Manchester SIAM Student Chapter
Conference 2015 (MSSCC15)

Friday, 1 May 2015.
Alan Turing Building
University of Manchester

A one day conference for all interested or working in applied or industrial mathematics, including undergraduates, postgraduates and staff, will take place on 1 May 2015 in Frank Adams 1, Alan Turing Building, the University of Manchester. The twitter hashtag is #MSSCC15.


Thanks to everyone for attending the MSSCC15. We had a great day learning about the current research being carried out by the students in the EPS Faculty.

We also thank our plenary speakers for their attendance and contributions to the day. We had two very impressive speakers from the industry: Dr. Graham Oakes from Upside Energy, who told us about smart energy distribution; and Mr. Robert Pieké from Moving Picture Company, who demonstrated how to model smoke mathematically. Mr. Pieké also shared his video of the smoke effects within the SIAM logo with us! We ended the day with our academic speaker, Prof. Matthias Heil, introducing his recent research involving topological fluid mechanics!

Congratulations to James Baker for winning the NAG Prize for the Best Student Talk, and Jhonny Gonzalez for winning the NAG Prize for the Best Student Poster.

The photos taken during the day can be found in our gallery . You can also view the group photo here.

Thanks again for attending MSSCC15 and supporting the Chapter.

Sophia Bethany Coban, President of Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Organising Committee.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Dr. Graham Oakes, Upside Energy.

Mr. Rob Pieké, Moving Picture Company.

Prof. Matthias Heil, academic speaker from the School of Mathematics.


09:15 - 09:45Registration and Coffee
09:45 - 10:00Opening of the Conference
10:00 - 11:00Plenary Speaker: Mr. Rob Pieké
11:00 - 12:003 Student Talks
12:00 - 13:00Group Photo and Lunch
13:00 - 14:00Plenary Speaker: Dr. Graham Oakes
14:00 - 15:003 Student Talks
15:00 - 16:00Poster Session and Coffee
16:00 - 16:45Academic Speaker: Prof. Matthias Heil
16:45 - 17:00Presentation of the Awards and Closing
17:00 - Wine Reception

List of Talks

David Nigro - On trailing edge noise with application in hydroacoustics
Fan Lin Meng - A hybrid optimization approach to day-ahead pricing for the smart grid
Jhonny Gonzalez - Optimal operation and risk management of energy storage
Sophia Bethany Coban - Segmentation and scene content in moving images
Francis Watson - An asymptotic approximation to the Hessian matrix in full-wave inversion
James Barker - Granular flows down inclined channels

List of Posters

Jhonny Gonzalez - Bayesian inference of a multi-factor model for electricity spot prices
Paul Russell - PAIS: Parallel Adaptive Importance Sampling
Weijian Zhang - Computing centrality on evolving graphs
Burcin Atilgan - Environmental sustainability of electricity generation in Turkey on a life cycle basis
Parmesh Gajjar - Size-segregation in granular flows
James Blair - Optimal liquidation in limit order books under general uncertainties
Zehui Jin - One-day ahead prediction of carbon emission from electricty in the UK

Organising Committee

Sophia Bethany Coban, President
Christopher Mower, Vice President
Zehui Jin, Sectretary
Mario Berljafa, Treasurer
Weijian Zhang, Webmaster

Additional Information

Directions to Alan Turing Building

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