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Swedish Study Group Mathematics in Industry, at Institut Mittag-Leffler, August 17-21, 2015 (Workshop_Summary)

  • When: August 17-21, 2015.
  • Where: Institut Mittag-Leffler in Stockholm.
  • What: Week-long workshop, focusing on solving specific problems from the industry.
  • Benefits: Interesting problems in applied mathematics, new collaborations, networking and recruitment.
  • Participants: PhD students, Postdocs, and Faculty from Swedish Universities. Company representatives.


  • April 15: Initial problem submission deadline.
  • May 15: Problems finalized.
  • May 25: Participant application deadline.
  • June 15: Problem teams finalized.
  • August 17 – 21: Study Group at Institut Mittag-Leffler.


Swedish Study Group “Mathematics in Industry” is a workshop for interaction between companies and mathematicians in the academia. The format of the workshop is based on the Oxford study group, where industrial scientists work alongside academic mathematicians on problems of direct industrial relevance. There will be 4-6 problems from different companies and about 30 mathematicians from academia.

Format of the Study Group

The meeting spans one week. At the first day the company representatives will each give a presentation on their problem and objectives to the whole group of mathematicians. After this, the group will break up in teams focusing on one problem each. The teams (including the company representative) will work on the problems during the week with brainstorming, modelling and solving the problems. Participants may apply their expertise to any of the problems.

During the third day, all teams reassemble and give short presentations on progress and remaining problems. This provides the opportunity for the other groups to give input. On the last day each group gives a presentation (about 30 minutes) on the results and future directions.

Application Process – Industry

If your company has a mathematical/computational problem that needs to be solved, go to ”For Industry” and read more.

Deadline for the initial problem proposal was April 15, 2015. The following problems are selected for the workshop:

  1. Ericsson Research - Waveform design with time and frequency constraints
  2. Greenly - Energy disaggregation using low resolution data from existing infrastructure
  3. Lynx - Penalised portfolio optimisation and canonical correlation
  4. Protracer - Accurate ball flight aerodynamics through data driven inverse and forward modelling
  5. Scania - Investigate graph and network algorithms in transport vehicle GPS data to detect and quantify hubs and flow
  6. Swedbank - Fast simulation for interest rate portfolios

Application Process – Academia

If you work with mathematics in academia and are interested in participating, go to ”For Academia” for more information. The deadline for applications is May 25, 2015.

Links to other study groups

Contact Information SSGMI 2015

General Contact

Johan Karlsson, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, KTH. E-mail:, Phone: 08-790 84 40, Cell: 0736-79 47 66.

Karl Jonsson, PhD Student, KTH Department of Mathematics. E-mail:

Project Group

Sandra Di Rocco, Professor, Department of Mathematics, KTH.

Catarina Dudas, Researcher, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre.

Magnus Fontes, Professor, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, LTH.

Johan Hoffman, Professor, Computer Science and Communication, KTH.

Henrik Hult, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, KTH.

Mats Larson, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Umeå University.

Jesper Oppelstrup, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Communication, KTH.

Sergei Silvestrov, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Mälardalen University.

Ozan Öktem, Strategic Coordinator and Researcher, CIAM/Department of Mathematics, KTH.

Study group: Local Organizers/Sponsors:

Institut Mittag-Leffler, KTH, Mathematics, KTH, Computer Science and Communication, CIAM – Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


CIAM – Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics