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Standard Life Investments jointly funding project

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017 Tags: Operational Research Optimization Probability funding award

Congratulations to Sotirios Sabanis and colleagues Jacek Gondzio, Joerg Kalcsics and Sergio Garcia for receiving funding from Standard Life Investments.

Grant Success: Jacek Gondzio

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017 Tags: Operational Research Optimization funding award

Congratulations to Jacek Gondzio who has been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award.

School's first Massive Open Online Course a success

Published: Thursday, 2 March 2017 Tags: Statistics outreach

The School's first Massive Open Online Course has drawn to a close, with very positive feedback.

Maths events add up to a lot of fun

Published: Wednesday, 1 March 2017 Tags: outreach

During the recent University of Edinburgh Festival of Creative Learning, the School of Mathematics hosted a series of events aiming to challenge participants' perceptions of mathematics, and explore surprisingly complex mathematical ideas through creative processes.

School's first MOOC launched

Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 Tags: Statistics outreach

On Wednesday 11th January, the School of Mathematics launched its first ever Massive Open Online Course, titled Statistics: Unlocking the World of Data.

Are current extreme concerns of blackouts in the media justified? Dr. Chris Dent comments on recent media stories about high risks of electricity capacity shortfalls.

Published: Wednesday, 21 December 2016 Tags:

Dr Chris Dent provides commentary on some aspects of current media stories on potential blackouts, and questions whether the alarmist tone of these articles is justified.

School of Mathematics planning to recruit several new lecturers

Published: Thursday, 8 December 2016 Tags: jobs

The University of Edinburgh will make a substantial number of appointments in the Mathematical Sciences as part of an ambitious plan for the School of Mathematics, which includes expansion into part of the new £40M Bayes' Centre.

Dr Natalia Bochkina elected member of ISBA

Published: Tuesday, 6 December 2016 Tags: Statistics

Natalia Bochkina has been elected as a 2-year member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis for the period 2017-2019.

Dr Jonathan Gair awarded President's Medal for gravitational wave research

Published: Tuesday, 6 December 2016 Tags: Statistics

Dr Jonathan Gair has been awarded a President's Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for his significant contributions to the development of data analysis techniques for the detection of gravitational waves. Gravitational ...

Edinburgh Maths Circle visits local primary school

Published: Monday, 5 December 2016 Tags: outreach

On Thursday 25th November, staff from the School of Mathematics visited the Flora Stevenson Primary School to work with P5 pupils, as a part of the school's STEM Week.