Institute for Mathematical Innovation



Caroline Ang joins the IMI as Institute Manager

5 December 2018

Caroline will lead IMI’s mathematical sciences consultancy services and cross-campus research collaboration programmes, working closely with external collaborators and academic staff at the University.


Three IMI students win prize for their undergraduate research posters

26 October 2018

Over a hundred people dropped by to see the Institute for Mathematical Innovation's poster display of undergraduate research internship projects.


Maths stand attracts a large crowd at New Scientist Live in London

5 October 2018

How tall will I be when I grow up? Many kids wish they had the answer - and at the New Scientist Live exhibition in London last weekend, they had a rare opportunity to find out.


Six academic staff from across the University join the IMI

3 October 2018

IMI is delighted to welcome a new cohort of secondees who will work on a wide variety of interdisciplinary research projects.


Dr Özgür Şimşek and Dr Peter Allen appointed Deputy Directors of IMI

24 September 2018

IMI is delighted to welcome Dr Özgür Şimşek, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, and Dr Peter Allen, Reader in Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, who join the Institute as Deputy Directors.


How number crunching can optimise crisp frying

25 July 2018

The 138th ESGI workshop, held on campus earlier this month, brought together mathematicians and industry to work side by side in solving real-world problems.


Vacancy: Institute Manager

27 June 2018

IMI has been explicitly recognised for its successful development of a new model for Knowledge Exchange for the mathematical sciences by a recent EPSRC/KTN funded review. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Institute Manager to lead the development and project management of our work with external partners.


Water reservoir resiliency, bimolecular reactions and gamma-ray bursts

14 June 2018

IMI’s 29 summer research internship projects get underway, the largest number to date. Read about this year's internship projects which span a wide range of scientific disciplines.


Vacancy: Deputy Director of the Institute for Mathematical Innovation

7 June 2018

Applications are invited for a post as Deputy Director of the Institute for Mathematical Innovation. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Institute's leadership team, which works collaboratively to develop, manage and provide strategic direction to IMI.


Vacancy: Commercial Research Associate in Applied Statistics

10 May 2018

The IMI invites applications from excellent candidates for a position to sustain and extend its position of national leadership in interdisciplinary and industrial applications of the mathematical sciences.


How maths saves businesses time and money

27 April 2018

The IMI has been praised for its work improving links between academics and industry in a national review of Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences.


IMI Case Study: Typhoons and insurance risk in China

27 April 2018

Read how our IMI is working with Tokio Millennium Re using statistics to forecast the cost of reinsurance in areas effected by extreme weather events.


Dedicated time to further your interdisciplinary research

27 March 2018

Bath academics wishing to earmark time to work on a research project involving mathematics, statistics or data science, can now apply to be seconded to the IMI. It's a unique opportunity for you to further your research and explore new contacts.


Launch of UNICEF database ‘a public good’ to address social policy challenges in MENA region

12 December 2017

A new publicly-accessible database of experts has launched aimed at improving policy and decision making across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new database, commissioned by UNICEF’s Regional Office in Jordan, has been developed by the University of Bath's MENA Social Policy Network and the IMI.


Biobanding evaluation nets positive results among academy football teams

10 November 2017

Matching young players according to their developmental or biological age, as opposed to their chronological age, has positive effects in terms of performance, talent identification and injury reduction in football, according to a significant new study.


Apply for a University of Bath Prize Fellowship in the IMI

9 November 2017

The IMI is currently recruiting a Prize Fellow to further strengthen and develop our areas of research excellence. Read more >>


EU-funded maths-industry project assessed as excellent

3 November 2017

The EU Commission's mid-term review of MI-NET, which is funded by the EU and hosted by IMI, finds that the project has made excellent progress and is on track to fully achieve its objectives. Read more >>


IMI appoints Professor Bernard Silverman as Chair of its new Advisory Board

2 November 2017

The Institute for Mathematical Innovation is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Bernard Silverman as Chair of its new Advisory Board. Read more >>


Dr Paul Shepherd appointed Deputy Director of IMI

18 September 2017

The Institute for Mathematical Innovation is delighted to announce that Dr Paul Shepherd has been appointed Deputy Director of IMI. Read more >>


IMI part of team developing new cheap, sustainable water treatment devices for developing countries

14 July 2017

A multi-disciplinary research project, led by Dr Emma Emmanuelson, Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath, hopes to develop an efficient, portable and low cost continuous treatment system for contaminated drinking water for poor rural communities in developing countries. Read more >> 


Bath's Institute for Mathematical Innovation: Model Evolution

13 July 2017

Widely known for industrial engagement, the University of Bath set out to pioneer a new model for interdisciplinary and business collaborations nearly two years ago, which is proving hugely successful. Read more >>


IMI Co-authors New Reports on Taxes in London

12 July 2017

The Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) has co-authored two reports published by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) which model the impacts of tax reform in London. Read more >>


Join IMI as our new Institute Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

23 June 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join IMI as our new Institute Administrator. The 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, and would be suitable for a secondment opportunity. Closing Date: 6 July 2017. Read more >>


IMI launches the GW4 Workshop Series on Data Intensive Research

23 May 2017

The ambition of the series of four workshops is to develop a more coherent research community in data science and related disciplines, across the South West and South Wales region. Read more >>


Vacancies: IMI seeks two new Deputy Directors

16 May 2017

Applications are invited for two posts as Deputy Director of the Institute for Mathematical Innovation. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Institute's leadership team, which works collaboratively to develop, manage and provide strategic direction to IMI. Read more >>


Join IMI as our new Institute Programme Coordinator

9 May 2017

IMI is seeking two new Institute Programme Coordinators to join our growing team. The exciting new roles are part-time (21.5 hours per week) and fixed term; one for up to 3 years, and the other for up to 10 months. Closing Date: 28 May 2017. Read more >>


14 students awarded an IMI Undergraduate Internship

4 May 2017

IMI is pleased to announce this year's cohort of students who have been awarded an IMI Undergraduate Research Internship. Read more >>


IMI welcomes nine secondees from across campus

2 May 2017

IMI is delighted to welcome nine new secondees, which will join the Institute next academic year. Read more >>


IMI hosts delegation from Malaysia in collaboration with the British Council

28 April 2017

Showcasing mathematical sciences and chemical technologies research at the University of Bath, the visit will enable closer collaboration between academia and industry in the UK and Malaysia. Read more >>


IMI helps UNICEF map MENA social policy expertise

24 April 2017

With a growing interest in social policy issues affecting the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), IMI is pleased to be part of a new collaboration between UNICEF and the University of Bath which will create a public database of experts in the field to help improve policy responses. Read more >>


Bath hosts first ever UK Wetskills event

4 April 2017

The University of Bath’s Water Innovation & Research Centre (WIRC @ Bath) is hosting the UK’s first Wetskills Water Challenge with the support of IMI. Read more >>


Nominate your IMI Global Chair candidate

17 March 2017

The Global Chairs visiting professorship scheme attracts distinguished, globally renowned scholars to engage in a programme of high-profile research activity at the University of Bath. Global Chairs are nominated by a member of staff at the University of Bath, who acts as host during the visit. Read more >>


Finding common ground in mathematics and physics

17 March 2017

Collaborating with Nanyang Technological University, the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath are finding new common grounds in mathematics and physics to strengthen research links and facilitate new collaborations. Read more >>


Submit your idea for the next IMI thematic semester

8 March 2017

A thematic semester brings together academics from multiple disciplines to review and advance research in a specific topic or scientific method. If you would like to host a thematic semester with a group of colleagues from the University of Bath, IMI can provide you with financial, administrative and promotional support. We can also help you develop research grant proposals. Read more >>


Applications now open for new MSc in Data Science

6 February 2017

Gain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of data science. You’ll develop specialist knowledge in statistics, machine learning and software technology.  Read more >> 


Professor Chris Budd OBE ‘Goes to the Movies’ with Gresham College

31 January 2017

View online IMI Deputy Director, Professor Chris Budd's talk on how maths plays a key role in the creation of some of our best-loved films such as Pixar's Toy Story and Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. Read more >> 


Campus-wide IMI thematic semester on Imaging

27 January 2017

Bringing together academics to exchange ideas and stimulate new collaborations, IMI is coordinating a campus-wide thematic semester on imaging, its applications and the mathematics behind it. Read more >>


Apply now to join IMI as an internal secondee

27 January 2017

A secondment to IMI is a unique opportunity for you to build new industrial contacts and further your research by linking up with colleagues from other disciplines. Read more >>


Pigs and chocolate: Using maths to solve problems in farming

26 January 2017

Improving cocoa yields, estimating the quality of meat in pigs and refining the design of a hydroponics system, were three farming challenges tackled using mathematics at the workshop. Read more >>


Enabling European collaboration in industrial maths

26 January 2017

Bringing together 50 academics from 17 different countries, last month MI-NET, hosted by IMI, organised the first ever Study Group with Industry in Cyprus. Problems tackled ranged from automatically generating the instructions for building a toy from a kit of parts to optimising bus routes in urban Nicosia. Read more >> 


My internship proved to be an amazing opportunity to gain research experience

17 January 2017

MMath student at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Anvarbek Atayev writes about his experience of doing an IMI/SAMBa Undergraduate Research Internship. Read more >>


IMI Secondee, Professor Chris Brace, awarded Research Medal

10 January 2017

Professors Chris Brace has received the Vice-Chancellor's Research Medel jointly with Gary Hawley in recognition of their world-leading automotive research. Read more >>


15 Jolly Good Fellows!

9 January 2017

Read about IMI's Dr James Hook, one of fifteen exceptionally talented Prize Fellows, who joined the University of Bath in 2016 to boost research strength. Read more >>

Register your interest in the new MSc in Data Science at the University of Bath

6 January 2017

Gain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of data science. You’ll also develop specialist knowledge in statistics, machine learning and software technology. Offered by the Department of Computer Science in collaboration with IMI. Read more >>

IMI Academic Visitor, Dr Todd Pataky, 23-27 January 2017

21 December 2016

During his visit, Dr Pataky will be a tutor on a three-day course on Statistical Parametric Mapping organised by Dr Ezio Preatoni. Dr Pataky is currently an Associate Professor in the Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University (Nagano, Japan). He is the primary developer of spm1d, open source Python and MATLAB software for the statistical analysis of one-dimensional continua.

PhD studentship: Adaptive and non-adaptive processes in gene regulatory network evolution

13 December 2016

A unique interdisciplinary PhD opportunity suitable for a biology or computer science graduate. Offered by the Department of Biology and Biochemistry in collaboration with IMI. Read more >>

PhD studentship in personalised psychological care

12 December 2016

Work on an interdisciplinary fully funded PhD exploring which care pathways work optimally for different types of patients. Offered by Department of Psychology in collaboration with Department of Mathematical Sciences and IMI. Read more >>

IMI Director visit Westminister to discuss the breadth of impact of the mathematical sciences

29 November 2016

IMI Director, Jonathan Dawes, is taking part in the Royal Society Pairing Scheme this week. Read more >>

Summer research internship opportunities for undergraduate students 

15 November 2016

Come to info meeting on 23 November to find out more about the approximately 15 undergraduate research internships IMI and SAMBa are offering in the summer of 2017. Read more >>

PhD studentship in mathematical modelling of sleep behaviour as an indicator of avian welfare

2 November 2016

An exciting PhD studentship offered by the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP) at the University of Bristol in partnership with IMI. Read more >>

PhD studentship for research investigating big data and policin

31 October 2016

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences in partnership with the Police Foundation are offering a three year funded PhD examining police effectiveness, legitimacy and public trust. Read more >>

Outdoor air pollution exceeds WHO limits for 90% of UK population

27 September 2016

Working with the World Health Organisation, a team of scientists, led by IMI Deputy Director Dr Gavin Shaddick, have identified air pollution danger spots around the world. Read more >>

MCMC semester will further the use of a sophisticated simulation technique in research across campus

21 September 2016

All academics at the University of Bath interested in MCMC are warmly invited to take part in the IMI/SAMBa thematic semester. Read more >>

Leading international expert joins IMI as Global Chair

6 September 2016

Leading international expert in large-scale Bayesian inverse problems, Professor Colin Fox, is joining the Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) as Global Chair. Read more >>

How maths and driverless cars could spell the end of traffic jams

31 August 2016

IMI's Commercial Research Associate, Dr Lorna Wilson, writes for The Conversation on ending traffic jams using mathematical models and driverless cars. Read more >>


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