Women in Mathematics Day 2018

Wednesday 29th August 2018 9AM - 4:30PM

ICON Theatre, O’Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin

The Women in Mathematics Day Ireland (WIMDI) has become an annual conference since its inauguration in 2010. The conference is a multi-faceted event that includes plenary talks, academic and industrial research talks, poster sessions for participants, panel sessions on gender equity, and thematic events.


The aim of the conference is to advance gender equity in the mathematical sciences in Ireland, while also being a forum to encourage, support, and inspire women at all stages of their education and careers. Talks and poster presentations will be given by women and men from both academia and industry.


Invitation to attend the Women in Mathematics Day in Ireland 2018 is extended to all who might be interested in finding out more about mathematics. From the general public to industry, from post-primary students to undergraduates, from PhD students to professors, registration is free and open to all.

Note. Potential attendees to WIMDI18 may also be interested in Irish Mathematical Society 2018 Meeting which takes place on August 30th-31st. 



Celebration of Sheila Tinney :


A centrepiece of this year’s event is the celebration and acknowledgment of Sheila Tinney’s work in the mathematical sciences and marks the centenary of her birth. Sheila was the first Irish woman to receive a PhD in Mathematics, was the first female fellow of DIAS (Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies), was one of the first four women to be admitted to the Royal Irish Academy and also lectured at UCD.


Confirmed invited speakers:


Opening address by Prof. Orla Feeley (UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation & Impact)

Keynote lecture by Prof. Sally McClean (Professor of Mathematics, Ulster University)


Invited talks from:

Dr. Sandra Collins (PhD in Applied Mathematics and Director of the National Library)

Prof. Ailish Hannigan(Associate Professor of Biomedical Statistics at University of Limerick)

Dr. Anca Mustata (Lecturer in Mathematics at University College Cork)

Dr. Doireann O’Kiely (Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Oxford)


The conference will also feature talks by secondary school students who represented Ireland at the International Mathematical Olympiads and celebration of the members of the Irish team for the 2018 European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad.


Student Poster session:


During lunchtime there will be a poster session that will showcase research from post-graduate and final year undergraduate students in mathematical sciences and will provide an important opportunity for these students to engage with peers, meet leaders in academia and industry and communicate their work. Furthermore, this poster session will provide insight to post-primary and undergraduate attendees on potential paths for their studies in mathematical sciences.


Poster submission:


We are now accepting submissions for the student poster session. The submission should contain: Poster Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), Contact email for the corresponding author, Keywords (please supply 3-5 keywords), Abstract (limited to a maximum of 250 words).

Please submit your abstract by sending an email to: wimdi@maths.ucd.ie


The deadline for abstract submission is 15th July 2018.

Late abstract submissions will still be considered. 


Student poster session abstracts will be peer-reviewed by organising committee members and accepted based on merit and availability of space.


Topics of interest include pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, applied statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematics education and mathematics in industry.



School of Mathematics and Statistics, University College Dublin


Co-Chairs: Isabella Gollini, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

Committee members: Michelle Carey, Vasiliki Dimitrakopoulou, Mark Dukes, Claire Gormley, Gabrielle Kelly, Pauline Mellon, Neil O’Connell, Adamaria Perrotta, Michael Salter-Townshend, John Sheekey, Helena Smigoc




This event is free to attend but registration is mandatory as there is a finite capacity. To book online, please register with the event's Eventbrite page here.




Irish Statistical Association


Science Foundation Ireland


Irish Mathematical Society




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