N Brown Industrial Problem Solving Day

N Brown Student Challenge

N Brown

The UoM SIAM-IMA Student Chapter is hosting a mathematical workshop in collaboration with N Brown on Wednesday 17th October, starting at 2pm in G.209. N Brown is one of the UK’s leading online retailers, headquartered in Manchester, whose key brands are JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. The N Brown Student Challenge is an industry problem solving event for undergraduate and postgraduate students from The University of Manchester. 

Data scientists from N Brown will give an introduction to working in the world of retail and commercial data science, and present a real-world problem which arises in their work. Students will be invited to work in groups of up to 5 and apply their mathematical (and possibly programming) skills to solve this problem. The workshop will conclude with a discussion session, with refreshments provided.

The most creative teams will be invited to the N Brown headquarter to present their work and get an insider experience into the world of retail and commercial Data Science.

The programme for the event is as follows:

14:00–14:30   Introduction to N Brown and customer analytics by Mary Guettel

14:30–15:00   Challenge description by Phil Nash

15:00–16:30   Lab session

16:30–17:00   Wrap up and discussion

Registration for the event is free and the registration form can be found at



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