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NeEDS participant Jeanette Walldorf to win annual Fonnesbech PhD award 2019

Jeanette Walldorf, PhD Student at the department of Economics (CBS), has received this year’s Fonnesbech PhD award for extraordinary research which is estimated to be on an international top level. The PhD award totals 140.000 DKK and it is awarded to a PhD scholar at CBS to finance one year’s salary.

Jeanette at Duke University, September 2019

Jeanette is currently enjoying a 4-month long secondment at Duke University as part of the NeEDS project where she is working within Work Package 2 on cutting-edge modelling to improve performance and develope novel measures of interpretability.

In the name of the NeEDS Team, congratulations to Jeanette!

Coming up: Conference on Data Science for Better Decisions, December 17th

On Tuesday 17 December 2019, Statistics Flanders and NeEDS member Statistics Netherlands jointly organise this one-day international conference on how data science can contribute to better official statistics for decision making.

As stated on Statistic Flanders’ webpage, the conference will adress questions such as how can new data sources and techniques help in supporting better decisions in a fast-moving digital environment? What are the opportunities from the boom in the availability of data to inform policy decisions, and what are the risks in using new tools and techniques to handle big data sources?

The conference will take place in Brussels, on the Tour & Taxis site (Havenlaan 86C, 1000 Brussel) and will be held in English. For free registration and a closer look at the program, please follow the link.

Coming up: 2nd NeEDS Modelling Week at Universidad de Chile, January 6th-11th 2020

The 2nd NeEDS Modelling Week will take place at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Universidad de Chile (Santiago de Chile, Chile) January 6th-11th, 2020.

The aims of NeEDS Modelling Week are:

(i) to train students in modelling real-world problems using quantitative approaches, drawn from Data Science and Mathematical Optimization,

(ii) to stimulate their collaboration and communication skills in an international and intersectoral environment,

(iii) to bring together academia with professionals from the public and private sectors to show the potentials advanced quantitative models can have for practice as well as to nurture the respective research agendas.

The participants will spend one week working to solve real-world problems using different quantitative modeling approaches. Small groups of Master students, Ph.D. students, and junior researchers (like post-doctoral students) will be assigned to each problem in term of their preference and own skills. During the first day of the event the problems will be presented. An instructor leads each of these groups throughout the week. During the following four days, students will work on solving the problems under the guidance of the instructor and industrial collaborators. The final day of the meeting will be devoted to the presentation of the results.

To register for this modelling week, please click here.

NeEDS Workshop On the Latest Advances in Machine Learning to Deal with Complex Data

Click on image to read the workshop’s full programme

Together with three visiting ESR’s from Universidad de Sevilla – María Remedios Sillero Denamiel, Cristina Molero-Río and Sandra Benítez-Peña – the NeEDS Project Coordinator, Dolores Romero Morales, presented the latest advances in machine learning to deal with complex data. With 28 guests from industry and academia, the workshop was a great success that allowed lively discussions and insights into the researchers’ works and progresses within the NeEDs project.

ECMI Postgraduate / VI Iberian / NeEDS Modelling Week at IMUS

From July 7th – 13th, the ECMI Postgraduate / VI Iberian / NeEDS Modelling Week was held at IMUS, the Mathematics Institute of the University of Seville. Here, students and young researchers are being trained on the latest advances of mathematical and statistical modeling problems proposed by industry.

NeEDS participants at the ECMI Postgraduate / VI Iberian / NeEDS Modelling Week at IMUS

On Monday, 7 companies from various sectors have presented their technological challenges to 80 participants from 13 different countries, including 8 PhD students from the NeEDS project. The problems address various challenges on big data, drones, road design, efficient energy generation, agriculture, industrial production, medical imaging, and more. With the support of expert instructors in the respective fields, the student groups are now tackling the mathematical challenges over the course of this week, which will end on Saturday with the presentations of the students’ solutions.

The ECMI Postgraduate / VI Iberian / NeEDS Modelling Week is a satellite event of the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and co-organized by the European Mathematical-Industry Consortium, the Spanish Mathematics-Industry Network, the Portuguese Network of Mathematics for Innovation and Industry, as well as the NeEDS Project.

RTVE interviewing Dolores Romero Morales during group work at ECMI Postgraduate / VI Iberian / NeEDS Modelling Week at IMUS

With even the regional television RTVE reporting about us, this event has already been a great success with inspiring learning opportunities and we look forward to tomorrow’s big presentations by our students.

 

NeEDS Steering Board Meeting, July 2019

On July 8th, the Steering Board Meeting was held at the University of Sevilla (USE), Spain.

12 members of the NeEDS Steering Board have come together in Sevilla as well as online to discuss the progress of the NeEDS project after its first 6 months since kick-off.

Members of the NeEDS Steering Board and Management Team in front of the Mathematical Institute IMUS at the University of Sevilla

The opportunity of face-to-face group discussions has allowed the network to build stronger connections, exchange experiences and work out important steps to ensure successful communication of each partner’s expectations and interests. For the future progress of NeEDS, this meeting was an important and fruitful step and we want to thank everyone who contributed to it.

NeEDS Project Kick-off Meeting Held at Copenhagen Business School

The NeEDS kick-off meeting was held at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark on January 28th, 2019. Participants were welcomed by Dean of Research Søren Hvidkjær, who congratulated the team on receiving the grant and acknowledged the great possibilities of collaboration between academia and industry created by the funding from the EU MSCA program.

Project partners and colleagues at the NeEDS project kick-off, held at Copenhagen Business School

The main purpose of the meeting was to allow participants to get to know each other and to introduce the setup of the project implementation plan. The project management team at CBS laid out the obligations of partners and the guidelines for secondments, as well as the tasks, deliverables and events of the project and the reporting and monitoring requirements from the project officer.

Participants also discussed the research work packages and how to best ensure knowledge exchange between the academic partners and industry partners, through secondments as well as overall collaboration.

Throughout the day, colleagues from CBS also participated in the meeting to learn about the project and the possibilities of going on secondments. A number of industry partners joined the meeting via Skype to introduce themselves. The meeting was very fruitful and it was a pleasure to see everyone together for the first time. We look forward to many more exciting discussions on data science through secondments, workshops and other project events.

First NeEDS Modelling Week announced

In collaboration with NeEDS partner University of Sevilla, the NeEDS team is proud to present its first Modelling Week in 2019. The event will be held at the Instituto de Matemáticas de la Universidad de Sevilla.

The main aims of the Modelling Week are to train students in Mathematical Modelling using industrial problems and stimulate their collaboration and communication skills in an international and intersectoral environment.

Read more about the Modelling Week and sign up here.