SFI’s Agenda 2020 KPI targets is to increase the proportion of female award holders to 30% by 2020. Research Bodies will be permitted to put forward a maximum of 12 candidates for the submission of a proposal to the SFI SIRG Programme 2018. A maximum of six candidates, out of the 12 permitted from each eligible research body, may be male candidates.

If you are a postdoctoral researcher with a track record in the area of applied mathematics or statistics and are interested in applying to this programme with MACSI at the University of Limerick please contact MACSI@ul.ie with your CV.  An eligibility is available here.

European Study Group with Industry (ESGI128) June 12-16th in Limerick

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MACSI looks forward to welcoming SIAM members to Limerick for the 128th European Study Group with Industry. The 2017 Irish Study Group takes place on the earlier dates of 12-16th of June.

Registration, details of already registered participants and problems can be found on our website  

Postgraduate and early career researchers with a scientific or engineering background are encouraged to attend the NUI Galway hosted four-day modelling workshop the week before ESGI128 (Tues June 6th to Fri 9th) supported by the MINET Cost Action.  Participants will take part in team-based modelling of real-world, industry-driven problems.  More information and registration available here.

VACANCY: Post Doctoral Researcher in Mathematical Modelling for use in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

VACANCY: Post Doctoral Researcher in Mathematical Modelling for use in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Salary Scale: €37,750 – € 46,225 p.a.

The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is Ireland’s largest applied and industrial mathematics group and works closely with scientists and industrial companies across a wide variety of sectors including the Pharmaceutical sector. MACSI’s aim is to foster new collaborative research, in particular on problems that arise in industry through the application of cutting-edge mathematical and modelling techniques. The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) is hosted by the University of Limerick with core funding of €1M per annum from the Irish government (Enterprise Ireland and the IDA Ireland). PMTC, established in December 2013, is led by an industry steering board with an active research program driven by its industry members. Companies access PMTC to create projects and execute world-beating industry-r issues.

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The successful candidate will join the PMTC and MACSI teams as part of the “Soft sensor modelling tools” theme of the PMTC Research Programme.

Cleaning of equipment is a crucial but time-consuming step in pharmaceutical manufacture, and there is potential for significant increases in manufacturing efficiency if improved cleaning protocols are developed. This successful candidate will work on a project which will assist the development of new cleaning protocols by developing and analysing mathematical models based on differential equations of the interactions of adherents and solvents on different surfaces. The candidate will work with PMTC partners to meet industrial needs. The candidate will have good communication skills and be expected to contribute to marketing and promotion activities of both PMTC and MACSI within the University and outside.

 

DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities

·         Participate in collaborative research with industry and across the University of Limerick.

·         Publish and present research outcomes.

·         Identify new opportunities for industrial and interdisciplinary research.

·         Identify and exploit funding opportunities.

·         Organise research workshops.

Essential

·   A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) completed, or near completion in mathematical modelling or related discipline with significant modelling and computational content.

·    Highly proficient in the use of at least one high-level computing language (e.g., MATLAB, Python etc).

·         Well-developed ability to communicate technical concepts to non-experts.

·         Ability to liaise and collaborate with other researchers in the university and Industrial clients.

Desirable

  • Experience in model development for use within the pharmaceutical or related industry.
  • Previous industrial experience.
  • Experience of Industrial Research & Development and be fully aware of the importance of Intellectual Property management and protection.
  • Demonstrated strong organisational skills.
  • Evidence of participation in interdisciplinary research projects.

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from: http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/

 

Invite to attend MACSI10 Event – Ireland

We are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to MACSI10, an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI).

This FREE workshop will be held at the University of Limerick, Ireland on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of December 2016.

 MACSI10 aims to empower the future of Irish industrial mathematical and statistical modelling. This event will bring together mathematicians, scientists and industrialists to reflect on the gains made in industrial mathematics over the past ten years and identify fresh challenges that could be solved by applying mathematical and statistical modelling techniques.

This two day event will be held in the Analog Devices Building in the University of Limerick and registration is available here

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Current plenary speakers include Professors Brian Wetton (Professor of Mathematics, University of British Columbia), Dietmar Hoemberg (ECMI President and Professor at the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics) and Wil Schilders (EU-Maths-In President and Professor of Scientific Computing for Industry at Eindhoven University of Technology).

MACSI10 will include talks from renowned experts in industrial mathematics with the themes of  “Case Studies of the Successful Implementation of Mathematical Sciences for Irish Industry”, “How the MACSI Experience has Influenced Careers Abroad” and “Industrial Mathematics in Europe and Further Afield”.

There will also be interactive sessions in which early-career researchers will present their work in poster form and at an Analog Devices sponsored “Thesis in 3” event. MACSI10 is very grateful to all of our sponsors Science Foundation Ireland, Dell, Teva, Rusal Aughinish Alumina, Regeneron and Analog Devices.

The event incorporates a visioning exercise which will be used to shape the future direction of industrial mathematics research in Ireland and will feature thought-leaders from industry, funding agencies and research centres.

Please see the event webpage  or email Peg Hanrahan for more information.

Please feel free to share this invite with anyone you think might be interested. We are looking forward to seeing you in December!

If you can’t make it in December we would love it if you would write a Blog Post about your experiences with or in MACSI over the last 10 years,  email peg.hanrahan@ul.ie for more information.

Many thanks,

The MACSI10 Organising Committee.

Chair in Applied Mathematics – University of Limerick Ireland

Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual

Faculty of Science + Engineering

Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick

Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual

Salary scale:  €106,516 – €136,276 p.a.

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 16th September 2016.

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit.

DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking to appoint a Chair in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This department is responsible for teaching at all levels across the University and also has a thriving research programme. In November 2015 the department was granted an Athena SWAN Bronze award, reflecting its commitment to addressing gender equality.

Applications are invited from leading researchers in any of the following subfields of Applied Mathematics: mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mathematical geophysics, numerical analysis, mathematical biology, game theory, probability theory and systems theory.

A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University of Limerick is desirable. The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is a research centre based in the department which applies mathematics to diverse real-world problems. Recent examples of MACSI projects include the modelling of moisture absorption on a silicon chip, information diffusion on Twitter-like networks, and valve wear in an alumina refinery. MACSI also works closely with research centres within UL, such as the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) and the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC). Other collaborative opportunities within the University include the Bernal Institute, Lero and health-related departments.  Further application areas of interest to the University are outlined in its strategic plan, Broadening Horizons 2015-19.

 

Research areas of particular strength in the department include mathematical modelling, fluid mechanics, complex systems, differential equations, numerical analysis, inverse problems, optimisation, stochastic dynamics, financial mathematics and statistics.

 

The successful candidate will have a Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in a relevant discipline, an international research reputation and a significant publication record. A record of achieving research funding and leading a research group is desirable, as is experience of working in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. The successful candidate should also demonstrate interest and experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

Essential:

  • Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in a relevant discipline
  • Postdoctoral experience in research, industry or academia
  • A significant track record in research and publication in a relevant area of Applied Mathematics

 

Desirable:

  • A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University, in particular MACSI
  • Experience in teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate levels
  • A record of obtaining research funding
  • Evidence of academic leadership in Applied Mathematics
  • A track record of academic/industrial collaboration and/or realising industry funding

 

As part of their application, candidates are required to submit a statement of research plans (maximum 2 pages) and a statement of teaching experience and interests (maximum 2 pages).

 

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Mitchell
Head
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.mitchell@ul.ie