MISG 2015

Brisbane, Australia

27 to 31 January 2015

This special Section of the ANZIAM Journal (Electronic Supplement) contains the refereed papers from the 2015 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group (MISG 2014) held at QUT from 28 to 31 January 2015. 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 2015, 6 projects were presented from diverse industries, with 149 delegates participating.

Industry Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our industry partners:
  • Centor Design Pty Ltd;
  • Cook Medical;
  • Queensland Government - Department of Natural Resources and Mines;
  • Sunwater;
  • Transpower New Zealand Limited.


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 Peter Coaldrake, Vice Chancellor QUT, for his opening addresses. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge Professor Tom Witelski from Duke University, USA, who was the international invited guest for MISG 2015 and presented an invited seminar on the mathematical modelling of hard drives.

MISG2015 Organising Committee

  • Director: Associate Professor Troy Farrell;
  • Administrative Officer: Ms Elisa Gambaro;
  • Business Development: Mrs Sue Sweet;
  • Marketing and Communications: Ms Novella Moncrieff;
  • Digital Communications and Website: Ms Katherine Nickels.

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