The official launch of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) took place on March 26, 2007, during the first external activity of the Centre: a 'Workshop on Algorithmic Game Theory' was held at the University of Warwick on 25-28 March 2007.
The University of Warwick has been awarded £3.8 million as one of the EPSRC's Science and Innovation Awards to set up the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) led by Professor Mike Paterson. The Warwick project will be rooted in three internationally recognised departments at the University of Warwick: Computer Science, Mathematics and the Business School. It will focus on both the interface between mathematics and computer science and the fundamentals of operational research.
The Centre will generate three new lectureships/associate professorships, an ongoing stream of postdoctoral research assistants and a doctoral training school. The University will also offer a new professorship in Computer Science. An Industrial Affiliates Programme will transfer knowledge and solutions to industry and other users.
The KTN for Industrial Mathematics is helping DIMAP to identify opportunities for industry and academia to collaborate in the area of discrete mathematics. Future events and case studies will be publicised through the Industrial Mathematics KTN website and email bulletin. If you would like to receive notice of these events please contact Dr Robert Leese.
Professor Bo Chen as a member of the Executive Team leading Warwick Business School's input on this award said:
"As the only UK recipient of a Science & Innovation Award with fundamentals of operational research (OR) at its core, we are extremely pleased to have this strategic support in recognition of the lack of UK capacity in developing new theories and methodologies in OR. The establishment of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications will provide a solid platform for interdisciplinary research with contributions from mathematics, computer science and OR. We are confident that our OR team at Warwick Business School will make unique contributions to the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications."
For further information on DIMAP: DIMAP webpage.
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