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".

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.

7 Mar 2017: School welcomes delegation from Hunan University of Commerce

The School of Mathematical Sciences welcomed members of a delegation from Hunan University of Commerce on a visit to Dublin Institute of Technology in February. Members of the School Executive met with Professor Xiao-liang Xie (Dean) and Professor Zhi-ming Luo (Associate Dean) of the School of Mathematics & Statistics at Hunan Univeristy of Commerce and Associate Professor Yin Bibo, Associate Dean of the Graduate School to exchange ideas and information and discuss opportunities for cooperation between the two institutions.

Meeting between members of the School of Mathematical Sciences and Hunan University of Commerce.

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.

10 Jan 2017: Researcher from School of Mathematical Sciences is lead author of study that challenges Autism brain respose theory

Dr John Butler, a lecturer and researcher in the School of Mathematical Sciences, in associatio with his collaborators have challenged the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli in a new study in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

Working with colleagues from the University of Rochester, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, John has found that individuals with Autism do not demonstrate a measurable variation in how they respond to repeated visual and tactile stimuli. This casts doubt on the theory that the symptoms of Autism are due to unreliable brain activity in response to the senses.

As lead author, John observes that the work "...says in essence there is nothing to be found here. It is just as important to get information out there that questions a major theory in the field as it is to publish work that supports it." The full press release can be found here.