Stokes Modelling Week – radar systems, river flows and medical devices

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The National University of Ireland, Galway will host the 2017 Stokes Modelling Workshop, 6-9 June.

The workshop is primarily aimed at postgraduate and early career researchers with a background in any area of mathematics, informatics, science and engineering. Funding provided
by the MI-NET, Mathematics for Industry Network, can support to participation of up to 10 students, as follows:


  • Refunding the cost on-campus of up to five nights accommodation at NUI Galway (participants book directly with Corrib Village, and are reimbursed after the event).
  • Refund of €30 towards travel expenses within Ireland;

Participation by undergraduate students is also very welcome, with some limited funding provided by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics. Specifically, we will provide accommodation for up to five students in shared on-campus of up to five nights (some students will share rooms).

In addition, lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants.
Participants will take part in team-based modelling of real-world, industry-driven problems. The problems we will study include:

  • Optimising rainfall radar system  (proposed by MET Eireann);
  • Simulating river flows (proposed by IBM Research);
  • Modelling medical devices (proposed by Medtronic).

Participants will be supported in their modelling work by our team of experienced mentors:
John Donohue (MACSI, University of Limerick);
Artur Gower (University of Manchester);
Luca Manzari (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm);
Doireann O’Kiely (University of Oxford); and
Thi Ngoc Tuoi Vo (MACSI, University of Limerick).
In addition, Fergus McAuliffe (iCRAG, UCD) will deliver a workshop on science communication.

Further details are available at:

 The deadline for registering is this Friday, 19 May.

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