Engineering Mathematics programmes open events

Engineering Mathematics programmes open events are open to all interested students and public out-reaching co-production activities highlighting Mathematics broad impact in industry, society and academic community. Experts from industry, businesses and academic community share their experience, ideas and insights about where mathematics is used and demanded in todays job market as well as about important and often pioneering role and influence of mathematics tools and knowledge in development of modern technology, science, engineering, industry, business and society. This series of open events, started in 2015, is organised in connection to Master’s programmes and Bachelor’s programmes in Engineering Mathematics (Teknisk Matematik) by the Division of Applied Mathematics and Research Environment in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Mälardalen University.

List of forthcoming and past events

2017

Predation-induced polymorphism in prey-predictions by an eco-evolutionary model

 

Mats Bodin, PhD, Mälardalens högskola

Time: 18 October, 17.30-18.30

Location: Lambda, House U, Ground floor, MDH Västerås

Recent empirical findings strongly suggest that predation is a driving force behind divergent life-history strategies and the emergence of polymorphic European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus) populations in Sweden, consisting of a pelagic living dwarf and a littoral living giant. Here we develop a continuously size-structured model with two physically separated habitats which shows that adaptive foraging together with habitat specific predation can drive evolution towards a polymorphic prey population consisting of a dwarf maturing at a small size and a fast growing giant maturing a large size.

 

Blixtar och D-optimal design

 

Populärvetenskaplig föreläsning på svenska med

Karl Lundengård, Mälardalens högskola

Tid: 22 Mars, 15.30-16.30

Plats: Lambda, U-huset, Våning 1, MDH Västerås

Elektromagnetisk kompatibilitet är viktigt ingenjörsområde som handlar om att se till att olika elektroniska system inte blir störda av andra apparater eller naturliga fenomen såsom blixtnedslag eller statisk elektricitet. Karl kommer att beskriva sin forskning om hur man kan konstruera en matematisk modell av strömmen i en blixt som kan användas för simulering eller tester av olika slag. Föredraget kommer att vara tillgängligt för teknikintresserad publik utan högskolekunskaper i matematik. De som har viss erfarenhet av matematik på högskolenivå kan vara mer intresserade nedanstående presentation.

Presentationsslides "Blixtar och D-optimal design" Karl Lundengård (pdf 1,7 MB)

Film av föreläsningen "Blixtar och D-optimal design"

 

Describing lightning and optimising the Vandermonde determinant

The programmes in Engineering Mathematics presents a guest lecture by

Karl Lundengård, MSc, Junior lecturer and PhD student at Mälardalen University

Time: 22 March, 17.30-18.30

Location: Lambda, House U, Ground floor, MDH Västerås

Abstract:

Electromagnetic compatibility is an important engineering field that deals with ensuring that different electronic systems are not disturbed by each other or external influences. Karl will introduce his research on developing a mathematical model for approximation of lightning discharges or other disturbing phenomena.

The main points of discussion are:

  • A description of Karl’s background, education and interests.
  • Some research results on:
    • Extreme points of the Vandermonde determinant.
    • Nonlinear fitting of curves.
    • Interpolation on a D-optimal design.
  • Why Karl chose this particular research area and how the results were found.

Presentation slides Describing lightning and optimising the Vandermonde determinant' Karl Lundengård (pdf 1,4 MB)

Film of the lecture 'Describing lightning and optimising the Vandermonde determinant'

 

2016 

 

Applied Mathematics in Physics, Engineering and Profit-making @ ABB

The programmes in Engineering Mathematics presents a guest lecture by

Anders Daneryd, Licentiate, ABB Corporate Research

Time: November 23, 17.30-18.30

Location: Lambda, House U, Ground floor, MDH Västerås

MDH News article (in Swedish)

 

Abstract: 

In spite of the apparently very diverse businesses and technologies in ABB the one thing that still unifies is the “modelling” or “analysis” aspect for products and services. Here the skills of employees in applied mathematics at different levels of complexity naturally plays a decisive role for the company being able to offer high quality at minimum cost. In this talk, the direct and indirect use of hard mathematics in the every-day corporate work will be exemplified and some of the presenter’s personal interests in the field will also be discussed.

Further, what may not be so obvious when one considers typical ABB offerings, is the use of mathematics behind the scenes in business models, sales, market analyses, automated design systems, and the talk also aims to promote an exchange of views on the hidden mathematics backing up these domains.

Presentation slides Anders Daneryd, ABB Corporate Researach

 

Applied Mathematics in Software Testing

The programmes in Engineering Mathematics presents a guest lecture by

Sahar Tahvili, MSc, Researcher at SICS Swedish ICT and industrial PhD student at Mälardalen University

Time: October 12, 17.30-18.30

Location: Lambda, House U, Ground floor, MDH Västerås

Abstract:

Sahar Tahvili will describe her experience as a PhD student in Software Engineering at MDH and some topics in her research.

She studies fuzzy multi criteria decision making which is a way of improving control and analysis of software testing processes that are noisy and imprecise.

Presentation slides Sahar Tahvili

Applied Mathematics in Finance

Master's programme in Engineering Mathematics presents a guest lecture by

Jan Röman, Licentiate, Mälardalen University, Swedbank

Time: May 18, 18.15-19.15

Location: Lambda, House U, Ground floor, MDH Västerås

Abstract:

Jan Röman has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry and is also a part-time lecturer at MDH. He will talk about how you can apply mathematics to model and analyse financial processes. Questions that arise include

Jan Röman will talk about his educational and professional background and how he applies mathematical theory in his work. The talk will be accessible to people who have not studied any finance or economics. 

 

PhD studies in applied mathematics at Mälardalen University 

Master's programme in Engineering Mathematics presents a guest lecture by

Christopher Engström, MSc, Division of Applied Mathematics, UKK, MDH.

Time: March 9, 17.30-18.30

Location: Lambda, House U, Ground floor, MDH Västerås

Abstract:

Christopher Engström will describe his experience as a PhD student in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at MDH and some topics in his research. 

The main topics of the talk are:

• What do you do as a PhD student in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at MDH?

• A description of his past education and how this relates to his current work.

• An overview of some of his own research on applied problems related to graphs and networks.

Presentation slides Christopher Engström

2015

Applied Mathematics in Small and Large Firms

Master's programme in Engineering Mathematics presents a guest lecture by

Prof. Dr. George Fodor, QTAGG R&D AB

2015-11-18, 17.30-18.30, Lambda (U-building in Västerås), MDH.

Abstract:

Prof. Dr. George Fodor, QTAGG R&D AB will give a lecture about Applied Mathematics as used in small and large firms. The speaker has R&D experience from industry (QTAGG R&D AB and ABB), from academic positions at different Swedish, US and Australian Universities and from his publication activities at IEEE and other technically-oriented publishing houses.

Some highlights of his talk:

Presentation slides Dr. George Fodor

Applied Mathematics in Electromagnetics in Industry

Master's programme in Engineering Mathematics presents a guest lecture by

Dr. Christian Sohl, SAAB Electronic Defence Systems

2015-09-30, 7.30-18.30 in Lambda (U-building in Västerås), MDH.

Abstract:

Dr. Christian Sohl from SAAB Electronic Defence Systems will describe his work as an applied mathematician in industry who works with electromagnetic modelling.

 

He will describe his education, his employer and the mathematical problems he faces in his everyday work.