7 Apr 2016: MLSC hosts transition year students

On the March 3 2016, as part of the College of Science and Health’s Transition Year week, the School of Mathematical Sciences and the Mathematics Learning Support Centre hosted eight Transition Year students from several Dublin schools including Firhouse Community College and Sancta Maria College in Rathfarnham. The students took part in mathematical demonstrations and games designed to raise interest in and awareness of mathematics and its applications. Activities undertaken included building the Platonic Solids, encoding messages using binary numbers and solving mathematical puzzles.

Transition year students working in the Mathematics Learning Support Centre

22 Feb 2016: CAO open day at the College of Sciences & Health

The College of Sciences & Health will be hosting an open day for CAO applicants that have selected mathematics and science programmes at DIT on 9 April 2016. The open day will take place in the Gleeson Hall on the Kevin Street campus of Dublin Institute of Technology. Applicants will have an opportunity to speak to lecturers, meet student ambassadors, attend information talks and take a tour of the buildings. In particular, the Mathematics Learning Support Centre will be represented and staff will be on hand to discuss full-time undergraduate programmes, DT205 Mathematical Sciences and DT220 Industrial Mathematics, as well as other study opportunities, careers and progression routes in the School of Mathematical Sciences'.

22 Feb 2016: Data Analysis for Professionals students undertake projects with business partners

Students on the School's new continuing professional development programme, CPD Diploma in Data Analysis for Professionals, have begun their Business Case Studies projects with our business partners.

During these projects, teams of students will meet with the representatives of the partner businesses (LexisNexis and Analytic Partners in 2016) to receive real-world data sets and discuss the information and type of analysis required by the company. Using the knowledge, techniques and skills that they have learned over the course of their studies, the teams will analyse the data and report their findings to the partner companies. Not only will our students gain valuable experience of data analysis in a realistic business setting but also our industry partners will gain from their insights.

LexisNexis and Analytic Partners join a list of companies and graduate employers with which the School maintains close relationships through work placements, alumni, part-time students, the careers showcase and CPD opportunities.

22 Feb 2016: Women in Science reception at Áras an Uachtaráin

Dr Susan Lazarus, a lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences, recently attended the Women in Science reception hosted by President Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. It was an extremely enjoyable event at which each of the Schools of the College of Sciences & Health, DIT, was represented.

President Higgins meeting representatives of the College of Sciences & Health, DIT

26 Jan 2016: The School welcomes to its staff a new lecturer in statistics, Dr Alberto Caimo

The School of Mathematical Sciences is delighted to welcome Dr Alberto Caimo who has recently been appointed as a lecturer in statistics.

Alberto is an expert in the development and implementation of statistical modelling and inferential approaches for relational data in a wide variety of applications. His work is very interdisciplinary and he has been an important contributor in many productive academic collaborations. His work also includes the development of efficient Monte Carlo methods for complex statistical network models and he has previously worked at University of Lugano and Maynooth University.

We wish Alberto every success in his future research and his teaching as a lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology.