Mathematics in Industry Study Group

Problems solved by one of the world’s longest running mathematics think tanks, in a five day intensive workshop.

Hosted by QUT from 27 Jan. – 31 Jan. 2015

Our 6th Industry Project Announced

We are pleased to announce that SIX exciting and challenging industry projects, and associated partner organisations, have been selected for MISG 2015. For details of these please  see our Industry projects 2015 page.

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Further information specific to MISG 2015 is here and on MISG in general is here.

Registrations are Open

Working on MISG industry projects entitles you to attend the workshop’s social activities and dinner free of charge. It’s our way of saying thank you for helping out our industry partners. To do this however, you must register.


Professor Thomas Witelski

Thomas Witelski is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University.

Thomas Witelski

Tom Witelski is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. After undergraduate training in engineering at the Cooper Union School of Engineering, he received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Caltech for work on problems in nonlinear diffusion.

His research uses perturbation methods, asymptotics and numerical approaches to study applied questions in fluid dynamics, nonlinear partial differential equations and dynamical systems.

He is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering Mathematics and also serves on the editorial boards for the European Journal of Applied Mathematics and Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Series B. He has been an active participant in the Mathematical Problems in Industry (MPI) study group series in the US. Read more about Tom Witelski

Professor Peter Coaldrake

Professor Peter Coaldrake AO, Vice-Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology

Professor Peter Coaldrake AO

Professor Peter Coaldrake is Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a position he took up in April 2003.  Prior, he served for four years as Chair (CEO) of Queensland’s Public Sector Management Commission, the body established by the Goss government to overhaul Queensland’s public sector.

Peter Coaldrake is a dual Fulbright Scholar, as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of politics/public policy (1980 – 1981), and as a Senior Scholar in the field of higher education policy and management (2001 – 2002).  Peter Coaldrake became Chair of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) in February 2013. In May 2011, he completed a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Universities Australia, the peak body of Australia’s universities. He returned as a member of the Board of Universities Australia in May 2014. Read more about Professor Peter Coaldrake AO

Past projects

Past projects brought to MISG have come from a variety of industries and organisations including Transport and Main Roads (The Queensland Government), Bechtel, CSIRO, Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Australian Institute of Marine Science.

MISG Industry projects 2014

MISG Industry projects 2013

Summary reports

Every MISG industry partner receives a brief summary report immediately following the MISG workshop. These reports capture the essence of (usually in layman’s terms) what was achieved during the workshop and summarize the (often ongoing) work that will be discussed in full technical detail in the final report.

MISG Summary Reports 2014

MISG Summary Reports 2013


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