Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation
The University of Bath’s Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI), established in early 2015, combines data analysis with mathematical modelling to help turn data into good decisions. Working across disciplines and sectors, IMI’s work addresses challenges in mathematics and its applications and translates fundamental insight into economic and societal impact. IMI also hosts the EU-funded COST Action, Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET), which promotes partnerships between mathematicians and industrialists across 31 countries.
University of Bath mathematicians and statisticians have a strong track record of collaborating with industry. Long-term University research partners include the Met Office, AMEC Foster Wheeler, and BT. Each year, over 100 of our undergraduate students spend a year working in industry through the University’s successful undergraduate placement programme.
IMI is expanding and diversifying the University’s relationships with external partners by offering a wide range of engagement mechanisms. These mechanisms are customised to suit different partners and projects, from fast turnaround solutions to longer-term joint research. Unique to Bath, IMI has built a team of talented mathematical and statistical modellers, Commercial Research Associates, who work on short-to-medium term projects with the intellectual support of Bath academics from a variety of disciplines.
Current projects include air pollution monitoring with the World Health Organisation, electricity forecasting with Western Power Distribution, and modelling water treatment units for safer drinking water.
We’re pleased to host the ECMI blog this week, and look forward to updating you with a flavour of our activities!