School of Mathematics

Working with industry

At the School of Mathematics, 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 optimizing operation of electrical power systems; efficient computation in large scale energy models.

 

Optimization software - the world's best open source linear optimization software, HiGHS, has been developed in collaboration with industry partners, and industrial consultancy relating to its use is available.

 

Financial mathematics – financial modelling and optimization; 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 optimization 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