Manchester SIAM Sabisu Challenge

10:00-13:00, 7th of May 2015.
G.113, Alan Turing Building
University of Manchester

This is an industry problem solving event for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Mathematics. Sabisu is a data aggregation and predictive behaviour platform for oil & gas, manufacturing and chemicals industries. The challenge is to apply your mathematical (and possibly programming) skills to solve real-world problems in industry. You will gain some insights into how your maths is likely to be applied after your graduation.

YouTube video about Sabisu

The places are now filled and the registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.


A big thank you to those that have attended our first industry workshop event. The event was very successful, with attendees asking us to organise more events like this in the future! It was a great opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University of Manchester to attempt some interesting problems provided by our industry contacts from Sabisu.

We are especially grateful to Dr. Stefan Güttel, and the Sabisu contacts Dr. Tim Butters and Mr. James Thompson for providing problems for the workshop and helping us organise this event!

The photos taken on the day can be found in our gallery. Thanks again for attending and supporting the Chapter.

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


10:00 - 10:20Introduction to Sabisu (James Thompson)
10:20 - 10:40Detecting Anomalies in Time Series (Dr. Tim D. Butters)
10:40 - 11:00Dependency Ranking in Alarm Networks (Dr. Stefan Güttel)
11:00 - 12:00Lab session
12:00 - 12:30Discussions and Pizza
12:30 - 13:00Closing

Code samples for Sabisu Challenge

Presentation by Tim Butters on Time Series

Presentation by Stefan Güttel on Alarm Networks

Eprint for the Alarm Problem


Dr. Tim D. Butters
Dr. Stefan Güttel
James Thompson

Organising Committee

Mario Berljafa
Sophia Bethany Coban
Zehui Jin
Christopher Mower
Weijian Zhang

Additional Information

Directions to Alan Turing Building

For you have any questions, please email  .

The University of Manchester Sabisu