August 3-27, 2021
Together with our partners, PIMS is excited to offer a 4-week virtual MathIndustry workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the mathematical and statistical sciences to gain the industry skills needed for success in their careers.
This workshop has two main objectives:
Attendees will gain hands-on experience as part of a team working on a real-world problem posed by an industry partner. Potential industry partners can also contact us to learn more or propose projects.
August 3 to August 27, 2021 (gala August 26)
Explore the projects and reports from previous editions of MathIndustry
Projects, reports, team members and other details are available on the MathIndustry 2020 page. .
Certified training programs
Agile software development, virtual collaboration, open source toolchains
communication skills, project management, effective teams & ethics
Propose a problem
MathIndustry aims to match mathematical talent with real problems from industry. If you would like to propose a problem, or if you want to learn more, please contact us to learn more.
MathIndustry (Math to power industry) is a professional development school positioned to benefit Canadian industry because:
The drastic decrease in economic activity caused by the pandemic combined with cost explosions in other governmental programs will lead to significant cuts in higher education budgets. Reductions in the capacity of universities to hire new faculty and postdocs will essentially eliminate a career pathway for a generation of young researchers. This talent pool should be effectively redirected toward activities that drive Canada’s economic recovery.
The important role that mathematical scientists play in defining government policy responses to the pandemic is analogous to the role these experts should play across Canada’s industry sectors. Governmental decisions regarding when or how to optimally implement policies to flatten the curve rely upon predictive models, data analysis, and other mathematical insights. Effective business decision-making similarly requires expertise in modeling, computation, statistics, optimization (mathematical sciences). Studies by Deloitte have revealed the enormous impact the mathematical sciences have on the UK Economy and the Dutch Economy. Goals for the MathIndustry include economic stimulation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, placement of recent mathematical science PhDs into jobs in western Canada, and an ongoing improvement to Canada’s Business Enterprise Research and Development capacity.
The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and partners are offering a virtual rapid response program to train and place young mathematical scientists into jobs in important industry sectors in western Canada (agrifood, energy, forestry, health care, mining). This program will start with a training bootcamp (software best practices, business, communications, project management), group collaborations with industry partners, and create a funnel leading to job placements in industry.