Study Group with Industry

The Study Group is an opportunity for industry to gain access to UK excellence in the fields of mathematics, statistics, engineering, and computer science. The structure of the Group allows for this to be done in a structured, intense session over three days.


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8:30   Registration Group Work Group Work
9:00   Introduction
9:30   Industry Problems
11:00   Tea and Coffee
11:30   Group Work Review Session Group Work
13:00 Arrival Lunch
14:00 Group Work Group Work Final Presentations**
15:30 Tea and Coffee
16:00 Check-in Group Work Group Work Finish
18:00 Reception
19:00 Dinner Group Photo and Arrive at Dinner*
20:00 Pre-Dinner Talk
20:15 Conference Dinner
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* The Group Photo will take place on the University Square @ 17.30 , right in front of the Victoria Building, from where we will be heading to the Gala Dinner.
** Final Presentation will take place in our Seminar Room.



All participants are invated to our welcome event on Sunday 17th July to finalise the registration and enjoy a drink at our reception, which will be located in the Seminar Room of the Chadwick Building. Directions to the Seminar Room at the entrance of the building will be provided.


The workshop will take place in the new premises of the Istitute for Risk and Uncertainty in the Chadwick Building in a central position of the University of Liverpool campus. The Chadwick Building is the Building No. 207 on the Campus Map
Directions from Lime Street to Crown Place

Access to Server

Access to our server will be granted to the industry challengers and to the challenge leaders. There will be plenty of space in our facilities to meet, talk and discuss the challenge problems. However, desktop workplaces are limited (one per room) and we strongly recommend all participants to use their laptops as workstations.


Accommodation in our new conference residence called Crown Place will be provided. Check-in and check-out time are 4.00pm and 9.30am, a luggage room will be available for all guests. Breakfast will be served in the Victoria Gallery Cafe.
Directions from Lime Street to Crown Place


Lunch will be provided to all participants. Breakfast will be available from 8.00am to 9.00am at the Victorial Gallery Cafe. The Monday dinner will be served from 7.00pm to 9.00pm in Vine Court Cafe. The Gala Dinner will take place at 8.00pm in the Old Blind School Restaurant.

Car Park

Note that there is no guest car park so delegates will be required to park in the University Visitor Car Parks on Campus. See car park map here.


Industry present their problems on the morning of the first day to the Group. The industry representatives will discuss with the group what aspects of the problem should be addressed, and how these may be approached. It is likely that the group will subdivide, but this will depend on the problem. It is expected that the industry representatives will be on hand (preferably physically) to answer questions, provide access to codes and generally ensure that the problem context is clear throughout the Study Group.

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From the academic side, the Study Group will consist of researchers from various fields, not limited to mathematics, statistics, computer scientists, and engineers. As well as university researchers, we strongly encourage registrations from PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early-stage researchers. In addition to these attendees the Study Group will host a number of Public Sector representatives from the Research Councils, Department of Business Innovation and Skill and the Ministry of Defence. The researchers ask questions and choose which group they may be able to help with. An academic Project Lead will be nominated - likely from the Institute of Risk and Uncertainty.

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Challenge Problems

Climb-Cruise Engine Matching

Author: Sanjiv Sharma
Industrial Sector: Aeronautics

Consider a use case in the context of a 24-hour operation aircraft; a key implication is that aircraft can operate within noise curfews. Then, using a Set-Based Design approach, explore a multitude aircraft configurations with respect to their climb out Noise Levels, the Cruise Performances and Gaseous Emissions, under uncertainty
See conference paper on AirCADia iteractive tool

Increasing certainty in wind farms

Author: David Standingford
Industrial Sector: Renewable energy

Wind turbine array wake analysis leads to uncertainty reduction & better wind farm layouts & control strategies. This (i) reduces costs, thus enabling a displacement of fossil fuels thereby (ii) cutting carbon emissions & (iii) reducing dependence on insecure imports. Offshore wind farm design based on improved wake modelling to reduce wake losses will result in at least 0.2% reduction in the Levelised Cost of Energy (DECC).

Authors: Jacqui Morison, Pete Newbury
Industrial Sector: Automotive

At Jaguar Land Rover the ultimate objective of the Vehicle Dynamics Team is for the prototype vehicles to be 'signed off' by the Vehicle Evaluation Team. The Vehicle Dynamics attribute includes ride, steering & handling assessment. Due to the cost of prototypes the sign-off process has its limitations in that it is focussed on a discrete number of vehicle variants. Each individual vehicle will have different mass and inertia properties affecting the ride performance. Therefore it is currently difficult to optimise the ride performance of the vehicle across the entire variant/specification range of a vehicle programme.


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