10 June 2014
Nearly a thousand students from 38 schools have taken part in the University of Southampton Mathematics Challenge and Senior Mathematics Challenge this year.
2 June 2014
More than 70 postgraduates on MSc Operational Research and allied degree programmes in Management Science and Finance have been finding out about potential summer projects from more than 30 companies and organisations offering three month placements in 2014. Each one is an opportunity for a student to gain a real insight into how these analytical management techniques are used in the workplace and a chance for them to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.
16 May 2014
This feature article summarises a recent analysis by cause of sickness of UK income protection (IP) insurance claims, and the implications for insurers, undertaken by the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) Income Protection Committee (published as CMI Working Paper 72). Analysis by cause is essential to the proper actuarial modelling and management of IP business and enables accurate pricing of products, efficient reserving and improved management of claims in payment, and better informed product development.
6 May 2014
There is more to winning Formula 1 races than having the best driver. Teams also need the best information to make judgements on the day. University of Southampton Mathematics graduate Neil Martin uses his analytical skills every day in his job as Head of Strategy for Ferrari.
15 April 2014
In November last year, the first Optimisation in Space Engineering Workshop was held at the University of Birmingham, jointly organised by Universities Southampton, Birmingham, Cambridge, and the European Space Agency (ESA). Following this, Mathematical Science’s Professor Joerg Fliege was invited as to become a visiting researcher for the ESA.
7 April 2014
The achievements of talented postgraduate students in Management and Mathematics who spent a summer working in industry have been recognised at a ceremony at the University of Southampton. Nine have won awards for their successful three month projects at their end of their masters degrees in Operational Research (OR) or Business Analytics and Management Sciences (BAMS).
6 March 2014
Come face-to-face with an interactive rhino, marvel at the wonders of the Universe, make your own robot, crack a code, explore gravitational waves, or build a bridge out of paper and sticky tape and see how many chocolate bars it can hold.
13 February 2014
The new ESRC-funded Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) based at the University of Southampton, is pleased to announce its first series of short courses, open to all, which are being organised as part of the CASS short courses programme.
16 January 2014
National energy grids occasionally suffer from catastrophic events leading to large-scale blackouts that impact on millions of people creating costly and dangerous disruption. EPSRC-sponsored mathematicians at the University of Southampton have been working with experts in power engineering at Durham University to develop new tools based on pure maths to help prevent and manage such events.
16 December 2013
Jonathan Forster, Professor of Statistics, has returned to the University of Southampton after a year at Lloyds Bank in the City of London.