This two-month-long student modelling competition started on the 13th March for students at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) and Heriot-Watt University (HWU). Our aim is to call students to put their academic knowledge and experience into practice and tackle problems under real-life industrial applications. Specifically, groups of students will investigate problems and data contributed by industrial partners and try to solve them. Then, a jury would evaluate the quality and impact of the work. The groups of students with the best contributions would be asked to present their work to a panel. Prizes would be given to all the presenting groups.
This conference focuses on integrative approaches to healthcare and wellbeing. While we are still adapting our daily lives to the pandemic aftermath, we might need to take a step forward to understand the future of healthcare. The event offers a unique opportunity for students from the Maxwell Institute to showcase their work to a wider audience, interact with other students from the University of Edinburgh, and grow your network, which can lead to potential collaborations in Health in Social Science.
The NSCC is a two-day conference that features four plenary speakers, approximately 16 talks by Ph.D. students, and a student poster competition on the evening of the first day. It will be held completely in person at the University of Edinburgh's George Square campus. This event marks the first time that a Scottish university will host the yearly meeting.
We continue our new series of talks from PhD alumni with talks from Dr Hari Sriskantha (UoE 2014), and Dr Gissell Estrada-Rodriguez (MIGSAA 2019). Hari, whose PhD research focussed on computational astrophysics, is now a software architect for the London-based software consultancy Theodo, having previously worked for a number of companies in publishing and media. Gissell is now a postdoctoral research fellow in Paris and was recently awarded a Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris fellowship to continue her research at Sorbonne University for 2020-2021. Her research is focussed on the use of partial differential equations for biological and robotics systems.
An afternoon of talks from current PhD students at Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt to give an idea of research in mathematics. The event will be of interest to those interested in pursuing a PhD in the future, but also to anyone who is curious about what goes on in the department outside of teaching. The event could also provide a suggestion of possible areas for a research project for final year students.
The Edinburgh SIAM-IMA student chapter hosted a week-long student study group with industry supported by the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the Edinburgh Mathematical Society (EMS), the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust (GMJT), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). The event offered an opportunity for graduate students to apply mathematics in an industrial setting, a chance for collaboration with students from different institutions and from a wide range of research areas, and essential skills training in communication and presentation skills.
PhD Alumni Talks Rory Mills-Williams & Muzammil Rammay
PhD Colloquium 2020 Many thanks to all our speakers and everyone who attended.