3rd IMA Mathematics in Defence

Oct 24 2013 - 00:00
Oct 24 2013 - 23:59

QinetiQ, Malvern, UK

Short description of the event: 

This conference brings together a wide variety of mathematical methods with defence and security applications. The conference programme will include keynote speakers, contributed presentations and poster sessions as well as refreshment breaks for informal discussions. It is intended for mathematicians, scientists and engineers from industry and academia, as well as government and military personnel who have an interest in how mathematics can be applied to defence problems.

Science and technology play an increasingly important role in equipping and supporting the armed forces. Mathematics is fundamental to these disciplines, providing a framework for understanding and solving the varied and complex problems faced. Mathematics and statistics are used to model military systems and scenarios. The information provided by mathematical models can be used to estimate system performance, suggest improvements or find weaknesses of real systems.
Conference Topics
The conference will cover the following themes: Data analysis: data and text mining, data fusion, information visualization, multidimensional data analysis; Modelling and Estimation: electromagnetic models, estimation theory, Markov models, non-linear models, mathematical models, simulation; Operational Analysis: cost benefit analysis, counter-terrorism, risk management, intelligence analysis, behaviour analysis; Security: cryptography and coding, security systems, secure communications; Signal Processing: adaptive processing, computer vision, digital signal processing, distributed sensor processing, emitter location, image processing, signal enhancement, super-resolution, synthetic aperture radar, time series analysis; Statistical Methods: Bayesian techniques, classification, detection, identification, Monte Carlo methods, particle filters, pattern recognition.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Malcolm Macleod, Chief Scientist, C4ISR, QinetiQ; Professor Peter Roberts OBE, Chief Scientist, AWE.
Organising Committee
Richard Lane (QinetiQ) – Chair, Alan Dawes (AWE), Chris Freshwater (Dstl), Neil Gaspar (AWE), Joseph Gillard (Dstl), Lucy Mannering (University of Kent), Luke Marsh (Dstl), Andy Pearson (Rolls Royce), Richard Pinch (GCHQ), Ann Steptoe (Dstl), Georgina Wadcock (Dstl), Malcolm Walker (Dstl).