Loading Map....

Date(s) - 23/06/2014 - 26/06/2014
All Day

NUI Galway

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway hosted a four-day undergraduate modelling workshop. Nineteen mathematical science students from seven institutions took part in team-based modelling of real-world problems. The format was loosely based on the Mathematical Contest in Modelling, with training and small-group study sessions provided by lecturers and postgraduate students of the School of Maths.


List of participants

Participant Institution
Adam Moylan NUI Galway
Alan Brett NUI Galway
Cathal Sherlock NUI Galway
Cian O’Brien NUI Galway
Claire Watson NUI Galway
Crystal Cloherty NUI Galway
David Barry NUI Galway
Eimear Keyes University College Cork
Hannah Conroy Broderick NUI Galway
John Doyle Trinity College Dublin
John McCarthy University of Limerick
Marco Forte University College Dublin
Michael Welby NUI Galway
Paul Cassidy NUI Galway
Robert Mangan NUI Galway
Ronan Loftus NUI Galway
Shaunagh Downing University of Limerick
Shishir Suresh University of Limerick
Sophie Labat Enseirb-Matmeca, Bordeaux
Tristan Audam École Centrale de Marseille
Zachary Hickey NUI Galway


What the students thought

“I liked how we were allowed to solve the problems on our own from scratch without much help. Gave me a really good insight into what it would be like to have to model something for a company.”

“My favourite aspect of this school was getting a chance to work on difficult problems that have no set solutions, getting the chance to think about and work through problems ourselves. The talks at the end were really interesting! Also – free lunch!!’

“Working in teams to model solutions was a good, realistic method and was very beneficial. Meeting a group of similarly minded people was brilliant and really fun to extend our social circles.”

Students’ Presentations

A description of each of the given problems is outlined here.