Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2018
SWI 2018 was held from January 29 to February 2 at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
What is SWI?
SWI (Study Group Mathematics with Industry) is a combined industrial–academic week-long workshop sponsored by NWO and STW. Roughly fifty to eighty mathematicians work in groups on problems submitted by companies. Companies present a selection of problems on Monday. The participants devote the entire week to studying these problems in smaller groups, and presents their results on Friday.
SWI is ideal for companies that are new to cooperation with academia. The event is often a first step towards a fruitful long-term collaboration between companies and academia.
Topics from last year (you may also wish to consult our searchable list of all years):
- Numerical-physical modelling of miscible fluids in pipeline transport (Shell)
- Health care expenditures differ significantly between regions in the Netherlands: efficiency or health related? (Equalis)
- The fair value of a mortgage (ABN AMRO)
- Analyzing and predicting impact created by accidents on road networks (TNO)
- Quiescent periods for helicopter landing on ships (MARIN)
- Economic optimal water safety (Centraal Planbureau)
How to participate
If you want to contribute a problem to SWI 2018, please contact the organization committee through email@example.com. We will then contact you to discuss the details of the suggested problem and whether it is suitable for SWI. Discussions about suggested problems have turned out to be very fruitful for companies.
After the discussion about a suggested problem, a formal decision about acceptance will made by the SWI organization committee. The costs of participating as a company are €1750. In addition, a representative of your company is expected to be available at various moments during the week of January 29 2018 at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
All mathematicians from PhD level and higher are welcome to participate in the study groups of SWI 2018. Please register via our registration form.
Participation is free of charge, including the lunches and dinners mentioned in the program. Accommodation can be arranged for participants from outside the Eindhoven region.
|Monday January 29|
|09:30 – 10:00||Arrival and coffee/tea||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.05|
|10:00 – 10:10||Official opening||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.02|
|10:10 – 10:20||Welcome||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.02|
|10:20 – 11:35||Company presentations||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.02|
|11:35 – 11:50||Coffee/tea||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.05|
|11:50 – 13:05||Company presentations||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.02|
|13:05 – 14:00||Lunch||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.05|
|14:00 – 14:30||Group formation||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.02|
|14:30 – 16:30||Group discussion with company representatives||Flux building, lecture rooms FLX 1.06 (CBS), 1.07 (CQM), 1.08 (DNV GL), 1.09 (Hobaho), 1.10 (SciSports), 1.11 (SKF), 1.12|
|16:30 – 17:30||Drinks||Flux building, lecture rooms FLX 1.05|
|Tuesday January 30|
|09:00 – 12:30||Group discussions||Flux building, lecture rooms FLX 1.06 (CBS), 1.07 (CQM), 1.08 (DNV GL), 1.09 (Hobaho), 1.10 (SciSports), 1.11 (SKF), 1.12|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch||Flux building, room FLX 1.05|
|13:30 – 17:30||Group discussion||Flux building, lecture rooms FLX 1.06 (CBS), 1.07 (CQM), 1.08 (DNV GL), 1.09 (Hobaho), 1.10 (SciSports), 1.11 (SKF), 1.12|
|Wednesday January 31|
|09:00 – 12:30||Group discussions|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.05|
|13:30 – 17:30||Group discussions|
|18:30 – 23:00||Conference dinner, Restaurant De Bengel (opposite Eindhoven railway station||Restaurant De Bengel (opposite Eindhoven railway station, city centre side)|
|Thursday February 1|
|09:00 – 12:30||Group discussions|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 18:30||Group discussions + preparation presentations|
|18:30 – 19:30||Snacks and drinks||Flux building, lecture room FLX 1.05|
|19:30 – 21:00||Preparation presentations|
|Friday February 2|
|09:00 – 10:30||Group presentations||Flux building, FLX 1.02|
|10:30 – 11:00||Coffee and tea||Flux building|
|11:00 – 12:30||Group presentations||Flux building, FLX 1.02|
|12:30 – 12:40||Closing||Flux building, FLX 1.02|
|12:40 – 13:30||Lunch||Flux building|
SWI 2018 featured in the following media items:
Article by E52: Wiskunde heeft oplossing voor futiliteiten en wereldproblemen
Article by E52: Mathematians look into gas drilling and football
Newsitem by NWO: Wiskundigen buigen zich over gasboringen, profvoetballers en tulpen
Facebookitem by Cursor: Wiskundigen buigen zich over gasboringen, profvoetballers en tulpen
Newsitem on Nationale Onderwijsgids.nl: Wiskundigen buigen zich over vraagstukken bedrijven
Blog of Participant Clare Stegehuis on Nemo Kennislink: Computervoetbal
Article on CBS website: Wat kan het CBS zeggen over causaal verband
You may also wish to have a look at the YouTube movie of SWI, that gives a good impression of the Studygroups Mathematics with Industry:
Mathematicians that wish to participate in solving the problems and need further information are kindly requested to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is possible through the registration form.
Local Organization Committee
|Stella Kapodistria||Cor Hurkens||Patty Koorn||Oliver Tse||Sándor Kolumbán|
The event takes place at the campus of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Please consult the travel directions on the TU/e website for further details on how to reach the campus.
SWI 2018 News
29-01-2018 - SWI 2018 is featuring in the media. Please consult the SWI 2018 Media page for details.