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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) / Senior Lecturer / Reader (Associate Professor) in Machine Learning

16 August 2016

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath is seeking an academic with internationally leading expertise in the field of Machine Learning, excellent track record and outstanding potential to lead research activity and funding bids. Read more >>

Join IMI as our new Institute Administrator

1 August 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the growing IMI team as our new Institute Administrator. This position is part-time, working 29.2 hours per week (0.8 FTE), and is offered on a fixed-term basis for up to three years. Closing Date: Sunday 11 September 2016. Read more >>

IMI to participate in research project to create cheap water treatment devices

15 July 2016

With 650 million people in the world living without access to safe drinking water, IMI are pleased to be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, led by Dr Emma Emmanuelson, Department of Chemical Engineering, which has secured EPSRC funding to create efficient, reliable and low-cost household water treatment units. IMI's Commercial Research Associate, Dr Ellen Murphy, will together with Dr Jonathan Evans, Department of Mathematical Sciences, develop a mathematical model to describe the circulation of the water through the new water treatment units. Read more >>

Managing man-made noise underwater could protect our environment

14 July 2016

IMI Secondee, Dr Philippe Blondel, along with researchers from the University of Exeter, have been working on a long term plan for managing noise in shallow parts of the ocean. The data they've obtained over the past 14 months will hopefully lead to regulations that will help monitor the increasing human influence in our seas. Read more >>

Professor Mike Tipping is interviewed by The Times Higher Education

11 July 2016

Professor Mike Tipping has been interviewed by The Times Higher Education about his new role as Professor of Data Science within the Institute of Mathematical Innovation (IMI). In the interview, he talks about what has shaped him and what his hopes are for his new role and data science in general. Read the article >>

Our scientists are helping the LTA find the next Andy Murray

6 July 2016

Collaborating with the Lawn Tennis Association, Dr Sean Cumming and Dr Catherine Barnaby are developing new statistical methods which will help tennis coaches spot the young players who may have the greatest potential for success as an adult. Read more >>

IMI helps students gain research experience to get ahead

5 July 2016

This summer, eighteen students from across campus are spending the holiday period gaining valuable research experience and getting a feel for what a career in science has to offer. Read more >>

IMI appoints two new Deputy Directors

22 June 2016

The Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation is delighted to announce that Professor Chris Budd OBE and Dr Gavin Shaddick have been appointed as Deputy Directors.  Read more >>

IMI’s new secondee cohort will strengthen cross-campus collaboration fostering innovative research

20 June 2016

The IMI is pleased to welcome nine academics, who join us as secondees from across the University of Bath. Spanning lecturers to professors, the secondees come from the Departments of Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Health, Psychology, Biology & Biochemistry, and Architecture & Civil Engineering.  Read more >>

University Business publishes article on new IMI appointment

2 June 2016

A leading publication within the Higher Education sector, University Business, publishes articles on artificial intelligence and big data expert, Professor Mike Tipping, joining Bath IMI. Read more >>

Vacancy: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) / Senior Lecturer / Reader (Associate Professor) in Machine Learning

1 June 2016

The Department of Computer Science is seeking an academic with internationally leading expertise in the field of Machine Learning. Read more >>

PhD studentship: Big data and policing

1 June 2016

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship in big data and policing at the Institute for Policy Research. Read more >>

Bath IMI is seeking two new Deputy Directors

10 May 2016

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Applications from across the University of Bath are invited for two posts as Deputy Director of the Bath Institute of Mathematical Innovation. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape and provide strategic direction to the Institute's external engagement programme and support of interdisciplinary research activities. Read more >>

World-renowned Professor Mike Tipping joins Bath IMI

28 Apr 2016

A world-renowned expert in the field of Data Analytic Science and pioneer of a number of novel modelling techniques, Mike Tipping, has this week joined the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) as Professor of Data Science. Read more >>

Director of Bath IMI, Professor Jonathan Dawes, delivers his inaugural lecture

27 Apr 2016

Professor Dawes talked about Alan Turing's unpublished work on the mathematical modelling of biological problems, and the question of the spontaneous emergence of biological structure. Read more >>

Read about our inspiring Institute Coordinator

23 Mar 2016

Humans of Frome: Filipa Vance featured in this week's Frome times! Read more >>

Experience mathematicians in action first hand

4 Mar 2016

Come and experience mathematicians from the Department of Mathematical Science compete against each other in the The Radio 4 quiz show 'The 3rd Degree'. The show is taking place at the University of Bath on 11 March at 6.00pm. Free tickets available. Read more >>

Artists invited join 'Expressions of Research' project

3 Mar 2016

When mathematicians and artists work together, they create some truly stunning works of art. The 'Expressions of Research' arts collaboration project is an exciting opportunity for artists to work collaboratively with Institute for Mathematical Innovation, drawing from and influencing each other's work. Read more >>

Join IMI as an internal secondee

26 Feb 2016

An exciting opportunity for University of Bath academic staff to work with the IMI team as an internal secondee. This would typically be for one day per week, for a semester at a time. Read more >>

Jonathan Dawes appointed new Director of Bath IMI

15 Dec 2015 

The University of Bath is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jonathan Dawes as the new Director of the Bath Institute of Mathematical Innovation (Bath IMI) from 1 December 2015 Read more >>

New Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute

7 Dec 2015

Professor James Davenport, Bath IMI research panellist, has been selected as one of the Software Sustainability Institute's 2016 Fellows! Read more »

Enabling the power of science  

24 Nov 2015

IMI's Professor Jonathan Dawes attended the World Science Forum earlier this month Read more »

Bath IMI internal secondee advises on ethics for regulators

19 Nov 2015

Professor Ania Zalewska, 2016 Bath IMI Internal Secondee, has taken part in an expert roundtable discussion to provide advice to the PM Read more »

50th Anniversary Prize Fellows: Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI)

6 Nov 2015

The IMI will appoint one Prize Fellow to further strengthen and develop areas of existing research excellence. Applications are invited that resonate with one or more Institute research themes. APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED. Read more »

Out of the ivory towers - partnering with mathematicians

3 Nov 2015

Mathematics institutions are raising their profile outside the world of academia, and offering access to leading edge analytical techniques Read more »

Our new maths institute turns data into good decisions

28 Oct 2015

The new Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation (Bath IMI) combines data and context to develop powerful predictions Read more »

Institute for Mathematical Innovation launches in Bath

26 Oct 2015

The team is keen to meet and collaborate with local companies on data analysis and mathematical modelling Read more »

New maths network will help solve industry problems

26 Oct 2015

We're leading a new European project uniting researchers from 30 countries to tackle industrial mathematics Read more »

Professor Chris Budd receives OBE

19 Oct 2015

The creator of the annual Bath Taps into Science festival, Professor Chris Budd, visited Windsor Castle last week to collect an OBE for services to science and maths education Read more »

Bath IMI secondee wins Impact Award

24 Sep 2015

The University’s annual dinner with research partners has taken place, to celebrate the impact of our research Read more »

Professor Jim Zidek appointed as Bath IMI Global Chair

23 Sep 2015

Eminent statistician from the University of British Columbia is joining us Read more »