Fields Institute Industrial Problem Solving Workshop

Date: 
Mardi, Juillet 26, 2016

2016 Industrial Problem Solving Workshop


August 15 - 19, 2016, The Fields Institute

Description 
The interaction between industry and academia has many potential benefits for both. Academics learn about interesting potential research problems and find application for their existing tools. Industries get access to some of the most experienced mathematical modellers and problem-solvers on the continent. At the end of the week, the academic experts make a presentation consisting of the problem restatement and their solution. This is a summary of results; the teams also prepare reports for the industrial sponsors.

What the Workshop is About 
Objectives: 
The objective of the IPSW is to connect industries with faculty, postdocs and graduate students who have expertise in industrial case-studies. This interaction is fostered in the specific context of a problem-solving session over 5 days. The case-studies in question have a significant mathematical or statistical content. 
The interaction between industry and academia has many potential benefits for both. Academics learn about interesting potential research problems and find application for their existing tools. Industries get access to some of the most experienced mathematical modellers and problem-solvers on the continent.

Format: 
The IPSW will occur over 5 days. Participants will include a group of academic experts (including mathematicians and statisticians) as well as experts from industry. On the first day, the industrial sponsors will present their problem statements. The academic experts will divide into small teams, with one team assigned to each problem. The teams spend the next 3 days collaborating on solutions to their problem, and present their solution on the final day of the workshop.

Deliverables: 
At the end of the week, the academic experts make a presentation consisting of the problem restatement and their solution. This is a summary of results; the teams also prepare reports for the industrial sponsors.

Registration 
The "Register Online" link is available here: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/register?form_selection=IPSW16%3Aregistration

Once you have registered, you will receive occasional emails about important updates to the 2016 IPSW program, so please register using an active email address. You can also keep up to date with the program by checking this webpage. 
To cancel your registration, please contact gensci@fields.utoronto.ca.

While no further financial support is available to participants, please note lunches will be provided onsite throughout the Workshop.

The poster is available to download here: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/IPSW_Poster_Draft_7.pdf