Irish & EU industry to benefit from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) investment in Centres for Research Training

Ireland is getting ready to train the next generation of researchers in the area of Data Science and ICT.  The Irish government through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is investing approximately €80M to establish a number of Centres for Research Training (CRTs) in Ireland. These CRTs will provide cohorts of academically outstanding future research leaders with […]

BIGMATH project funded

We are happy to announce that the MSCA-ITN-EID project BIGMATH – “Big Data challenges for Mathematics” – has been recently funded by the H2020 program. The project is coordinated by Università degli Studi di Milano and was born from a collaboration with other 3 ECMI academic centres (University of Novi Sad, TU-Eindhoven, IST Lisbon) and […]

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 […]

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 […]

141st European Study Group with Industry, ESGI141, University College Dublin

The 141st European Study Group with Industry, ESGI141, University College Dublin 25th-29th June 2018 ESGI141 is a week-long workshop that provides a forum for industrial scientists to work alongside academics on a project submitted by the industrial participant. ESGI’s started with the first Study Group in Oxford in 1968 and now there are 5-7 meetings […]

Mathematics at the heart of driving innovation in Irish Smart Manufacturing Research Centre

ECMI Special Interest Groups (SIG) exist to promote collaborative research on specific topics in Mathematics for Industry within Europe. The Math for the Digital Factory SIG brings together university mathematicians working in modelling, simulation and optimisation related to manufacturing with practitioners from manufacturing industry The University of Limerick is currently hosting the Math for the […]

Student Modelling Weeks

By Niall McInerney Study groups with industry can be an intimidating environment for early stage researchers. The unstructured nature of solving a real world problem in the company of Professors can be incredibly daunting, and often an MSc or early PhD student is not yet equipped with the skills necessary to contribute to the problems […]