ECMI 2018 Budapest was opened

We are happy to announce that ECMI 2018 has been opened by the president of ECMI. In the opening ceremony the chair of the Scientific Committee, László Monostori greeted the participants. Péter Simon, the chair of the Organizing Committee emphasized that the conference focuses on various highlighted fields of industrial and applied mathematics, such as […]

Comparison of statistical techniques for the analysis of ”omics” data

This report refers to a project which has been assigned to a group of students in the MSc in Mathematics at Università degli Studi di Milano during a modeling seminar, in the academic year 2017/18. They faced the following problem. A group of biochemists in the University of Milan conducted an experiment testing the effect […]

A Markov Chain approach to evaluate the impact of CAP Greening on land use in Lombardy region

A recent reform has redesigned Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) contents over the programming period 2015-2020, introducing important changes in the funding strategies, called “Greening”, which reward “agricultural practices beneficial for the climate and the environment” (EU regulation 1307/2013), namely i) arable crops diversification, ii) maintenance of permanent grassland and iii) ecological focus areas (EFA). These […]

Inferring the Structure of Galaxies with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

The popular and beautiful galaxy images provided from telescopes like the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope or the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, enabled astronomers to a plethora of studies that greatly improved our knowledge of the Universe and its evolution. In particular the structure of the galaxies can be effectively characterized from their surface light profile […]

DYMARA – A dynamic manikin with fiber-based modeling of skeletal muscles

This project aims at the development of a fiber-based modeling approach for the behavior of muscles within the musculoskeletal system. Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, three departments of the Fraunhofer ITWM Kaiserslautern, TU Kaiserslautern and FAU Erlangen join forces in this project, along with the industrial partners fleXstructures GmbH and […]

Flow of Blood: Coupling hyperbolic PDEs with switched DAEs

Modeling the flow of blood in the human circulatory system is a challenging task involving many mathematical aspects. In this joined project of the TU Kaiserslautern and the University of Groningen funded by the DFG SPP1962 Priority Program  we study hyperbolic partial differential equations (PDEs) with boundary conditions driven by switched differential algebraic equations (DAEs). The […]

Shape Optimization for Energy-efficient High Temperature Processes

The energy transition will only be a success story if the consumption of fossil-fuel can be significantly reduced. In Germany, 40 % of the heat consumption takes place in the industrial sector and thereof 90 % are used for process heat. Since high temperature processes go normally hand in hand with extreme thermal losses, it […]

Load Optimizer in Containers

Problem of packing tubes in a container, considering that they may be put inside other tubes in a recursive fashion

Amyloid_PIT: An Amyloid Segment Identifier Prog

One of the general aims of bioinformatical researches is to identify such entries of large protein or other biological databases with high precision using tools and methods of mathematics and statistics which have some predetermined properties so they can be relevant to biologists or doctors. A request of this kind from biologists and chemists has […]

Forecasting Energy Demand using Time Series Analysis

Joseph O’Brien and Eoin Mooney A time series is an ordered sequence of values of a variable at equally spaced times. Some business metrics naturally lend themselves to time series analysis, one of which is the consumption of electricity that is measured at half hourly time points. In this blog post, we will describe a […]