MISG 2013

Brisbane, Australia

27 Jan to 2 Feb 2013

This special Section of the ANZIAM Journal (Electronic Supplement) contains the refereed papers from the 2013 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group (MISG 2013) held at QUT from 27 January to 2 February 2013. 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 A.J. 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 2013, six projects were presented from diverse industries, with 145 delegates participating.

Industry Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our industry partners:
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics;
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science;
  • Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited;
  • Kirby Institute;
  • Plant Protection Chemistry New Zealand;
  • Queensland Government, Department of Transport and Main Roads.


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 Dr Geoff Garrett AO, Queensland Chief Scientist, and Professor Carol Dickenson, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor QUT, for their opening addresses and Professor Alistair Fitt from Oxford Brookes University, UK, who was the international invited guest for MISG 2013 and presented a seminar on "The Asymptotics of Molten Glass Blobs".

MISG 2013 Organising Committee

  • Director: Associate Professor Troy Farrell
  • Deputy Directors: Associate Professor Scott McCue and Professor Graeme Pettet
  • Administration Officer: Mr Ray Johnson

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