Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group 2004

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MISG 2004 Programme

Final Programme will be published on 20 January

Sunday 25 January, O'Rorke Hall

2 – 6pm   Registration

Monday 26 January, Maths/Physics Building

8:00am Registration in Maths/Physics foyer

Official opening and welcome
Professor Ian Watson, Principal, Massey University at Albany
Professor David Gauld, HOD, Mathematics Dept., University of Auckland
Professor Graeme Wake, Director
Administrative matters

9:30 Industry Presentations
NZ Steel
NRM / Tegel
Solid Energy
Environment Canterbury
2:30 - 5pm Initial Project Meetings
5 - 7pm Reception

Tuesday 27 January to Thursday 29 January, Maths/Physics Building

Project working sessions as determined by the moderators and posted on noticeboards etc.

Tuesday 27 January pm, Maths/Physics Building


Student Workshop: Pizzas will be provided.



1. Alan Conaghan, Transfield Services and Pavement Management Services

Overview of Pavement Management: A Mathematical Perspective

2. Graeme Wake, CMI Massey University

The hands-on Industrial Mathematics experience

3. John King, Nottingham University, UK

Mathematics in Medicine

Wednesday 28 January pm, Conference Centre

2 – 5pm (i) Plenary demonstration of Mathematical and Statistical software (from Hoare Research Software)

(ii) Invited talk Semi-analytical treatment of combustion oscillations and some selected UK study group problems (Dr Paul Dellar, OCIAM, Oxford, UK)


(iii) Project Summary Sessions
A five minute summary of progress in each project will be presented

Evening Ferry / Restaurant excursion PYG

Friday 30 January, Conference Centre

Project moderators' reports on progress and recommendations, followed by coments from Industrial Representatives.

9:00am Opening remarks by the Director
9:10 NZ Steel
9:40 NRM / Tegel
10:10 Transpower
10:40 Morning tea
11:10 Solid Energy
11:40 Environment Canterbury
12:10pm Compac
12:40 Closing Remarks
1:00 Lunch, Conference Centre
2:00pm Finish

Centre for Mathematics in Industry
Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics