Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Edinburgh Mathematical Society Postgraduate Meeting for Students 2016

May 30, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016

The Burn, Edzell


Name Institution
Eftimie, Raluca University of Dundee
Trucu, Dumitru University of Dundee

The Society will host its nineteenth residential meeting for postgraduate students from all Scottish universities at The Burn, a mansion house situated in extensive grounds near Edzell in the Highlands, at the end of May 2016. The aim is to provide an informal setting for students to meet others working in similar areas. Participants are encouraged to give short talks on their research and the programme will also consist of other intellectual activities, with ample time left for socialising and exploration of the grounds.



Group photos for download

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Prize for the Best Student Presentation
The EMS prize for the best student presentation for the Burn meeting 2016 was awarded to Iona Paterson (University of Stirling).

Photos from this meeting will be available soon.

The cost of the meeting will be subsidised by the Society, but it is necessary to make a charge to each student of £65.00, payable in advance. The following universities have confirmed that they will pay the £65.00 charge for their PhD students:

Heriot-Watt University
University of Aberdeen
University of Dundee
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of Glasgow
University of Edinburgh
University of St Andrews

We are waiting to hear from the other Scottish universities.  

This fee covers the cost of accommodation and all meals at The Burn, from Monday evening to Wednesday afternoon. We are not able to reimburse the cost of travel to The Burn, but you may be able to recover this from your department. We will provide transport to The Burn from Montrose station for the outgoing journey on Monday 30 May and also for the return journey on Wednesday 1 June.

You may register your interest in attending this meeting by completing the application form. The deadline has been extended until 2 May 2016. Numbers are limited and if your application has been successful you will be notified by e-mail after 3 May 2016.

The meeting will begin in the afternoon on Monday 30 May at 16.15 and will end after lunch on Wednesday 1 June at 13.30.  A detailed timetable can be found in the Programme section of this page.

How to get there
The Burn is 1½ miles east of Edzell on the B966 road. If you intend to travel by CAR, you should aim to arrive at the Burn before 15.30 on Monday 30 May. Please visit this link for driving instructions. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are properly insured. Some insurers may regard the trip as business travel, particularly if expenses are being refunded.

If you are travelling by TRAIN, you should go to MONTROSE. We will provide transport to The Burn from Montrose station for the outgoing journey on Monday 30 May and also for the return journey on Wednesday 1 June.

  • For the outgoing journey on Monday 30 May the minibus will depart at 14.45.
  • For the return journey on Wednesday 1 June the minibus will depart at 13.30.

Please note places are strictly limited to those who have requested minibus transportation. The journey between the Montrose station and The Burn will take approximately 30 minutes. 

On Monday 30 May 2016 suitable trains to Montrose are:

  • Aberdeen Departs 13:38 Arrives 14:17
  • Dundee Departs 14:02 Arrives 14:32
  • Edinburgh Departs 12:30 Arrives 14:09
  • Glasgow Queen Street Departs 11.18, (change at Haymarket) Arrives 14.09
  • Leuchars Departs 13:25 Arrives 14:09
  • Stirling Departs 13:07 Arrives 14:32

On Wednesday 1 June 2016 suitable trains from Montrose are:

  • Aberdeen Departs 14:10 Arrives 14:50
  • Dundee Departs 14:18 Arrives 14:53
  • Edinburgh Departs 14:18 Arrives 16:27
  • Glasgow Queen Street  Departs 14.18 (change at Dundee) arrives 16.50
  • Leuchars Departs 14:18 Arrives 15:28
  • Stirling Departs 14:18 Arrives 15:43 

These times are based on the 2016 timetable. 

Further information about rail travel can be found at the National Rail or Scotrail website.

Bedding and a towel are provided at the Burn House. If you have indicated a special diet, this will be catered for. Tennis, croquet and bowls can be played in the grounds, and the area is good for hill-walking. (Note that you are responsible for your own safety during any activity).

The Burn contact details
Further information, about the Burn House can be found here.

Giving a Talk

  • Talks should be 15 minutes long. Session chairs will be keeping a close eye on the time, so don't overrun!
  • There are no blackboards at the Burn. You must prepare either over-head projector transparencies or an Acroread (pdf) presentation. A data projector is available for those wishing to give a Acroread presentation. A computer will be available for this purpose which will run Adobe Acroread. Bring your talk on a USB key, or as a last resort you can e-mail the talk directly to Dr Raluca Eftimie.
  • Please remember that you may be the only expert in your subject area at the Burn - so don't make things too difficult for the rest of us.

Not Giving a Talk
Those of you who are not giving a talk will be allocated the job of session chair or helper.

Further Information

Academic enquiries:
Dr Raluca Eftimie
Department of Mathematics, University of Dundee
Tel: 01382 384488
Fax:  01382 385516
Email: reftimie@maths.dundee.ac.uk


Dr. Dumitru Trucu,
Department of Mathematics,
University of Dundee,
Tel:  01382 384462
Fax: 01382385516
Email: trucu@maths.dundee.ac.uk

Administrative enquiries:
Johanna McBryde
Tel: 0131 650 9817
Fax: 0131 651 4381
Email:  johanna.mcbryde@icms.org.uk


Click here for the full programme.


Presentation Details
Alzubadi, Hanadi
A travelling wave analysis of cell monolayer growth
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Bainson, Bernard
Cohomology of ordered groupoids
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Booth, Matt
Deformation theory
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Donoven, Casey
Transducers and Fractals
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Hameed, Ehsan
Mathematical analysis of k-path Laplacian operators
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Haneen, Hamam
Modelling cancer immunotherapies and drug therapies.
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Ismaeel, Ahmed
Mathematical modeling of nano-based cancer hyperthermia
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Khalid, Nayab
Fractals and rearrangement groups
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Lee, Brian
Controlling pests and invasive species with variable trapping effort: a theoretical approach
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Macfarlane, Fiona
Mathematical modelling of the immune response to cancer
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Paterson, Iona
Optimising antibiotic usage to treat bacterial infections
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Recio Mitter, David
Topological complexity in robot motion planning
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Shuren, Tan
Two types of picard iteration methods of Euler-Maruyama scheme for a class of McKean-Vlasov processes
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Torpey, Michael
Finitely presented semigroups
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Ungolo, Francesco
Portfolio analysis with survival models
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Wang, Danyang
The energetics of self-excited oscillations in collapsible channel flow
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Wilson, Wilf
Semigroups and maximal cliques
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Worton, Adrian
Understanding the impact of climate change on tick-borne infections
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Zhouqian, Miao
Speed of traveling fronts in activator-inhibitor systems with a cutoff
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Name Institution
Alzahrani, Talal University of Dundee
Alzubadi, Hanadi University of Dundee
Bainson, Bernard Heriot-Watt University
Booth, Matt University of Edinburgh
Chen, Mel University of Glasgow
Donoven, Casey University of St Andrews
Hameed, Ehsan University of Strathclyde
Haneen, Hamam University of Dundee
Ismaeel, Ahmed University of Glasgow
Khalid, Nayab University of St Andrews
Lee, Brian University of Stirling
Macfarlane, Fiona University of St Andrews
Paterson, Iona University of Stirling
Recio Mitter, David University of Aberdeen
Shuren, Tan University of Edinburgh
Torpey, Michael University of St Andrews
Ungolo, Francesco Heriot-Watt University
Wang, Danyang University of Glasgow
Wilson, Wilf University of St Andrews
Worton, Adrian University of Stirling
Zhouqian, Miao University of Edinburgh