In conjunction with The Sandhurst Trust
Science and technology play an increasingly important role in supporting the defence industry. Mathematics is fundamental to these two disciplines, providing a framework for understanding and solving the varied and complex problems faced, and to model systems and scenarios. These models are then used to estimate system performance, find weaknesses in real systems, and suggest improvements.
This conference brings together a wide variety of mathematical methods with defence and security applications. The programme will include keynote speakers, presentations and poster sessions, as well as refreshment breaks for informal discussions. It is aimed towards mathematicians, scientists and engineers from both industry and academia, in addition to government and military personnel who have an interest in how mathematics can be applied to defence problems.
This will be the fifth Mathematics in Defence conference; the first four conferences, held in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, each attracted over 100 delegates from a wide range of organisations including QinetiQ, Dstl, AWE, BAE Systems, Thales, Rolls Royce, the IMA, the MoD, academic establishments and international parties.
Contributed papers or posters are invited on all aspects of mathematics in defence. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Data Science and Machine Learning
- Signal Processing
- Modelling and Estimation
- Statistical Methods
- Operational Analysis
- Cyber-physical Systems
This is an open conference and all papers and presentations will be unclassified. The proceedings will be made available to delegates on USB and for download from the conference webpage. Prizes will be awarded at the conference for the best paper, the best poster and the best early career researcher’s presentation.
Tony O’Connor CBE FORS (Chief Analyst, Ministry of Defence)
Dr. Simon Shiu (Director of Security Labs, HP Inc.)
Early Bird Fees*:
*Early Bird Fees are available until Monday 23 October, after which the fees will be:
Registration is open via https://my.ima.org.uk/ Please note that if you are an IMA Member or you have previously registered for an IMA conference, then you are already on our database. Please “request a new password” using the email address previously used to log in and register.
Neil Gaspar (AWE) – Conference Chair
Richard Hoyes (DSTL) – Deputy Chair
Jeremy Gribble (AWE) – Technical Chair
Helen Balinsky (HP Labs Bristol)
Rhiannon Ellis (AWE)
Sam Ellis (MoD)
Maria Kopec (AWE)
Luke Marsh (DSTL)
Andy Pearson (Rolls Royce)
Adam Zagorecki (Cranfield)
For further information or to register your interest in this conference, please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer: email email@example.com, tel +44 (0) 1702 354 020, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.