UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics is ranked in the top 1% in the world for both the subjects of Mathematics and Statistics (in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015). The School is the largest of its kind in Ireland and offers the greatest choice of programmes at undergraduate, masters and PhD level, reflecting the ubiquity of the mathematical sciences in the modern world. As a dynamic, multi-disciplinary school, we engage in research and teaching in all aspects of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. Academic staff are actively involved in many research centres and institutes including Insight Centre for Data Analytics, UCD Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory, UCD Meteorology and Climate Centre, the Earth Institute and Claude Shannon Institute.
On Tuesday 25th November the UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics hosted a UCD Open Night for secondary school students and their parents. Attendance was high with 89 prospective students and 60 parents registered on the night. They represented 50 different schools from 11 counties in Ireland.
Colm Fitzgerald, UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics, provided UCD’s forecast. Colm uses the theories and techniques that actuaries use to calculate insurance premiums and mortality rates to come up with his forecasts. He has been developing these applications or the last 11 years, including during his time as Head of Quantitative Trading in Bank of Ireland Global Markets.
November 8th to 15th is Science Week and 2015 marks the 20th year of this celebration of science in Ireland. To celebrate this occassion, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny hosted an event at the Department of An Taoiseach with academics and students from throughout the country.