16 Oct 2018: Gavin Elliott receives undergraduate Hamilton Prize in Mathematics from Royal Irish Academy

On Tuesday 16 October, a School of Mathematical Sciences student, Gavin Elliott, received the Hamilton Prize for Dublin Institute of Technology from the Royal Irish Academy. The prize was presented by Professor Martin Hairer, Imperial College, who is a Fields Medallist and leading expert in the field of probability theory.

The awards given to the best undergraduate students in their penultimate year of study in mathematics from each of the universities are made annually by the Royal Irish Academy and celebrate the anniversary of William Rowan Hamilton’s discovery of quaternion algebra in 1843. Gavin Elliott is now a final-year student on the programme DT205 Mathematical Sciences. The ceremony took place in the opulent surroundings of Academy House and Gavin Elliott had the opportunity to meet Prof Hairer at an earlier masterclass and hear his Hamilton Lecture that evening.

Dr Chris Hills, the Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences, attended the prize giving ceremony on behalf of Dublin Institute of Technology. Commenting on Gavin’s success, he said: “Winning the Hamilton Prize is a superb achievement and Gavin is an excellent mathematician. It is a testament to the strength and depth of the programme that there was very strong competition for the position of best-placed undergraduate and Gavin has developed not only technical skills but also demonstrated the ability to apply and communicate these in practical contexts through mathematical modelling and the use of technology as part of his career development. Indeed, our graduates enjoy highly successful careers in a wide range of sectors from technology and data analysis to finance and research and I am sure that, when he graduates, Gavin will be very successful in the career he chooses.”

We congratulations to Gavin and we wish him every success in his final year of study and in the future.

Dr Chris Hills, Head of School, with Hamilton Prize winner, Gavin Elliott.

13 Oct 2018: Alan Compelli receives doctorate

Alan Compelli became the School of Mathematical Sciences' latest person to receive their doctorate in mathematical sciences. Alan previously studied part-time at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the School's programmes before winning a DIT Forsaigh scholarship to study for a PhD.

The graduation took place in the surroundings of St Patrick's Cathedral on 13 October during the ceremony for graduates from the College of Sciences and Health. It was a happy occasion surrounded by family and friends.

Alan's doctorate was supervised by Dr Rossen Ivanov and concerned fluid dynamical models of geophysical waves. It is an immensely interesting and important area of research with implications for the study of tsunamis and the effects of climate change. Alan has now been appointed to a postdoctoral position at UCC and will be collaborating with Dr David Henry. We congratulate him on his research achievements and graduation and wish him every success in the future!

Alan Compelli, the School of Mathematical Sciences' newest doctorate, with the President, Prof Brian Norton, the Head of School, Dr Chris Hills, and his supervisor, Dr Rossen Ivanov.

13 Oct 2018: Graduation for the School of Mathematical Sciences

The graduation ceremony for the College of Sciences and Health was held on Saturday 13 October. The ceremony took place in the magnificent surroundings of St Patrick's Cathedral and graduates were joined by friends, family and well wishers. It was an immensely happy occasion enjoyed by everyone, followed by a reception in DIT's Aungier Street where graduates and guest mingled with lecturers.

During the graduation ceremony, over twenty-five graduates of the School of Mathematical Sciences received their awards and, throughout the day, countless students from programmes in other Schools in the College of Sciences and Health who were taught by colleagues in the School of Mathematical Sciences received their degrees.

These graduates are the latest members of our alumni network and join the large number of individuals from the School that gained CPD qualifications, such as the CPD Diploma in Data Analysis for Professionals, this year.

The School congratulates all its graduates, both part-time and full-time, undergraduate and postgraduate, on their special achievements and wishes them continued success in the future.

Graduates at the College of Sciences & Health graduation ceremony in St Patrick's Cathedral on 13 October 2018.

13 Oct 2018: John M Forde medal awarded to David Lau

Recent graduate of the School's full-time undergraduate programme DT205 Mathematical Sciences, David Lau, has received the John M Forde medal in Mathematical Sciences for 2018. The reception took place following the graduation ceremony for the College of Sciences and Health and David received his medal from DIT President, Professor Brian Norton.

The John M Forde medal is awarded each year for the best final-year, full-time undergraduate performance in mathematics and David is a very worthy recipient. We warmly congratulate David on his award, wish him every success in his future career and look forward to seeing him again very soon.

David Lau, the recipient of the John M Forde medal in Mathematical Sciences receives his award from DIT President, Prof Brian Norton.

1 Oct 2018: Mathematics programmes at DIT prove popular

The School of Mathematical Sciences welcomed new students to its programmes in September and its undergraduate and continuing professional development programmes continue to prove very popular.

Almost thirty new full-time undergraduate students came to start their programmes DT205 Mathematical Sciences and DT220 Industrial Mathematics. During induction these students had an opportunity to meet their lecturers, find out about the structure of the course, receive practical information and, of course, get to know each other and sample the facilities and student societies DIT has to offer.

Our part-time induction evening was also a great success with approximately seventy students attending the evening which was designed to support the transition back to education for some and give an opportuntity for part-time students across the School to meet up. In particular, the event was attend by students from the Springboard+ funded DT8998 Data Analysis for Professionals programme which is full once again with over thirty new students.

The School warmly welcomes all its new students and wishes them every success in their studies and a rewarding time at DIT and the new Technological University of Dublin.