Note: A grant application writing course for CRITICS students will be organised via Postdoc and Fellowship Centre (Imperial College, London) and will take place on 6th December at the same location.
- Complex energy systems: Use of storage and demand response in balancing electricity networks
- Agri-tech: Efficient calculation of set partitions for optimal scheduling of crops in agriculture
- Cyber-security for connected and automated vehicles: Data poisoning in machine learning algorithms.
For briefs on problems please see Google Shared folder: CRITICS Event II (access will be granted to registered participants).
Each problem will be addressed by a project team under the guide of an experienced workshop leader. The challenge is to formulate a high-level mathematical description of the problem and a project plan showing the main approach and the pathway to developing a viable solution.
The workshop leaders will share their valuable experience, each gained from a different perspective:a) Andrei Bejan (Senior Researcher, Origami Energy) is a mathematician, formerly an academic, now working in industryb) Stan Zachary (Heriott Watt University) is a mathematician with a long-standing experience of working with the energy industryc) Darren Handley (Lead Cyber-Security, Connected and automated vehicles, Department for Transport) is a senior scientist, working in the R&D in the UK government, together with mathematicians to solve some highly mathematical problems.
By taking part in this workshop you will gain valuable insight about:a) Working as a mathematician in industry or academia in collaboration with industryb) Working in a project team to create and deliver a solution beyond the theoryc) Presenting to a client/funding panel and defending the proposed solution.
In preparation for the workshop, each participant will be provided with a detailed information pack about each problem, followed by a one-to-one session with Cristina V. Sargent to discuss the topics in detail.
Please note that participants are not required to prepare a presentation or other materials for this workshop.