Upcoming Events 2017
30 March - 12 April, A two-week programme for students and early career professionals given them the opportunity to tackle real-world water challenges - supported by IMI. Read more >>
March - September 2017, A wide range of events aimed at bringing together expertise in this rapidly growing area of research. Read more >>
6 April, IMI Open House for staff and PhD students at the University of Bath. Read more >>
10 April, Interdisciplinary workshop on stochastic methodological development at the University of Bath - supported by IMI. Read more >>
24 May, IMI Public Lecture by Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. Read more >>
21-23 June, International conference gathering leading academics in the fields of multiscale problems, high-frequency scattering, PDEs with random coefficients, and uncertainty quantification - supported by IMI. Read more >>
26-30 June, Conference for early career researchers in Algebraic Geometry at University of Bath - supported by IMI. Read more >>
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10 March, IMI Public Lecture by Professor Chris Brace, Department of Mechanical Engineering and IMI Secondee 2016-17. Read more >>
2-3 March, Workshop organised in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore at the University of Bath - supported by IMI. Read more >>
8 February, Minerva lecture by IMI Director, Professor Jonathan Dawes. Read more >>
25-27 January, Institute for Mathematical Innovation and Department for Health are jointly supporting this free course about Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) organised by Dr Ezio Preatoni. Read more >>
First semester 2016/17, University-wide thematic semester on MCMC methods. Read more >>
16-18 January, Institute for Mathematical Innovation in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network. Read more >>
14 December, Info meeting for students and academics at the University of Bath. Read more >>
23 November, Info meeting for students and academics at the University of Bath. Read more >>
11 November, IMI Public Lecture by Professor Mike Tipping, Institute for Mathematical Innovation. Read more >>
14 October, IMI Public Lecture by Professor Michael Field, Rice University, USA. Read more >>
12 October, Department of Mathematical Sciences. Read more >>
30 September, IMI Public Lecture by Professor Colin Fox, IMI Global Chair (2016-2017). Read more >>
20-23 September, Department of Mathematical Sciences, supported by IMI. Read more >>
23 September, Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour. Read more >>
21 September, IMI Public Lecture by Professor Jim Zidek, IMI Global Chair (2015-2016). Read more >>
14-16 September, Department of Mathematical Sciences. Read more >>
Applied and Numerical Analysis, with Applications to Differential Equations, Optimization and Eigenvalue Problems
4 - 6 July 2016, Department of Mathematical Sciences, supported by IMI and the International Relations Office.
This is a joint workshop between Koc University and the University of Bath aimed at fostering research collaboration between the two Universities. Numerical and application oriented directions involving differential equations, optimisation problems, and eigenvalue problems, as well as analytical approaches on such subjects, are within the scope of the workshop. Read more >>
3 - 4 June 2016, Department of Mathematical Sciences, supported by IMI
Part of the BUC series of workshops with the theme of Big Data and Statistics in Environmental Research, this course will focus on advanced techniques in spatio-temporal modelling. Topics will include strategies for space-time modelling, spatial design, point processes and applications. Instructors on the course include IMI secondee, Dr Gavin Shaddick and IMI Global Chair, Professor Jim Zidek. Read more >>
Professor Will Hopkins Workshop
1 - 3 June 2016, Department of Health, supported by IMI
Senior Academic Visitor: At a time when the reliance on p-values in science is being questioned, world-renowned expert Professor Hopkins’ alternative magnitude-based inferences approach is becoming increasingly popular. His method, which can be used in a wide range of topic areas, will be of benefit to researchers engaging in advanced statistical analyses across the Faculties of Humanities & Social Sciences, Management, and Science. During the three-day workshop, SPSS will be used to analyse datasets with various mixed models and Professor Hopkins will provide training in his novel approach to making inferences.
For further information, please contact Sean Williams at email@example.com.
26 - 27 May 2016, Department of Mathematical Sciences, supported by IMI
Bringing together early career researchers and PhD students in the UK working in applied analysis, particularly within the area of mathematical materials science, this conference will encourage collaboration and networking, as well as increase the visibility of the growing applied analysis community. Read more >>
16 - 19 May 2016, Department of Mathematical Sciences, supported by IMI
The conference will give an overview of the state of the art in a rapidly developing area of analysis concerned with the application of the techniques of operator theory to the asymptotic analysis of parameter-dependent differential equations and boundary-value problems. Read more >>
Friday 22 April 2016, 3.15 pm - 5.15 pm (Building 4W, Room 1.7)
Speaker: Professor Rodolfo Ruben Rosales, MIT, USA
Phantom traffic jams are both annoying to the drivers, and very interesting mathematically. These are traffic jams that occur spontaneously, without apparent cause. Professor Rodolfo Rosales will begin with a review of traffic flow theory, and introduce examples of continuum models. The simplest is a kinematic equation, the Lighthill-Whitham-Richards [LWR] model, which expresses the conservation of vehicles - under the assumption that the vehicle flow is a function of the density. Read more >>
Members of all departments at the University of Bath are welcome to attend.
Wednesday 13 April 2016, 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm (Building 3 West North, Room 2.1)
Inaugural Lecture: Professor Jonathan Dawes, Director, Bath IMI.
Professor Dawes will present his Inaugural Lecture on Alan Turing's work in mathematical modelling of biological problems. He will show how unpublished archive material contains the genesis of original ideas, lost and subsequently re-discovered, have driven the last sixty years of work in this area.
Jonathan will bring the story up to date with examples of the unexpected complexity of these simple mathematical models, and their possible applications across the sciences. Read more >>
All welcome - no booking needed.
A spectrum of regularity: the impact of periodicity on the zero-crossings of random functions
Monday 14 March 2016, 12.15 pm (Building 4W, Room 1.7)
Bath IMI Seminar: Dr Lorna Wilson, Commercial Research Associate, Bath IMI.
In her talk Dr Wilson will cover her research on the effect of an oscillatory auto-correlation function on the zero-crossings of a Gaussian process. She will also talk briefly about her role as a Commercial Research Assistant at the University of Bath.
Continuous random processes are used to model a huge variety of real world phenomena. In particular, the zero-crossings of such processes find application in modelling processes of diffusion, meteorology, genetics, finance and applied probability.
To identify the Probability Density Function (PDF) for the times between successive zero-crossings of a stochastic process is a challenging problem with a rich history. Dr Wilson will talk about the methods used to investigate the inter-event PDF for a Gaussian process with a specific, oscillatory auto-correlation function. Increasing the rate of oscillations in the auto-correlation function results in more `deterministic' realisations of the process. In an ever-more complex world, the potential applications for this scale of `regularity' in a random process are far reaching and powerful.
Friday 19 February 2016 (Building 4W, Room 1.7)
IMI Public Lecture: Ania Zalewska, Professor of Finance and the Founding Director of the Centre for Governance at the University of Bath.
In her talk Professor Zalewska will discuss the difficulties of measuring risk in practice and the challenges faced in interpreting the evidence, using the dot-com bubble of 1997-2001, the current financial crisis, and the developments of the pension industry in the last-decade as examples of the risky business of trying to measure risk. Read more >>
Friday 12 February 2016 (University of Bath Innovation Centre)
Aimed at SMEs looking to develop and innovate their business, this workshop will cover some of the many opportunities for collaborative working between industry and universities. The event will also give details on the national funding schemes available to support university-industry collaboration and the eligibility criteria for R&D tax credits. Read more>>
Monday 18 January 2016, University of Bath
Wednesday 2 December 2015, 1.15 pm (Building 4W, Room 1.7)
Staff and students are invited to come along to this event to hear about the experiences of the 2015 summer interns. Professor Jonathan Dawes will explain the aims of the Undergraduate Research Internships and how staff and students can participate in the 2016 scheme. Dr Susie Douglas, SAMBa Manager, will provide an insight into Centres for Doctoral Training. Read more >>
IMI Public Lecture: Big Bangs and Black Holes
Friday 27 November 2015, University Hall 3.15 pm (tea and coffee from 2.45pm)
Wednesday 28 October 2015, 2 pm onwards
The official IMI launch is taking place this autumn at the Assembly Rooms, Bath. This exciting event will:
set out our vision
involve talks on the role of modern mathematics at the science/industry interface
present some of Institute's research with industrial collaborators
inform potential partners how they can work with us Read more >>
Tuesday 27 October 2015