School of Mathematics

External Engagement

The School of Maths works with a wide number of external companies, organisations, charities and government departments on research projects, consultancy and student activity.

We are very happy to explore opportunities to work with industry, and have a strong track record of doing so in areas such as:

Energy – the mathematical foundations of energy system planning and operation; risk assessment for energy supply shortfalls; methods for optimising operation of electrical power systems; efficient computation in large scale energy models.

Financial mathematics – financial modelling and optimisation; financial risk and asset management including approaches to portfolio decisions; programming and algorithm construction; probability and stochastic analysis.

Statistics and data science – analysis and programming for a range of applications, e.g. health, economics, environmental; Bayesian approaches to extreme values and sparse datasets; simplex and interior point method solutions to large scale optimisation problems.

We can also help to build multidisciplinary interactions with industry across the University. For more information, please contact Business.Development@maths.ed.ac.uk 

MSc projects with an External Partner

Information for companies, organisations, charities and government departments on becoming a partner on our MSc summer projects.

Mathematics in Society - Case Studies

Case studies that highlight the breadth of work completed recently within the School of Mathematics that demonstrate impact in our wider society.