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.

National Student Chapter Conference – 18/19th Jun 2018, Bath

The University of Bath SIAM-IMA Student Chapter is privileged to be hosting the 7th annual SIAM UKIE National Student Chapter Conference. This will take place at the University of Bath on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June 2018.

Registration is now open. Please complete the registration form by Friday 18th May 2018.


The aim of the conference is to bring together students working in applied or industrial mathematics, and areas which use them, from across the UK and Ireland. There will be the opportunity for students to showcase their research through a talk or poster, or to discuss more informally over coffee or the provided lunch on both days.

We welcome talks and posters from any area of applied mathematics, statistics, or any mathematics which has potential applications to industry. There is some funding available for those students with an accepted presentation.

During the two day conference, we will host four fantastic plenary speakers:
Marta Blangiardo (Imperial College London)
Simon Chandler-Wilde (University of Reading)
Ian Griffiths (University of Oxford)
Nicole Spillane (CMAP, École Polytechnique)

The relevant deadlines for the conference are:
The deadline for contributed talk abstracts is Friday 30th March 2018.
The deadline for poster submissions is Friday 13th April 2018.
The deadline for registration is Friday, 18th May 2018.

For further information, registration and abstract submission, please see the conference website at http://go.bath.ac.uk/SNSCC-2018. Alternatively contact the committee at siambath@gmail.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Bath in June.


The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway is hosting a four day Modelling Workshop from June 6th to 9th. Participants will take part in team-based modelling of real-world, industry-driven problems, supported with training and small group study sessions. Mentoring will be provided by experienced researchers.

The workshop is primarily aimed at postgraduate and early career researchers with a scientific or engineering background. Funding will be provided by MI-NET, the Mathematics for Industry Network, to support their participation.

Participation by undergraduate students is also welcome, with some limited funding provided by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics.

The workshop participants will work in small groups on problems posed by industry partners. Current problems being considered include

  • Optimising rainfall radar system for a meteorological service;
  • Simulating river flows;
  • Modelling medical devices.

The workshop will also feature sessions on developing skills in scientific computing, and presentation and communication skills.

General queries relating to the workshop should be directed to Niall.Madden@NUIGalway.ie.

Registration is free, but is required.

The workshop takes place the week before the European Study Group with Industry 128, organised by MACSI at the University of Limerick. The modelling week will be an excellent preparation for ESGI128.

For registration and further details, please see the workshop webpage.


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


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.

SIAM @ Strathclyde Event

The University of Strathclyde SIAM student chapter are organising an event as part of the Engage at Strathclyde week, which will take place on May 3rd 2016, from 2-6pm within the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. The event will showcase just a few applications of mathematics and statistics in industry. There will be three featured speakers: Dr Douglas McLean of Moody’s Analytics; Professor David Anderson of the University of Wisconsin; and last but by no means least, Professor Nicholas J. Higham of The University of Manchester and President Elect of SIAM.

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Dr McLean will be discussing an application to finance, specifically modelling operational risk within a copular framework. Professor Anderson will be presenting on distributions for stochastically modelled biochemical reaction systems. Finally, Professor Higham will be talking about challenges in multivalued matrix functions.

Following the presentations, there will be a drinks reception to allow attendees the opportunity to discuss their research with like-minded people.

Further details, including a programme with abstracts for each of the three talks and a link for registration, can be found at www.engage.strath.ac.uk/event/268/ or feel free to e-mail any of our board:

Michal Bosy – michal.bosy@strath.ac.uk

Andrew Croudace – andrew.croudace@strath.ac.uk

Kate Pyper – kate.pyper@strath.ac.uk

 The deadline for registration is 26th April 2016.

SYNASC 2016, September 24-27, Timisoara, Romania

(Announcement submitted by James Davenport, Bath)

The 18th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, SYNASC 2016, will be held in Timisoara, Romania from September 24-27.  SYNASC is an international conference that aims to stimulate the interaction between the two scientific communities of symbolic and numeric computing and to exhibit interesting applications of the areas both in theory and in practice. The choice of the topic is motivated by the belief of the organizers that the dialogue between the two communities is very necessary for accelerating the progress in making the computer a truly intelligent aid for mathematicians and engineers.

Please see http://synasc.ro/2016 for further information.

British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2016

The British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2016 will take place at the University of Oxford, April 5-8, 2016. The conference programme is available online, and it features eight plenary talks, including a public lecture by Andrea Bertozzi on “The Mathematics of Crime”. Also, three SIAM-UKIE student presentation prizes will be awarded during the conference.

Since 2000, SIAM-UKIE are sponsors of several student presentation prizes at scientific meetings organised in the UK or Republic of Ireland. Guidelines for the award of these prizes can be downloaded here.