Irish Applied Mathematics Research Students' Meeting

organised by the NUI Galway SIAM Student Chapter

11th of December 2014

Library Seminar Room, Hardiman Building

This one day conference was organised by the newly formed SIAM student chapter in Galway and was the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. The aim of the conference was to bring together research students from different universities, giving them the chance to broaden their horizons and see what other students in their research area are working on. The event was generously supported by SIAM, the Stokes Cluster of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway and the Complex Systems Research Centre.

NUI Galway             SIAM             Stokes Cluster             CORE


A full set of abstracts is available in PDF format.

09:15 Registration
09:45 Dr Lucy Byrnes, Dean of Graduate Studies
(NUI Galway)
Opening Remarks
10:00 Dr Sebastian Wieczorek
(University College Cork)
Rate-induced Bifurcations: Critical Rates, Non-obvious Thresholds, and Adaptation Failure
10:40 Peter Fennell
(University of Limerick)
Statistically Exact Simulation of Epidemiological Dynamics on Complex Networks
11:00 Paul O'Reilly
(Dublin Institute of Technology)
Mathematical Modeling of Hybrid Polymer Systems
11:20 Coffee Break
11:50 Denis Patterson
(Dublin City University)
Asymptotic growth in sublinear functional differential equations
12:10 Kevin Moroney
(University of Limerick)
Modelling Extraction and Transport of Coffee during Brewing
12:30 Jakub Tomczyk
(University of Sydney)
Asymmetric mean field games: applications in Mathematical Finance
12:50 David O Shea
(University College Cork)
Experimental classification of dynamical regimes in optically injected lasers
13:10 Lunch and Poster Session
14:20 Dr Michel Destrade
(NUI Galway)
Elastic waves in soft tissue
15:00 Robert Gower
(University of Edinburgh)
Hunting Inverses of Matrix Fields
15:20 Coffee Break
15:50 Brendan Murray
(University College Dublin)
Robust energy transfer mechanism via precession resonance in non-linear turbulent wave systems
16:10 Andres Peters
(Maynooth University)
Cyclic Interconnection in 1-D Vehicle Formation Control
16:30 Rudolf Hellmuth
(NUI Galway)
A Population Balance Equation for Shear Induced Platelet Aggregation and Breakup
16:50 Closing Remarks

Registration details and important dates

Registration for the conference and applications for talks and/or poster presentations can be made using our online form found here.

The deadline for talk applications is November 14. For those applying for a talk or poster, abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and give an overview of the research topic. Accepted speakers will be notified by November 19.

Registration for attendance or poster presentation is still possible up until November 28 (EXTENDED DEADLINE).

For any further enquiries please contact the SIAM Student Chapter at NUIG (


Congratulations to Robert Gower, from the University of Edinburgh, who was awarded the prize for the best student presenter at the conference!


The conference will take place in the Hardiman Building of NUI Galway. For information on how to get to Galway and the university campus, see the university website. A map of the campus with the conference centre highlighted can be found here. Upon entering the building's lobby, the Library Seminar Room is located on the right.


A shortlist of hostels, guesthouses and B&Bs within walking distance of the conference location is provided below: