MISG 2017

The Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISG) workshop will be held at the University of South Australia until 2018.

MISG 2017 ran from 13-17 February 2017. It was opened by Emeritus Professor John Ockendon from Oxford University, who was instrumental in setting up study groups around the world.

We had about 65 delegates at MISG 2017, of which about one-third were PhD students. Most delegates were from Australia, but we also had visitors from the UK, Europe, Japan and Korea.

The delegates tackled four industry problems:

  • analysing the lateness of UK passenger trains
  • determining the impact of safety cameras on road crashes
  • estimating the transonic drag of projectiles
  • developing electricity control and pricing mechanisms for micro-grids.

Summary reports on the outcomes will be posted within the next few months.

Please contact the MISG Director, A/Prof Peter Pudney, if you have any questions about MISG.

More information:

MISG 2016

MISG 2016 ran from 1-5 February 2016. The problems included:

  • Inference in a knowledgebase (DST Group)
  • Sequencing ore extraction to control blend quality (Schneider Electric)
  • Modelling water pollutant density associated with surface water runoff (SA Water)
  • Optimisation of household PV and storage (Ergon Energy).

Thanks to everyone who contributed to a successful MISG.

Useful links:

MISG 2015 Update

2015 was the final year of QUT’s three-year hosting of MISG, which has operated in Australia since 1984.

While the MISG will continue with a new host from 2016, QUT will continue its role during the transition to ensure industry reports are distributed, and technical reports for each project are published via ANZIAM J(E).

As the event coordination transitions to the new host, please continue to contact Associate Professor Troy Farrell for information regarding MISG 2013-2015.

QUT is honoured to have again hosted such a long-running and beneficial event for mathematicians, government and industry professionals alike, and looks forward to the continued tradition for years to come.

Mathematics in Industry Study Group

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 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