OCCAM 5th UK Graduate Modelling Camp 2013

St Antony's College, Oxford

Tuesday 9th April - Friday 12th April, 2013

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Organiser: Dr Chris Breward

The Graduate Modelling Camp is a 4-day workshop that aims to provide participants with hands-on experience of mathematical modelling under the guidance of an experienced instructor. The Camp is designed to promote a broad range of problem-solving skills, such as mathematical modelling & analysis, scientific computation & critical assessment of solutions.

The mentors for this year's Camp are:

Dr David Leppinen, University of Birmingham
Dr Giles Richardson, University of Southampton
Prof. Louis Rossi, University of Delaware
Prof. Mads Peter Sørensen, DTU (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet)
Dr Jennifer Siggers, Imperial College London
Dr Peter Stewart, OCCAM, University of Oxford

The problems are inspired by real problems that have arisen in industry or science. The Camp begins with presentations from the mentors. Then, according to preference, the participants form teams to work on each problem. Scientific communication is an important part of the Camp and all participants are expected to make presentations, with each group expected to submit a report after the Camp has ended.

Please note that both verbal and written business level English are essential requirements for attendance on the Camp, and participants must have commenced doctoral-level studies.

The Camp is designed to run back-to-back with the 91st European Study Group with Industry (ESGI), University of Bristol, 15th - 19th April 2013, with all Grad Camp attendees expected to attend the study group. The Camp runs the week prior to the ESGI, providing problem-solving experience as a warm-up for the Study Group in Bristol.

This Modelling Camp is supported by OCCAM using KAUST funds. Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed and accommodation provided for non-Oxford attendees. All meals will be provided for the duration of the Camp.

There will be prizes for each member of the team deemed to have given the best presentation at the end of the camp. The prizes have been kindly provided by and include a year's membership of The Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA).

Application process:

Registration is now closed. We hope to inform all applicants of the decisions made by the end of January 2013.

Prizes are sponsored by: