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: 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.

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".

7 Mar 2017: Congratulations to the first graduates of MSc Applied Mathematics

The Spring graduation ceremony for students of the School of Mathematical Sciences took place in February in the magnificent surroundings of St Patrick's Cathedral.

The ceremony recognises the hard work, dedication, and achievements of all graduates and celebrates their success in the company of lecturers, friends and family.

The School warmly congratulates all its graduates on their excellent achievements.

The graduation ceremony was particularly notable for the first graduates of the programme MSc Applied Mathematics. The programme has been recently introduced to cater to learners from a variety of backgrounds who wish to develop an advanced level of mathematical knowledge and practical skills relevant to problem solving in diverse, real-world contexts and their careers. The programme is growing steadily and can be undertaken either full time over 3 semesters or part time over 6 semesters, allowing students to combine study with a career or family life. New entrants can start the programme either in September or January.

Graduates of the School of Mathematical Sciences receiving their awards at the Spring graduation ceremonyin St Patrick's cathedral.