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Centres with which MASCOS has an agreement


Statistical Research Center for Complex Systems(SRCCS)

Website: http://srccs.snu.ac.kr/

The Statistical Research Center for Complex Systems (SRCCS) in Korea was established in 1999 by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, as the result of a national competition. In the area of statistics, the activities of SRCCS and MASCOS overlap significantly. In particular, both centres aim to do world-leading research on statistical methodology needed for handling large or complex datasets, and which can be applied to certain areas of economics and engineering. The linkage between SRCCS and MASCOS forms a framework within which the centres can collaborate. It has borne fruit, in that, since the development of the linkage, Byeong Park from SRCCS has visited Canberra and worked with Peter Hall from MASCOS on methods for classification in multidimensional problems. A joint research paper was completed in late 2004 and submitted for publication.

Center for Constructive Approximation

Website: http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/%7Ecca/

MASCOS has signed a cooperative agreement with the Center for Constructive Approximation at Vanderbilt University. The agreement, primarily but not exclusively with the UNSW node of MASCOS, includes an exchange program for postgraduate students and staff, and cooperation in research. A significant first activitiy under the agreement was a joint Workshop on Computational Analysis on the Sphere, held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, in December 2003, with strong Australian participation. In other activities under the agreement, PhD student Paul Leopardi visited the Vanderbilt Centre in 2004, and in 2005 Dr Kerstin Hesse took up a visiting position at Vanderbilt for nine months.

German Research Centre for Mathematics of Key Technologies (MATHEON)

Website: http://www.math.tu-berlin.de/DFG-Forschungszentrum/

The German Research Centre for Mathematics of Key Technologies (MATHEON) and MASCOS signed a collaborative agreement in Berlin on November 1st, 2004. The first activity under this agreement was a visit by the Director of MATHEON, Professor Martin Groetschel, who gave the keynote address at breakfast seminars sponsored by the NSW Department of State and Regional Development in Sydney and by Regional Development Victoria in Melbourne. It is envisaged that an exchange program for Chief Investigators, Associate Investigators, Research Fellows and graduate students will be established between the two Centres, and cooperation will take place on a number of fronts, ranging from pure research to projects with a strong industry focus. MATHEON and MASCOS are currently collaborating on an industry project involving the moving of containers on wharves at Australian docks.

Professor Groetschel has initiated a project to develop a competitive non-commercial mixed integer program solver, called SCIP.

Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems, a Canadian Federal Network of Centres of Excellence (MITACS)

Website: http://www.mitacs.math.ca

The Canadian CENTRE "Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems, a Canadian Federal Network of Centres of Excellence" (MITACS) and MASCOS and The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institue (AMSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on July 20th, 2005. MITACS was founded in 1999 with funding from the Canadian Government with additional funding from industry, provincial governments, and universities. In 2005 the Canadian government renewed MITACS funding for a further seven years.

The first activity under this Memorandum was a visit in July 2005 by the Director of MATHEON, Professor Arvind Gupta, who gave seminars in Melbourne and Sydney and also gave the keynote address at the AMSI/MASCOS Industry Forum. The Memorandum establishes an exchange program for Chief Investigators, Associate Investigators, Research Fellows and graduate students between Canadian researchers affiliated with MITACS and Australian researchers affiliated with AMSI and MASCOS. Cooperation is planned on a number of fronts, ranging from pure research to projects with a strong industry focus. Additionally, the Memorandum provides for joint workshops and joint graduate courses.

Centre for Mathematical Modelling (CMM)

Website: http://www.cmm.uchile.cl/

A Cooperative Agreement was signed in March 2007 between MASCOS and the Chilean Centre for Mathematical Modelling (CMM) to boost collaboration and cooperation in areas of mutual research priorities.

The agreement includes the planning of further joint workshops and exchange programs for graduate students and faculty members. One area with high collaborative potential revealed itself at an International Workshop on Rock Mechanics and Logisitics in Mining. A wide range of problems were discussed with the aim of capturing the best solutions and maximizing outcomes to challenges faced by the mining industry worldwide. This included optimal ways to schedule operations, the most effective ways to tackle ore bodies, the modelling of rock fracture and the mathematical problems raised by metallurgical processes. In this respect, MASCOS brings experience in the optimization of mining operations.

Bath Institute for Complex Systems (BICS)

Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/math-sci/bics/

Information still to come


Collaborative Research Center 701 (CRC 701)

Website: http://www.math.uni-bielefeld.de/sfb701/

Information still to come

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