Dear Friends of KoMSO,
It is our pleasure to present the last KoMSO newsletter of the year. This edition offers information about upcoming conferences, news, and success stories from the German and European MSO community.
Please feel free to share your feedback with us or to contribute ideas for upcoming editions of this newsletter. Previous editions of this newsletter can be found at <https://www.komso.org/index.php?id=71>.
Happy holidays and a happy new year from the KoMSO Coordination Office!
Conferences & events
The "SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (FM21)" will take place from June 1 to 4, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Submissions are still possible until January 7, 2021. More information can be found at <https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/conference/fm21>.
The "7th IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control 2021 (NMPC2021)" will take place from July 11 to 14, 2021 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Submissions are still possible until January 15, 2021. More information can be found at <https://www.nmpc2021.org/>.
News & miscellaneous
Survey on MSO training courses
KoMSO is currently preparing to offer training courses within the field of MSO. To tailor our courses to the specific needs of potential participants, we would be very pleased if you could fill out the following short survey (5 questions / 2 minutes) at <https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/9YKD6J5>. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Please also forward this survey to interested colleagues.
White paper "Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Problems"
In December 2019 in Erlangen, KoMSO supported the challenge workshop "Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Problems" organized by Martin Burger and Christina Surulescu. The corresponding white paper (PDF in German) is now available at <https://www.komso.org/fileadmin/content_PDF/white_paper_cw_mmobp_2020-12-03.pdf>.
Vacancy for junior professorship at University Koblenz-Landau
The department of mathematics at the University Koblenz-Landau is advertising a junior professorship (W1 with tenure track to W2) for mathematics with a focus on stochastic / statistics. Deadline for applications is January 5, 2021. More information (PDF in German) can be found at <https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/uni/organisation/stellen/stellenarchiv/2020/juniorprofessur-w1-fuer-mathematik-mit-schwerpunkt-stochastik-statistik-m-w-d-mit-tenure-track-nach-w2>.
DFG extends research training group "PI3"
The DFG extends the research training group "PI3" for another funding period. The group is based at the University of Bremen and its speaker is KoMSO member Peter Maass. More information can be found at <https://www.uni-bremen.de/rtg-pi3>.
EU-MATHS-IN board elections
In December 2020, the executive board of EU-MATHS-IN was renewed during a virtual council meeting. We are happy to announce that KoMSO member Peter Maass will continue to serve as the point of contact for industry. More information can be found at <https://eu-maths-in.eu/executive-board/>.
EU-MATHS-IN is part of the "TransContinuum Initiative"
Eight European associations and projects -- among them EU-MATHS-IN -- commit to the "TransContinuum Initiative" to promote cross-domain collaboration for European research and development programmes. More information and the corresponding "Vision Document" can be found at <https://eu-maths-in.eu/transcontinuum-initiative-press-release/>.
EU-MATHS-IN job portal
EU-MATHS-IN is hosting a mathematics jobs database for the private and public sector. The database was initially developed by the French national network AMIES but is open to everyone. More information can be found at <https://eu-maths-in.eu/the-european-math-jobs-database/>.
Success stories & achievements
Recent article "Mathematics for Industry in Europe"
Former EU-MATHS-IN president Wil Schilders contributed an article titled "Mathematics for Industry in Europe" to the recent newsletter of the European Mathematical Society. The PDF can be downloaded at <https://www.ems-ph.org/journals/newsletter/pdf/2020-12-118.pdf>.
Further EU-MATHS-IN success stories
EU-MATHS-IN has again expanded its collection of success stories between mathematics and industry. More information can be found at <https://eu-maths-in.eu/discover-the-success-stories/>.