A recent graduate, Valerie Millar, from our School, has recently started a Masters in Statistics with Applications to Medicine at Southampton University. You can read her profile here, which also includes an overview of her time studying at Plymouth University. Valerie also stresses the importance of the placement year at GlaxoSmithKline to her studies and her career.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has today informed us that we have obtained an accreditation for our schools’ training quality for graduate students. This will allow us to be part of STFC’s allocation of PhD positions for the first time.
Dr. Malgorzata Wojtys is presenting a talk at the XLII Conference on Mathematical Statistics, organised by the Mathematical Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, which will be held in Bedlewo, Poland, between 27 November and 2 December.
The title of her talk is: Generalized sample selection model.
Every year we have a few students from other EU countries, who come to Plymouth University to study some of the modules in our degrees in Mathematics. For example, there are schemes such as the Erasmus Exchange, which allow students to study in different Universities in the EU . Next month, there is a meeting to explain the options for our students to study some modules at other Universities in the EU. See the poster below.
My office is cluttered with computer components. I am teaching with Dr. Antonio Rago a course called “Mathematical Programming” for second year students on our degree: Mathematics with High Performance Computing.
We teach the students using a language called python. In the first third of the course we use the trinket system.
As part of the module Dr. Rago is teaching the students to build a 8 node cluster and the basics of system administration of a linux system. The small computers in the box will be cabled together to form the cluster. It is essential to getting high performance out of parallel computer to understand some of the hardware issues.
NIHR RfPB grant (2016 – 2017)
Dr Yinghui Wei is a Co-Investigator on a successful grant application entitled “A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations”.
Dr David Graham recently presented a talk at the CETL-MSOR Conference 2016 at Loughborough University. The aim of the conference was to promote, explore and disseminate emerging good practice and research findings in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (MSOR) teaching, learning, assessment and support.
The title of the talk was: Immersion: Therapy?
The talk was about the student views on the new immersive module in the first year. The module is first one taken by the students. It is called “Mathematical Reasoning”. The module is immersive in the sense that the students only take this module for the first four weeks of the first semester.
Monday was the graduation day for the final year students on the different mathematical undergraduate degrees that our school teaches. The event is held on the beautiful Plymouth Hoe.
Although the sky was overcast, there was no rain. There are few more pictures on the facebook page for international students.
In total 64 students graduated this year. There were 21 students who obtained a first class degree and 17 students obtained a 2.1 class degree.
We wish our graduating students well in their future careers.
As well as research talks about mathematics and particle physics many members of the CMS also attend worshops on teaching. This month Dr. John Eales and Libby Goult (who just completed the second year of BSc Mathematics), recently presented a 35 minute talk about feedback in mathematics courses at a recent workshop at Sussex University.