10 May 2017: School graduates return for alumni reunion

On Friday 31 March 2017, graduates of the School of Mathematical Sciences' programmes returned to DIT's Kevin Street campus for an alumni social event. It was the first such event in the School of Mathematical Sciences and all graduates of the School's programmes were invited to return to DIT, to meet old friends and lecturers and to talk over refreshments.

The event was a great success (despite a transport strike that morning!) with not only recent graduates being well represented but also a number of graduates from years past. Many of our graduates are familiar faces having already returned to the School since graduating to embark on part-time, professional development, postgraduate or research degrees but it was fantastic to catch up with the diverse range of careers and busy lives of others.

We would like to thank all those graduates that came for attending and look forward to seeing our graduates again in the near future.

10 May 2017: Congratulations to the School's most recent doctoral graduate

Congratulations to Paul O’Reilly who successfully defended his doctoral thesis and will now be awarded the degree of PhD.

Supervised by Dr Dana Mackey, Paul's thesis concerned the mathematical modelling of hybrid polymer systems. The research is a fascinating piece of cross-disciplinary work and the School congratulates Paul on his hard-work and research achievements.

We wish Paul every success in his future career.

10 May 2017: Data analysis students make presentations to industry

Students of the School's programme, DT8998 Data Analysis for Professionals, recently made their final case study presentations to industry.

DT8998 Data Analysis for Professionals is a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme that provides the data analysis skills required for those working in sectors such as business, accounting and finance, science and engineering. It develops in graduates an advanced set of core mathematical and statistical skills, including: how to interpret a data set; how to extract ctiical information from large data sets; and how to represent optimally the data and results of an analysis. The programme also develops the analytical and decision-making skills required to work in the area together with a proficiency in relevant modern software tools.

Students experience first-hand the use of data analysis to inform decision making within companies through an industry-linked business case study project. Throughout the industry-sourced case study, students are mentored to deliver relevant conclusions and the case study culminates in a presentation of results to the "client".

10 May 2017: School welcomes delegation from Mangosuthu University of Technology

The School of Mathematical Sciences recently met and welcomed to Dublin a delegation of academic staff from Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), South Africa. The delegation were visiting Dublin Institute of Technology to exchange ideas, discuss learning and teaching methods and consider opportunities for collaboration and exchange. In particular, the MUT delegation were interested to hear about the School's activities in applied mathematics and mathematical modelling and to learn about the operation and support offered to all DIT students through the Mathematics Learning Support Centre.

The School looks forward to developing a relationship with MUT and exploring opportunties that exist for closer collaboration in mathematical sciences.

31 Mar 2017: Alumni Research Symposium

The School of Mathematical Sciences is to hold its first Alumni Research Symposium. The Mathematical Sciences Research Group is proud to present a series of invited talks from recent graduates of the School on their latest research. It will take place on 31 March 2017 and will be an opportunity to welcome back to the School alumni of its postgraduate and research programmes.

The invited speakers are: Violeta Moloney (Swansea University); Georgi Grahovski (University of Essex); Carlos Argáez (University of Iceland); Tony Lyons (Waterford Institute of Technology).

Details and abstracts for the presentations are given on the seminar pages.