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Study Group
Mathematics with Industry 
SWI 2012


  30 January - 3 February 2012       








The scientific proceedings of SWI 2012 are available in pdf format. For paper copies, please contact Patty Koorn



What is SWI about?

One week (Monday to Friday) a group of 50 to 80 mathematicians, working in academia or industry, from anywhere in the Netherlands and from abroad come together to tackle industrial problems. Companies present their problems on Monday. The group of mathematicians then devote the entire week aiming for solutions of the problems. Friday the groups present their solution.

This is the 84th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry, following many earlier successful events.

Check Problems for examples of proceedings and read more about SWI at the International Study Group Website.

SWI 2011 was held from January 24 to 28, at the Department of Mathematics of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.



The Study Group 2012 is organized by The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology and Eurandom.



Adrian Muntean (TU/e)
Alessandro Di Bucchianico (TU/e)
Jan Draisma (TU/e)
Remco van der Hofstad (TU/e)
Mark Peletier (TU/e)
Antonios Zagaris (Univ. of Twente)
Marko Boon (TU/e)
Jan-Jaap Oosterwijk (TU/e)
Dion Gijswijt (TU Delft)
Patty Koorn (Eurandom)



Please use the online registration form to submit your details for registration.

Hotel accommodation

Participants have to book their own hotel rooms. We have reserved a limited number of reduced-rate rooms at Sandton Hotel Eindhoven. To obtain this reduced rate, please use this link to book accommodation: http://www.sandton.eu/nl/eindhoven/congresswi.

If full, you may try other hotels around Eindhoven University of Technology (please note: prices listed are "best available").
Or you can consult the web pages of the Tourist Information Eindhoven, Postbus 7, 5600 AA Eindhoven.


Financial support

We have partial financial support for travel and accommodation, in particular for junior participants who cannot get funding from other sources. To apply for such support, please send a request by e-mail to the organising committee's treasurer (Jan Draisma), detailing expected
travel+accommodation cost. A decision on your request will be made well before the meeting, and the reimbursement will take place afterwards.


Background information

The Study Group is an industrial/academic week where mathematics is used to tackle industrial problems. The formula of setting aside a week for intensive study of a few real world problems originates in Oxford in 1968 and has since spread around the world. See the links to other Study Groups. The success of a study group can be attributed to a number of reasons, for example:

The participants are free to join any of the problem sessions or serve more projects with their expertise.




Endinet   - Traverse Building room TR 1.51 (Van Trier room)

Philips     - Traverse Bulding room TR 1.52  (Dorgelo room)

Bartels    - Traverse Building room TR 1.53 (Posthumus room)

Marin       - Laplace Building room LG 1.110 (Yellow room)

Thales     _ Laplace Building room LG 1.105 (Green room)

Tata Steel - Laplace Building room LG 1.115 (Library)   


09.00 - 09.45 Registration and coffee/tea Lounge Filmzaal (Zwarte Doos)
09.45 - 09.50 Opening by Dean Arjeh Cohen Filmzaal (Zwarte Doos)
09.50 - 10.00 Introduction by Adrian Muntean Filmzaal (Zwarte Doos)
10.00 - 10.20 Problem 1 Endinet "Future Challenges in the Electricity Grid Infrastructure"
10.20 - 10.40 Problem 2 Philips "Efficient Ray-tracing Method for Non-imaging Optics "
10.40 - 11.00 Problem 3 Thales "Optimization of Life Time of Sensor Networks "
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee/tea break  
11.30 - 11.50 Problem 4 Marin "Structural Integrity of Marine Structures "
11.50 - 12.10 Problem 5 Tata Steel "Image Recognition of Shape Defects in Hot Steel Rolling"
12.10 - 12.30 Problem 6 Bartels Engineering "Building a Mountain in The Netherlands"
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Canteen Traverse
13.30 - 14.00 Group formation Canteen Traverse
14.00 - 17.15 Group discussion room allocation per problem to be announced on the day
17.30 - Reception Laplace Building, Eurandom
19.30 - Laplace building closes  


09.00 - 17.15 Group discussion  
10.30 Coffee/tea break  
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Senaatszaal, Auditorium
13.30 - 17.15 Group discussion  
15.00 Coffee/tea break  
19.00 Conference dinner Restaurant "De Verlenging", PSV stadium



09.00 - 15.00 Group discussion  
10.30 Coffee/tea break  
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Canteen Traverse
15.00 Coffee/tea break  
16.00 - 17.15 Discussion and drinks  
20.00 Dessert at Maison Peletier  



09.00 - 17.15 Group discussion  
10.30 Coffee/tea break  
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Restaurant "De Zwarte Doos"
15.00 Coffee/tea break  
18.30 Informal dinner (pizza and drinks) Eurandom, Laplace building
  Preparation of presentation.....  
22.00 Laplace building closes  



09.30 - 09.45 Coffee/tea Laplace building LG 1.105 (green room)
09.45 - 10.15 Problem Endinet Presentation of results
10.15 - 10.45 Problem Philips Presentation of results
10.45 - 11.15 Problem Marin Presentation of results
11.15 - 11.30 Coffee/tea break  
11.30 - 12.00 Problem Thales Presentation of results
12.00 - 12.30 Problem Tata Steel Presentation of results
12.30 - 13.00 Problem Bartels Engineering Presentation of results
13.00 - Closing and Lunch Canteen Traverse



Name Firstname Affiliation
Balmashnova Evgeniya TU Eindhoven
Banagaaya Nicodemus TU Eindhoven
Bansal Nikhil TU Eindhoven
Bonaschi Giovanni TU Eindhoven
Boon Marko TU Eindhoven
Bourne David TU Eindhoven
Bruurmijn Mark  TU Eindhoven
Budd Chris University of Bath
Campillo-Funollet Eduard University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Castro Rui TU Eindhoven
Chaudhary M.P. Centre for Mathematical Sciences India
Dattner Itai Eurandom  
de Rijk Björn Universiteit Leiden
Di Bucchianico Alessandro TU Eindhoven
Dissanayake Ranjan Rajarata University
Draisma Jan   TU Eindhoven
Eggermont Robert TU Eindhoven
Evers Joep TU Eindhoven
Fatima Tasnim TU Eindhoven
Fernandez Andrea University of Bath
Filatova Olena TU Eindhoven
Gijswijt Dion TU Delft
Guterman Alexander Moscow State University
Hendriks M.  TU Eindhoven
Hulshof Tim TU Eindhoven - Eurandom
Kapodistria Stella TU Eindhoven
Khaniyev Taghi Middle East Technical University
Khimshiashvili Giorgi Ilia State University
Kong Derong TU Delft
Kryven Ivan University of Amsterdam
Kumar Kundan TU Eindhoven
Lahaye Domenico TU Delft
Lansink Rotgerink Jesper University of Twente
Lin Runliang Tsinghua University
Manzoor Ahmad Zahid Tilburg University
Meerman Corine Universiteit Leiden 
Mercuri Carlo TU Eindhoven
Mitici Mihaela Twente University
Mora Karin University of Bath
Muntean Adrian TU Eindhoven
Murat Firat TU Eindhoven
Myerscough Keith CWI
Nardi Francesca TU Eindhoven
Oleh Krehel University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Oosterwijk Jan-Jaap TU Eindhoven
Pawan Kumar Mishra LDC ITS Engineering College
Pelekis Christos TU Delft
Peletier Mark TU Eindhoven
Pisarenco Maxim ASML Eindhoven
Postma Stefanie University of Leiden
Rienstra Sjoerd TU Eindhoven
Rottschäfer Vivi Universiteit Leiden 
Sarswat Suneel National Institute of Securities Markets, India
Savcenco Valeriu ASML
Scardia Lucia TU Eindhoven
Serra Paulo Eurandom - TU Eindhoven
Setekera Robert TU Delft
Sewalt Lotte Universiteit Leiden 
Shchetnikava Volha TU Eindhoven
Siero Eric Universiteit Leiden 
Steiner Jutta Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau 
Stojkovic Igor TU Delft
Szabo Botond TU Eindhoven
ten Thije Boonkamp J.H.M. TU Eindhoven
Tromper Thijs University of Twente
van den Akker Marjan Utrecht University
van den Berg Jan Bouwe VU University
van der Hofstad Remco TU Eindhoven - Eurandom
van Meurs Patrick TU Eindhoven
Van Noorden Tycho University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Veerman Frits Universiteit Leiden 
Wadman Wander CWI
Zagaris Antonios University of Twente
Zisis Iason TU Eindhoven
Zocca Alessandro TU Eindhoven
Zwiernik Piotr TU Eindhoven

(last update 26-01-12)




Conference Location
The workshop location is Eurandom,  Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, Laplace Building, 1st floor, LG 1.105.

EURANDOM is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, in the 'Laplacegebouw' building' (LG on the map). The university is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven railway station (take the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right with the sign TU/e).

The participants will be divided in groups per problem,

For all information on how to come to Eindhoven, please check http://www.eurandom.tue.nl/contact.htm


For more information please contact Mrs. Patty Koorn,
Workshop officer of  Eurandom




TU/e Eurandom

Last updated 30-05-13,
by PK