A week project on Mathematics for high school graduates

The Laboratory for Mathematical Engineering (LEMA) of the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto is committed to attract new students to mathematical areas. With this in mind, we promote several one-week projects on Applied Mathematics for high school graduates. These students are the next year candidates for a college degree and our […]

An internship project on how to prevent and mitigate the risk of credit default on a retail bank

My name is Nuno Aires and I completed my master degree in Applied Mathematics to Engineering and Finance at the Engineering School, Polytechnic of Porto (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto), Portugal. As a student of this master degree I had the opportunity to make, as my final project, an internship at a Bank. This […]

Industry meets mathematics: modelling, simulating and optimizing the stock of an automotive spare parts wholesaler

Executive summary This collaboration between the Laboratory for Mathematical Engineering (LEMA) and the NORS group, allowed this big player in the Portuguese automotive spare parts market to have an efficient management of their stocks and orders. The project included automatic warning systems, suggested order quantities, and a new system for replacing the traditional ABC leading […]

LEMA: Laboratory for Mathematical Engineering in Porto

The Laboratory for Mathematical Engineering (LEMA) is headquartered at the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP-IPP). ISEP is nowadays one of the top schools of technology in Portugal and pioneer in both education and research in the engineering field since 1852. Aiming to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development, by creating and transmitting applied knowledge, […]