The Office of International Affairs, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science & Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Technology and Engineering hosted an International Webinar on “Mathematics in Industry: Challenges and Frontiers” on June 3, 2020. The webinar coordinators were (Dr.) Dhanesh Patel, Director, Office of International Affairs, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and Prof. (Dr.) Colin Please, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK. The webinar was held on the ‘Google Meets’ platform and was also streamed live on ‘YouTube’. The primary objective of the webinar was to identify how to develop long term Academia-Industry partnerships to tackle industrial problems which might be understood by exploiting mathematical and statistical expertise. This unique International Webinar had key speakers who shared their vast experience of Mathematics and Industry from their country’s perspective and enabled the participants to understand how the beauty of Mathematical Technology can be harnessed to tackle many issues faced in the Industry.
The Webinar received an overwhelming positive response with over 1300 individuals from over 32 countries participating. The viewers in You Tube are 2564. The participants included distinguished academicians, industry leaders and students. The webinar was inaugurated by Professor (Dr.) Parimal Vyas, Hon. Vice Chancellor of the Maharaja Sayajirao University. Five distinguished academicians, Prof. (Dr.) Graeme Wake, Massey University, New Zealand; Prof. (Dr.) Colin Please, University of Oxford, UK; Prof. (Dr.) Wil Schilders, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands; Prof. (Dr.) Poul G. Hjorth, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; and Dr. Ashleigh Hutchinson, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, were invited speakers and addressed the participants on the challenges and prospects of mathematics in industry.
The academic deliberations during the webinar were extremely fruitful and it was resolved to hold similar webinars in the future.
Watch the video on Youtube.