The 9th Oxford University
SIAM Student Chapter

Date: 17 May 2017
Location: Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford


The 9th annual Oxford SIAM Student Conference will be hosted on Wednesday 17 May 2017 in the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford.

The aim of the conference is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, young researchers, and faculty from a wide range of disciplines sharing a common interest in industrial and applied mathematics. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with one another, share their research/study interests, and make useful contacts from the academic community and industry.

Keynote Speakers

The two keynote lectures this year will be given by David Hobson and Anne Juel.

David Hobson is a professor of statistics at the University of Warwick, his research is focused on probability and financial mathematics.

Anne Juel is a professor of fluid dynamics at the University of Manchester. She conducts research in the area of complex systems, ranging from the dynamics of fluid flows to the deformation of elastic materials.


The conference will take place in Lecture Room 3 in the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

9:30-10:00    Registration.

10:00-10:05  Prof Dominic Vella, University of Oxford, Opening Remarks

10:05-10:50  Prof David Hobson, University of Warwick, Prospect theory in a dynamic context.

10:50-11:10  Neelima Neelima, University of Edinburgh, Higher order moment estimates for SPDEs and a generalization of existence of solutions to SPDEs under local monotonicity.

11:10-11:30  Lawrence Middleton, University of Oxford, High-dimensional copula change-point models.

11:30-12:00  Coffee Break

12:00-12:20  Adam Barker, University of Reading, Fractal-dimensional properties of non-decreasing Lévy processes.

12:20-12:40  Guangyu Xi, University of Oxford, Aronson type estimate for parabolic equations with singular divergence-free drift.

12:40-13:00  Florian Klimm, University of Oxford, Rentian scaling for network analysis.

13:00-14:00  Lunch Break

14:00-14:30  Poster Session

14:30-14:50  Hadrien Montanelli, University of Oxford, Solving stiff PDEs on the sphere.

14:50-15:10  Niall Bootland, University of Oxford, Scalable two-phase flow solvers.

15:10-15:30  Maria Crespo Moya, Université de Montpellier, Asymptotic behavior of nematic liquid crystals.

15:30-15:50  Valentin Sulzer, University of Oxford, Electrochemical modelling of batteries for off-grid energy storage systems.

15:50-16:20  Coffee break

16:20-16:40  Doireann O’Kiely, University of Oxford, Stretching and buckling of thin viscous sheets.

16:40-17:25  Prof Anne Juel, University of Manchester, Ribbon curling via differential stretching of thin polymer sheets.

17:25-17:40  Closing Remarks/Awards

17:40-19:00  Pizza and Drinks in the Common Room

Extended conference programme with abstracts

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The conference will be hosted in the Mathematical Institute, located on Woodstock road. The address and a map of the location can be found below.

Address details:

Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road


For accommodation you can try booking with one of the local hotels, B&Bs or hostels near the Mathematical Institute. We give a list of a few locations, but this is not exhaustive:

Oxford Backpackers, Central Backpackers Oxford, YHA Oxford, Star B&B, Parklands B&B, Eurobar Cafe & Hotel

You may also try booking with University accommodation.

 Financial Support

We are currently looking for sponsorship to support travel to the conference.