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2023 Annual Meeting - 21 April 2023

Please register to attend this meeting!

Virtual attendance of talks is planned as a possibility.

Register to attend at THIS FORM so that we know you are coming. Deadline for registration is 31st of March.

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Getting to Dublin

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Dublin Airport is the main arrival point for international visitors to Ireland and has daily direct flights to many locations worldwide, particularly in Europe and North America. It is connected by multiple daily flights to the major European hubs such as Frankfurt, Heathrow, Amsterdam and Charles de Gaulle.

Dublin Airport provides assistance for travellers with constrained mobility, which can be arranged in advance.

Travellers from Dublin Airport to the United States clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin, which requires a little extra time in Dublin Airport before scheduled departure.

There are frequent buses which depart from Dublin airport to the center of the city. More information about the different bus services available from the airport can be found at the airport website. One can also catch a taxi from the taxi ranks. Please follow signs in the airport to an official taxi rank booth.

Arriving at Trinity Campus and the Hamilton Building

The campus of Trinity College Dublin is centrally located in Dublin 2 at College Green.

The entire meeting will take place in the Hamilton Building, which is located on the far east side of Trinity's main campus. Although the Hamilton Buiding has an address on Westland Row, it cannot be entered by the public from this side. Rather, one should enter campus either at the Pearse Street entrance or the Lincoln Gate entrance. From either entrance, one can enter the Hamilton Building at one of two points (here or here).

All talks will take place in the Maxwell lecture theater. Maxwell is on the First Floor. It can be accessed from either entrance, but it is more convenient to ascend the external stairs located here and enter the building. Maxwell is located just to the right of the entrance.

Reidun Twarock

University of York
Viral geometry as a key to understanding viral infections

Insights into the geometric principles underpinning viral particles provide a key to uncovering the mechanisms by which viruses replicate and infect their hosts. Using novel geometric and topological descriptors of virus architecture in combination with stochastic simulations, I will demonstrate how viral geometry impacts on different aspects of a viral life cycle, including virus assembly and genome release. These results pave the way to innovation in antiviral therapy and virus nanotechnology.

Julian Hall

University of Edinburgh
Turning gradware into software and impact

HiGHS is open-source optimization software for linear programming (LP), mixed-integer programming (MIP) and quadratic programming (QP). This talk will give an insight into the state-of-the-art techniques underlying its solvers, most of which were originally written as “gradware” by PhD students. Independent benchmark results will be given to justify the claim that HiGHS is the world’s best open-source linear optimization software, in particular when solving LPs by interior point. However, the interior point solver can still be uncompetitive with commercial solvers. This has been noticed particularly in the context of energy systems, and led to major funding for the development of a new interior point solver. This talk will discuss our work in this area, as well as providing an update on more general advances in HiGHS. The team developing HiGHS was responsible for a 2021 REF Impact Case Study, and has the potential to generate further Impact for the next REF, so observations on the creation of Impact via software development will be given.

Miguel Bustamante

University College Dublin
A survey of the open problems of turbulence and finite-time singularities in fluid mechanics, and their relation with phase synchronization and integrable systems

In this talk I will present a survey of my research on the dynamics of nonlinear systems, in the context of the open problems of turbulence and finite-time singularities in fluid mechanics. I will show the connections of this research with the phenomenon of phase synchronization in networks and with the theory of integrable systems. Also, time permitting, I will explain how my work was impacted by areas of "pure" mathematics, such as number theory (e.g. the search for exact resonances in nonlinear wave systems) and non-associative algebras (e.g. the search for evolution laws of genetics).

Sergiy Zhuk

IBM Dublin
Reversing irreversible: super-resolution and filtering for PDEs from noisy data

A super-resolution problem, arising in many applications, can be formulated as follows: given noisy data, which is known to be generated by a non-linear PDE, one needs to reconstruct PDE’s solution on a high-resolution grid, and reduce the impact of the noise. We introduce a class of linear possibly irreversible operations such that applying an operator from this class to data reduces noise at the price of loosing information (e.g. averaging or smoothing) but the lost information can be efficiently recovered by a state estimation algorithm, which provides a continuos reconstruction of PDE’s solution hence allowing to “super-resolve” the solution on any grid. The algorithm is based on minimax estimation. We illustrate the efficacy of the algorithm on a super-resolution problem for Navier-Stokes equations in two spatial dimensions.


Annual Meeting - 21 April 2023

The meeting features four invited speakers, short graduate student ten-minute talks, and the business meeting of the UKIE section.

Register to participate now. Deadline for registration is 31st of March. Note that there is no registration fee. The deadline for registration to apply to present a ten-minute talk is the same as the general registration deadline.

PhD students who are applying to give a talk may also apply for some Travel Support. Students applying for Travel Support should submit their CVs by email with the subject line "SIAM UKIE Student Travel Support Application". Students based in the UK should send their applications to Hussam Al Daas. Students based in the Republic of Ireland should send their applications to Kirk M. Soodhalter.

Poster Session

Ten-minute talks

There is an opportunity for students/early career researchers to give a short ten-minute research talk. Talks should consist of no more than six slides. Although there will be the opportunity to attend the meeting remotely, the intention is that, unless there are exceptional circumstances, speakers should attend the meeting in person.

Business Meeting

Business Meeting

The statutory business meeting is also conducted during the annual meeting, wherein the finances and activities of the UKIE section from the previous year are discussed by the treasurer.

Conference Schedule

To be posted as soon as possible. Registered virtual participants will be sent a Zoom link on the evening before the conference.

Ten-minute student talks
Rather than a poster session, student contributions shall consist of short ten-minute talks. Talks should consist of no more than six slides.


Organised by the UKIE Officers

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott


Kirk M. Soodhalter

Kirk M. Soodhalter


Hussam Al Daas

Hussam Al Daas


Special thanks for local assistance:

Prof. Sinéad Ryan

Emma Clancy

Karen O'Doherty

Ciara Scanlon

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