ECMI 2018 Budapest is 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 […]

ECMI 2018 Conference launching

We are pleased to announce that the 20th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, ECMI 2018 will be launched on 18th June, 2018 in Budapest. The series of European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) conferences are devoted to enforce the interaction between academy and industry, leading to innovations in both fields. These events have […]

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 […]

Stochastic Modelling of Cold Spray Coatings Microstructure

Modern materials manufacturing has evolved toward a better control and optimization at the microscopic scale. Hence, microstructures commonly exhibit complex morphologies mixing various materials including carbon fibers arrangements into polymer matrix. The physical and mechanical features of heterogeneous materials at the macroscopic scale are largely dictated by phenomena appearing at the microscopic level. In this […]

Numerical models and homogenization to study the sensitivity of energetic materials: effect of damage and microstructure

Shock sensitivity is often studied in order to improve the safety of energetic materials (i.e., explosives). Numerous studies have shown that the former is sensitive to microstructural characteristics. However, the exact mechanisms responsible for the interplay between mechanical damage, microstructure heterogeneities (grains shape, intra or extra-granular effects) during initiation have not been fully understood. The […]

A new Tenure track at the Centre for Mathematical Morphology

My name is Samy Blusseau and I started a Tenure track at the Centre for Mathematical Morphology (CMM) of Mines ParisTech in March. I had already done a one year postdoc at the CMM since February 2017, jointly with the LTCI lab of Télécom ParisTech, under the supervision of Jesus Angulo, Santiago Velasco-Forero, Isabelle Bloch […]

A PhD in the DAAD Program “Mathematics in Industry and Commerce”

  Agent Based Modeling of Spatially Inhomogeneous Host-Vector Disease Transmission In recent years disease transmission has been studied intensively. In these models, disease transmission represents the contact between host individuals in directly transmitted diseases, or between host and vector individuals in host-vector diseases. A series of different models for vector-bourne diseases such as Dengue fever […]

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 […]