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

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 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 or feel free to e-mail any of our board:

Michal Bosy –

Andrew Croudace –

Kate Pyper –

 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 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.