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PhD Student and SIAM Chapter President Ross McKenzie was selected to represent the Cardiff University Chapter of SIAM with a research presentation during Student Days at the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The SIAM Education Committee has invited only 12 SIAM Student Chapters to present during Student Days which are designed to encourage student participation in SIAM, to offer students the opportunity to learn more about applied mathematics and computational science as both fields of study and as careers, and to provide a forum for emerging mathematicians to meet with professionals in their field. Student Days 2014 will also feature the Student Chapter Meeting with SIAM Leadership which gives student chapter representatives the opportunity to meet with key decision makers to discuss ideas for improving student chapters and ways that SIAM can meet the needs of current and future student members all over the world.
The latest QS World University Rankings by Subject have been released, and show that Statistics and Operational Research was one of three subjects at Cardiff to improve its position, moving from the 151-200 band to the 101-150 band. This is the result of substantial increases in the scores for the employer and academic reputational surveys. More information can be found here.
Dr Julie Vile, a Research Associate in the HMC2 Mathematical Modelling Unit within the School, has won a bronze prize at a competition in the House of Commons, for the excellence of her mathematical research into developing analytical techniques to forecast demand for ambulance services and optimise their deployment. Her work was judged against 29 other shortlisted entries, as part of the poster competition SET for Britain on March 17th 2014.
Dr Vince Knight was selected to represent the Council of Mathematical Sciences at Voice of The Future 2014, where he was able to table a question to Sir Mark Walport FRS FMedSci, Government Chief Scientific Adviser. The School would like to take this time to congratulate both on these outstanding achievements.
The School runs a full range of events and seminars throughout the year:
Congratulations to our Graduation Class of 2013. Photographs from the Graduation Reception for this year and prior years can be found via the following links:
The School awards a number of prizes for academic performance in the second and final year.
The School frequently hosts a number of conferences, workshops, and talks on a wide and varied range of subjects, and featuring many distinguished guests and speakers.
The School is also involved in the organization of various events at Research Centres, Conference Centres and other Universities worldwide.
The School runs numerous courses throughout the year in conjunction with Open for Business.
Up and Coming Events : Week Commencing July 14th 2014.
Monday 14th July
Wednesday 16th July
12:10: Operational Research and Statistics Seminar: Room: M/0.40
Speaker: Dr Quentin Louveaux (University of Liege). Title: Relaxation schemes for min max generalization in batch mode reinforcement learning.