MISG 2014

Brisbane, Australia

28 January to 1 February 2014

This special Section of the ANZIAM Journal (Electronic Supplement) contains the refereed papers from the 2014 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group (MISG 2014) held at QUT from 28 January to 1 February 2014. The MISG is a special interest meeting of ANZIAM, the Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) division of the Australian Mathematics Society. The MISG meetings take place annually and provide a forum where projects proposed by industry can be worked on intensively, by high profile scientists in the fields of Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, from Australia, New Zealand and the world beyond, along with representatives from the industries proposing the projects.

The writing of these papers was coordinated by the project moderators in consultation with the coauthors and company representatives. The manuscripts were submitted to the editors, Associate Professor Troy Farrell and Professor Tony Roberts, and were subsequently refereed by two expert referees. On the advice of the referees, manuscripts were accepted for publication, subject to the recommended revisions, and formally approved by the editorial committee.

At MISG 2014, 6 projects were presented from diverse industries, with 143 delegates participating.

Industry Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our industry partners:
  • Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd;
  • Centor Design Pty Ltd;
  • CSIRO - Energy Technology
  • Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited;
  • Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads;
  • Venus Shell Systems Pty Ltd.


In addition to our industry partners, we gratefully acknowledge support from the following organisations:

  • AMSI;
  • Institute for Future Environments, QUT;
  • Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT;
  • Mathematical Sciences School, QUT.

We are also grateful to Professor Terry Speed, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, and Professor Peter Coaldrake, Vice Chancellor QUT, for their opening addresses and Professor Ian Chubb AO, Australian Chief Scientist, who presented a seminar entitled, Ensuring Australia's Future STEM Enterprise. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge Professor Alistair Fitt from Oxford Brookes University, UK, who was the international invited guest for MISG 2014.

MISG2014 Organising Committee

  • Director: Associate Professor Troy Farrell;
  • Administrative Officer: Mr Ray Johnson;
  • Business Development: Mrs Sue Sweet and Ms Trudi Milner;
  • Marketing and Communications: Ms Novella Moncrieff;
  • Digital Communications and Website: Ms Katherine Nickels.

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