Monday April 30 2012

Organisers: Colm Connaughton (Mathematics), Dave Mullins (WMG) and Tom Nichols (Statistics/WMG)

Talks will be held in Room B3.02, Mathematics Institute, Warwick University

Aims:

This MIR@W Day is unlike the usual MIR@W events based around a particular research theme. This primary purpose of this afternoon is to bring together researchers from the Mathematics Institute, Warwick Manufacturing Group and the Department of Statistics to informally explore areas of research where closer interaction could be mutually beneficial. This is in part intended to explore how research in the three departments can complement Warwick's Global Priority Programme on Innovative Manufacturing, in particular with respect to the forthcoming EPSRC Manufacturing – Maths interface call for proposals. Thus the emphasis is on discussion and forming relationships with colleagues rather than on formal research presentations.


Programme:


12:00-12:05 Welcome from the organisers
12:05-12:50

Overview of research in Mathematics, Statistics and WMG

  • Richard Dashwood (WMG)
  • Colin Sparrow (Mathematics)
  • Mark Steel (Statistics)
12:50-13:00 Brief introductions
13:00-14:00 Lunch in the Mathematics Common room
14:00-14:20

Mathematical challenges from an industrial perspective

Will Searle (Axillium Research)

14:20-14:40

Industrial challenges from a mathematical perspective

Robert MacKay (Mathematics)

14:40-15:30

Introduction to discussion topics (see below)

  • Statistical inference, inverse problems and prediction - Paul Jennings (WMG), Oleg Zaboronski (Mathematics) , Tom Nichols (Stats/WMG)
  • Large datasets: visualisation and data mining - Alan Chalmers (WMG), Leon Danon (Mathematics), Tim Davis (Stats)
  • Applications of dynamical systems and partial differential equations - Sumit Hazra (WMG), Bjorn Stinner (Mathematics), Vassili Kolokoltsov (Stats)
  • Optimisation, scheduling and discrete algorithms - TBC (WMG), Bo Chen (DiMAP/WBS)
  • Probabilistic models and coarse-graining - Darek Ceglarek (WMG) , Stefan Grosskinsky (Mathematics) , Sigurd Assing (Stats)
  • Something we haven't thought of yet?
15:30-16:00 Tea and coffee in the Mathematics common room
16:00-17:00

Discussion group "break-out" sessions

Locations:

  • Statistical inference, inverse problems and prediction - B3.02
  • Large datasets: visualisation and data mining - Mathematics common room
  • Applications of dynamical systems and partial differential equations - Mathematics mezzanine
  • Optimisation, scheduling and discrete algorithms - Complexity common room
  • Probabilistic models and coarse-graining - Complexity mezzanine
  • Something we haven't thought of yet?


17:00-17:45 Summary of discussion groups by group facilitators.
17:45-18:30 Wine and snacks in the Mathematics common room
   


Discussion groups:

The organisers have attempted to group the research interests expressed by academic staff in WMG, Mathematics and Statistics together under some fairly general themes. These themes will form the basis for the discussion groups which will occupy the latter half of the afternoon. The objective of these discussions, which will take place in parallel, is to get interested staff talking intensively around these themes to identify concrete problems at the interface of mathematics, statistics and engineering where mutually beneficial interaction could be envisaged. Each group has been assigned a number of facilitators who will take responsibility for introducing the topic and reporting the results of the discussions back to the whole group.

The list of themes, corresponding facilitators and location for the discussions are listed here:

  Theme Facilitators Location
Topic 1 Statistical inference, inverse problems and prediction Paul Jennings (WMG),Oleg Zaboronski (Mathematics) , Tom Nichols (Stats/WMG) B3.02
Topic 2 Large datasets: visualisation and data mining Alan Chalmers (WMG), Leon Danon (Mathematics), Tim Davis (Stats)
Mathematics common room
Topic 3 Applications of dynamical systems and partial differential equations Sumit Hazra (WMG), Bjorn Stinner (Mathematics), Vassili Kolokoltsov (Stats)
Mathematics mezzanine
Topic 4 Optimisation, scheduling and discrete algorithms TBC (WMG), Bo Chen (DiMAP/WBS)
Complexity common room
Topic 5 Probabilistic models and coarse-graining Darek Ceglarek (WMG), Stefan Grosskinsky (Mathematics) , Sigurd Assing (Stats)
Complexity mezzanine
Topic 6 Something we haven't thought of yet? Suggestions encouraged!
   


Some notes:

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