20 Sept 2017: School welcomes Fiosraigh scholar

The School of Mathematical Sciences, DIT, will welcome a new PhD student, Samyukta Venkatamaranan, in October. Samyukta is a recipient of a Dean of Graduate Studies scholarship under the Fiosraigh graduate research funding scheme. It is a fiercely competitive scheme and her success reflects the strength of her application.

Samyukta will be supervised during her doctoral studies in A novel class of numerical methods for efficient calibration of interest rate models in financial services risk management by Dr Stephen O'Sullivan. We wish her every success and an enjoyable four years of research.

Samyukta is returning to the School following her MSc as she was previously a graduate of our full-time undergraduate programme DT205 Mathematical Sciences.

20 Sept 2017: Congratulations to our latest doctoral graduate

The School of Mathematical Sciences, DIT, is delighted to congratulate Eilis Kelly on a successful defense of her doctoral thesis. Eilis will be graduating with her PhD in October amongst family, friends and colleagues from the School.

Eilis' research concerned the mathematical modelling of sandwich immunoassays and is of great practical relevance. She was funded under an IRC (Irish Research Council) scholarship and supervised by Dr Dana Mackey.

Eilis is also a graduate of our part-time undergraduate programmes and our MSc programmes.

We wish Eilis every success in the future and look forward to seeing her in the future through the School's alumni network.

8 June 2017: Diploma in Data Analysis for Professionals to be offered via Springboard

The School of Mathematical Sciences has been successful in gaining approval to offer its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme Data Analysis for Professionals through Springboard+ in 2017.

Springboard+ is an upskilling initiative co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund. It offers higher education opportunities for individuals who qualify under the terms of the scheme to undertake courses for free which will equip them for gaining work in sectors where there are current employment opportunities. The School has been awarded approval for 20 places to be offered via this programme.

Those wishing to apply for this programme through the Springboard initiative should visit https://springboardcourses.ie/.

10 Sept 2017: Returning undergraduates make their Work Placement Presentations

Our full-time undergraduate students entering the final year of their studies recently returned from their Work Placements. This signalled an opportunity for them to make individual presentations outlining the learning and understanding of a particular employment sector they had developed over the previous semester.

All students studying our four-year honours degree programmes undertake a placement in one the School of Mathematical Sciences' partner companies. The presentations are a valuable element of the placement allowing students to share their experiences with their peers and reflect upon their learning and experience.

We would like to thank our partner companies from across the employment sectors (e.g. including finance, education, public sector, consultancy, logistics, ICT) and wish our students every success in their final year of study.

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.