Mathematics with Industry invites companies to submit problems

October 5, 2018

If you could borrow a group of talented mathematicians for a week, what would you have them do? Companies are invited to submit a problem for the 2019 edition of the Studygroup.

The Study Group Mathematics with Industry is a combined industrial-academic workshop where mathematics is used to tackle problems presented by companies and other organizations outside academia. Roughly seventy mathematicians, both from industry and academia, gather during the week to collaborate intensively on industrial problems. The format of the workshop follows the original Oxford model, dating back to 1968. Six companies present their question on Monday morning. At the end of the week, all groups present their results. The participants devote the entire week to solving the problems in groups. Throughout the week, the groups maintain contact with the problem owner to ensure that their efforts stay targeted at the problems posed by the companies.

In the 2018 edition, CBS, CQM, DNV GL, Hobaho, SciSports and SKF participated. The popular proceedings and scientific proceedings from previous editions can be found here.

Participating in the SWI leads to new insights for the company or confirmation of company insights by experts. The week also allows companies to become acquainted with students and evaluate them for future employment.

The 2019 edition of the study group is organized by Wageningen University. It will be held from January 28 to February 1. Companies that wish to pose a problem are invited to contact the organizing committee: swi2019@wur.nl. More information can be found here.