PiWORKS Seminar

We are launching a monthly seminar series featuring female & non-binary mathematics researchers from UK universities working in diverse research areas. The aim of PiWORKS (Piscopia Initiative – Women and Other Researchers Keynote Series) is threefold; we want to

  1. Showcase the work of female and non-binary mathematics researchers.
  2. Provide a taste of different areas of mathematics research to undergraduate and MSc students.
  3. Build an UK-wide community of female and non-binary researchers and mathematics students.

The target audience for the talks are final year undergraduate and MSc students, but PhD students or academic staff are very welcome to attend.

Sign up now via eventbrite https://piworks_jan2021.eventbrite.com for the talk by Professor Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb on Tuesday, 26 January, 1-2pm. Professor Schönlieb is Professor of Applied Mathematics and head of the Cambridge Image Analysis group at the University of Cambridge.

Title of the talk by Prof. Schönlieb:  From differential equations to deep learning for image processing
Abstract:  Images are a rich source of beautiful mathematical formalism and analysis. Associated mathematical problems arise in functional and non-smooth analysis, the theory and numerical analysis of partial differential equations, harmonic, stochastic and statistical analysis, and optimisation. Starting with a discussion on the intrinsic structure of images and their mathematical representation, in this talk we will learn about some of these mathematical problems, about variational models for image analysis and their connection to partial differential equations and deep learning. The talk is furnished with applications to art restoration, forest conservation and cancer research.

Upcoming Speakers

Tuesday, 23 February, 1-2pm, Dr Martine Barons (University of Warwick)

Tuesday, 30 March, 1-2pm, Dr Laura Ciobanu (Heriot-Watt University)

Tuesday, 27 April, Dr Angela Tabiri (AIMS-Google AI postdoctoral fellow at AIMS Ghana, Lead of Femafricmaths, obtained her PhD at the University of Glasgow)

Past Speakers

In November we enjoyed a wonderful talk by Professor Karen Page, a Professor of Mathematical Biology at UCL, on “Mathematics applied to Embryo Development”.

Our PiWORKS speaker for October, was Professor Maggie Chen from Cardiff University on Financial Mathematics and the journey that led her to where she is today. This event was jointly hosted with Cardiff’s Women In Math Society (find them on twitter @WiMCardiff) and was chaired by their lead, PhD student Tasarla Deadman, who has also founded the Cardiff node of the Piscopia Society.