2nd IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence
Date: Thursday 20 October 2011 Location: Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Swindon
Science and technology play an increasingly important role in equipping and supporting the armed forces. Mathematics is fundamental to these disciplines, providing a framework for understanding and solving the varied and complex problems faced. Mathematics and statistics are used to model military systems and scenarios. The information provided by mathematical models can be used to estimate system performance, suggest improvements or find weaknesses of real systems.
This conference brings together a wide variety of mathematical methods with defence and security applications. The conference programme will include keynote speakers, contributed presentations and poster sessions as well as refreshment breaks for informal discussions. It is intended for mathematicians, scientists and engineers from industry and academia, as well as government and military personnel who have an interest in how mathematics can be applied to defence problems.
This will be the second Mathematics in Defence conference; the first, held in 2009, was attended by over 160 delegates from a range of organisations including QinetiQ, Dstl, Thales, the IMA, the MoD, academic establishments and international parties. Click here for proceedings from the 2009 conference.
Dr Prabhat Vaze (MoD Head of Analysis & Director of the Defence Analytical Services and Advice, MoD)
Professor Richard Ormondroyd (Head of Communications and Wireless Group, Cranfield University).