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Load Optimizer in Containers

We were faced with the practical problem of packing tubes in a container, considering that they may be put inside other tubes in a recursive fashion. A variant of the greedy randomized adaptive search procedure is proposed for tackling this problem, and its performance assessed in a set of benchmark instances. Challenge overview The FERSIL company (Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal), a manufacturer of plastic pipes, manually calculated the distribution of the various tubes part of each customer order within a container dimension. This process was carried out by highly skilled and qualified … [Read More...]

Featured ECMI node: Centre of Mathematics, University of Porto

Hale Aytaç: PhD in Mathematics at Porto University

My name is Hale Aytaç. I am from Turkey. I got my PhD in mathematics from the University of Porto (UP) in June, 2013. It was a joint PhD program between UP and the University of Coimbra and I … [Read More...]

Marcelo Trindade: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Porto

My name is Marcelo da Silva Trindade and I now have a position in Brazil as Professor of Mathematics. I completed my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Porto in 2017. During my Ph.D. … [Read More...]

Frequent edge sets in human connectome graphs

By Mate Fellner One way to examine the connections between the distinct parts of the human brain is the braingraph, or the connectome. The nodes of the connectome are not neurons, but distinct areas … [Read More...]

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PhD position in Applied Mathematics at RICAM in Linz, Austria

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Linz, Austria announces the opening of a PhD Position in the project “Weighted X-ray transform and applications” within the Inverse Problems and Mathematical Imaging group. Interested candidates are invited to send their application directly to Dr. Kamran Sadiq […]

Summer School in Mathematics at the Eötvös University

The Institute of Mathematics of the Eötvös University is organizing a one week long summer school in mathematics entitled “Introduction to graph limits”. A peculiar feature of the most interesting structures and phenomena of the world can be described by networks: a system of individuals with connections between certain pairs of them. These huge networks […]

MSc. in Applied Mathematics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

A new applied math MSc is about to be born in Budapest – a centre for applied mathematical research, indicated by the presence of such institutions as Morgan Stanley or Ericsson. Their decision on creating and continuously developing their research centres is based on the traditionally strong mathematical education in Hungary, especially in Budapest . […]

Moisture measurement problem

By Prof Mark McGuinness  A chemical processing company brought an interesting challenge to the European Study Group with Industry held last year at the University of Limerick. They want to measure the moisture content of a crushed mineral ore in real time, on the conveyor belt as it is offloaded. The amount of water present […]

Lithium-ion batteries: A case study of mathematics and manufacturing

By Dr Iain Moyles Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere in our society.  They power the things that entertain us (phones, computers), the things that transport us (cars, planes, etc.), and even the things that save our lives (pacemakers and other implantable devices)!  They are so ubiquitous that in 2012, over 660 million cylindrical lithium-ion cells were […]

Modelling a tennis impact

By Matthew Haynes When talking to tennis players and coaches they will readily tell you that increasing the tension of your strings will decrease the power in your strokes. This, at first, seemed counter-intuitive to me. My initial thought process went along the following line. The release of a ball from the racket is similar […]

Exchange Traded Leveraged Funds

Dr Eberhard Mayerhofer Investing directly into an index such as the Nasdaq, S&P 500, or Russel 2000 is impractical for individual investors, as they would have to trade hundreds of stocks and reinvest their dividends each time that one of these companies pays one. For instance, the S&P 500 represents approximately 500 firms listed on […]

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