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

The MISG provides a structure for your business to access knowledge from over 100 world leading applied mathematicians, statisticians and physical scientists.

MISG researchers can assist in the development of new technologies, add competitive value to existing technologies, provide the tools to analyse your current data, underpin service industries, and provide the expertise to monitor, predict and solve the quantitative technical challenges that face your business.

At the MISG your business will have access to a set of high calibre professionals, tools and technologies that will improve your capacity and capability in problem solving and decision making.



Thomas Witelski

Thomas 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 Thomas Witelski

How industry can get involved

To submit a project to MISG researchers, industry members should discuss the suitability of any technical challenges or problems your industry needs solved with the MISG director:

MISG Director
Professor Troy Farrell
phone +61 7 3138 2364

MISG 2015 projects will be selected by November 2014. Successful applicants must pay a registration fee

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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