The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the scholarly and professional association for mathematics and its applications in the United Kingdom. They were founded in 1964 and were formed by the Royal Charter in 1990 when they were awarded the ability to confer the Chartered Mathematician certification. They also confer the Chartered Scientist and Chartered Mathematics Teacher designations. They presently have roughly 5,000 members, approximately 40% of whom work in education (from elementary schools to universities), with the majority of the rest working in commercial, industrial, and governmental organizations.
Signal Processing Promo Event
Professor Simon Maskell will give a keynote talk on the intersection of mathematics and computing, bridging the disciplines of signal processing in the Engineering community and machine learning in the Computer Science community, both underpinned by mathematics and statistics and their respective communities, to promote the IMA Mathematics in Signal Processing 2022 conference. A panel discussion regarding the future of signal processing conferences in an era dominated by machine learning will follow the keynote talk.
Professor Simon Maskell is a Professor of Autonomous Systems at the University of Liverpool, where he works at the crossroads of computer science, engineering, and statistics. Simon’s research focuses on creating ground-breaking algorithmic solutions that may be utilized to gain a competitive advantage in a variety of industries and government agencies. Simon’s solutions have helped companies in the defense, security, insurance, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and transportation industries, among others.
Several specialists from the signal processing and machine learning communities from the UK and throughout the world will speak on the panel.
Background to the Signal Processing Promo Event
The IMA Mathematics in Signal Processing conference has been conducted 11 times since its inception in 1985 in Bath, with the most recent being held in Birmingham in 2016. The 12th conference was scheduled for May 2022, however, only a few applications were received. According to our sources, the pandemic has had a significant influence on the restarting of various conventions.
However, in view of the significant expansion of data-driven and deep learning-based approaches to solve difficulties in the signal processing area, we feel it is also time to reassess the conference’s scope and nomenclature. Although the last call for papers acknowledged this shift in scope, we feel that now is the time to explore renaming and rebranding the conference to highlight the transition to data-driven methods.
7th IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence and Security 2023
At the heart of government and industry, there is a growing tendency and desire for scientific and evidence-based decision-making to support defense and security. Mathematics is fundamental to these two domains, offering a framework for understanding and addressing the diverse and complicated problems encountered, as well as model systems and scenarios.
As mathematicians, they are uniquely placed to be at the forefront of this necessity, allowing them to step back and absorb everything into a common language. One of the most difficult obstacles for mathematicians is the discipline’s ubiquity – the fact that the same math may be utilized to tackle different problems. This implies that it may not be immediately evident which field of mathematics is most suited to addressing a specific problem, and it may be difficult to find a forum where you can gain input on the various mathematical strategies that could be used.
This conference intends to bring together a diverse range of experts and issues relating to mathematical methods used in defense and security applications. In addition to guest speakers, presentations, and poster sessions, there will be refreshment breaks for casual talks. It is intended for mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from industry and academia, as well as government and military people interested in how mathematics might be applied to defense and security issues.
This will be the seventh Mathematics in Defence and Security Conference, and the second with the word ‘Security’ in the title; previous conferences drew over 100 delegates from a variety of organizations, including Dstl, QinetiQ, AWE, BAE Systems, Thales, Rolls Royce, the IMA, the MoD, academia, and international parties.
IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding 2023
Cryptography and coding are mathematical theories and practices that support the provision of effective security and reliability for data exchange, processing, and storage. This nineteenth International Conference in an established and successful IMA series on “Cryptography and Coding” seeks innovative research papers on all technical aspects of cryptography and coding.
Submissions on any cryptographic or coding-theoretic topic are welcome, including but not limited to:
- Theoretical and mathematical foundations;
- Cryptographic or coding primitives and protocols are designed, proposed, and analyzed.
- Secure hardware and software implementation and optimization; and
- Aspects of cryptography and coding that are used in practice.