Department of Mathematical Sciences

News & events

ITT in Mexico, co-organised by SAMBa, proves an “experiencia fantastica”

Wed 04 Sep 2019

Challenges in predicting and modelling natural disasters, using eye-gaze technology to track consumer preferences, and finding missing people were explored. read more »

SAMBa conference 2019 showcases statistical applied mathematics research

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Student-organised event delivers excellent insight into SAMBa activity, research and impact, alongside invited speakers. read more »

SAMBa unlocks efficiency in industrial and engineering processes through 10th Integrative Think Tank

Thu 04 Jul 2019

In June 2019 SAMBa students and academic staff explored challenges around crisp manufacture and automotive propulsion with partners PepsiCo and AVL. read more »

ITT9 delivers big bangs and flashes of brilliance under theme of thunder and lighting

Tue 02 Jul 2019

SAMBa's 9th Integrative Think Tank took place at the end of January, developing skills in problem formulation and delivering novel research ideas. read more »

Delivering training for data-informed policy in Ulaanbaatar

Mon 24 Jun 2019

Staff and students from SAMBa and IPR travelled to Mongolia to deliver a workshop exploring how to use data to develop policy interventions for air pollution. read more »

SAMBa awarded funding for more PhD students

Tue 05 Feb 2019

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa) has received funding for 8 more years of research and training. read more »

Reimagining Recruitment project launched

Mon 04 Feb 2019

The University of Bath is leading a project aiming to change the culture of academic recruitment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). read more »

Building research collaboration with Mongolia in data science and policy

Fri 16 Nov 2018

SAMBa has been awarded GCRF funding in collaboration with the University’s Institute of Policy Research and the National University of Mongolia to explore the health impacts of air pollution in Ulaanbaatar, and the potential policy interventions. read more »

Rutherford fellows join SAMBa to expand research and collaboration

Mon 01 Oct 2018

We're excited to welcome four postdoctoral fellows to SAMBa and the department of Mathematical Sciences this year. read more »

New programme launched through Inclusion Matters call

Fri 10 Aug 2018

SAMBa and Mathematical Sciences leading delivery of new programme focused on quality, diversity, and inclusion. read more »

2018 SAMBa conference demonstrates student excellence

Sat 30 Jun 2018

On 25 and 26 June, our second SAMBa Conference took place. The conference was organised by students Cameron Smith and Elizabeth Gray, from the third cohort of SAMBa. read more »

SAMBa’s 8th ITT explores the mathematics of measuring lonelines

Tue 26 Jun 2018

In January, SAMBa welcomed over 90 participants to Bath for the 7th Integrative Think Tank (ITT), the largest one to date. read more »

Mathematics PhD student wins best student talk at national conference

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Kate Powers received the SIAM prize for her talk on the mathematics of car engine turbochargers at the 2018 British Applied Maths Colloquium (BAMC). read more »

Exploring the natural environment at 7th successful Integrative Think Tank

Thu 22 Feb 2018

In January, SAMBa welcomed over 90 participants to Bath for the 7th Integrative Think Tank (ITT), the largest one to date. read more »

First SAMBa conference showcases research across statistical applied mathematics continuum

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Sixteen students and three external speakers gave talks at the first SAMBa conference held on 20 and 21 June. read more »

Sensing and complex flows for 6th Integrative Think Tank success

Wed 21 Jun 2017

SAMBa's 6th Integrative Think Tank involved joining forces to work on formulating problems read more »

Exploring mathematical research challenges across campus

Mon 13 Mar 2017

SAMBa’s second ‘Where’s the Maths?’ event took place on 2 March. Fifteen speakers from across nine departments, centres and school presented for three minutes on their research and identified areas where collaboration with mathematical sciences could have an impact. read more »

Delivering research success at 5th SAMBa Integrative Think Tank

Wed 22 Feb 2017

SAMBa’s 5th Integrative Think Tank (ITT) took place at the end of January and brought together students and academics from the departments of Mathematical Sciences and Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and representatives from partner organisations Syngenta and Roche. read more »

Bath-Mexico partnership delivering success for people and research

Mon 06 Feb 2017

During the last two years, researchers from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and SAMBa have been growing collaborative activities with academic institutions in Mexico, particularly Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT). read more »

Working with Mongolia to deliver impact for data science, health and policy

Fri 16 Dec 2016

In November, a group of staff and students travelled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for a 5-day International Research Collaboration Initiative. They delivered a short course on using data science and statistics in research and explored potential research collaborations with academics and policy makers in Ulaanbaatar. read more »

Building a partnership for future nuclear modelling research

Thu 27 Oct 2016

In June 2015, we spent a week working intensively with representatives from the ANSWERS® Software Service in Amec Foster Wheeler at our second Integrative Think Tank. read more »

Faculty for the Future Fellowship awarded to SAMBa student

Mon 22 Aug 2016

One of the students joining SAMBa in October has been awarded a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship read more »

SAMBa grows international links with funding awards to co-Directors

Wed 13 Jul 2016

SAMBa co-Directors have had great success in the latest round of the University of Bath’s International Relations Office funding. read more »

Successful research into health at fourth SAMBa Integrative Think Tank

Fri 24 Jun 2016

In early June, 90 people including mathematicians, statisticians, pharmacologists, rheumatologists, clinicians, and engineers gathered in the city of Bath for SAMBa’s fourth Integrative Think Tank. read more »

BUC series comes to Bath for successful finale to statistical workshops

Mon 13 Jun 2016

Mexican partners from CIMAT (Centre for Research in Mathematics) and UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) came to Bath to take part in BUC4 during the first few days of June. read more »

BUC3: ITT model works with high probability

Wed 01 Jun 2016

During May 2016, eight probabilists from the department of mathematical sciences travelled to CIMAT in Mexico (the Centre for Research in Mathematics) to participate in the 3rd third workshop in the BUC series. read more »

BUC series success continues to grow with workshop in Mexico City

Wed 30 Mar 2016

In February a team of seven academics and PhD students travelled from Bath to Mexico. Hosted by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), they delivered the second workshop in the BUC (Bath-UNAM-CIMAT) series “Big Data and Statistics in Environmental Research”. read more »

Building links with Chile

Wed 17 Feb 2016

A series of interactions between SAMBa and Chile have been rounded off with a visit from the Chilean Ambassador to the University of Bath, which included meeting with SAMBa co-Directors Gavin Shaddick and Andreas Kyprianou. read more »

Researchers across campus discuss mathematical challenges

Tue 09 Feb 2016

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa) invited 19 researchers from across the University to present the mathematical challenges they face in their work. read more »

First exchange student arrives from Mexican institution

Mon 08 Feb 2016

The first Mexican exchange student has joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences following a newly signed agreement between UNAM and Bath read more »

Third SAMBa Integrative Think Tank focuses on uncertainty and forecasting

Mon 08 Feb 2016

SAMBa's third Integrative Think Tank (ITT3) was the biggest yet with almost 90 people taking part read more »

First SAMBa workshop in collaboration with Mexican institutions

Tue 08 Dec 2015

The first event in the BUC (Bath-UNAM-CIMAT) series took place in Guanajuato, Mexico during November and was a great success. read more »

SAMBa receives funding for a Mathematical workshop series with Mexico

Tue 22 Sep 2015

Following a successful trip to Mexico in April, SAMBa staff have been awarded two grants to continue to build research links. read more »

Early Career fellowship for mathematics researcher

Wed 26 Aug 2015

EPSRC have awarded Dr Alexandre Stauffer an Early Career fellowship to develop mathematical tools to analyse random interacting systems read more »

SAMBa Director organises ground-breaking research school in Mongolia

Thu 13 Aug 2015

SAMBa co-Director Andreas Kyprianou helped organise a successful summer school in Mongolia recently. read more »

SAMBa invests in high performance computing system

Wed 08 Jul 2015

The University’s new high performance computing system, part-funded by EPSRC/SAMBa, is online. read more »

SAMBa’s second Integrative Think Tank explores energy supply and nuclear reactor core design

Fri 19 Jun 2015

For our second Integrative Think Tank at the beginning of June, over 60 academics, students and industrialists came together for a week to explore problems in energy supply and reactor core design read more »

Ten Summer Internships awarded to Department

Mon 15 Jun 2015

Mathematical sciences will host ten undergraduate students over the summer as part of an internship programme supported by the London Mathematical Society, the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation, the SAMBa Centre for Doctoral Training and a charitable donation. read more »

Building links with Mexico

Thu 07 May 2015

SAMBa visited Mexico as part of a University delegation from 18-26 April 2015. read more »

SAMBa visit to Mexico

Fri 17 Apr 2015

Members of SAMBa will be travelling to Mexico as part of a strategic University visit next week read more »

Mathematical Sciences celebrates triple success in EPSRC Fellowship scheme

Fri 13 Mar 2015

Three of seven recent EPSRC Mathematical fellowships have been awarded to Bath read more »

SAMBa’s first Integrative Think Tank a great success

Mon 09 Feb 2015

During the last week of January, 48 PhD students, academics and industrialists gathered at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution for the first SAMBa Integrative Think Tank (ITT) read more »

SAMBa ignites in style

Fri 19 Dec 2014

On Thursday 11 December 2014, the University of Bath hosted the official launch of SAMBa - the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics. read more »

SAMBa supports four successful summer internships

Mon 17 Nov 2014

Over eight weeks in the summer of 2014, four undergraduate students undertook internships funded by SAMBa. These have been extremely successful and have led not only to excellent research outputs but have also inspired the students to pursue research careers. read more »

Bath participates in worldwide MegaMenger build

Mon 27 Oct 2014

The MegaMenger may be the largest fractal ever built, made out of over a million business cards. The building of the Menger Sponges took place last week in 20 locations around the globe, including the University of Bath. read more »

Visitors from key partner institution join the Department of Mathematical Sciences

Thu 09 Oct 2014

PhD student Sandra Palau Calderon and Associate Professor Victor Rivero will be joining the Department of Mathematics as members of Prob-L@B from October. read more »

Welcoming new students to SAMBa

Wed 01 Oct 2014

New students arrive at the EPSRC Centre for Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath. read more »


  • 9-20 September 2019: Health statistics training and research scoping workshop, Paraguay
  • 2 October 2019: Cohort 5 MRes Transfer day I
  • 9 October 2019: Cohort 5 MRes Transfer day II
  • 27-31 January 2020: Integrative Think Tank (with BT and CPPM)
  • 8-12 June 2020: 12th Integrative Think Tank


20-21 Oct 2014 - Megamenger Build

11 Dec 2014 - Launch of SAMBa

26-31 Jan 2015 - Integrative Think Tank 1 (with BT and DNV GL)

Mar 2015 - Math Bio month - a programme of seminars in collaboration with the Centre of Mathematical Biology

18-21 Mar 2015 - Bath Taps into Science

26 Mar 2015 - Probability Laboratory launch event

1-5 Jun 2015 - Integrative Think Tank 2 (with AMEC and EDF)

4 Jun 2015 - Bath University HPC Symposium

6-8 Jul 2015 - CNCB Workshop: Networks 2015

6-10 Jul 2015 - CliMathNet Conference on Numerical weather prediction and data assimilation

9-13 Nov 2015 - BUC1: Statistics in Environmental Research (Guanajuato, Mexico)

26 Nov 2015 - GW4 Science and Engineering Showcase (Bristol)

9-11 Dec 2015 - ALEA in Europe Young Researchers’ Workshop (University of Bath)

15-16 Dec 2015 - LMS Prospects in Mathematics (Loughborough University)

11 Jan 2016 - 14th Bath - RAL Numerical Analysis Day

25-29 Jan 2016 - Integrative Think Tank 3

5 Feb 2016 - Where’s the Maths?

31 May-2 June 2016 - Workshop on "Higher-order DG methods and finite element software for modern architectures”

3-5 June 2016 - Bath-UNAM-CIMAT (BUC) Workshop on "New Frontiers: Advanced Modelling in Space and Time”

6-10 Jun 2016 - Integrative Think Tank 4

7-12 June 2016 - Cheltenham Science festival

13-16 June 2016 - Workshop on "Moving mesh methods"

16 June 2016 - SAMBa Advisory and Monitoring Board meeting

19-24 June 2016 - Summer School and Workshop on Random Interacting Systems

28-29 June 2016 - Workshop Analysis on Manifolds with Symmetries and Related Structures

30 June 2016 - One-day meeting of the LMS network Harmonic Analysis and PDEs

4-6 July 2016 - Workshop on "Condensation phenomena in stochastic systems''

4-6 July 2016 - Workshop on Applied and Numerical Analysis, with Applications to Differential Equations, Optimization and Eigenvalue Problems

20-23 Sep 2016 - BUC5: Uncertainty quantification: when PDEs meet data science

5 Oct 2016 - MRes Transfer Day I

12 Oct 2016 - MRes Transfer Day II

11 Nov 2016 - Matlab training day

21-28 Nov 2016 - Research scoping week, National Univeristy of Mongolia

Sep 2016 - Jan 2017 - MCMC themed semester

16-20 Jan 2017 - Research scoping week, IMPA Brazil

27 Jan 2017 - 15th Bath/RAL Numerical Analysis Day

30 Jan - 3 Feb 2017 - 5th Integrative Think Tank

2 Mar 2017 - Where's the Maths?

22-26 May 2017 - BUC 7

31 May - 2 Jun 2017 - BUC 8

5-9 Jun 2017 - SAMBa 6th Integrative Think Tank

12 Jun 2017 - 6th Annual Bath University HPC Symposium

20-21 Jun 2017 - SAMBa Summer Conference

18-21 Jul 2017 - BUC 9

29 Jan - 2 Feb 2018SAMBa 7th Integrative Think Tank

11-15 Jun 2018 - SAMBa 8th Integrative Think Tank

18-19 Jun 2018 - SIAM National Student Chapter Conference

25-26 Jun 2018 - SAMBa Summer Conference 

3rd October 2018Cohort 4 MRes transfer day 1

10th October 2018Cohort 4 MRes transfer day 2

13th October 2018 - Farewell conference for Rob Scheichl

10 Jan 2019 - Bath-RAL day 

21-24 Jan 2019 - Short Course in Bayesian Non-Parametrics

28 Jan - 1 Feb 2019 - SAMBa 9th Integrative Think Tank

8 Feb 2019 - Landscapes seminar from Martin Hairer

20 Feb 2019Where's the Maths

3 Apr 2019 - Careers day for maths PhDs

24-26 Apr 2019 - British Applied Mathematics Colloquium

29 Apr - 3 May 2019Probability meets biology

13-17 May 2019: Data sprint/ITT in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

10-14 June 2019: SAMBa 10th Integrative Think Tank

1-5 July 2019: Random Structures Summer School

8-9 July 2019: 3rd SAMBa conference

5-9 August 2019: ITT in Guanajuato, Mexico


Maths professor receives prestigious award

Professor Andreas Kyprianou from the Department of Mathematics has received a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

Grand Debate: A.I. & Machine Learning

Speakers debate wide-ranging, ethical implications of A.I. & machine learning on 9 May, 5.30pm to 7.00pm

How maths saves time and money

IMI has been highlighted in a national review of Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences

Prof receives research fellowship

Professor Manuel Del Pino has received an award from the Royal Society to help with their leading research

Chancellor visits University of Bath to mark Founders Day

The University of Bath marked its Founders Day on Tuesday 6 March with a lecture by Professor Sheila Rowan on gravitational waves, followed by a reception hosted by the Chancellor HRH The Earl of Wessex.

Beyond the fourth dimension

Mon 19 Jun: Join us at a free IMI public lecture by Prof Ian Sloan, University of New South Wales, Australia

Marine acoustic imaging: Thu 25 May

New challenges in marine acoustic imaging: Workshop to generate discussion & new collaborations

Professor Ivan Graham elected as SIAM UKIE President

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is one of the largest organisations worldwide promoting interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publications and conferences.

Bernard Silverman to receive honorary degree: 9 May

Professor Bernard Silverman, was one of the pioneers of Computational Statistics, will be receiving an honorary degree & giving a lecture on Tue 9 May in the Edge

Bath graduate wins New York University thesis prize

Alastair Doggett, who graduated from Bath in 2013, received the Math Master's Thesis Prize 2017 for his work on probability theory with Professor Paul Bourgade.